Refugio Guagua-Pichincha | Established Campground

Ecuador

Details

Verified:
2 months ago
Altitude:
4550.0 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
bigoteparati

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
Natural Source
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Description

This is the Refuge Hut short before the summit of Guagua Pichincha. You can geht here on a very steep dirt road starting in lloa. Depending on your car you will reach the refuge or leave it more down (without 4wheeldrive this is what you will do).
Also you can hire a 4*4 taxi that will bring you up to a flat space for 20$ (just ask anybody with a pickup in the village), from there you will walk approx. 1h to the refuge.
There is nobody up here in the nights (somebody came in the morning, not sure if everyday) but keys are next to the door on a string and there are 16 bunk beds without sheets inside. There is also plenty of space for tents although with the cold wind you will maybe consider sleep inside. If you reach the refuge by car there is enough space for any kind of rig.
There is no possibility to cook but tanks of rainwater.
After we slept here we started at eight in the morning, reached the summit half an hour later, crossed the valley to Rucu Pichincha wich we reached at 2pm and then took the TeleferiQo (5$ one way) down to Quito again.
Enjoy!

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Amazing ride, we’ll worth the trip up for you are in a serious 4x4 or on a 1x2… it’s a nice day ride from town to get out and of you are lucky see some snow and amazing views. On a damp day the last 10kms can be quite slippery (fine compacted volcano sand) on the dry it’s not too bad… there are wild camping options along the way too.

The road up is in pretty good condition but being sand with tight switchbacks some bigger rigs or 2x4 might struggle

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I walked all the way up from Lloa, 5 hours. Slept in a tent. Everything was closed, haven't seen any keys. Had to climb the gate to take some rain water. In the morning the guard came. Easy 15 min walk to Guagua. Later continued and climbed Padre Encantado (20 min up from the main path) and Ladrillos before reach Rucu and returned to Quito. No phone signal at refugio.

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This is the Refuge Hut short before the summit of Guagua Pichincha. You can geht here on a very steep dirt road starting in lloa. Depending on your car you will reach the refuge or leave it more down (without 4wheeldrive this is what you will do).
Also you can hire a 4*4 taxi that will bring you up to a flat space for 20$ (just ask anybody with a pickup in the village), from there you will walk approx. 1h to the refuge.
There is nobody up here in the nights (somebody came in the morning, not shore if everyday) but keys are next to the door on a string and there are 16 bunk beds without sheets inside. There is also plenty of space for tents although with the cold wind you will maybe consider sleep inside. If you reach the refuge by car there is enough space for any kind of rig.
There is no possibility to cook but tanks of rainwater.
After we slept here we started at eight in the morning, reached the summit half an hour later, crossed the valley to Rucu Pichincha wich we reached at 2pm and then took the TeleferiQo (5$ one way) down to Quito again.
Enjoy!

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