2 days

Climbing Iliniza Norte Volcano

From the top of the rocky Iliniza Norte Volcano in Ecuador, you have a great view over the Central Andes and the impressive Cotopaxi Volcano!

Iliniza Norte Volcano (5126 m./16817 ft. High)

The summit of Iliniza Norte is the easy one of the twin-peaked mountain Ilinizas. It is a rocky mountain with no permanent snow, and an ideal acclimatization climb. With clear weather you will have marvelous views of the Cotopaxi Volcano. Tips about altitude sickness.

Itinerary of Climbing Iliniza Norte Volcano (5126 m./16817 ft.)


Day 1: Riobamba - Nuevos Horizontes refuge

Climbing Iliniza Norte MountainWe leave Riobamba at 8.30 and drive for about 3 hours to the foot of the Ilinizas. At the La Virgen area (4240 m. / 13.910 ft.) we will start the 3-hour hike up to the Nuevos Horizontes refuge at 4650 m. / 15.256 ft. During this hike you will have to carry your backpack with the climbing gear.Iliniza Norte Volcano

Day 2: Nuevos Horizontes refuge - Iliniza Norte Summit - Riobamba

Iliniza Norte customized climbing EcuadorAt 4:00 am we leave the refuge. The climb to the summit takes 4 to 5 hours, and the descent takes 2 to 3 hours. After the descent we have lunch in a restaurant and then drive back to Riobamba.
Arrive in Riobamba at about 16:00 h

Difficulty: medium
Departure: any day

Inclusive in this climbing tour:

  • mountain guide (1 guide climbs with a maximum of 2 people)
  • private transportation from / to Riobamba
  • accommodation in refuge
  • meals and coffee, tea, coca tea, purified drinking wate
  • climbing equipment
  • entrance permit Ilinizas Reserve


  • Everything not mentioned in the list above
  • (soft) drinks
  • Personal spendings
  • Tips
Climbing Iliniza Norte Ecuador
Climbing Iliniza Norte Mountain

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