Climbing Cayambe, Cayambe, Guayllabamba Valley
Quito Old Town, Pululahua crater, Pasochoa Reserve, Guagua Pichincha, Quilo
Pasochoa Reserve, Guagua Pichincha, Otavalo local market, Cayambe volcano.
Pasochoa Volcano, North Illiniza Volcano, Quilotoa, Antisana Reserve
Best Time to Experience Ecuadorian Mountain Climbing
Surtrek has found that the best mountain climbing season in the Ecuadorian highlands is from October to February. This is when the best combination of elements are present; as this is the Ecuador highland’s dry season, the days are sunny and the nights clear, the snowcap has stabilized, and sufficient snow cover forms on glacier ice – all contributing to a better climbing experience.
June to August is the second best but somewhat less desirable climbing season here.
What you’ll experience on a Mountain Climbing Vacation in Ecuador
Arriving in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, you will be met at the airport and privately driven to your upmarket hotel.
Continually accompanied by a Surtrek guide, you will first go through an acclimatization process of easy climbs that will prepare you to ascend higher mountains and volcanoes.
As for the logistics of your stay, Surtrek South American Travel has carefully selected mountain accommodations in world-class Quito hotels, character-filled haciendas, eco-lodges or small family-owned hotels. We also dedicate great care in picking expert climbing guides who will introduce you to incredible climbing destinations.
Focus on your adrenaline rush as you reach the summit of your own adventure …Surtrek will take care of all the rest.
Getting to Ecuador
Arriving at Quito’s new Mariscal Sucre International Airport, you will be met by a Surtrek representative and driven to your upmarket hotel or lodge. As most of the more popular climbing sites are within 35 miles of Quito, it’s likely that your initial stay will be in the capital city itself.
Later, as you head out on your climbs, you will be accompanied by an experienced Surtrek climbing guide and driven to your respective base camp(s).
Why Go Mountain Climbing with Surtrek?
With over 25 years of introducing adventurous travelers to authentic, tailor-made luxury travel experiences across South America, Surtrek is adept at offering some of the best and most complete tour services on a mountain climbing trip to Ecuador.
With our experienced travel team of 25 members strong — including native speakers of five different languages — we will work one-on-one with you to custom-design an Ecuadorian mountain climbing tour that perfectly suits your particular interests and needs.
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