Provincia de Cotopaxi Warnings and Dangers

  • Cotopaxi National Park
    Cotopaxi National Park
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    Laguna Limpiopungo
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    Volcán Cotopaxi
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Provincia de Cotopaxi Warnings and Dangers

  • Altitude sickness

    By the time we came to Cotopaxi we had already been in Ecuador for nearly a week, spending our time in and around Quito. The city lies at 2,800 metres, which can be high enough to cause shortness of breath and making climbing its many hills a challenge (altitude sickness is generally thought to be possible anywhere above 2,400 metres). But we had...

  • Weather changes

    The one downside of visiting Cotopaxi is that it's virtually impossible to predict the weather conditions as the volcano itself creates its own weather. Guaranteeing ideal conditions for trekking, climbing or photography is out of the question, so perhaps the only way to hedge against this is to spend a few days here camping and exploring. For me,...

  • jealous llamas

    Llamas are much easier to get close to than vicuñas. In fact, they will approach you if you get too close and this can be a bit daunting seeing that they can reach heights of six feet and weigh over 400 pounds! One male was particularly interested in my wife. I guess he was jealous of me taking photos of his. ;)


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