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11-day ski tour in Antisana and Cayambe

Join Pablo, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, on this 11-day ski tour in the Ecuadorian Andes and discover the beauty of Antisana and Cayambe volcanoes.

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Andes

11 Days

Oct, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

This program offers you the chance to explore Antisana and Cayambe, two amazing stratovolcanoes in Ecuador! Both of them are situated in the Cordillera Real, in the northern area of the country. Antisana has an altitude of 5,704 meters. As for Cayambe, at 5,790 meters above sea level, it is the third highest summit in the country.

On this trip we’ll visit these stunning volcanoes. Additionally, we’ll also visit other peaks for acclimatization purposes and where we’ll be able to enjoy ski touring. Some of the peaks we will visit include Fuya Fuya (4,263 meters) and Imbabura (4,630 meters). Also, we’ll explore the Cuicocha Lake and visit the Plaza de Ponchos. As for the accommodation, we’ll spend the nights in hotels, huts and tents. Please, take a look at the bottom of the page for a more detailed description of the activities.

Lastly, because this is a challenging excursion, your will need a good fitness level as well as prior skiing experience to be part of this trip. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you on the way.

Are you ready for a unique excursion in the Ecuadorian Andes? Then send the request to book your place now and start planning this incredible adventure!

I also offer hiking programs in Ecuador such as this one to Imbabura volcano. Check it out!

Itinerary

Day 1: Cuicocha Lake

We will begin our trip with a hike around Cuicocha Lake (3,500 meters). Overnight in a hotel in Otavalo. Lunch included.

Day 2: Fuya Fuya

On day two, we will climb Fuya Fuya (4.263 meters). Overnight in a hotel in Otavalo. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 3: Imbabura

As we continue to acclimatize, we will climb Imbabura (4,630 meters). Overnight in a hotel in Otavalo. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 4: Plaza de Ponchos

First, we’ll visit Plaza de Ponchos, then the village of Peguche. Overnight in a hotel in Otavalo. Breakfast included.

Day 5: Cayambe-Coca National Park

We’ll go to the Cayambe-Coca National Park and check our glacier travel skills. Accommodation in Bergé, Ruales, Oleas Refuge at 4,650 meters of altitude. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 6: Ski touring in Cayambe

We will spend the day ski touring in Cayambé. Accommodation in Bergé, Ruales, Oleas Refuge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 7: Cayambe

We’ll go to the town of Cayambe and spend the night in a hostel there. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 8: Papallacta hot springs

Prepare for a day of recovery at the stunning Papallacta hot springs. Accommodation in a hotel in Papallacta.

Day 9: Antisana Ecological Reserve

Get ready to discover the Antisana Ecological Reserve. We’ll spend the night in tents at the base camp (4,610 meters). Lunch and dinner included.

Day 10: Ski tour in Antisana

After breakfast we will enjoy a stunning ski touring day in Antisana. Night at the base camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 11: Quito

Finally, to wrap up we’ll transfer you to Quito and spend the night in a hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.

 

About the guide

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Ecuador.

I fell in love with the mountains at a young age while climbing Ecuador’s volcanoes with my father. I guided in the Andes for 8 years and have been guiding for the past four years in the Northwest United States. In 1997 I expanded his adventure skills by taking on rock climbing. I represented Chimborazo province three times as the Ecuadorian National Rock Climbing Champion.

I completed his UIAGM certification with the Bolivian Mountain & Trekking Guide Association, accredited by the National School of Ski and Alpinism of Chamonix (ENSA), and completed Advanced Alpine and Rock Guides Courses with American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA).

I usually spend some months every year in Ecuador (from October to January, but it varies every year). The rest of the year I am based and guide in Europe.

Languages

English

Certificates

ASEGUIM

Residence

Quito, Ecuador / Munich, Germany


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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Dinner




 

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