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Cayambe, Chimborazo 5 Day Guided Climb

Cayambe 2

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.

Not specified

Andes

5 Days

Jan, Jun, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Explore the amazing Avenue of Volcanoes in Ecuador.
  • Spend five days tackling challenging mountaineer feats in the Andes.
  • Enjoy spectacular views from the top of Cayambe and Chimborazo.
  • Discover the vibrant and colorful Ecuadorian Andean culture.

Description

The Avenue of Volcanoes in Ecuador, less than 100 kilometres away from Quito, might be the most famous volcano avenue in the world for mountaineers. 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, and 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 horseback riding, shopping in a local market, or relaxing in a hot spring.

For the final portion of the trip, we will climb Chimborazo, the highest peak in Ecuador. 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 unrivaled 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.

Details

Accommodation

Hotels and Huts

More info

Guide ratio: 2 clients/guide

Meeting point

Quito

About the guide

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.

Languages

Russian | Italian | German | English

Certificates

ASEGUIM | UIAGM

Residence

Machachi


What people are saying about this trip

Justin Johns

5.00

January, 2022

Highly recommend!

Matthew Fleischman

5.00

December, 2021

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Umesh Katdare

5.00

December, 2020

Outstanding job done by Edgar and Ivan who were professional and patient Recommend to all without a doubt

Adam Behmer

5.00

January, 2020

Edgar Parra's guiding service was excellent. His guide understood the mountain, made sure I understood the approach, and did a good job of communicating. While Edgar can't control the weather, his guide did a great job of controlling the situations he could control. Highly recommended and would climb with him again.

Steven MISHOE

5.00

June, 2019

Edgar was an excellent guide. I have little climbing experience and Edgar was very knowledgeable and instructive. He is a life long climber and he has tons of experience and passion climbing through out the world. He was pleasant and a very nice guy. Unfortunately, the weather was very bad while I was in Ecuador so Edgar came up with a great alternative climb to Cayambe, which was not in good condition due to storms. He knows the mountains like the back of his hand and can relay tons of information, which makes the trip that much more enjoyable. His 4x4 transport and climbing equipment were all top notch. He understood safety and made sure to avoid unnecessary risks. I will climb with Edgar again.

Michael Langone

5.00

June, 2018

A fantastic trip! Segundo was a wonderful guide and made the trip a lot of fun. Even during difficult weather and when things didn't go as expected, he kept a positive attitude and continued to motivate me when I was beginning to lose momentum. I would absolutely recommend this trip and Lonely Summits to anyone looking to visit the beautiful country of Ecuador - whether you're an experienced climber or not, the services provided by Lonely Summits are fantastic for any skill level or price point.

Angela deJong

5.00

January, 2018

I have travelled for several years to climb and hike mountains all over the world. I've had numerous guides, many of which were wonderful. However, I have to say, Edgar Parra has been the best climbing guide I've ever had. He was extremely professional, on time, motivated, encouraging, explained everything and translated for me (due to my lack of Spanish), adjusted our schedule when we had bad weather to ensure we were safe and yet still has a good experience climbing, and has a passion for mountains and climbing like nobody I've ever met before. I will most certainly come back to Ecudor specifically because of Edgar and his positive outlook on life and passion for mountain climbing. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to climb the mountains in Ecuador many of the other other countries he climbs in (Peru, Bolivia, and Russion to name a few more).

Andrew Eremenko

5.00

June, 2017

Edgar Parra is an excellent mountain guide. He cares about clients very well. Everything went super smoothly. I enjoyed the trip a lot!


Prices per person

Price last updated by the guide on: Sep 22, 2022

Group of 1

USD 1851 Each

Group of 2

USD 1191 Each

Group of 3

USD 1104 Each

Group of 4

USD 949 Each

Group of 5

USD 970 Each

Group of 6

USD 877 Each

Group of 7

USD 897 Each

Group of 8

USD 815 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner




 

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