Trekking and Hiking in Banos Ecuador. A day full of surprises awaits you! The hiking to the Tungurahua Volcano is one of the top things to do in Banos!
Hike the Tungurahua Volcano in a day trip from Baños and admire the complex and beautiful nature of the Sangay National Park and the beautiful surrounding mountains and the Tungurahua Volcano.
In 2000, after a long period of quiescence, the volcano entered an eruptive phase that continues to this day. The renewed activity in October 1999 produced major ashfall and led to the temporary evacuation of more than 25,000 inhabitants from Baños and the surrounding area. Activity continued at a medium level until May 2006, when activity increased dramatically, culminating in violent eruptions on 14 July 2006 and 16 August 2006. The 16 August 2006 eruption has been the most violent since activity commenced in 1999.
A further eruption and evacuation occurred on 4 December 2010. Another eruption occurred on 18 December 2012 forcing evacuation of those living on the volcano’s slopes. The volcano erupted again in July 2013 and 1 February 2014 when the volcano erupted again.
The tour starts at 8am in Baños. We travel with our private transportation 4×4 for 20 min. till Pondoa (2650m). After we will start with a hike for about 3 to 4 hours from Pondoa to the refuge of Tungurahua (3800m). When we will get to refuge we will have our snacks and have a look at the wonderful surroundings. We can hear the sounds of the volcano as well from the refuge, after we will start to descend walking down to Pondoa to take our mountain bike to come down to Baños where you will be around 5:30PM.
Transportation, mountain bike, equipment, lunch, purified water, English-speaking guide.
NOT INCLUDED: Tips for the guide
What to bring: Trekking shoes, warm clothes, sun protection, bottle of water
From: 80USD per person, minimum 2 people
Climbing 2 days, minimum 2 people, 230 usd per person