South America’s Largest Mountain Range: The Andes

View of the majestic Cotopaxi volcano

The Andes Mountains form one of the longest mountain ranges in the world. Located in South America, this mountain chain extends through seven countries: Ecuador, Perú, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile. These astonishing mountains feature incredible natural biodiversity, along with breathtaking landscapes. Keep reading to learn more about The Andes.

The World’s Highest Volcanoes  

The highest active volcano in the world is Ojos del Salado, it stands at 6,900 m on the Chile-Argentina border. The known Cotopaxi volcano, located on the Ecuadorian capital, Quito reaches a height of 5,897 meters (19,347 feet). Learn more about the most remarkable Ecuador’s volcanoes here.

High Plateaus

The Andes is a collection of numerous mountain chains that join together in the high-altitude plateau. There are several high plateaus, some of which host major cities including : Quito and La Paz.

Incredible Biodiversity

The Andes Mountains comprise three different climatic zones. In fact, rainforests are just miles away from the snow-covered peak Cotopaxi. The Tropical Andes, which is located north is rainy and warm with an average temperature of 18 °C.  On the other hand Wet Andes located in the south is rainy and cool. These mountains are home to over 600 species of mammals, and more than 1,000 amphibians. This region surpasses the diversity of any other natural lands, having over 30,000 species of  plants live in the Andes.

Perfect Destination for Adventure

The Andes are one of the most exciting destinations for adventurous travellers. There are a lot of activities to do, from climbing to hiking, white water rafting, cycling, horse riding, skiing, stargazing and so much more.

The Highest Point On Earth

Due to the equatorial bulge of our planet, Mount Chimborazo (in Ecuador) is actually the furthest point from the earth’s surface to its core. So  (technically) it is higher than Mount Everest.

Would you like to visit this epic mountain? Come to Ecuador! Stay at Quito’s best hotel. Anahi Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of Quito, a great first stop on your journey to Mount Chimborazo. We offer useful amenities, unmatched service and comfortable accommodation in our themed suites. One of them the Andes Suite, which will definitely inspire you to the Ecuadorian mountain range. Book a Suite today!

 

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