4712 meters and Morurco 4 840 meters. Among these mountains there are numerous valleys, lakes and rivers over 3 500 meters above sea level. To entry the Cotopaxi Volcano National Park you must go in a 4×4 jeep so you will be able to get to the refuge.
Cotopaxi is considered one of the world’s highest active volcanoes and Ecuador’s second highest mountain and one of the highest in South America. It’s perfectly symmetrical cone, covered in a thick blanket of snow and ice, gracefully rises from a beautiful paramos plateau. The climb up Cotopaxi is not highly technical, but does require a pre-climb glacier travel course with crampons, ice axes and ropes the afternoon before summiting.