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Condor’s Trek. Ecuador

Famous, exciting and unforgettable trekking - Condor Trail

On this 10 day tour we offer you an exciting program, one of the best trekking programs in Ecuador - the Condor Trail. It is an absolutely beautiful, authentic and remote area that is rarely visited by other hikers or climbers. You will have the best professional guides, equipment, good accommodation, transportation, food, etc.

Tour type:
Hiking and trekking
Number of participants:
From 1 people
Maximum height:
5000 m
All year round, but there are rainy seasons
Start of the program:
Finish program:
10 days
1 755 USD
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Day 1    
Arrival in Quito. Meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel.

Day 2
Private full-day guided tour of historic Quito including La Basilica Church, La Compagna Church and El Panecillo Hill. We leave the hotel in our private transport and watch the transformation of a new part of the city into an absolutely beautiful historical and colonial part of Quito. During the tour, we will make several stops and visit all the interesting churches, squares, etc., but we will also have time to just soak up the local atmosphere, many shops and vendors. After that we will continue on to "El Panecillo", a hill in the center of Quito overlooking the city and the historic center. From here, on clear days, we can observe several snow-capped volcanoes surrounding Quito. After lunch, visit the "Mitad del Mundo", where you can stand on the equatorial line and conduct fun experiments.
Meals included: breakfast
Day 3
Volcano Pichincha is three peaks located on the western ridge just above Quito. Guagua Pichincha (4794 m) is the highest and youngest of the peaks, the other two peaks - Rucu Pichincha and Padre Encantado (Enchanted Father) are slightly lower. Guagua is also the site of the last eruption in 1999, but geologists consider it safe to climb. Climbing Guagua and Ruca is very popular due to their location on the outskirts of the capital and easy access. Meeting at the hotel in Quito and transfer (2 hours) to the start of the trail to the parking lot at an altitude of 4150 m. Trekking starts from the parking lot, we climb the “paramo” terrain, making our way through the changing vegetation to the moraine. The climb is very straight, but the distance is quite long. While trekking, you will have a great climb, which is great for preparing for higher peaks.
The way back is the same as the ascent. From the parking lot 3 hours drive through Los Chillos and the Tumbaco Valley and up the Andes, down to the city of Papallacta (3300 m).
Overnight at the hotel.
Ascent: 644 / Descent: 644 m / Highest altitude: 4794 m / Activity duration: 6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic

Day 4
After breakfast, transfer up the valley (45 minutes) to the start of the trail called: El Tambo (3638 m). The hike begins with a horseshoe-shaped trail through the marshy terrain to the Potrerillos pass (3950 m), then descends along the valley, densely covered with paramo vegetation, to Vulcan Lake, where the first camping site will be set up - Laguna Volcano (3642 m)
Night in tents.
Ascent: 312 m / Descent: 308 m / Maximum altitude: 3950 m / Activity duration: 5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic, Dinner

Day 5
Early breakfast, we have a very long climb today. Leaving Vulcan Lake, the trail begins with a constant ascent between shallow valleys and ridges until it reaches an alpine plateau. Then traverse east to the volcanic valley, which rises smoothly, bypassing Lake Santa Lucia, and ascends to the Santa Lucia Pass (4380 m), to walk down to one of the campsites around Antisanilla (4090 m).
Night in tents.
Ascent: 738 m / Descent: 290 m / Maximum altitude: 4380 m / Activity duration: 8 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic, Dinner

Day 6
Today is an early breakfast again due to long trekking. The difference in altitude is not so great, the trekking is about 20 km. The first part, from Antisanilla to Hacienda Pullurima (3920 m), is mostly flat and slopes slightly downward; crossing some of the most beautiful wetlands, covered with tough vegetation called Cushions “Cojines”. During the hike, the view is quite impressive, of the Antisana volcano in the east and the Sincholagua and Cotopaxi volcanoes in the distance. From Hacienda Pullurima, by the way a huge ranch specializing in bull breeding, the trail goes almost straight up the slope, heading towards the foot of the Sincholagua volcano, and directly to the camping on Lake Tarakocha (4214 m).
Night in tents.
Ascent: 170 m / Descent: 294 m / Maximum altitude: 4090 m / Activity duration: 8-9 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic, Dinner

Day 7
You will have a wonderful morning. The sunrise on Lake Taracocha is delightful: ahead of the mighty Cotopaxi, and behind Antisana. After breakfast, the team will head to the highest point of the track - Sincholagua Pass (4408 m). The ascent is smooth and will go from "Paramo" vegetation with tall grass to a rocky moraine. A magnificent panorama of the Cotopaxi volcano and the valley below opens from the pass. Also visible are the volcanoes of Ruminyaoui, Pasochoa, Ilinisas, Corazon and the city of Quito in the distance. The descent is an excellent walk through a beautiful green valley that ends at the Pita riverbed (3750 m).
A short 40 minute river hike to a mountain lodge with stunning views of the Cotopaxi volcano.
Night at the mountain house.
Ascent: 194 m / Descent: 658 m / Maximum altitude: 4408 m / Activity duration: 7-8 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic, Dinner

Day 8
Transfer (1.45 h) to the upper parking area (4500 m). Then the trek to the high-altitude shelter Jose Rivas Hut (4800 m) and further to the Cotopaxi glacier (5000 m). A after a break to enjoy the beautiful views, we walk down past the parking lot to Lava Valley. Then walk along the plain to Limpiopungo Lake (5000 m), we will go around it, and then we will be picked up and taken back to the mountain hut.
Night in a mountain hut.
Ascent: 500 m / Descent: 1200 m / Maximum altitude: 5000 m / Lesson duration: 6 hours
Included: Breakfast, Picnic, Dinner

Day 9
After enjoying the mountain hut, the last day of the hike will mainly go down, following some local trails, into a greener and more fertile land ending at Hacienda Santa Rita (3400m). This is a rarely visited place, very authentic and a good way to end this unique hike. A transport will be waiting on Hacienda, ready to take the group back to the Quito area (2 hours).
Overnight at the hotel.
Descent: 400 m / Maximum altitude: 3800 m / Activity duration: 5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic

Day 10
Time to leave the volcanoes of Ecuador! Hotel pick-up, transfer to Quito airport (1-2 hours).
Meals included: breakfast

 After the tour!!! Also, we recommend that you take a look at our extension trips. These will add to your adventure and show you some of the natural wealth and variety a small country like Ecuador has to offer.

Quito - Quito City tour (2800 m) - Pichinca volcano (4794 m) - Papallacta town (3300 m) - El Tambo (3638 m) - Potrerillos pass (3950 m) - Laguna Volcan Campsite (3700 m) - Lake Santa Lucia - Santa Lucia Pass (4380 m) - Antisanilla Campsite (4200 m) - Hacienda Pullurima (3920 m) - Taracocha lake Campsite (4200 m) - Sincholagua Pass (4408 m) - Rio Pita hut (3750 m) - refuge Jose Rivas Hut (4800 m) - glacier (5000 m) - Limpiopungo’s lake (5000 m) - Rio Pita hut (3750 m) - Hacienda Santa Rita (3400 m) - Quito 

The cost of the full package of services -  from 1755 USD*
* cost for a group of 6 people 


  • Local mountain guide during the entire program
  • Assistant mountain guide during the mountain itinerary in a ratio 1:5
  • City guide for Quito’s city tour
  • Private transportation throughout the entire program
  • 3 nights in shared double rooms in hotels in the city of Quito
  • 1 night in shared double room in hotel in the town of Papallacta
  • 2 nights in shared dormitory at Cotopaxi National Park lower hut
  • 3 nights in campsite
  • Entry fee to the National parks and natural reserves
  • Entry fees to museums and sights mentioned in the program
  • Quality mountain tents – 2 people per tent during the trek
  • Group common campsite equipment
  • Porters and mule/horses for group campsite equipment and personal equipment
  • Cook during the trek
  • Meals as specified in the day to day itinerary

Not Included:

  • Domestic and international flights
  • Separate airport transfers in case of multiple arrival/departures
  • Personal camping gear
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Everything not mentioned in the “Included” list

Ecuador is a wonderful country for activities such as mountain climbing, trekking and hiking.
Ecuador has programs to suit all experience levels, from beginners and amateur enthusiasts to professionals.

Mountaineering. In Ecuador, you can climb all year round, but there are seasons:

  • High season: June to August / December to January
  • Low season: February to May / September to November.

Trekking and walking tours. In Ecuador, the best months to do this are June through November, when you're almost guaranteed to get great views of the country's spectacular volcanoes and Andes mountains.

There are: 11 national parks, Inca trails, craters, volcanoes, mountain lakes, and one of the best traks in the world - the Condor Trek, which runs in the Antisana Reserve

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