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Ilinizas Climbing

Ilinizas North and South Mountain Climbing tours. Try the best climbing and alpinism in Ecuador with the travel experts, we customize your tour according to your special needs!

Iliniza North

Is a rocky peak and very seldom is covered with snow. Its normal route does not present any technical problem, so for trekkers or soft climbers is a challenge and offers some of the more enjoyable climbs, great views and self confidence.

Iliniza South

Is reserved for those who have good skills on ice climbing. Because of the glacier recession, its normal route has become more and more difficult, so front point skills are necessary. Therefore it is not recommended for beginners. This peak has the reputation of being an Alpine climb.

Climbing Ilinizas North & South

North Ilinizas Climbing 5125 meters

To climb the South Ilinizas will take take aproximatly 6 hours going up to a height of 5126m. It is important to have previous acclimatization in advance at list two days before climbing.


First day The tour starts at the tour in Quito at 8:30 am every day with a private tour or minimum 2 people.

You will begin ascent (3900m – 12,795 ft from La Virgen) after a short brief then you will have lunch then you will start climbing to reach the summit, after this amazing mountain climbing experience you will return to the start point where you can stay for the night or return to Quito.

South Ilinizas Climbing 5250 meters


First day: The tour departs from Quito south direction towards El Chaupi village and parking place “La Virgen” at 4000mt. Approach to the hut (4740 mt), overnight and diner.

Second day: Time to reach the summit!

We will wake up early in the morning for breakfast. Approach to the glacier base and climbing to the top by the normal route (northeast face). Return to hut and parking lot then return to Quito where is the end of the tour.

Included: Professional bilingual guide (maximum 1 guide per 2 people), transportation from Quito to Quito, bed at refuge on the first night, lunch on the first day, dinner and breakfast at the refuge, special climbing equipment .

Special climbing equipment included in the packages: polar pants , plastic climbing boots , gaiters, polar jacket, crampons , outside gloves, waterproof pants/ jacket , ice axe , climbing harness, sleeping bag

Necessary Equipment (Not included): water bottle, inside polar gloves , energy drinks and snacks, camera, sun cream,  warm walking trousers, sunglasses, puffer jacket or similar, wool hat, walking sticks , face mask, large rucksack (50-70 liter), reasonably day pack(35 liters), warm gear including puffer jacket etc), camelback type vessel for water, batteries AAA.

What to bring: warm clothes, trekking shoes, personal water bottle, suns cream, personal items, camera, sunglasses and snacks,  2 pairs batteries AAA .

Ilinizas  North: 2 people 260USD per person,  private tour 450USD per person

South Ilinizas: 300USD per person for 2 people, private tour for  520USD