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.                                                                                                   ilin north

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.

Day 2: El Chaupi – Iliniza North Summit
After having a very early breakfast we will hike to the top of Iliniza North following the normal route and the principal ridge. Usually this summit has very little snow and it is easy to reach without crampons. It requires just good sturdy walking boots. Hiking from the refuge to the summit will take usilinznorfrom 3 to 4 hours then, we descend to the refuge and we will continue to La Virgen. Return to Quito.

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.

Not included
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

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