Antisana is an impressive and beautiful 5755m high volcano and the 4th highest volcano in Ecuador. It is located in the Antisana Ecological Reserve along the western margin of the Cordillera Real, 50km south-east of Quito. The Mountain has 4 peaks and incredible ice forms, therefore reaching the top is a unique opportunity to enjoy one of the impressive volcanoes in the Andean Mountains.
The climb itself is considered very technical and requires knowledge and experience in mountain climbing. The climb takes between 6 – 8 hours, while the descent will be around 3 hours. The landscape at sunrise is incredible with the reflection of the volcano in the surrounding lagoons inside the reserve. With a bit of luck you will also have incredible views of other surrounding volcanoes such as the Cotopaxi, Illinizas, or Chimborazo.
We also offer you our Climbing and Glacier Course in Ecuador for the ones that do not have experience in glacier climbing.
Climbing high altitudes needs previous training. If you are not correctly acclimatized you can suffer from different altitude illnesses.
We strongly recommend to make an Acclimatization Program before climb the highest peaks in Ecuador.
Special climbing equipment included in both packages
*Reasonably day pack(35 liters) (needed from the refuge to Cotopaxi summit to accommodate plenty of water, crampons, warm gear including puffer jacket etc)
**Large rucksack (50-70 liter) (only needed to transfer gear from the bus drop off at the Cotopaxi base up to the refuge)