Pichincha Volcano Summit Hike

From $114 per person

On the western flanks of the city of Quito we find the Pichincha Volcano. This trail to the summit of Rucu Pichincha is a great climatization hike for those planning to do further hiking in the Andes.

  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Tour Duration: 8 hours
  • Hike Duration: 6 hours (16km)
  • Highlights: Pichincha Volcano, Panoramic city views, Teleferiqo Cable Car Ride
Pichincha Volcano Summit Hike


Pick up this morning to arrive at Quito's Teleferiqo by 8am.

After enjoying the cable car ride up to 4000m we begin our hike to the summit of Rucu Pichincha.

Our walk takes us along paramo ridges with fantastic views across Quito and the eastern range of the Andean cordillera. On clear days we can see Cayambe, Antisana, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo Volcanoes.

Our guide will explain more about the distinct high grassland flora and fauna en-route.

The final part of the hike includes a short scramble over sandy banks and rocky outcrops to reach the volcano summit at 4696m.

After a picnic lunch with a view, we begin our descent and return to the city.


Prices 2024

2 people
$192 p/p
3 - 4 people
$143 p/p
5 - 6 people
$114 p/p

Price includes:
Private transportation, top English speaking naturalist hiking guide, Teleferiqo Cable Car Ride, box lunch.

Not included:
Tips and personal expenses

Prices are stated in US Dollars.
Prices are valid until 31st December 2024.
This tour begins and ends in the city of Quito. For pick up / drop off in Quito airport extra charges will apply.

Teleferiqo cable car ride onto Pichincha Volcano
Setting off on hike to the top of the Pichincha Volcano
Paramo flowers on Pichincha Hike
Pichincha Summit Hike
Summit of the Pichincha Volcano
Final section of the Pichincha Volcano climb
On the Summit of the Pichincha Volcano
Views from the Pichincha Volcano Summit
Enjoying the views of Quito on the way down from the summit