Hiking in Volcano Pasochoa

Hiking in Volcano Pasochoa

The extinct and eroded volcano retains the distinction to be situated in one of the last regions, where you can find the typical Polilepis trees of the Ecuatorian highlands. With some luck you might even see one of the few remainig majestic Condors flying in the summit and crater area of Pasochoa.

The highlight of the Pasochoa trek is its humid cloud forest, situated inside an extinct volcanic crater near Quito. We find over one hundred species of bird and 50 species of original Andean trees. It provides a wonderful day trip. The trek is relatively gentle, going through amazing Páramo grasslands and cloud forests which boast of stunning Andean wildlife, including bulls, horses, hummingbirds, the viridian metal tail, mountain tanagers, red crested cotinga and the occasional andean condor.

Necessary Equipment:

Travel program


Day 1.- Quito 2800m – Pasochoa Volcano 4200m

Detailed Program

Day 1: We depart at 8.30 a.m. towards the 30 km south of Quito located Pasochoa volcano at 4200m.(13773ft)
It is an ancient and highly eroded volcano which has been inactive since the last ice age. We drive until the car park from where we follow the track as it contours the eastside of the mountain heading towards the rocky peak. This easy ascent will take us 2-3 hours to reach the summit. Rest for 30minuts, lunch in this time, and coming down to the parking car for 1 to 2 hours hiking down, bay our car back to Quito in the afternoon. (BL)

What's Included

Services included in the prices:
  • Superior service
  • A registered and fully licensed Tour Operator
  • Private transportation
  • Professional mountain guide
  • Box Lunch
  • Pasochoa entrance fee

Not included:
  • Trekking equipment (boots, sun glasses, waterproof clothes, hat, etc.)
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Tips
  • Other non-specified expenses

The weather in the area is very unpredictable and you must be prepared with warm clothing. In one day we can have the four seasons

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