Cotopaxi National Park

Cotopaxi Trails: Lodge-to-Lodge

Hike the best of Cotopaxi National Park on this lodge-to-lodge itinerary, in the heart of the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Explore the rivers and waterfalls of the Pita River system, the headwaters for much of Ecuador, and cross the vast highland Páramo, or alpine tundra, between welcoming mountain lodges. Enjoy views of rugged volcanoes at every turn and wrap up your time in the National Park on the slopes of Cotopaxi, ascending to the snow line at nearly 16,000 feet.  
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Hiking trail · Ecuador
Hike the Pita River
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 12.2 km
Duration 4:15 h
Ascent 159 m
Descent 159 m

Enjoy the vast and open terrain of the Highlands, with stunning views of five volcanoes including Cotopaxi, before entering the Pita River Canyon ...

from Claire Peters,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Ecuador
Hike the Pedregal Valley
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 17.9 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 376 m
Descent 98 m

Hike from Chilcabamba Lodge to Tambopaxi Lodge, making your way through the Pita River Canyon and a vast plateau of alpine tundra (or Páramo) as ...

from Claire Peters,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Provincia de Pichincha
Tambopaxi Lodge to Lago Limpiopungo
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 9 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 145 m
Descent 28 m

Walk from Tambopaxi Lodge and circle Limpiopungo Lago, a lagoon collecting water flowing off of Rumiñahui Volcano and a popular stopover for Andean ...

from Claire Peters,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Ecuador
Hike to Cotopaxi's Snow Line
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 3.8 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 405 m
Descent 411 m

Hike to Cotopaxi Volcano’s snow line for commanding views of the rugged peaks surrounding you and the plains down below.

from Claire Peters,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Italy
Bonassola to Monterosso
Difficulty
Distance 11.6 km
Duration 4:10 h
Ascent 518 m
Descent 498 m

This day of walking takes you through the picturesque town of Levanto before continuing your walk down to Monterosso.

from Callum Broad,   Macs Adventure Ltd