Best Treks in Ecuador
Best Treks in Ecuador – This is a combination of all the best treks of Ecuador including the northern lakes of Altar, the Vicuña Trek and the Inca Trail. Its a complete outdoors package for camping and hiking lovers that takes you into the most spectacular landscapes of Ecuador’s Andes Mountains.
Northern Lakes: This Part of the Tour, is for acclimatization with easier less challenging treks, such as Cuicocha and Imbabura climb, we also visit the world famous market of Otavalo and it´s surroundings
Cotopaxi: 2-day trek from Limpio Pungo to the Sincholagua base, spending the night in Cotopaxi mountain Refuge.
Vicuña Trek: This is a 3-day tr
ek in the central volcanos Carihuairazo and Chimborazo, passing through the Portal Andino valley
Altar Trek: 3-day trek to visit the Yellow lagoon crater in Sangay National Park
Ingapirca Inca Trail: Also a 3 day trek passing through Sangay National park and lagoons on the highlands and paramos, we finish this trek in the Inca ruins of Inga Pirca, from here we head to Cuenca to finish the tour.
Ecuador Best Treks Acomodation:
Adequate camping gear and accessories will allow you to have a fantastic night out, in the Andean Mountains and paramos of Ecuador; Mountain Refuges and Camping sites are used, depending on the request of the clients, for Yellow lake we suggest to always request refuge, as weather in Altar can be very unpredictable, as for the lagoons of altar we make this trip on request, this is an exclusive camping trip in the most remote areas of Sangay National Park, This last option is not for beginners, and needs experienced trekkers or outdoors people to be more enjoyable.
Between, we will be heading to 3-star hotels comfortable for recovering and regaining strength for each adventure.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Day Hike
Group Size Medium Group
We start the tour on request with 2 clients.
- Transport from Riobamba to Sangay National Park and back
- Camping Equipment including sleeping bags, sleeping mats
- Carrying mules
- National Park permits
- All food including meals for breakfast lunch and dinner and snacks (Please tell us if you are a vegetarian)
- Travel insurance and other emergencies
Welcoming and pick up in Quito
Transfer to Hotel and Resting
Otavalo - North Lakes
Quick Visit to Lago San Pablo and Otavalo city and market
Trek in the Cuicocha circuit, about 3 hours, this is very good for aclimatization to altitud
The imbabura clib takes about 5-6 hours, depending o clients pace, a great over view of Ecuador´s norther territory
Transfer to Latacunga and rest, Quick stop in Qulotoa and visit to the Iconic Lagoon
Trek from entrance to Tambo paxi – about 4 hours trek
Transfer to Riobamba, Resting and preparation for main treks
Portal Andino -Crossing the Carihuairazo and Chimborazo Valley
a climb to Chimborazo Refuge through the national park
Climb down to the chorreras passing, and transfer to Riobmaba – Rest
Entrance to Collanes refuge – climb 6-7 hours to refuge
Trek to the yellow lake lagoon circuit to the valley and return to collanes refuge
Return to Riobamba
Trek down to Releche hacienda Pick up and Transfer out and rest
Riobamba Free day
Resting and recovering
Acchupallas – Cuchicorral
Cuchicorral – Paredones inca ruins in Sangay National park
Ingapirca for the ruins tour, and then transfer to Cuenca where tour ends.