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Pichincha

Puerto Quito, Ecuador
+593 98 346 7338
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“day hike” (4 reviews)
“high altitude” (4 reviews)
“cable car” (4 reviews)
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Puerto Quito, Ecuador
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"day hike"
in 4 reviews
"high altitude"
in 4 reviews
"cable car"
in 4 reviews
"bring water"
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"be careful"
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"warm clothes"
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"three hours"
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"loose rocks"
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"two hours"
in 2 reviews
"acclimatization hike"
in 2 reviews
"weather conditions"
in 2 reviews
"a great experience"
in 2 reviews
"teleferico"
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"trail"
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"quito"
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"volcano"
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

I climbed the Rucu Pichincha volcano from Quito's cable car in April 2017. I was alone and like many, I had read some reviews about climbing this volcano being dangerous with a risk of robbery. I can say here that the danger is now gone,...More

3  Thank JulienMordret
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Took a taxi from Plaza San Blas for usd 4 to the cable car station. Ticket for a roundtrip costs usd 8.5, the ride uphill to approx 4'050masl takes almost 20mins and then you're ready to start your hike at this impressive altitude.. Try to...More

Thank rapha_y_nici
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

I went with a group of 6. Half went left, half right. Two of the guys with me got altitude sickness. I continued and solo climbed the cliff to the top in snow whiteout conditions. Easy climbing. Had a blast.

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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

If you've got the stamina to walk a little over an hour uphill, the climb to Rich Pichincha is definitely worth it. A few tips: go in the morning, the TeleferiQo opens at 9 and usually the clouds haven't descended on the path. The weather...More

2  Thank Fa-HEE-tahs
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Catch the teleferico for $8.50 and from the top the hike should take about 2 to 3 hours. The end of the hike is an easy climb but the altitude does get to you. Try to do this as early as possible (First teleferico starts...More

2  Thank Jonathan B
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

If you visit Quito you need to do this hike. You do not need a guide. Most of this is just hiking with the last 20 minutes or so scrambling. Approximately three hours up and two hours coming down. Bring layers as it gets a...More

2  Thank Chad W
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

It's a hard but not technical climb but it's definitely worth it for the great views. Catch the Teleferico to the top (US$8.50 for the return trip). The ride is nice and the views from the cable car station are very good in there own...More

2  Thank Alek C
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

We used this hike as our first acclimatization hike in Ecuador right on the second day of arrival. The hike is moderate, no snow anywhere, yet it can get cold and windy. The trail is super well marked and many people hike on it every...More

Thank Satyabrata
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

We did this in January 2017 as an acclimatization hike with AAI. The entire route is generally below the snow line but you should take proper clothing in case conditions change along the way. The route is pretty easy to follow until you get to...More

Thank RCMV
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

After exiting the cable car it's a straight forward 80 minutes along the clear single track ridge line, then another 30-40 minutes banking around the right of the bouldered faces (you need to scale 3 slabs of rock or so) and then you will reach...More

Thank Amber M
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