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Acclimatization at Imbabura volcano

The Imbabura Volcano is a volcano located in the province of the same name in Ecuador, with an altitude of 4,640 meters above sea level. If you wish to reach higher summits, you can take this option to get your body used to walking at altitude and thus achieve everyone’s goal of reaching the summit.

To the north of this volcano, at a distance of approximately 10 kilometers, is Ibarra, a small town full of friendly people, here we can find a small town called Otavalo, and to the south is Lake San Pablo. The ascent to this volcano will be a simple hike, for this it is recommended to bring warm clothes, hydration and food for the way to the summit.

The flora and fauna of the forests surrounding Imbabura is diverse and very beautiful, allowing you to discover a little more about the natural diversity of the area.

Activities in Imbabura

We begin by heading through the eastern part of the volcano to the indigenous community of Casha Loma, located at 3,500 meters above sea level, reaching the north summit after 5 hours of hiking, and the return is approximately 3 1/2 hours by the same route.

On clear days you can have spectacular views such as the Nevado Cayambe and Antisana, the city of Ibarra and the Yahuarcocha lagoon with impressive landscapes and admire the flora of more than 4000m.

  • Polar clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Cotton pants
  • Walking poles (optional)


  • Meeting time at 06 a.m.  from the hotel
  • Trip to Imbabura volcano
  • Informative talk (explanation of climatic conditions / equipment / height)
  • The climb begins
  • Arrival at the summit
  • Return to Quito.
  • Transportation from Quito to the Imbabura volcano and return
  • Bilingual certified guide
  • Box Lunch
  • Technical equipment (helmet and harness)
  • Tips.
  • Nothing not specified in the program.

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