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2-day climbing trip to Cayambe, Ecuadorian Andes

Join Rafael, an ASEGUIM certified mountain guide, on this 2-day climb to the summit of Cayambe, the third highest volcano in Ecuador.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration2 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Come and see the world from the 5790-meter summit of Cayambe on this 2-day trip in Ecuador.

The starting point of our trip will be Quito. On day 1, we’ll leave in the morning and drive from Quito to the town of Cayambe. We’ll have lunch and then drive to the parking lot, from where we’ll start our hike to the Ruales Oleas Berge refuge (4,600 m). We’ll have a short talk about some climbing techniques before having dinner.

The following day, we’ll take the normal route and reach the summit after 6 to 7 hours of climbing. From the top of the Cayambe volcano, we’ll enjoy the most amazing panoramic view of the mountain range. Finally, we’ll return to the hut and drive back to Quito.

Remember that it is important for this trip to have some prior mountaineering experience and a good physical condition.

Would you like to live an incredible climbing adventure in Cayambe? Send your request now! It will be my pleasure to guide you on this fantastic volcano.



Ruales Oleas Berge refuge


Before this 2 day mountain climb, you should have some prior acclimatization less than a week before the trip begins.

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What to bring: backpack, warm and rain clothes, trek shoes, 2 to 3 pair of socks, hat or cap, gloves, flashlight, sunglasses, sunblock and camera.

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About the guide

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Rafael was born in Quito and grew up in the Andean Region. Since childhood he Ioved hiking and climbing the mountains.

In the 80 ' He participated in expeditions in Peru, Bolivia South America. In the Alps and Pyrenees and also in the Pamir Pick Communism of 7500mts.
In the 90 ' He was the founder of the School of Guides ASEGUIM, President for 7 years of the Guides Association and promoted and formed the mountain rescue group GRA.

He graduated as Mountain Guide and Guides Instructor at the ENSA in Chamonix–France.

Since 2000 he have been advising, training and participating in 16 expeditions around the world: Alaska, Aconcagua, Alps, Pyrenees, Cordillera Blanca. He has also trained and counseled Ecuadorian climbers who managed to make the 14 eight thousands without auxiliary oxygen, the 7 highest peaks of the world and Big Walls. Since 2001 he started his Adventure Tour Company which operates successfully up to the present under the name of CLIM BIKE HIKE.

Since 2010 he has been training and participating in the project EVEREST without auxiliary oxygen in one day. He has climbed the EVEREST 2 times, and he has reached the summits of: Manaslu, Shisha Pangma, Aconcagua 7 times, Denali 5 times and the summits of the Alpes Materhorn, Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Agille. Vert, Zugs Pitze among others.

During his 27 years of experience as a professional mountain guide Rafael has guided more than five hundred times to Cotopaxi volcano and more than one hundred times to Chimborazo, sharing with clients the culture and wonderful mountains of Ecuador.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 480 each

Group of 2

USD 300 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Not included: Personal equipment, personal expenses, tips, and beverages.

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