Trekking in Cotopaxi National Park Ecuador

Trekking in Cotopaxi National Park Ecuador

This trekking adventure in the friendly country of Ecuador, is designed for you to enjoy the scenic beauty of Cotopaxi National Park, walk among lamas in the bucolic countryside, and to trek up several easy peaks, including Pasachoa, a humid Andean Forest with more than 110 species of birds and 45 species of trees. On a sunny day there are good chances of observing condors, the largest birds on the planet.

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Just wanted to drop a quick note to say we had a fantastic time on the Cotopaxi Trek trip. All the logistics went smoothly, and our guide Fernando Iza was excellent!
With the up close and personal views of the gleaming equatorial ice, Cotopaxi captures the imagination of trekkers’ imagination. You will be charmed by the people met along the way, many of whom still practice subsistence farming. The walk in the mysterious paramo, an ecosystem likened to the Scottish moors offers alpine plant lovers an exquisite garden to investigate. Along the way you will encounter wild horses, llamas, and an interesting variety of birds.

Travel program


Day 1.- Quito – Cotopaxi National Park

Detailed Program

Day 1: Quito – Cotopaxi National Park
Early departure from Quito by motorcar on the Pan-American Highway to the south, to visit the Cotopaxi National Park, an ecological sanctuary of 88,920 acres, around the magnificent Cotopaxi Volcano, which rises 5897 meters (19,347 feet) above sea level. The evergreen landscape of the Ecuadorian highlands is one of the main attractions, along valleys and mountains covered by multicolored fields.

After an hour and a half, the entrance to the park is reached and then it’s up a dirt road for approximately one hour. Upon arrival to the park there is an introductory briefing about the habitat of the Andean paramo or moorlands, its flora and fauna in the small Interpretation Center. Continue on to Limpiopungo Lagoon to observe a variety of birds and occasionally wild horses. On clear days, the Cotopaxi Volcano is the magnificent backdrop. A short walk around the lagoon allows the observation of the Andean flora. after that we go by car until to the parking lot at 4500 m from there we start the hiking until the Cotopaxi refuge.Rested a bit and continue to visit the glaciers at 5000m. Lunch is at a restaurant of the area before returning to Quito in the afternoon.

What's Included

Services included in the prices:
  • Private transportation to the whole tour
  • Professional guide
  • Cotopaxi national Park fee, and permit registration
  • Lunch in Andes alpes Cafe

Not included:
  • Personal mountain gear (warm cloths, sleeping bags, sun glasses, head lamp, etc.
  • Extra drinks in the Hut
  • Tips
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Other non-specified expenses

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