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Trek to Altar Yellow Lake, 4 Days

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Days: 4
Effort: Challenging


Activities: Trekking

Trek to Altar Yellow Lake, 4 Days

Visit the majestic Altar Nature Reserve with its impressive collapsed crater and yellow lake located within the most stunning highland scenery in all of Ecuador. This little-known and breathtaking trek will give you the opportunity to spot the elusive Andean Condor, as we explore this mysterious region of the Andes.

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Trip Highlights

  • Challenge yourself as you trek through one of Ecuador’s most beautiful highland regions.
  • Take in incredible views of El Altar’s looming peaks and Laguna Amarilla.
  • Learn about the beautiful highland plants and wildlife surrounding you.
  • Search for the majestic Andean condor and other highland wildlife.
  • Hike in comfort with a team of porters to carry your gear and prepare your meals.

 

Itinerary

DAY 1: HIKE HACIENDA RELECHE IN SANGAY NATIONAL PARK

DAY 2: HIKE INTO EL ALTAR NATURE RESERVE

DAY 3: LAGUNA AMARILLA CRATER LAKE

DAY 4: RETURN HIKE AND TRANSFER TO QUITO

INCLUDED

Private transportation, rubber boots, camping, sleeping tents, kitchen tent, bathroom tent, camping equipment, freshly prepared meals, bilingual certified guide, meals as described (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

NOT INCLUDED

Entrance to Sangay National Park, beverages in hotels, and tips

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
TRAVEL TIME: 4 hours to/from Riobamba
TREKKING TIME: 4 to 7 hours each day
SEASON: All year, best during full moons
ALTITUDE: 3000 m. to 4500 m.
SUGGESTED: Warm layered clothing, boots, sun block, gloves, flashlight, rain, and overnight gear