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Ascent to Nevado Cayambe, 5790m

The Nevado Cayambe is the perfect option if you are looking for an ascent in less travelled routes of Ecuador, with Fredy, UIAGM certified mountain guide.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration2 days
Offer periodJan
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


The ascent to Nevado Cayambe

This mountain is a well kept secret, because its ascent route is as nice as Cotopaxi but we’ll find way less mountaineers in our way up. Just as the other nevados in Ecuador, the path to the summit of Nevado Cayambe is abundant with beautiful cleavages, nevertheless the ascent is not very technically demanding.

About Cayambe

Nevado Cayambe (5790 m) is the third highest peak in Ecuador and its summit is the highest in the Andes north of the Equator.
It is located in the Pichincha province, approximately 70 km northeast of Quito. It is one of the volcanoes in the Cordillera Real, the same mountain range of Cotopaxi.

I propose to you the following itinerary:

Day 1. From Quito to Cayambe Refuge (4600 m).

Day 2. From the refuge to Cayambe Summit (5790 m), then back to Quito.

Please contact me if climbing this Nevado sounds interesting!



We will sleep in the Cayambe Refuge.


About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Ecuador.

I grew up in Antisana volcano region, and as a kid I already did many hiking and ascents in the area.

I first ascended Cotopaxi in 1985, when I was 12 years old, and since then my life spins around mountaineering. At 17 I started my formation as mountain guide, and in 2008 I became the third IFMGA certified guide in Ecuador.

I participated as member and guide in many expeditions around Ecuador and South America, some of them in rare routes, and making first ascents.

From 2007 to 2009 I was director of ASEGUIM’s mountain guide school.

I speak Spanish, English and Quichua (native Inca language), and love to guide people to discover the mountains in my country.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 520 each

Group of 2

USD 360 each

Group of 3

USD 260 each

Group of 4

USD 240 each

Group of 5

USD 240 each

Group of 6

USD 240 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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