Read this before planning for climbing Cotopaxi Volcano!

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If you are planning to go for climbing Cotopaxi Volcano, this guide is for you. 

It is important to know something about Cotopaxi Volcano and Climbing Cotopaxi volcano. 

Isn’t it? 

Cotopaxi is located in the Andes Mountains, located in Cotopaxi Province. It is the second-highest summit in Ecuador and one of the world’s highest volcanoes.

Climbing Cotopaxi Volcano – A Glimpse 

The first attempt to climb Cotopaxi volcano was by and European named Alexander von Humboldt in the year 1802; however, he managed to reach about 14,760 ft. 

On November 28, 1872, German geologist Wilhelm Reiss and his Colombian partner, Angel Escobar was the first to finally summate the Cotopaxi. 

Now that we have taken a look at its history, let us look what it takes to climb Cotopaxi volcano. 

If you have the minimum training, then you will manage to climb the Cotopaxi Volcano for 0 per person. The price includes the guide, equipment rentals like boots, crampons, an ice ax, and a helmet. Transportation costs are also included. 

  • Coming to the roof over the head; accommodation. 
  • for a bunk bed overnight 
  • Dinner + overnight + breakfast:  
  • Camping area:  

What about the food? We need to eat something for successfully climbing Cotopaxi Volcano. 

It is better to bring your own food from Quito. You can get meals, teas, and snacks at the shelter but it is quite expensive. 

Let’s make it clear that insurance is needed to insure you of any mishappenings, and if you’re traveling in Ecuador; it is highly recommended that you get good travel insurance. World Nomads is one of the best and more reliable options trusted by thousands of adventures. 

Tips for Climbing Cotopaxi volcano 

Physical Condition 

Although climbing Cotopaxi volcano is considered easy; almost anyone can complete; is half true. Half of the climbers do not even hit the summit. It is technically easy for the one with experience, but it’s more than a tourist attraction. 

Reconsider your choice if you are trained enough before climbing Cotopaxi volcano. 


Prepare a good plan for acclimatization before climbing Cotopaxi volcano. Illiniza Norte, Quilotoa Lagoon is the most popular hikes you can start with. 

To sum up, before planning to climb Cotopaxi volcano it is recommended to read such articles and research well. Make sure you are physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually ready for climbing Cotopaxi volcano.

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