Guagua Pichincha is a still active volcano and is the higher peak of the two Pichincha peaks, itrs summit being 4781m. above sea level.
In order to have a higher chance of having a good view of the beautiful crater we leave Quito at 6:00 am and drive to the town of Lloa which lies in a small valley just to the west of Quito. From there we continue driving to altitude of 3400m above sea lever where we begin our trek. Our hike to the summit will take us about 3 hours and the descend about 2 hours. At about 2pm we will be back in Quito.