Alausi to Nariz del Diablo Hike

Start at the train station on the streets Eloy Alfaro in the center of town


Walk down the hill from the train station

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On the back of the last colonial building there is a mural of a train


Continue walking down


You will arrive at a road – look both ways to make sure no cars are crossing – then safely walk to the other side.


On your left is a sign about the Train of the Volcanoes


On your right is a small colleseum where the locals have toros de mi pueblo


Once you reach the fork in the road take the high road on the left


Continue walking down the dirt road…


If you look down to the right you can see the beautiful Killa Wasi Hostel surrounded by our organic farm


The entrance to Killa Wasi Hostel is after the swimming pool we are renovating to the right.


But to stay on the Nariz del Diablo hike continue on the dirt road going down.


Can you see the train tracks? You will be following them for much of the Nariz del Diablo trek…


You will pass agricultural fields of corn to your right as well as great views of the city of Alausi and the statue of San Pedro whenever you look behind you


Soon you will have to cross the train tracks – look both ways to make sure the train isnt coming (its very loud) and cross to the other side quickly….


Cross the tracks to the path on the other side – DO NOT WALK DOWN THE TRACKS – the Nariz del Diablo trek is a privilege but all it takes are a few idiot tourists to walk down the tracks and this privilege will be taken away from us.


But the beautiful scenery you will see its worth it as soon as you cross the tracks


Follow the path as it twists along the mountain, you will see the train tracks below you to your right.


There are great places to have a picnic or take a break along the way


The views are spectacular and will range from a vivid green to shades of grey depending on whether you are in the dry or wet season


Now you are on the Nariz del Diablo hike follow the path! We will continue updating this page with photos but for now you will just have to follow the instructions below to reach the Nariz del Diablo!

You have to follow this path for 45 minutes until you reach the top and its flat ground for a good hour.
– Reach another fork in the round where there is a huge square cement side on left side, take the path to the left of the cement tank

– A little further down and your in the town of Nizag.
– As soon as you walk into the village there is a Y intersection,  you take the right side – there is a christian church on the right side
– After the church you curve to the right – wall of the church there is a path.  you walk down for an hour, and you are at the train station  – Nariz del Diablo – Simbambe train station.
– bathroom cafe, little museum to read about the history
– You can follow a different trail back to Alausi if you dont want to backtrack.

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Erika CruzErika Cruz

18:48 15 Aug 23
Very nice place, accessible to share with family and friends, recommended to spend a pleasant moment.

rosmibel mendezrosmibel mendez

18:32 16 Jun 23
A nice place, just spend one night to rest and continue. It’s simple. And they treated us very well. PS: it doesn’t have a TV. It has wifi and arriving is a hidden floor.

Louis BroodrykLouis Broodryk

16:21 16 May 23
Great hostel and campsite. Nice hot showers and a barbeque. Great service, walking distance to town. Nice garden.

cesar roserocesar rosero

17:27 07 Apr 23

M ThissenM Thissen

20:39 05 Oct 22
Nice spot for camping or just as a hostel. Just outside of town on a small farm. Close to the Nariz del diablo hike. Victor is a really nice guy and always ready to help you in any way.

Andrea MolinaAndrea Molina

14:30 25 May 22
If you want to camp or stay a a wonderful comfy and spacious place, this is the spot.Beautiful camping spot with beautiful views of the mountains surrounding Alausi. We got in touch w Victor via WhatsApp but you can just show up. Victor is super kind and attentive; camping is $5 per person per night and we had access to the kitchen, electricity, a very nice warm shower and covered area with a hammock and a big table to work/eat. We had to do some work online and the internet was very fast! There are two super cute dogs Oso and Lilly 🙂 they are very friendly and playful. We spent sometime playing with both of them.We camped under a little covered patio (though you can camp in the green areas if you want) and brought our bikes under so they could stay dry in case of rain. Victor grew up in Connecticut and is super kind and interesting; he is fully bilingual as well! He is super knowledgeable about permaculture, the town of Alausi and its surroundings; we enjoyed chatting w him. We heard he grew veggies and ended up falling in love with the pasta sauce he has for sell and his chocolate (for hot cocoa) is delicious; we bought some to bring with us.We needed to keep moving but kinda wished we could have stayed longer. It was such a cool and relaxed place.

Clem HClem H

22:40 28 Mar 21
A lovely place we’ll remember for a long time! For those seeking a more affordable option in Alausi, you will also get to be out surrounded by nature but still close to the market and right beside the trail to the Nariz. Viktor the owner is very friendly and knowledgeable, and you can also get some of his products. Great farm, great dogs, great shower, nothing more to ask for!!

Jason RiderJason Rider

23:06 08 Oct 19
My girlfriend and I camped here for a few nights and would recommend. Victor and his family helped us with things to do during the transport strikes so our time was occupied while we couldn’t move on. Veg picked from the garden and fresh eggs from the hens was available to purchase. A kitchen was available to cook with everything we required and a hot shower.