Cotacachi – Otavalo
Por Destino
1 day
By duration
Hiking and Mountain Climbing
By interest
Moderate – Difficult
Nivel Físico

Description: Before sunrise we drive to the village of Casha Pampa at an altitude of 3.300m (10.800ft). We will start our climb (5-6 hours) through an area of páramo grasslands with spectacular views of the city of Ibarra and snow-covered Cayambe. At higher altitudes the trail becomes rockier and we will walk around the volcano crater until we reach the top at 4.610m (15.125ft). After a rest and a well-deserved snack, we descend (3-4 hours).

Difficulty: moderate-difficult

Total Duration: 10-12 hours

Note: We also offer this tour in a 2-day version (LCT-8a) with one night of camping.

Tour Itinerary*

– 04:30 – meeting point Runa Tupari office in Otavalo (pick-up from hotel in Otavalo is possible), drive to Casha Pampa

– 06:00 – start of hike

– 11:00 – arrival at the summit, lunch and rest

– 12:30 – start of descend

– 15:30 – drive back to Otavalo (arrival ~4:30pm)

*Given times are approximate times only. Starting times and order of activities may be changed due to weather conditions, clients´preferences and other reasons.

  • Guide,
  • private transport,
  • snack

Mandatory: good walking shoes, sun protection, fleece/warm layer, water (min. 1,5 litres), rain coat, fitness, acclimatization to altitude

Recommended: camera, hiking poles

Optional: binoculars





85 US$

75 US$

Prices are per person. Ecuadorian clients will be charged an additional 12% VAT.
Children under 2 years travel for free. Children 2-6 years pay half the price.

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