Guagua Pichincha new


  • Type of Adventure: Day trek to Volcano Guagua Pichincha situated above Quito
  • Physical rating: 6-8 Trek to the summit of Guagua Pichincha with maximum elevation of 4800m Basic level of fitness needed - Sense of adventure more important.
  • Adventure rating: 5-7 This can be an easy 45 minute minute trek or a full day of extreme Andean exploring - you decide.
  • Adventure Highlights: Views of Quito. High Andean views of the surrounding volcanoes. Summiting Guagua Pichincha (4800m). Looking down into an active volcano.



  • Guagua Pichincha is an active volcano (meaning baby in Quechua) situated over 4800m above Quito. This volcano makes a great day trek for those wishing to alcimitise and is a wonderful way to escape the city for a day of high Andean adventure.
  • Approximate itinerary. We are flexible to your needs…
  • 06:00 - Leave Quito heading for south past the Virgin de Quito.
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Start the 4800m climb by 4x4 high into the Andes, lots of time to stop and get great photos of Quito and the surrounding volcanoes
  • 08:00 - 11:00 Arrive at the high climbers refuge, time to start our trek or climb to the summit...
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Packed lunch high on the Volcano 12:00 - 14:00 Return to Quito for a late afternoon snack and to toast our sucsseful ascent.



Mode of Transport. We will be traveling in a fully expedition equipped Toyota Land Cruiser 4×4. The Land Cruiser is both safe and comfortable and has legendary off road capabilities. On board we carry a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, maps, tools, GPS. The vehicle will be driven by a UK trained and licensed truck/coach driver with many years of experience driving expeditions throughout Latin America.


Your guide. This adventure we be guided and driven by a qualified mountain guide with many years of expedition experienced in Ecuador an Latin America. We always provide off the beaten track type adventure with a high European standard of safety. What’s included?


  • Transport in a safe and comfortable 4×4, with plenty of space for you and your bags.
  • Trained and experienced Mountain Guide will lead all of the treks.
  • Entrance on to the hot springs.


  • Personal snacks and drinks
  • Lunch ($5 -$10)

What to bring?

  • Walking boots or strong trekking type shoes.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Sun cream.
  • Sense of adventure…!

Cost… Only $105 per person! Need more information…?

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