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Rumiñahui Peak

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Rumiñahui 4.722 m

The Rumilahui County is the smallest and diverse touristic destiny in the province of Pichincha – Ecuador.  It is the heart of the Chillos valley, and it is surrounded by slopes, foothills, hills and ice which comprehend the Andes mountains range.  Its weather makes it ideal to climb it all the year round and offers a great variety of natural touristic attractions such as the Pita River and it´s 18 cascades.  You may enjoy old legends and history display in many of the surrounded cabins in its surroundings.

This route is shared by the Panzaleo community and the pampa de limpios in the Cotopaxi national park and goes through the paramos of the Rumiñahui volvano until reach the Limpiopungo Lake.   At the summit at 4722 masl you may have a spectacular view of the Cotopaxi volcano and diverse species of births displayed around the area.


We will depart from Quito City towards the Cotopaxi national park, until the Limpiopungo Lake at 3800 masl.  Here, we will initiate the 4hours climbing reaching to the summit.  In the mid-afternoon we will be back at the Limpiopungo Lake  were our transportation is awaiting for us to return to Quito.

Estimated hiking time Physical Level Technical Level Highest Altitude Minimum Altitude

Four (4) hours


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4 722 masl 3 800 masl



Dirt, paramo bushes, sand and rock

This area is paramo; thus, its weather can be sunny and warm during the day and pretty cold and windy during the afternoon and night.


Our Services Include:

  • Private transportation to and from Quito
  • 1 professional guide member of ASEGUIM (Ecuadorian Association of Mountain Guides)
  • Cold Lunch box at the summit


Our Services Do Not Include

  • Climbing equipment (boots, sun glasses, raincoat, hat, etc.)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips


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