Day 1: Airport – Quito (2800m)
Transfer to hotel in Quito. Meeting with guide, gear check and welcome dinner. 1 to 1 1/2 hours driving (D) Hotel 3*
Free day in Quito to explore the sights. (B) Hotel 3*
Day 3: Quito - Pasochoa (4200m) - Quito
We will need to leave early as we have along day. We first drive south towards Volcano Pasochoa. On the drive out we can enjoy beautiful views on the typical landscape and villages of the highlands. Once at the base of the mountain we start our accent. On the top we'll have lunch and have great views of Cotopaxi and other nearby volcanoes. Same way back down, drive back to Quito.
4 hours driving, 4 - 6 hours walking (BLD) Hotel 3*
Day 4: Quito - Guagua Pichincha (4794m) - Quito
We have a short drive in the morning to the start of the trail. Trail takes us to the top of the summit with views of the area. Same way back down and drive back to Quito. 1 hour driving 5 - 7 hours walking (BLD) Hotel 3*
Day 5: Quito - Nuevos Horizontes hut, Ilinizas (4650m)
From Quito we first have a drive of about 2 hours, to a place called La Virgen. Where we start our trek up to the high Camp. We stay the night in the Nuevos Horizonte hut. Here we will rest and rehydrate for our accent the next day.
2 - 3 hours driving, 3 - 4 hours walking (BLD) Refugee
Day 6: Ilinizas hut - Summit Illiniza North Peak (5126m) - Nuevos Horizontes hut - Hotel Cuello de Luna (3215m)
We'll get up at the break of dawn have some breakfast and head out for the summit. Af- ter some photos and a rest we head back down the same way. Back at the hut we re- lax a bit in the refuge before we head back down to the trail end. At the end of the trail we take transport to hotel Cuello de Luna, which is situated close to Cotopaxi National Park.
7 - 9 hours walking, 1 hour driving (BLD) Hotel 2*
Day 7: Hotel Cuello de Luna - Cotopaxi José Ribas Hut (4800m)
We have an easy day today, this means sleeping in a bit this morning. After breakfast we drive to the start of the trail to climb Cotopaxi. The road ends at 4600m, this mean we starting walking from here up to the hut. Trail is on a good path with the mountain in front of us. If we like we can do some exercises on the glacier. In the even we prepare our gear for the ascent the next day.
1 hour driving, 2 hours walking (BLD) Refugee
Day 8: Refuge - Cotopaxi Summit, Rompe Corazones(5897m) - Cuello de Luna
A midnight start for the our ascent. We will be taking the Rompe Corazones route as this seems to be the better route now. The first part of the trail in on a small path be- fore we reach the glacier. We will need to rope up to cross the glacier. After crossing a few crevasses we'll reach the summit. We head back down the same way to the hut. Here we have a short rest before heading back down to the end of trail, where we meet our transport back to the hotel.
10 - 12 hours walking, 1 hour drive (BLD) Hotel 2*
Day 9: Rest day at Cuello de Luna
Today we can relax. There’s some activities near the hotel eg biking, horseback riding. (BLD) Hotel 2*
Day 10: Cuello de Luna - Chimborazo high camp, Whymper hut (5000m)
We head south towards Chimborazo. Until we reach the start of the trail, a place called Hermanos Carrel refuge (4800 m). From there we'll walk another 45 minutes to the Whymper refuge. We have time to relax and prepare our gear for the very early start tomorrow. NOTE; this route can be different depending conditions on the mountain
2 hours driving, 1 - 2 hours walking (BLD) Refugee
Day 11: Whymper Refuge - Chimborazo Summit (6310m) - Quito
We'll get up just before midnight, have some thing to eat and start our climb. Routes can depend on conditions of the mountain which we will decide on the day. It’s a long way navigating through the crevasses. We'll first reach the Veintimilla summit (6270 m) and after a bit more climbing the Whymper summit, the main summit. Same way back down. We’ll have a bit of a rest at the high camp, before we head back down the trail to take our transport back to Quito. Once back in Quito we can shower and have a very well dinner.
10 -12 hours walking, 3 hours driving (BLD) Hotel 3*
Transfer to airport 1 to 1 1/2 hours driving (B) END of SERVICES