• Hike on one of Ecuador's most beautiful volcanoes.

  • Gorgeous coloured mountain lakes accompany you all the way.

  • Spectacular views to volcanic peaks.

  • Get off-the-beaten track in remote Ecuador.

Brilliant accommodation: beautiful boutique hosterias, excellent guides, perfect organisation. Never any delays, never felt messed around...impeccable.

G. Abuella, Ecuador

El Altar Trekking Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Depart Quito to Riobamba, transfer to trailhead. Camping at Quimiag River. (L,D)

  • Day 2

    Trek across Paramo to Quimiag ravine, camping at Madur Lagoon (B,L,D)

  • Day 3

    Hike to Collanes Valley, camping (B,L,D)

  • Day 4

    Trek/climb to yellow lagoon and valley, camping. (B,L,D)


  • Day 5

    Crater climb, camping (B,L,D)

  • Day 6

    Return to Quito, end of services (B,L)

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What's Included?

Guide, meals as listed, communal camping equipment and tents, transfers as listed, one night hacienda

What's Not Included?

Insurance, flights, personal items, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, tips, snacks, alcoholic or soft drinks

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