Illiniza Sur Summit (5250m)

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Illiniza Sur Summit 5250m (1N-2D)

The Illinizas are a pair of volcanic mountains that are located to the south of QuitoEcuador. They are located in the Illinizas Ecological Reserve, These twin mountains are separated by a saddle that is about a kilometer long. The peaks are among the highest in Ecuador, with Illiniza Sur standing slightly taller than Illiniza Norte, its northern counterpart, at 5248 m and 5126 m respectively.

Illiniza Sur (the southern peak) is a more difficult climb due to itglacial nature.

Illiniza Sur is a more technical mountain for people that have ice climbing knowledge. It’s an alpine climb so it’s only recommend to experienced climbers and be acclimatized to altitude
Day1: Early Afternoon, we  head to La Virgen Parking Lot and Hike to the Nuevos Horizontes Refuge. Rest and eat early dinner.

Day2: At 4am start the journey to the summit (3-6hours).Reach the summit  and head back to Quito after lunch

Price Range From 220 to 380 (Depends on the Number of People)


  • 1L-1D
  • Accommodation at  Refuge
  • Snacks and Hydration
  • Private Transportation
  • Profesional Mountain Guide (1 Guide for 2 people)
  • Practice Glacier Training
  • Technical equipment: crampons, ice ax, harness, rope, stake.
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