Arriving in the multi-ethnic city of Quito you will kick off this
fantastic challenge with a visit to the equator line before heading for
the nearby volcanoes to start your trek.
Your challenge in the spectacular Avenue of Volcanoes begins with
Pasochoa and El Corazon volcanoes, followed by Iliniza and culminates on
one of the world's highest active volcanoes, the magical Mt. Cotopaxi.
The climb to Mt. Cotopaxi's (5,897m) summit is optional to those of
the group who are exceptionally fit and prepared for the tough summit
bid. Much of the final climb is on its glacier.
You will start your climb at about midnight when the ice is hard
and easier to trek on. As the sun starts to rise you will see that the
clouds that for days have been so far up, are now down below you.
Through gaps in the cloud, there are spectacular views of the Andes in