Banos Area

  • El Altar - © Flickr User - David Torres Costales
  • Tungurahua  - © Flickr User - Orban Lopez Crus
  • Tungurahua - © Flickr User - Carine06
  • End of hike to Et Altar - Lago Amarillo - © Flickr User - nathan potter
  • Cauldron of the Devil - Northern foothills of Tungurahua  - © Flickr user - Simon Matzinger
  • El Altar Volcano - © Flickr User - Beatrice Murch
  • Tungurahua  - © Flickr User - Estebar Monar
  • Tungurahua - © Flickr User - Warren Talbot
  • Tungurahua  - © Flickr User - Equa013
  • Tungurahua  - © Flickr User - Sophie Robson
  • Tungurahua slopes - © Flickr User - Jipe7

Key information: Banos Area

     

  • Amazingly beautiful landscape around a somewhat spoilt town.
  • Great day walks in the area, as well as El Altar and Tungurahua.
  • Ecuador Climbing and Hiking Guide - Viva, has a worthwhile section on this area. Find relevant books by using our Amazon search function:
  • This can be tough walking in high, remote mountains with unpredictable weather, on which you will have to be self-sufficient and where altitude can cause real problems. Come prepared.
  • ANYONE GOT ANY GOOD PHOTOS? WE WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO POST THEM!
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Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating88
  • Beauty34
  • Natural interest18
  • Human interest4
  • Charisma34
  • Negative points2
  • Total rating88

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: Your Choice
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.

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Tungurahua  - © Flickr User - Orban Lopez Crus
End of hike to Et Altar - Lago Amarillo - © Flickr User - nathan potter

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Your comments on this walk, your experiences and suggestions, and your photos are very welcome. Where appropriate, you will be credited for your contribution.

Safety and problems: All walks have inherent risks and potential problems, and many of the walks featured on this website involve significant risks, dangers and problems. Problems of any sort can arise on any walk. This website does not purport to identify any (or all) actual or potential risks, dangers and problems that may relate to any particular walk.

Any person who is considering undertaking this walk should do careful research and make their own assessment of the risks, dangers and possible problems involved. They should also go to “Important information” for further important information.

Anyone planning an expedition to this place should see further important information about this walk.

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Cauldron of the Devil - Northern foothills of Tungurahua  - © Flickr user - Simon Matzinger...
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