Guagua Pichincha volcano is located 12 km west of the city of Quito, in the Western Cordillera of the Ecuadorian Andes. It consists of a dome, called Crystal, located inside a escarpment of sliding that has form of horseshoe open towards the West, is formed mostly by rocks of composition dacitic. Several of the eruptions of the last ten thousand years were very explosive and caused ash falls, pyroclastic flows, as well as lava domes that subsequently collapsed.
We departure from Quito 7:30 in the morning, we drive to the south of city and then we turn to west and continue to driving for 30 minutes to Lloa, is a small town located on the base of the volcano and then we continue driving to plateau on the mountain on 4129 meters above sea level.
In this place we prepare all our equipment, water and food and start a hike for 3 hours to the refuge 4600 meters above sea level, we take a break and after we continue to hike for 1 hour to the summit 4790 meters above sea level, depend of the weather we continue to hike for 30 minutes to another summit 4800 meter above sea level this place is the end of our climb, we take a short rest a start to descend to the start point in this hike we spend 5 or 6 hours in total in the mountain and then we start to drive back to Quito.
Tributrek will make this trip with minimum 2 person, we have special price for one person, families and groups.
Cost $ 60.00 Per person
Private Transport from and back to the hotel.
English speaking guide.