Quilotoa, one of the most impressive crater lakes of the world, is not the only highlight of this trek. The 3-day hike to the lake includes spectacular sceneries with deep canyons, green valleys full of lupine flowers, and traditional settlements. A great way to experience the Andean countryside, and the perfect trek for those who don´t like camping as we sleep in cozy inns. We conclude this trip with a hike on Cotopaxi, one of the world´s highest active volcanoes
After a scenic bus ride from Latacunga to Sigchos, we start the 4-hour hike to the village of Isinliví. From 2900 m./ 9514 ft first we hike down to an altitude of 2560 m. / 8399 ft. and then we go up again to Isinlivi, a tiny and very authentic village, at 2950 m. / 9678 ft. With clear weather you can see the snowcapped peaks of the Ilinizas. Enjoy the patchwork of fields with corn and the purple colored flowers of the lupine, known locally as chocho. Along the whole loop we will encounter this plant, which has edible seeds. If it is the right season, we can taste the super healthy chochos in one of the villages. Accommodation in a cosy mountain lodge.