Illiniza Ecological Reserve, Alangasi

5.0
#7 of 10 in Nature in Quito
Illiniza Ecological Reserve is located in Alangasi. For Illiniza Ecological Reserve and beyond, use our Quito online road trip planner to get the most from your Quito vacation.
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  • The peak of Illiniza Norte is often "used" to acclimatise to the altitude before tackling the highest peaks (Cotopaxi, Chimborazo), but is demanding an ascent of more than 5,100 cmq. mt. We faced during the day (some instead stop one night at the refuge, at 4,700 meters, then continue). From the parking lot (about 3,900 m) climb to the hut (approximately 2.5 hours) for a break and then continue to the second part of the climb, the steeper (in some places also serve hands), with last about 2.5 hours. But the feeling of arriving at cross placed on top is 1 unique emotion! The descent, through an area of arena, is much faster ... and steep!
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  • Hiked to the refuge, overnight stay, then summited Iliniza Norte with AndeanFace Expeditions. Fantastic trip. Cloudy on way to refuge but woke to a dusting of snow and beautiful sunrise. Refuge is gre...  more »
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