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The challenge

  • Trek 100kms to Mt. Cotopaxi, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world
  • Gaze for miles over the magical Andes mountain range
  • Trek at high altitude through captivating volcanic landscapes
  • Reach the famous Cotopaxi mountain hut (4,800m) as the goal of the challenge
  • Celebrate your achievements in the capital city - Quito

This spectacular 100km high altitude trek is not for the faint-hearted as its physically demanding and culminates at 4,800m (15,748ft) above sea level, on one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. You will feel exhausted but elated as you gaze out with exceptional views over the Andes once you complete the final footsteps to Mt. Cotopaxi. The trek is at high altitude, which means the levels of oxygen are much thinner and acclimatisation is vital. The challenge will begin in Ecuador’s capital Quito, giving the group time to feel comfortable with their surroundings before venturing off on the challenge of a lifetime. This action-packed itinerary takes you through the countryside, past local communities and treks across numerous volcanoes. Your ultimate destination is the mountain hut on the majestic Mt. Cotopaxi, the base from which climbers attempt to summit the mountain.

The journey

Ecuador HSBC


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HSBC Andean Volcano Challenge

HSBC Andean Volcano Challenge

HSBC Andean Volcano Challenge

HSBC Andean Volcano Challenge

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HSBC Andean Volcano Challengee

HSBC Andean Volcano Challenge

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We hold an Air Travel Organiser's Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 6546. Many of the flight-inclusive challenges on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. This ATOL protection only covers challenges that include flights booked by Charity Challenge and that originate in the UK. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLcertificate

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