How to calculate your hiking time

It is tricky to forecast and predict one’s hiking time. To calculate the tour time, you have to take different factors into account. We will show you what the most impacting variables are and how to figure out your walking time.

Two key factors are decisive reasons to calculate the walking time: vertical elevation gain and distance. Both values have to be considered for the ascent as well as for the descent. International alpine clubs  now agreed to a consistent and standardized formula to calculate the average walking time on a hike in the mountains. Nevertheless, this is a rough estimation for your trip and other factors may influence your time. more “How to calculate your hiking time”

acclimatization pack – Ecuador

Ecuador is the perfect location for acclimatization tours. After leaving Quito we head north to Otavalo, where acclimatization continues: a visit to the market and the lagoon Cuicocha. It takes us approximately 3 hours to get from Quito to Otavalo. We first check in at our hotel and afterwards it’s market time. more “acclimatization pack – Ecuador”