The Ilinizas are an imposing mountain range in Ecuador, formed by two main peaks: the South Iliniza, with a height of 5,263 meters, and the North Iliniza, with 5,126 meters. These peaks attract mountaineers and hikers in search of technical challenges and spectacular views. The South Iliniza presents more difficult access and changing weather conditions, while the North Iliniza, although less high, serves as training for climbers. Both summits offer a unique experience in a breathtaking mountain setting, enriched by the culture and history of the Ecuadorian Andean region. 


Day 1
Pick-up & Hiking
  • Departure from Quito at 7 am to the site called La Virgen (3.900 mtrs).
  • Hike about 6 hours to the summit of Ilinizas Norte which is at 5.150 mtrs.
  • Return to the Virgin takes about 3 hours.
  • Return to Quito.

Hard Climbing

Average time 6 hours


  • Certified guide (English)
  • Private transportation
  • Food
  • Technical equipment


  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Expenses not specified in the itinerary


  • Important Documents: Don’t forget to bring your passport or identification card. Keep them in a safe place, such as a zippered travel bag.
  • Warm clothing: insulated jacket, sweatshirt, long-sleeved shirts. Comfortable and durable hiking pants. Trekking socks (preferably merino wool or moisture wicking material). Hat or cap to protect from the sun. Lightweight gloves and hat to keep warm at high altitudes.
  • Suitable footwear: Waterproof and waterproof trekking boots with good ankle support.
  • Backpack: Small, sturdy backpack to carry your essential belongings during the hike.
  • Camera and Binoculars: If you are a photography lover, don’t forget to bring your camera and binoculars.
  • Food and water: Don’t forget to bring water to keep you hydrated during the trek. Food for trekking: energy and nutritious food such as energy bars, nuts, dried fruits, dried fruits, instant soups, etc.
  • Sun Block and Sunglasses: Broad spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from the strong high mountain sun. Sunglasses with UV protection to protect your eyes from sun glare in the snow.


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