El Altar

El Altar, also known as Capac Urcu, is an imposing volcanic mountain located in the Sangay National Park, in the Eastern Cordillera of the Ecuadorian Andes. With an elevation of 5,320 meters (17,454 feet) above sea level, El Altar is one of the most emblematic mountains in Ecuador and a popular tourist destination for nature and adventure lovers.

El Altar is formed by a set of peaks and craters that give it a unique and distinctive appearance. The mountain is surrounded by glaciers, lagoons and páramos, creating an impressive landscape that is home to a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. El Altar is home to a variety of animal species, including deer, Andean wolves, llamas and fighting bulls.

Visitors to El Altar can enjoy a variety of activities, such as hiking, climbing, bird watching and camping. There are also several trekking routes that lead to the top of the mountain, offering spectacular panoramic views of the surroundings.

El Altar tours

El Altar, Two-day tour

El Altar, Two-day tour

Embark on an epic adventure to El Altar, a majestic volcanic complex in the Ecuadorian Andes. Explore glaciers, lagoons, and live unique experiences in contact with nature.

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