Cayambe 2 days


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Climb the Cayambe (5790m) – the the third highest volcano in Ecuador!  Cayambe is a massive extinct volcano. The peak is Ecuadors third largest and the third highest in the Americas north of the Equator. It is also the highest point on the Equator line (4600m) on the south side. Although technically not very difficult it is a little bit more challenging than Cotopaxi.  Snow storms and high winds are more frequent on Cayambe than on many other peaks.

Prepare for trekking and glacier climbing.



Day 1 
Departure from Quito at 9 am in private transportation. You drive north for about 2 hours to an altitude of 4400 m. If the weather is clear, the beautiful peak from the Cayambe can be already seen from a distance. Then you hike up to the refuge with all your equipment at 4600 m, where you will have a rest and lunch. After that you have some exercise at the glaciers nearby. Back to the refuge you will have dinner and then rest until midnight.

Day 2
You get up at midnight, have breakfast and get ready for the climb. Around 1:00am you leave the refuge. The first hour is easy rock climbing before reaching the glacier.As soon as you reach the glacier, you put on crampons and rope up in teams. Each guide will take one or two persons. If all goes well, you reach the summit a 5790 m between 5:00am and 7:00am after a 4 to 6 hours climb. On the top you have about 20 minutes to take a rest, take some pictures and enjoy the spectacular views towards the Amazonian bassin. The return to the refuge takes about 2 to 3 hours. When all groups have returned, you leave for Quito. Return around 2 pm.


What’s Included:

  • Bilingual Certified ASEGUIM guide
  • Accommodation at refuge
  • Transportation from Quito to Cayambe and back
  • Entry Fee
  • Meals from Lunch day 1 until breakfast at 12 pm
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Waterproof pants and jacket
  • Fleece pants and jacket
  • Outer gloves
  • Balaclava cap
  • Gaiters
  • Crampons
  • Ice ax
  • Headlamp
  • Sleeping bag

What’s Not Included:

  • Additional snacks and drinks
  • Tips

What to bring:

  • Long sleeved cotton shirt
  • Sun block
  • Small day pack
  • Optional – but nice to have:
  • Cotton underwear
  • Sun glasses Thermos bottle (hot tea provided at the refuge)
  • Thick socks for hiking
  • 3 AAA batteries for the headlamp
  • Thermal underwear
  • Lining gloves
  • Toiletries
  • Change of clothes for after the climb
  • Wind/ Rainjacket
  • Original passport
  • Camera Snacks and energy drinks for the climb


  • $290 US per person with minimum 2 people

Additional information


minimum 2 people

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