About Sierra Nevada Expeditions
Sierra Nevada Cia. Ltda. is one of the first Specialized Tour Operators in Ecuador. Founded in 1988 by Freddy Ramírez, who has set in Ecuador many standards and steps for today’s climbing, trekking, rafting and other areas of adventure tourism. We offer you the finest and most exciting trips all over the country, such as: Galapagos Islands, Amazon Lodges, Highlands Treks, Mountain climbing, Biking, Rafting, Daily Tours and Package tours. So please, chose one of them in this website and contact us for an individually tailored itinerary!
Sierra Nevada's Owner & Founder
Fredy Ramirez is an internationally experienced and accredited adventure guide. He bears certifications from ASEGUIM (Ecuadorian Mountain Guide Association) as a Senior Instructor and Guide, ENSA (Ecole National du Skie et Alpinisme) in Chamonix, AGAR (Ecuadorian River Guide Association), and from the Hotel Management Institute Klessheim in Salzburg – Austria as a hotelier. His experience includes high-altitude rescue courses in Austria (ÖAV – Austrian Alpine Club) as well as in Chamonix – France and several private and commercial expeditions all over the Alps, the Andes including Mount Blanc, Mc. Kinley, Aconcagua, Ilimani, Huascaran, Alpamayo as well as in Nepal, the Island Peak.
Our Team Guides
All our guides have a certification from ASEGUIM and UIAGM. Form Sierra Nevada you can expect nothing less than the most experienced and the highest performance group of guides. All of them have undergone a rigorous official training of UIAGM. They are handpicked considering their experience, training, skills, honesty, friendly attitude etc. Each of our guides has completed medical training certifications and command English.
Cultural Respect and interaction
Part of what makes us hiking and climbing into the mountains is getting to interact with other cultures. In all our journeys we travel to many different places and interact with people of different believes and ways of life.
We strive to be culturally sensitive, open-minded, curious, and involved in an attitude that had brought us friendships from all over the world. Commonly, we hire local staff to support their economy.
Safety and Satisfaction are always our primary concern
After so many years in business, we still have a cero percentage of no-injury record, something we are very thankful and proud of. Equally, we strive to ensure a quality experience. Safety and fun are an integral part in our trips. With a flawless safety record, an intimate knowledge of the local environment and the ability to truly accommodate your goals, Sierra Nevada expeditions sets a standard that only few other outfitters can match.
Commitment with Nature
Nature is the place where we play and work. It’s a special place and dear to us. In our function as guides, we perceive ourselves as mentors and role models in caring for the environment. We adhere to “See as it is and leave as it was” principles and cooperate with National Parks and Natural Reserves by observing their regulations – managing efforts to keep our land clean and wild. Our guides take pride in sharing this respect and love for nature with their guests.