Cotopaxi summit 2022

Quito, Ecuador

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CarpeDM Adventures
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Duration: 2 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Cotopaxi summit 2022
Quito, Ecuador

CarpeDM Adventures
  • Facebook verified
  • LinkedIn verified
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44 reviews

$NaN
Duration: 2 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

 

2 days & 1 night

Day 1
Departure from Quito at 9 am in private transportation to the Cotopaxi National Park. After a  2 -2 ½-hours-drive south you arrive at the parking lot of the refuge in the Cotopaxi National Park at 4500 m. From there you hike up for about one hour to the Jose Rivas Refuge at 4800m.  After lunch, you do some climbing exercises on the glaciers nearby. Back to the refuge you will have dinner and then rest until midnight.

Day 2
You get up at midnight, have breakfast and get ready for the climb. Around 1:00am you leave the refuge. As soon as you reach the glacier, you put on crampons and rope up in teams. Each guide will take one or two persons. If all goes well, you reach the summit a 5897 m between 6:00am and 8:00am. The return to the refuge takes about 3 hours. When all groups have returned, you leave for Quito. Return around 1 to 2 pm.

What’s included

  • transport
  • guide
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • breakfast
  • Accommodation at refuge
  • waterproof hiking boots
  • waterproof pants jacket
  • fleece pants and jacket
  • balaclava cap
  • gaiters
  • crampons
  • ice ax
  • headlamp
  • sleeping bag
  • Additional Snacks
  • water
  • Breakfast after climb
  • bag
  • lining gloves
  • batterys for headlight
  • TIPS

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CarpeDM Adventures
44 reviews
Award winning Travel Agency, since 2007. Travellers Choice 2021, 2020, Hall of Fall 2016 -2019, Certificate of Excellence. As one of Quito’s most recommended agencies, we strive to make your time in Ecuador one to remember. One of the only agencies that are located in the heart of Historical Quito, we pride ourselves in living and breathing travel. Our enlightened hospitality is sure to keep you coming back for more.

Reviews

My wife and I booked 4 days of private Day Trips with CarpeDM to Cotopaxi, Mindo, Otavalo, and Mital de Mundo/Cityline through online bookings before we left thanks to a recommendation from our Hotel Basilica. All of the trips we took were just excellent! Our guide, Lincoln, was amazing and thanks to him we had one of the the best vacations ever! He had great knowledge of history and of the local areas that really helped us appreciate this beautiful country even more. Lincoln picked us up promptly from our Hotel Basilica in historic Quito at 8am every morning and most days ended around 5-6 pm. Local lunch stops were included in most of the trips and there were other stops at local businesses like a chocolate maker, a bizcochos place, a leather market, and a rose cultivation green house, according to our preferences. Our guide and CarpeDM made this a memorable trip and a great experience of Ecuador for us. I would highly recommend Carpe DM to anyone going to Ecuador.
By Abid H for Cotopaxi Daytrip Basilica on 21 Jul, 2022
Amazing! Good price / travel balance and a really good guide.
By Thomas O for Caiman Eco-Lodge WT on 10 Jun, 2022
JP
Mindo is a great destination. CarpeDM provided an excellent guide in Lincoln who picked us up promptly from our hotel. We appreciated that he customized our adventure to our interests. Our first stop after breakfast was at Pululahua Volcano. So beautiful! We went on to stops at the hummingbirds (where we saw many birds including a toucan), butterflies, lunch and a stop in Mindo, the zip line, a walk in the cloud forest searching out toucans (we saw two more!), and the cable car back and forth between mountains. It was a full, fun day! Thank you to Lincoln and CarpeDM!
By Jane P for Mindo 1 day WT on 03 Jun, 2022
JP
We had a great time on this day trip. Our guide, Lincoln, was informative and restructured the tour to our interests. We enjoyed the stops at the equator, the markets, the waterfall, lunch and walk through the leather markets. The drive through the countryside is beautiful.
By Jane P for Otavalo 1 day WT on 31 May, 2022
We had a great time. Our guide was wonderful, warm and helpful. We were easily able to negotiate a plan for our shared itinerary
By Cynthia M for Mindo 1 day on 30 May, 2022
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