Hiking Pasochoa in 1 Day

Pichincha Province – Ecuador






1 day


We will leave from Machachi (10,170ft/3.100m) early in the morning and drive southeast for about an hour through the Andean highlands until we get to the trailhead (10,827ft/3.300m). The hike goes through an amazing primary Andean forest, great for bird watching, we can easily encounter the exotic hummingbirds during the hike, as we gain elevation will be able to see the surrounding snow caped mountains such as Antisana, Cayambe, Illinizas, Cotopaxi and even Chimborazo far away to the south on a clear day. Once close to the summit (13,878/4.230m), we will start hiking by a ridge of the deep forest covered caldera which takes us to the true summit soon after. It will take us about 6 hours round trip. Return to Machachi by late afternoon (-/-/-)

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Superior service
Private transportation
Professional Mountain Guide IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guide) or ASEGUIM (Ecuadorian Association of Mountain Guides) / ratio 4 hikers – 1 guide
Technical mountain equipment (harness and helmet)
National Parks entrance fees
A registered and fully licensed Tour Operator
Permanent communication through walkie-talkie between guides and office in case of an emergency
Common gear: Ropes, ice screws, snow pickets, rescue gear
Fully First aid kit (Recommended by NOLS WILDERNESS MEDICINE INSTITUTE)
Rescue or evacuation service in case of any incident in the mountains. (Only Company in Ecuador)
Hiking equipment (boots, sun glasses, waterproof clothes, hat, etc.)
Accommodation in Quito
International flights
Personal insurance
Other non-specified expenses

Pasochoa - Ecuador