Cotopaxi Summit: A must visit tour to explore the most legendary volcano!

by Sierra Nevada Expeditions Sierra Nevada Expeditions

Are you a travel lover? Many individuals have dream of climbing different altitudes or summits to experience how it feels being on the top of the world. Especially climbing a volcano will deliver a priceless emotion to regular climbers or travelers. 


Cotopaxi Summit is one such arguably the most popular tour for an active volcano in Ecuador, attracting climbers of all walks; all hoping to summit. Although not considered difficult among passionate climbers, it is on the technical side of things, where crevasse rescue gear, ice axe, crampons, as well as other gear, is required for its ascent. 

Cotopaxi Summit is known as the world’s third highest active volcano, with a nearly perfect conical shape and two hours away from the main capital acknowledges its popularity. An accredited mountain guide is needed for those attempting to climb the Summit, climbs can be attempted year round and there is no precipitous alter in weather conditions, where attempting to submit would be discouraged. 

Best time to visit Cotopaxi!

You should avoid visiting Cotopaxi summit during the rainy months i.e. from the month of March- April to get the most out of a visit to Cotopaxi National ParkThe best month to see Cotopaxi is from the month of June-October. Well, it is impossible to know if you will see Cotopaxi or not because of the weather changes or variations. The best time of the day is from sunrise to midday. There is higher chance of clouds and rain during the afternoon. 

The Actual climb! 

It is important to have trained a little bit and be acclimatized before aiming for the Summit climb. They say that only half of the climbers reach the summit at 5897 meters above sea level. Then, you will get to Cotopaxi National Park in the afternoon and get an introduction to the safety, eat dinner and go to bed early. The actual climb starts around 11 pm to 12 am and you will have to be at the summit at 6 am. The time at the summit will not be more than 30 minutes because of safety reasons. 


Before climbing some facts to know about your tour guide! 

Sierra Nevada Cia. Ltda. 
is one of the first focused and dedicated tour operators in Ecuador. As the number one tour operator it provides you the best experience in climbing, trekking, rafting and other areas of adventure tourism. They offer you the finest and most exciting trips all over the country. 

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