Hiking to the Cotopaxi Mountain (Ecuador)
Our last day in Ecuador was marked by hiking to the Cotopaxi Mountain (Ecuador). It was a tiring day, but we did it, I reached the Jose Rivas Refuge at 4864 meters (15,973 feet) above the sea level.
The story about the hiking will come later but this time, let me share two images of the hiking and the amazing view of Cotopaxi Mountain. Have a great week!
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I remember that I could see the stunning Cotopaxi while having breakfast from my hotel, unfortunately we had little time and we did not do the hike but instead went to Baños. Nice pics! Angela
Cotopaxi is indeed stunning! You are lucky to have such great view from your hotel 🙂 I have read Banos is a nice place too – and I have never been there, I guess that’s the way we travelers complete each other’s experience 🙂 Thank you so much, Angela 🙂
so jealous! I didnt get there – i was concerned about the altitude. would have needed to go straight after arriving in south america
You are right about the altitude! It was actually the biggest challenge of the hiking 😀
So thrilled to see that you saw some of the mainland Ecuador as well! Cotopaxi is one of our all time favorites! 😀 Our visit there pretty much kicked off our nomadic journey. We let the kids decide the first destination and they chose to go to an active volcano. Cotopaxi was the obvious choice since we were already in Ecuador. It was a very memorable experience.
Wow, it is so desolate and beautiful. We are aiming to get over there sometime soon!