Ilinizas is an ancient volcano located south of Quito that splits into two different picks; this occurred about 5000 years ago. This tour climbs the northern pick, reaching an altitude of 5126m / 16.817 ft. Northern Ilinizas is a moderate trek followed by a exhilarating but easy climb to reach the top.


Physical Level: Moderate to Prepared
Technical Level: Average to Experienced
Summit Elevation: 5.126 m / 16.817 ft
Refuge Elevation: 3.900 m / 12.795 ft
Terrain: Medium grass, sandpit, rock, snow


Physical Level: Challenging
Technical Level: Experienced
Summit Elevation: 5.263 m / 17.267 ft
Refuge Elevation: 3.900 m / 12.795 ft
Terrain: Grass, sandpit, rock, snow, ice, mixed climb

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Quito, pick up from your hotel 7 am
INCLUDED Transportation from Quito to Ilinizas and way back
English Speaking Adventure Guide
Box Lunch
NOT INCLUDED Activities not mentioned Extra activities
Personal expenses
Entrance fees
Extra drinks, tips
Optional Drop off at Baños de Agua Santa, Riobamba or Latacunga

Climb with us

Today depending on your climbing experience and your fitness level, you can either climb to the Summit of the Iliniza Norte or have a nice trek to the Refuge and to the beautiful lake is formed in the middle of the two mountains.

If you have experience climbing you can choose to climb the Iliniza Sur, for the Iliniza Sur you need ice technical gear and experienced guides, if you like we can organize your climbing adventure in Ecuador including acclimatization, gear, accommodation, transport and top of the mountain guides in Ecuador.


  • Pick up at 07:00 am
  • Drive to Northern Ilinizas
  • Begin ascent
  • Lunch
  • Reach the summit / Lake
  • Return to Quito



Iliniza Norte
Iliniza Norte
Iliniza Sur
Ilinizas Trek
Iliniza hike