Elevation (feet): 13,776
Elevation (meters): 4,199
Continent: South America
Country: Ecuador
Range/Region: Ecuador Andes
Latitude: -0.466978
Longitude: -78.480844
Difficulty: Walk up
Nearest major airport: Quito
Convenient Center: Quito

Thanks to Michael Reis and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Pasochoa is located only 20 miles from Quito, although reaching a trailhead takes longer due to the difficult roadways, which are not always paved. It is a favorite among those looking to acclimatize in preparation of an attempt at one of Ecuador's more renowned volcanic summits (Cotopaxi, Cayambe or Chimborazo), and it is a fairly straightforward walk to the summit, with several nice viewpoints. It is not very steep, although the last 200 meters of vertical can be a bit of a challenge for those first arriving in Ecuador.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Pasochoa.

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  • Log #21638 - by James Vivenzio on Apr 08, 2009
    I arrived solo from the USA to meet my climbing group. The plan called for Pasochoa, Rucu Pichincha, Iliniza Norte, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo. My group was composed of climbers from Italy, Spain,...
  • Log #20409 - by ben haley on Oct 01, 2006
    It was pretty great. I wish we would've had more time to spend there. It is a really natural area and we were able to see hummingbirds, condors and other types of birds. We were also able to see a...