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El Altar Mountain

El Altar Mountain Tours and Activities

Located in Sangay National Park, in the heart of the Ecuadorian Andes, El Altar Mountain is an extinct volcano whose cone collapsed centuries ago, leading to the formation of an altar-shaped ridge. Today nine peaks of over 16,400 feet (5,000 meters) form a central basin containing a green glacier crater lake known as Laguna Amarilla or Yellow Lagoon.

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Morona-Santiago, Ecuador
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3-Day Altar Volcano Trekking Tour to Laguna Amarilla from Riobamba

3-Day Altar Volcano Trekking Tour to Laguna Amarilla from Riobamba

Nature lovers can trek through Sangay National Park with a guide who knows the terrain. This moderate-to-strenuous 3-day route follows the east Andes to Laguna Amarilla. The high-altitude hike covers 4 to 6 hours per day over muddy trails and steep hills, but you’re rewarded with views of the crater lake and majestic El Altar. Meals and lodging at the Collanes Refuge are provided along with transport from Riobamba.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$467.00
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$467.00
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Trek the Unknown Andean Trail Altar Volcano

Trek the Unknown Andean Trail Altar Volcano

Joining this expedition, you will be of the bitten path exploring the most remote mountains and crater lakes of the Andes of Ecuador. Enjoy trekking the hidden trails used by multiple Indian groups including the Incas to reach the most sacred volcano in the region Altar, amazed yourself looking at magical nights full of stars while learning the ancient tales of the Andes. Dare yourself to reach to the horizon and beyond with the company of passionate and experimented guides. Unique Experiences: Trek hidden trails only known by experienced local guides and discover the real adventure of a lifetime exploring the most remote and unexplored volcano in the Andes “ Altar Volcano”.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Should I book El Altar Mountain tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since El Altar Mountain can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit El Altar Mountain 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to El Altar Mountain costs USD 467.00. Guided El Altar Mountain tours start around USD 467.00 per person.
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