Duration: 1 day
Date: All year
The Limpiopungo Lagoon is located at the foot of the Rumiñahui volcano within the Cotopaxi National Park at 3892m, being a morphological result of the Cotopaxi lahars. That is, it has been formed by the melting of the glacier when it came into contact with the lava flows of the volcano. This hike is a perfect route to start in the world of mountaineering and trekking, as well as offering us spectacular landscapes since it is located at the foot of three imposing volcanoes: Rumiñahui, Sincholagua and of course Cotopaxi. This hike is also perfect for photography lovers and those who enjoy the flora and fauna of the Andes, having an endless number of birds and plants to photograph along the way. This trek is normally done in one day and every four passengers will have an ASEGUIM/UIAGM certified guide. If you travel alone, the trek will be carried out only by the certified guide with the passenger. Come to live this incredible experience touring the Andes of Ecuador and join us on this beautiful adventure.
DAY 1: Limpiopungo Lagoon Trek
Altitude: 3892m/12769 ft
We will pick you up from your hotel or place of preference at 06h00 where we will have a trip of approximately 1 hour and a half until we reach the Cotopaxi National Park. We will check in and continue for another 20 minutes to the Limpiopungo parking lot where we will give brief safety instructions before starting our hike. We will begin our trek of approximately 3 hours until we complete the loop of the lagoon where we will be able to enjoy the incredible landscapes that surround us and we will see the neighboring giant volcanoes such as Rumiñahui, Cotopaxi, Sincholagua and many more. At the end of our trek we will return to our transport that will be waiting for us to return to the city of Quito. The return journey takes 1 hour and a half, so we will make a stop for lunch before leaving you again at the starting point at your hotel or place of preference.
CLOTHING REQUIRED (NOT INCLUDED):
Three layers of clothing for the legs and torso:
• Base layer: Thermal clothing for body and pants (usually made of synthetic material).
• Second layer: Warm jacket and pants, preferably water repellent (goose down, fleece or polar type).
• Third layer: Waterproof jacket and pants (in case of rain).
• An extra thermal or jacket (in case of extreme cold).
• Backpack between 25L and 35L.
• Factor 4 sunglasses (with UV protection).
• Thick socks.
In case you do not have something from the list of personal clothing, Mauna Expeditions can provide you with the rental or sale of said accessories.
The services included in the cost of the trek are:
✓ Registration and preparation for the best experience of your life.
✓ Guidance for the trek with certified guides (ASEGUIM/UIAGM), one guide for every 4 people.
✓ Private door to door transportation for the entire day of the tour.
✓ Entry Permits.
✓ Adventure video about the experience in the trek.
✓ First aid service.
✓ Lunch on the way down on the day of the trek.
✓ Thermo of Mauna Expeditions.
✓ Buff of Mauna Expeditions.
✓ Lunch Box and hydration for the trek.
The following services are NOT included in the cost of the trek:
X Clothing and personal equipment.
X Airplane tickets.
X Hotel or hostel in Quito or place of preference.
X Life insurance or against some type of accident.
X Other expenses NOT specified in our program.
1 person: CONTACT US.
2 people: CONTACT US.
3-5 people: CONTACT US.
6-10 people: CONTACT US.
11-24 people: CONTACT US.
PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION OF THE PROGRAM
To book the tour, Mauna Expeditions requires a payment of 25% of the cost of the program. Full payment must be made up to a maximum of two weeks before the start date of the tour. We do not send vouchers or confirmation messages until full payment for the program is made. Our team reserves the right to cancel the tour if the full payment is not made until the start date of the program.
The Mauna Expeditions team has put a lot of effort into organizing your program. Therefore, any cancellation must be made at least 21 days in advance. After 21 days, Mauna Expeditions may make a 50% refund depending on the cause of cancellation. Any cancellation notified less than 21 days from the start date of the program will be charged a penalty of 100% of the value of the program.
Costs vary depending on the size of the group. A minimum of 1 person and a maximum of 24 people are required to make the trek. For costs information please CONTACT US.
Mountaineering is a high-risk sport, where we are exposed to conditions on extreme occasions. We do not recommend doing this activity for people with asthma or some kind of heart condition. The level of difficulty of this program is demanding and there is nothing that interests us more than your safety and that you enjoy our program without any external problem.