Important: Please note that this itinerary is a guideline only. We will do every effort to follow it, but in case of unforeseen circumstances we may have to make changes.
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Our Complimentary Extension Packages offer great opportunities to explore some of Ecuador’s most dramatic scenaries, which have earned the country a reputation as one of the most bio diverse and unique regions on the planet.
We work with carefully selected tourism operators, which will offer the same quality and high standards of service that our clients expect from us.
You can choose from a selection of various (active) outdoor activities in the Galapagos, the Cloud Forest or Amazon Jungle. We highly recommend to extent your trip with a rafting experience.
It is very simple: our team is comprised of the best Ecuador climbing guides. Our mountain guides are an integral part of Andeanface because they understand and share our climbing principles. The quality of our guiding staff is the primary difference between us and our competitors. Andeanface as a company has been leading climbs in Ecuador since 2005.
Our Trip Rating system ranks each trip from easy level to strenuous level according to the degree of activity and general travel rigors. Normally our trekking activities are rated from easy to moderate and our climbing activities are rated from intermediate to strenuous.
Trekker should expect easily 4-5 hours of hiking a day. You should be in good shape.
A typical day consists of 5-7 hours of walking with an elevation gain of 500 to 800 m / 1,600 to 2,624 ft. A good condition is a must.
The following scale reflects the difficulty of the climb considering the technical specifications, experience required, altitude and duration of the ascent. The grades are roughly estimated and you have to take into account the difficulty varies depending on your personal fitness and experience.
No previous mountaineering skills are required. Climbers should be in acceptable physical condition and it is highly recommended that
participants have some backpacking experience. In some cases a rope may be used to belay some exposed places.
Basic mountaineering skills required, experience in high altitude and use of climbing gear such as crampons, rope and ice axe is preferred, but not required. A moderate climb usually is on a glacier, you may have to cross some crevasses, the slopes are not so steep (max. 40%) and full gear is used on all climbs. Very good physical condition is required.
Technical climbs with steep snow slopes and exposed ridges, you may encounter some crevassed sections. Experience in high altitude and proper use of equipment as well as good knowledge of mountaineering techniques are required. Climbers should be comfortable on snow and ice up to 50 degrees. An excellent physical condition is a must.