QUITO VOLCANO SUMMIT HIKE
Enjoy a day hike to the summit of Rucu Pichincha. This volcano can be seen from the center of Quito and is great peak for beginners. You will meet your guide at the teleférico at 08h30. Together you will take a spectacular 20 minute gondola ride on one of the highest aerial lifts in the world. After exiting the teleférico at Cruz Loma (4000m), you will set out for the summit of Rucu Pichincha on the normal route. You will hike through some interesting alpine vegetation called páramo. Along the way your guide can point out some interesting flora and its medicinal uses. After about 4 hours of walking/hiking you will arrive at the summit (4784m). On a clear day you will be able to see Quito and the surrounding volcanoes. Enjoy your box lunch before making your way back to the teleferico. Total hiking time is around 6 hours.
Please contact us for a quote and personalized schedule.
It is compulsory for guests to have personal medical aid & travel insurance.
Please inform us of any current medical issues.
This tour is NOT recommended for travelers with heart, lung or back problems.
Travelers should have moderate physical fitness.
We regret no children under the age of 12 years.
Acclimatization: You will be hiking at 4600 m in the Andes. Ensure you have spent at least 3 days in Quito before joining this day tour. If you have any doubts or concerns, please contact us.
Please bring: High factor sun protection cream, cap/hat, sunglasses, camera, snacks and 2 liters of water/energy drinks
Wear: Warm clothing (i.e. long trousers, fleece, gloves, beanie), waterproof jacket and comfortable walking shoes with a good tread.