Cayambe Volcano 2 Day Guided Climb

Come and experience a fantastic 2 day climb of the incredible Cayambe volcano in Ecaudor's famous volcano avenue with IFMGA certified mountain guide Edgar.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Jun, Jul, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The third highest peak in Ecuador, Cayambe (5,790m) is a breathtaking volcano. And on this 2 day trek, you will have the chance to reach its summit. And from there, I can promise you that you will get to enjoy a view you will never forget.

    Because Cayambe is not as famous as the highest peak in the country, Chimborazo (6,268m) or the second highest peak, Cotopaxi (5,897m), it doesn’t attract as much traffic. Hence making the ascent a much less crowded, more peaceful adventure, but one that is still well worth enjoying.

    On the first day of this trip, we will start in city of Quito. We will leave the city early in the morning and drive through the famed avenue of volcanoes until we reach the town of Cayambe. After that we will drive to the Ruales Oleas Berge refuge (4,600m). Once there, we will go to a nearby glacier and practice ice climbing techniques, necessary for the climb to come, before returning to the refuge for food and rest.

    On the second day of this trip, we will start the ascent of Cayambe to its summit at midnight. The climb should take between 6 to 8 hours. When we reach the summit, the sun should be up and shining, allowing you to enjoy a fantastic early morning view. The descent back to the refuge should take between 2 and 3 hours. From the hut, we will then make our way back to Quito.

    A person should not be able to climb a peak as amazing Cayambe in just 2 days. However, on this trip, that is exactly what you will have the chance to do. And in doing so, you will get to behold the whole avenue of volcanoes from one of its most glorious peaks. Contact me if you want to join me on this journey.

    If you would like to climb the legendary Chimborazo in just 2 days, you can also join me on this trip.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    570 USD

    Group of 2
    288 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • All meals during trip
    • Transport during the trip
    • Group equipment
    • Permit and entrance fees
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Quito

    Accommodation

    The Ruales Oleas Berge Refuge

     

    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.

     
     
    FROM 288 USDper person
     

     

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