Climbing Iliniza North 5.116mts
Iliniza North is one of the best picks in Ecuador for acclimatization and offers some stunning views. This mountain is necessary before attempting to climb Cotopaxi, as it takes you over the 5000mts.
Day 1: Quito – El Chaupi
We will leave early by car towards "Los Chillos valley" heading south going through the Avenue of the Volcanoes to "El Chaupi", a small village. We continue to La Virgin and from there we will hike for 3 hours up to the refuge where we will have lunch.
Dinner and overnight at the refuge.
Basic climbing equipment: crampons, harness, ice axe, mittens, helmet, private transportation (4X4), park entrance, and certified guides: one for every two clients, mountain meals: 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, tee coffee, rest at the refuge.
Travel and health insurance, technical equipment: alpine boots, rain jacket, sleeping bag, personal equipment, meals not mentioned, personal expenses, tips and beverages.
What to bring
Back pack, warm and rain clothes, trek shoes, 2 to 3 pair of socks, hat or cap, gloves, flashlight (torch) with spare batteries, sunglasses with a strap, sun block, camera, with spare batteries