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The following itinerary was developed for ten-day trips.  Parties with more than ten days to spend in Ecuador are encouraged to lengthen their acclimatization schedule to help encourage success on the mountain.  Those already acclimatized in Ecuador can follow much shorter itineraries.

Days 1-4: Arrive Quito, acclimatization, exercise, sight-see, relaxation.

Day 5: Climb Pasochoa, and in the process walk through cloud forest.

Days 6: Rest, relaxation, acclimatization continues.

Days 7-8: To Cotapaxi refuge.  Rest and snow school.

Day 9:  Climb Cotapaxi and descend to Quito.

Day 10:  Preparation for departure.  A Dios!




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Asheville, NC, USA
Chattanooga, TN USA
Johnson City, TN USA
Winston-Salem, NC, USA


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