There’s no doubt that Cayambe Volcano is one of the most challenging mountains of Ecuador, but what’s more incredible about it, is the variety of trails and hiking expeditions that can be done to get up to there. What we are offering you is a fantastic hiking and climbing experience to Cayambe summit, crossing unforgettable places on the way like Machachi, Corazon summit and the Illiniza Norte stratovolcano.
Our hiking adventure will start in Pasochoa, 2 hours far from Quito. It is a fantastic forest in the middle of The Andes which hides a 4.230-meter summit from where we will see the snowed peaks of the mean volcanoes of Ecuador, such as Antisana, Illinizas and the marvelous Chimborazo.
But the real hiking starts in our second day, after a driving south through the Avenue of The Volcanoes. We will get to the trailhead located in a small town called El Chaupi. We will enjoy a green way during the first kilometers but then, a mixture of sand and a irregular lands will turn this expedition into a exciting hiking. After 8 hours, we will climb up to Corazon Summit, a perfect peak of the Western Andes Range.
After an acclimatization day in Nuevos Horizontes Hut at 4.750 meters, we will start a new climb to The Illiniza Norte summit. Although the trail will take us about 8 hours, the most difficult part consists in 3 hours of hard scrambling until getting to the summit. Once in there, you will be at 5.126 meters with a unforgettable viewpoint in front of your eyes.
The last two days will be dedicated to get up to Cayambe Summit, the third highest peak of the country with 5.790 meters. On the way, we will spend a ice practicing afternoon around the magnificent glaciers. And leaving the hut at midnight, we will reach to Cayambe summit after a 8-hour climbing up.
If you are interested in this proposal, you have to contact me as soon as you can. We can discuss your own wishes and expectations for the trip and adapt it according to your plan. I will be waiting for you message!
BEST PERIOD OF THE YEAR
From October to early January
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
– Personal technical equipment such as clothes or sleeping bags.
– Beverages in the hut
– Medical policy
– Other personal expenses
THE PRICE INCLUDES
– Proffesional mountain guiding
– Mountain gear
– Transfers during all the trip
– All meals
– Accomodations and huts nights
-Tickets and fees registration
Spots of interest
AVENUE OF THE VOLCANOES
We will drive south across The Avenue of the Volcanoes, an amazing way to start our climb.
We will get to Corazon Summit after 8 hours of climbing up.
We will rest in this comfortable hut at 4750 meters.
CLIMB UP TO ILLINIZA SUMMIT
An incredible viewpoint from Illiniza Norte Summit at 5126 meters
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
Skill level required
Fitness level required