This unique itinerary is designed specially to make it possible to summit within ten days the following three mountains – from the easiest trekking Mt. Pasochoa (4200m) to Chimborazo volcano (6310m), the most beautiful and highest in Ecuador.
Ecuador is located in the equatorial zone of South America. On the north it borders with Columbia, and on the east – with Peru. Ecuador’s western regions are bounded by the Pacific ocean.
Geographically the country is divided into three zones – the low-land coastlines, the central mountainous region with high Andes, and the eastern side (Amazon rainforests). This country, deeply impacted by volcanic activities, counts about 20 active volcanoes on the territory stretching from Mt. Sangay and up to the border with Columbia. The most well-known among those volcanoes are Pichincha (4789m) towering over the city of Quito, Illiniza(5212m), Cotopaxi and giant Chimborazo ( 6310m), the highest peak in Ecuador.
Though some of those volcanoes are very ancient and long extinct (such as Chimborazo), others – particularly Cotopaxi and Sangay – are still full of activity.
Mountains, raising high in the air, fire, breaking free from the earth’s interior, cold on the high altitudes and tropic sun – all those together turned Ecuador into a country with the most glaring diversity of natural environments on the Earth. There are over 20 national parks and ecological reserves in the country.
The capital city of Ecuador is Quito (coordinates: 0 degrees, 0 minutes, 0 seconds – as defined by geographers 24 km away from Quito). The line of equator passes there, at the altitude of 3000m above the sea level. When visiting the monument on the equatorial line, tourists stand with one foot on the Northern and with the other – on the Southern hemisphere.
Quito is the most ancient among Indian cities in South America and also a most beautiful one, located on the slopes of Pichincha volcano, between two deep gorges, shaped by mountain torrents.
The sky there is stark blue, the air is fresh, transparent and cool. This is the reason why this place was given the name Quito which means “a mountain settlement” on the dialect of the ancient Indian tribe Quitus.