A magical hike that takes you to the summit of the Cordillera Occidental at 4000m! The impressive and huge rocks at the mountain edge are subject of old legends and myths from the Isinlivi people. Take a quick look at the other side of the Cordillera from where you can catch magnificent views over the Illinizas twin peaks as well as the Cotopaxi volcano. From here you start your downhill hike over the old pre Colombian road. The harsh and irregular landscape of the Andes high above the forest line is impressive! Enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of 3 different ecosystems while descending to the village of Isinlivi.

  • This hike is best organized from Isinlivi or on your way to Isinlivi.
  • If you take the bus from Latacunga to Isinlivi, ask the bus driver to drop you off at the Guingopana Pass and hike down to Isinlivi (3 hours). The bus will drop your luggage off at your lodge.


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