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Rumiñahui Volcano trek 2 days

Rumiñahui Trek
 Rumiñahui Trek

Rumiñahui is named after the legendary king of the Incas.  The mountain is also sometimes called the stone face of Rumiñahui who was one of the most important warriors of Ecuador and the entire Inca empire.

This old volcano last erupted about 9 million years ago and it´s mostly made up of Andesite and basaltic rock. This eroded broken Volcano is dormant because of the collapse of magma inside the chamber of the crater on the East face of the caldera wall. The walls of the peaks rise an impressive 800 + meters vertical above the high base of Tiopullo, this broken Volcano consists of three peaks above 4,000 m / 15,000 ft. in Altitude.

What to bring:

Comfortable hiking shoes or boots, medium size backpack, fast-drying outdoor clothing, thermal fleece, and a water and wind resistant jacket, Insect repellent, sunscreen, headlamp (extra batteries) and of course the good digital camera.

Other Option

Hacienda in Machachi
Hacienda in Machachi

Also, you can enjoy the Andes Tour 2 day (Quilotoa – Cotopaxi) the lodging in this Tour is done in the Papagayo Cotopaxi Hostel located in Machachi.
If you want to make this tour of 2 days 1 night.
Please at the time of making your reservation specify this option.

  • Departure days: Wednesday and Thursday
  • Thursday and Friday
  • Saturday and Sunday

Price per person: $139,00

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Day 1

Rumiñahui volcano trek

We leave Quito at 9:00 a.m. but will stop to buy snacks and drinks. Once we arrive to the Cotopaxi National Park entrance we register everyone with their passports and include the entry fee. Will visit the museum inside the park and and then take a small walk on the edge of Limpiopungo lake. We then go to lower camp ground and then begin trekking towards Boliche camping area at the base of the volcano. The trek takes 6 hours more or less, then we make camp and have dinner.

Day 2

Rumiñahui volcano trek

Early breakfast at 6:00 a.m. and start walking at 7:00 a.m. until we reach the top of Central Rumiñahui around 10:00 a.m. then return to camp for lunch and then later we leave the park and then return back to Quito in the late afternoon.
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