Cotopaxi Trek 3 Days

Volcano Cotopaxi is considered as one of the highest active volcano in the world. It has a beautiful cone-shape form and is one of the huge snowcapped mountains in the Ecuadorian highland. From Quito we head south on the Pan-American Highway until we reach the Cotopaxi National Park. Here we turn off towards the east, passing lake Limpiopungo and continuing towards the valley of the Pita River, where we start this pleasant round walk, constantly dominated by the majestic Cotopaxi. We cross moorland and lava fields and pass close to Rumiñahui volcano.


  • Magnificent view of Cotopaxi and Rumiñahui. 
  • Inca ruins. 
  • Feral horses. 
  • Visit to refuge at 4800m. 
  • Opcional climb Cotopaxi 5897m.
 Trekking specifications
  • Grade: Moderate trek. 
  • Min. altitude 3800m. 
  • Max. altitude: 4800m. 
  • Walking hours: 4 -8 per day. 
  • Luggage: We use a fixed campsite so pack animals are not necessary.
Suggested period: 
  • All year round - especially September to January.