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Altar Mountain

Riobamba, Ecuador
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2-Day Andes Tour from Quito with Avenue of the Volcanoes Train Ride
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
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11 Aug 2017
“Great 3 days hike !”
11 Feb 2017
“Great Hike”
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Riobamba, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Altar Volcano, through Releche route to the yellow lake on December 2017. I found the road horrible, about 8 hours just to get to the shelter (I'm not trekking expert, just a young guy in good shape). I didn't reach the...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 12 August 2017

WE did a three days hike with travel2south ! Great compagny! They booked our hike with Chimborazo tours! Great services, great equipment They gave us everyhing WE needed ( boots, sleeping bags, frontal lights, etc.) Our guide Alfonzo is from the village where WE started...More

Thank Simon P
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We hiked to Altar Mountain base and yellow lake over two days. The trail is lovely though muddy at times. The views on clear day is simply out of the world. There's a hut to stay at the end of the trail.

Thank Satyabrata
Reviewed 5 January 2017

OMG!! we went to the amazon for a tour and had a great time!!! it was so fantastic!!! such a wonderful journey, that i can't even express, a lot of beautiful memories. We love it <3

Thank Roxanne M
Reviewed 2 April 2016

I did the El Altar Trek it's a moderate hike of 2 days or 3 depending on the itinerary... about 6 hours per day hiking (if you do the 2 days it's the same way to return). You get to see the yellow lagoon, crater...More

1  Thank SamMora87
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Amazing, just amazing spot, well worth the (exhausting) trip to get there... So beautiful! But your bum will feel the horse(mule) ride...

Thank Daniel33333
Reviewed 2 January 2015

500 BC, was the world's largest mountain, is an excellent place to get in touch with nature and away from civilization. Here you can go climbing, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, etc.

1  Thank S0uthadventures2015
Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

I would highly sugguest it. Bring boots because in rainy season there is knee deep mud. However it is completely worth it. Amazing views. One of my favorites from all of south america

2  Thank Seanecuador777
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