South American Adventure

Thanks for a marvelously organised trip. We're sure we can speak for all our group about the fantastic time we had in South America. We were most impressed with your people on the ground who did everything they could to make our stay a wonderful experience. We are now looking forward to our next andventure with World Expeditions.

Chris and Tim Rounds | Victoria, Australia

Summits of Ecuador

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, 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 famous Devil's Nose train ensure this expedition is more than just mountains but a complete Ecuadorian experience.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Quito
DAY 2 Quito city tour and Equatorial Monument
DAY 3 Drive to the Northern Province of Imbabura, visit Otavalo market and afternoon acclimatisation walk to Cuicocha Lake
DAY 4 Ascend Fuya Fuya (4197m)
DAY 5 Climb Imbabaru (4580m) and return to Otavalo
DAYS 6/7 Climb Cayambe (5790m)
DAY 8 Day at leisure in Quito
DAYS 9/10 Climb Illiniza Norte (5125m)
DAY 11 Devil's Nose Train
DAYS 12/13 Climb Chimborazo (6310m)
DAY 14 Contingency day or free time in Banos
DAY 15 In Banos and afternoon drive to Quito
DAY 16 In Quito, trip concludes.

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Trip Code: SOE
Trip Grading: Entry Level Mountaineering or Exploratory Treks
Entry Level Mountaineering or Exploratory Treks

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Duration:  16 days
Activities:  Trekking Mountaineering
Next Trip:  05 November 2017
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price: £2,450.00 GBP

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