AM: We will have breakfast early and then head north to Jambelí Bridge; from there, we will go to El Chaupi, pass the El Refugio Hacienda, and drive on to a parking area known as “La Virgen,” at an altitude of 3,900 meters. From here we start our acclimatization walk and, after three hours, reach the Nuevos Horizontes base camp, located at 4,675 meters above sea level. After a short break, we will continue for another 3 hours to the north peak of Illiniza. With good weather, the view is spectacular, especially if you can see the Cotopaxi Volcano. In the afternoon we will begin the descent to our vehicle, reaching it in about 3 hours.