Wedged between snowy summits and lush forests, the stark beauty of the Andean ‘paramo’ grasslands will hold you transfixed on this trekking tour in the Antisana Ecological Reserve.
The Reserve's main attraction is the snow-capped Antisana Volcano, the fourth highest peak in Ecuador. Located on the slopes of this imposing 5705-meter high volcano, the Reserve offers a trek through the unique flora and fauna of the Andean ‘paramo’ (at an altitude of 3600-4800 meters). A stunning ride 4000 meters above sea level will give you a powerful sense of Ecuador’s dramatic landscape as you traverse rolling meadows, plunging ravines and lakes bordered by ‘pillow moss’, hump-like pillows of vegetation. Swooping Andean gulls, hummingbirds, ducks, and if you are lucky, the elusive Condor, will also vie for your attention as you revel in the sheer expanse and beauty of the environs.
The trek in the Antisana Reserve is a classic paramo hike with excellent views of snow-capped volcanoes and a chance to see the endangered Andean Condor