Climb Cotopaxi & Chimborazo Volcanos in 5 days

Quito, Ecuador

17 reviews
Duration: 5 days
Group size: 1 - 10
Climb Cotopaxi & Chimborazo Volcanos in 5 days
Quito, Ecuador

17 reviews

Duration: 5 days
Group size: 1 - 10

About this trip

Climbing Chimborazo Volcano (6263 m / 20548 ft) - the world's highest mountain measured from the center of the earth - is definitely a challenging plan, therefore we recommend a good acclimatization schedule. Included in the itinerary, the iconic Cotopaxi Volcano (5.897 m / 19,347 ft), which is another epic target for many mountaineers coming to Ecuador. This beauty is said to be the world's highest active volcano. The view into its huge crater is simply breathtaking. Definitely a trip of a lifetime - join us!

Technically the climbs are not very difficult, nevertheless good fitness is required and some previous glacier travel experience highly recommended.

Another very important point is proper acclimatization. To really enjoy the climbs we recommend at least 4 days of preparation, including hikes in altitude and steadily increasing your sleeping altitude if possible. 

Any questions? Reach out to our climbing experts on or +593968959533 (WhatsApp or call).

Included Services:

- see program / itinerary

- certified bi-lingual guide (NATIONAL / ASEGUIM / IVBV - UIAGM - IFMGA), max. 1 guide per 2 climbers on glaciated mountains

- transportation in private vehicle during the tour (from / to Quito)

- accommodation as per itinereray (or similar - depending on availability)

- park entrance fees & climbing permits

- meals as specified in the itinerary

- group equipment: ropes and other guiding gear

Not included Services:

- catering (see program)

- personal technical equipment (harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe, carabiners, screws, slings etc.)

- sleeping bag for huts, boots and other private equipment - check our equipment list

- insurances (please make sure that you have an insurance covering risks of mountain climbing)

- cost for program changes

- tips & any other expenses not explicitly mentioned

Cancellation Conditions:

- 60 or more days prior to departure: the total amount paid will be refunded, minus handling & administrative charges (if any)

- 59 - 30 days prior to departure: 50% of the total amount paid will be forfeited 

- 29 and less days prior to departure: the total amount paid will be forfeited 

General Terms and Conditions:

With full payment or partial payment of the tour the climber accepts the latest version of andean summit adventure's terms and conditions, which can be downloaded HERE.

Available Packages

Private tour - 1 climber

You are an individual climber and want to book a private tour / guide. 

Group of 2 or more people (private)

You are booking as a group of 2 or more people.

Please note that in case you select this option as an individual  climber, your booking might be subject to cancellation, as we do not  offer open groups.


Available options



Cotopaxi Volcano
Ecuador's 2nd highest mountain

DAY 01 + 02

After breakfast we drive to the South, have lunch on the way and enter Cotopaxi National Park, then we drive up to the parking lot and hike up to Cotopaxi refuge at 4.865 m / 15,960 ft (45 min). If required there will be a small glacier training in the afternoon (walking techniques), early dinner and rest at the refuge (dorm). Wake up around midnight, small snack and start of the hike to the summit of COTOPAXI (5.897 m / 19,347 ft), which takes approximately 6 - 8 h. After ideally enjoying a breathtaking sunrise at the summit we descend (approx. 3 hours to the refuge, 30 mins to the parking lot) and return to our accommodation. 

tech. data day 1: ↑ 220 m / 720 ft | → 0,8 km / 0.5 mi

tech. data day 2: ↑ 1060 m / 3480 ft ↓ 1280 m / 4200 ft | ↔ 7,5 km / 4.7 mi

catering day 1: - / L / D

catering day 2: B / - / D (snacks for ascent will be provided)

accommodation incl. dinner and breakfast in Tambopaxi Lodge (dorm).

Your Organizer

andean summit adventure
17 reviews
welcome to andean summit adventure, specialists when it comes to mountaineering in Ecuador and beyond. our certified guides and international team are your best choice for making your trip a lifetime experience! let's go for some climbs - cheers! our mountaineering experts are happy to assist with personalized attention to work out awesome climbing plans for you and your family and friends or answer any questions you might have regarding our programs - reach out, we speak English, German and Spanish:


I booked the Cotopaxi + Chimborazo package, and I had a really great time! Everything was very well organized, and everyone was always very helpful and responsive. With Diego's profound experience we summited Cotopaxi, sadly trying for the summit of Chimborazo was not possible due to bad snow conditions and high risk of avalanches. So we only went to the base camp, bit this was a very nice experience as well. I am still completed satisfied with everything, and I will surely never forget the Cotopaxi summit :)
By Alexander S for Climb Cotopaxi & Chimborazo Volcanos in 5 days (Alex) on 03 Aug, 2022
Our guides were the best we could’ve imagined. The hospitality, food, lodging was also all incredible. Thanks for the experience of a lifetime
By Nathan R for acclimatization & Cotopaxi Climb (5.897 m / 19,347 ft) - Alex on 19 Jan, 2022
I was looking to climb the maximum of the highest volcanoes in Ecuador, in order for training and get acclimatization for Everest. I contacted Andean Summits to organise this adventure, and they have set a perfect schedule for the time frame I have indicated. They are extremly professional and know very well all the nuances in climbing in Ecuador. Everything is possible with them, they can adapt the trip to any demands. I was very happy to climb with them. Everything was very well set. The guides are very high experience and know perfectly the mountains. The climbs are possible practically at any weather conditions. If travelling to Ecuador for climbing, I can only recomend to get in touch with Andean Summits to organise any of desired trip. Finally I have climbed all the 9 highest volcanoes of Ecuador ! What an adventure ! Thank you for that wunderful discovery and experience.
By Vassily V for 9 out of Ecuador's BIG 10 on 12 Apr, 2021
We had a terrific trip. The guides were capable, fun and knowledgeable. I would give more stars if I could.
By Tyler S for Cotopaxi Climb (5.897 m / 19,347 ft) on 08 Mar, 2021
The trip we booked included acclimatization and climbing of some of Ecuador's most beautiful mountains. Although my girlfriend did not feel a hundred per cent well, I think that we really enjoyed it. Guiding was very good and the program worked out perfectly fine. It was always possible to do adaptions and get in contact with guides and Elisabeth. We have a few mountains left and will for sure return :).
By Roman M for acclimatization and Cotopaxi (Roman & Karin) on 14 Mar, 2020
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