Best haciendas and mountain lodges in Ecuador

We introduce to you the best haciendas and mountain lodges in Ecuador. Willing to travel for mountaineering and discovering the Andean summits, this article is for you! We are not sponsored by any of these haciendas and mountain lodges. First, we established this rank according to our customers feedback and our knowledge of the market. Then we collected information from analysis of the reviews on Booking or TripAdvisor. We classified the top accommodations by areas around the main summits in Ecuador. Mainly, the ones we are doing in our tours with Andean Summit Adventure such as Pichincha, Cayambe, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi and Illinizas. Therefore, we hope that you will find the perfect place for your stay in our beautiful country thanks to this article. We are also happy to include them in your next tour to Ecuador with Andean Summit Adventure.

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Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is the most common illness for climbers and mountaineers in higher areas. There are three different types of altitude sickness: acute altitude sickness or also called acute mountain sickness (AMT), high altitude pulmonary oedema (HAPE) and high altitude cerebral oedema (HACE). The next couple of passages will give you an idea what these illnesses are, why you get them and how to prevent them.

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Full compliance for fun and safety

Providing the best and most spectacular mountainerring experience is the main goal for our company. Therefore, qualifications, certifications and continous education of our guides is an essential aspect of our work. All our guides are certified by the Ecuadorian Mountain Guide Association (ASEGUIM -Asociación Ecuatoriana de Guias de Montaña). At the same time many of them got additionally the certification by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA – UIAGM – IVBV).

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Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Cayambe: new topos

Wanna conquer one of Ecuador’s highest peaks? Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Cayambe: new topos were published. Therefore, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism cooperated with the Ministry of Environment and the Ecuadorian Mountain Guide Association to elaborate new topos. As a result, these helpful documents include the mountain’s location, its camps and refuges as well as what kind of weather and terrain you have to expect. Further, there is information about the routes which are possible to climb in order to reach the summit. more “Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Cayambe: new topos”

Our summit hit rate in Ecuador

Our summit hit rate shows all information about the mountains in Ecuador over 5.000 m / 16.404 ft. Everyone wants to reach the summit of the mountains they intend to climb. Therfore, we at andean summit adventure help you to fulfill those dreams. In the last couple of years, we accompanied 552 climbers to Ecuador’s highest mountains. The following statistics show you which mountains (> 5.000 m / 16.400 ft) in Ecuador we climbed, how many people reached the top and why some of them couldn’t.  more “Our summit hit rate in Ecuador”

Altar – El Obispo (5.310 m)

El Obispo is the highest elevation of an extinct volcano and one of Ecuador’s hardest climbs. The extinct volcano El Altar or Capac Urcu reaches a maximum altitude of 5.310 m / 17.421 ft.  Ice and rocks on the trail and changing weather conditions make it a difficult climb difficult. more “Altar – El Obispo (5.310 m)”