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).
Total Duration: 10-12 hours
Note: We also offer this tour in a 2-day version (LCT-8a) with one night of camping.
– 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.
- private transport,
Mandatory: good walking shoes, sun protection, fleece/warm layer, water (min. 1,5 litres), rain coat, fitness, acclimatization to altitude
Recommended: camera, hiking poles
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.