Activity in the region of otavalo
Climbing the Cotacachi volcano (4932 meters)
This is a high-altitude climb to the highest volcano in the region.
We leave before sunrise and drive up to 4000 meters by car. From here we walk through grassland for 3 to 4 hours until we reach the snow line at an altitude of about 4750 meters. We rest for a while and enjoy the view of the Andes Mountains. Then we descend and return by car to our starting point.
For safety reasons one does not climb all the way to the top (4939 meters).
Difficulty: moderately difficult
Mandatory: good walking shoes, sun protection, fleece or pull, water (min.1 liter), rain jacket, reasonable condition also at height
Recommended: camera, walking sticks
Note: You can also make this trip on two days with a night camping on the mountain.