Pasochoa Summit Trek

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$25

Rated one of the best treks in Ecuador, the views from the 4,200m summit of this volcano are just spectacular. We trek for approx 6 hours total. The guide brings snacks and drinks and you’ll be back for a late lunch at about 2pm. We have a private trail through a private ecological reserve starting in the “Enchanted Forest” then across the paramo and up to the rim of the crater. This trek requires a moderate level of fitness – we take it easy and stop regularly to take photos and enjoy the surroundings.

Rated one of the best treks in Ecuador, the views from the 4,200m summit of this volcano are just spectacular. We trek for approx 6 hours total. The guide brings snacks and drinks and you’ll be back for a late lunch at about 2pm. We have a private trail through a private ecological reserve starting in the “Enchanted Forest” then across the paramo and up to the rim of the crater. This trek requires a moderate level of fitness – we take it easy and stop regularly to take photos and enjoy the surroundings.

We will start around 8am directly from the hostel, which is located at 3,500 metres, and hike up to the summit of Pasochoa at 4,200 metres. The ascent takes around 3-3.5 hours, and the descent is between 2-2.5 hours. The first part is through the “Enchanted Forest”, then across the paramo and further up through the “Paper Forest” before reaching the summit. The trek is around 13 kilometres long and includes some steep sections. We will have a few breaks on the way up and a longer break at the summit to have some tea, snacks and enjoy the surroundings before returning to the hostel for a late lunch. $25 pp incl entrance fee.

 

Not staying at The Secret Garden Cotopaxi? No problem, contact us and we can pick you up from anywhere you want. ( with extra transport cost)

Snacks and drinks
Lunch at The Secret Garden Cotopaxi
Entrance fee

Personal equipment such as waterproof jacket and sunscreen

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Pasochoa Summit Trek