Summits of Ecuador

Climb Illiniza Norte (5125m/16,818ft), Cotopaxi (5897m/19,347ft) and Chimborazo (6310m/20,703ft) in an incredible 16-day adventure in Ecuador. With ample acclimatisation, time exploring Quito and the famous Otavalo markets this itinerary is a classic!


From 04/11/2024 to 18/11/2025

Departure dates & prices

Dates Availability Price
  • Nov Mon 04 2024 to Nov Tue 19 2024
  • Jan Mon 06 2025 to Jan Tue 21 2025

What's included

Climb Chimborazo (6310m), Ecuador's highest volcano and the farthest point from the Earth's centre.
Climb Cotopaxi (5897m), one of the highest active volcanoes in the world.
Climb Illiniza Norte (5125m), the northern of the two popular Illiniza peaks, and Ecuador's 8th highest mountain.
Improve your mountaineering skills with hands-on glacier training.
Undertake a fully supported expedition with expert mountain guides.
Visit Quilotoa Lake.
Discover the culture of Ecuador with market visits & Quito city tour.
Stay overnight in the community of Pondoa for a true Ecuadorian experience.
15 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 6 dinnersBilingual mountain guide, either UIAGM or ASEGUIM certified (ratio of 1 guide to 2 climbers on Cotopaxi and Chimborazo, and 1 guide to 3 climbers on Illiniza)Airport transfers in Quito (up to 3 days before the start and last day of the trip)Private internal transportationMountain refuge accommodationClimbing pack including ice axe, crampons, harness, helmet, rope, and carabinersGood quality accommodationSightseeing and site entrance fees as listedGroup medical kitWorld Expeditions does not require single travellers to pay a surcharge for travelling alone.
We will arrange for you to share accommodation with another traveller of the same gender and if we cannot match you up we will provide a single room at no extra charge.
If you prefer not to share a single supplement is payable to guarantee your own room.
Please refer to our website for the additional cost.
Basic accommodation in mountain huts in the National Parks.
The huts are bunk style accommodation with 4 or more people and shared bathroom facilities.
The atmosphere in the huts is convivial and friendly and is part of the experience when trekking in Ecuador.
Most of the hotels and lodges we use in cities can be described as 3 star accommodation.
In smaller towns and villages hotel options are often limited and we might have to use more basic accommodation with a lower or without star rating.
Please note that the star rating in South America is very fluid and can’t be compared to a western standard star rating, however you can be assured of clean, comfortable and well located lodgings.
Group Size: 4 - 12.


  • Ecuador is a fantastic place to climb and a great travel destination in its own right. With a diversity of vegetation zones, from the tropical equatorial jungle to the high alpine plateau, Ecuador is dotted with majestic snow-capped volcanoes rising to over 6000m. To appreciate these remarkable contrasts we climb a range of peaks (Cotopaxi, Illiniza Norte,etc), culminating in an attempt on Ecuador's highest peak, Chimborazo. Under the guidance of our mountain guides we undertake glacier training and practice and develop the skills needed for the bigger peaks. Providing you have an excellent level of fitness this trip is suitable for experienced trekkers that are keen to go a step further and climb their first 6000m peak. Visits to the Otavalo market, Quito and the beautiful Quilotoa Lake ensure this expedition is more than just mountains but a complete Ecuadorian experience.
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