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All reviews make sure day hike great hike high altitude cable car be careful bring water few days warm clothes a great experience loose rocks sandy path weather conditions teleferico volcano views summit
I was a solo hiker and met many other hikers on the way up.
Went on a cloudy day which in the end wasn't so bad as I didn't suffer from the heat. Having said that the visibility was great for most of the part...More
So first of all, let me just get this out of the way first: I'm not one of those snobby hikers covered from head to toe in North Face who act like everyone is beneath them because they're not as experienced. I've been hiking for...More
The views are worth the lack of oxygen up here! With lots of walks to chose from to suit your fitness level even if you only get off the gondola and walk to the cafe overlook you’ll be reward with stunning views over Quito with...More
Pichincha was a great hike! We’re a highly active group of hikers and it took us about 3 hours to summit and about 2 hours down. We started later than we wanted— around 10am and made it to the top just before 1pm where the...More
An awesome 1 day adventure. But make sure you choose the right time. I was there in March 2018 and clouds revealed the beautiful city view only every now and then. If you have a little more time, you can hike up the volcano Pichincha....More
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
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..
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.
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
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