Iliniza is an extinct volcano located about 55km south of Quito. The mountain consists of 2 snowcapped peaks: iliniza norte is generally regarded as the best acclimation mountain and is frequently used as a preparatory climb to higher peaks such as Cotopaxi, Chimborazo and Cayambe.
Our adventure starts in the morning departing from Quito and heading south for about an hour and thirty minutes. The hike will start at 4,000m though Polylepis trees and typical vegetation from the Ecuadorian highlands. It will take us about 5 hours to reach the summit, so we can enjoy the view, the company, and the experience. Then we will start descending to the vehicles and return to Quito in the afternoon.