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Sangay Expedition - 12 days

Itinerary

DAY 1:
Quito-Riobamba. On the way we visit an Indian market and lunch at an Hacienda. In Riobamba, accommodations and meals at Abraspungo Hotel.

DAY 2: After breakfast, first by vehicle and then by foot, we reach the Hacienda Guargualla (3,600 meters).

DAY 3: Pucara-our first camp.
 
DAY 4: Plazapamba-our second camp.

DAY 5: Plazapamba-our base camp.

DAY 6: Early ascension to the crater and return to the base camp.

Day 7: Depending on weather conditions, second attempt to ascend to the crater.

DAY 8: Day for rest and trekking in the surrounding areas to observe the fantastic geological formations and wildlife.

DAY 9: Return to Plazapamba.

DAY 10: Plazapamba-Pucara.

DAY 11: Pucara Hacienda. Guargualla-Riobamba.

DAY 12: Riobamba-Quito.

The Sangay National Park is the largest wild area of Ecuador. The territory which forms the reserve extends from the high summits of Altar, Cubillin, Quillimas, Osogochi and Sangay to the humid and subtropical region of the Palora and Upano Rivers. The park covers a surface of 549,000 hectares and covers a large part of three Ecuadorian provinces: Tungurahua, Chimborazo and Morona Santiago.

Most of the reserve is inaccessible and presents a variety of life zones, from 1,000 meters to 5,000 meters, thus containing the most varied community of plants and animals, as well as natural beauty. There are a considerable number of the following animals: pumas, jaguar, deer, dantas, condors, etc. all of whose existence is protected.  Within the park are beautiful waterfalls, lakes, rivers and an infinity of geological formations, glaciers, volcanoes, caverns, thermal springs, etc.

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