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Cayambe, Chimborazo 5 Day Guided Climb

Join IFMGA certified guide Edgar for a 5 day journey through Ecuador's amazing Volcanoes Avenue and climb 2 of its greatest peaks, Cayambe and Chimborazo.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration5 days
Offer periodJan, Jun, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The avenue of volcanoes in Ecuador, less than 100 kilometres from Quito, might be the most famous avenue in the world for mountaineers. And over the course of 5 days, I want to guide you on a journey through it, highlighted by climbing to the summits of Cayambe (5,790m) and Chimborazo (6,263m).

This 5 day adventure will be intense. Every day will be full of something new and exciting. However, you don’t have to be a climbing expert to enjoy it. Just as long as you are physically fit and have some climbing experience, you will be just fine.

The first part of this trip will begin with the ascent of Cayambe. The climb will take approximately 8 hours, but every minute will be a thrill. We will be scaling ice and rock, but once you reach the summit, the spectacular view will make it well worth it.

Next, we will go to the town of Machachi (2,945m) for a rest day. While in the town, you can enjoy horse riding, shopping in a local market, or relaxing in a hot spring.

For the final portion of the trip, we will climb the highest peak in Ecuador, Chimborazo. The first day of the climb will see us reaching the Hermanos Carrel Refuge (4,800m). After resting in the hut for the evening, we will wake up at midnight and finish the ascent, reaching the glacier covered summit in approximately 8 hours. Once there, you will get to enjoy an unrivalled view.

With so many volcanoes to see and climb in Ecuador’s famous Volcano avenue, you can’t go wrong with any of them. However, I believe Cayambe and Chimborazo are two of the best options. If you wish to climb these amazing peaks, please send me a message.

I can also guide you to the summit of Antisana in Ecuador on this 2-day climb.

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About the guide

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UIAGM/IFMGA-ASEGUIM Mountain Guide from Ecuador.

I am a mountain guide, but also a passionate traveler, climber in rock and ice, and photographer. I spend my free time and holidays exploring new destinations, discovering new mountains and cultures.

I have more than 17 years of experience climbing mountains and volcanoes not only in Ecuador, but also in other South American countries such as Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, and in the Alps in Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. I also summited KhanTengri peak in the Himalayas, and Mt. McKinley in Alaska. This experiences prepared me to lead expeditions in challenging routes all around the world.

I studied 6 years of Tourism in the University, and followed ASEGUIM courses to become a mountain guide. I’ve also been evaluated by ENSA, and completed first aid courses in the Ecuadorian Red Cross.

I like guiding people from all around the world, and help them discover and enjoy the mountains, while reaching their objectives. I speak Spanish, English, German, Italian, and a bit of Russian.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1702 each

Group of 2

USD 1083 each

Group of 3

USD 1021 each

Group of 4

USD 918 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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