Climbing the “volcanoes of Ecuador”: Pichincha, Cayambe, Cotopaxi & Chimborazo (9 days)

Come with UIAGM certified aspirant guide Nicolás on this 9-day program and enjoy climbing the stunning volcanoes of Ecuador: Pichincha, Cayambe, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo.

9 days
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec


  • Spend 9 days climbing to the top of the volcanoes of Ecuador.

  • Reach the summit of the most iconic mountains in the country.

  • Enjoy an amazing adventure in the Ecuadorian Andes.


Are you looking for a fantastic mountaineering experience in the volcanoes of Ecuador? Then you’ve come to the right place! Follow me on this 9-day program and discover what the world looks like from the top of Pichincha, Cayambe, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo.

The three highest mountains in Ecuador are Chimborazo (6,263 meters), Cotopaxi (5,897 meters) and Cayambe (5,790 meters). This 9-day adventure invites you to reach these three summits as well as the Ruco Pichincha, a volcano near the city of Quito that boasts an altitude of 4,698 meters. All of them are stratovolcanoes that belong to the Ecuadorian Andes and are amazing destinations for lovers of mountaineering.

Please, take a look below for a detailed description of the program’s itinerary. Keep in mind that it’s mandatory to have prior mountaineering experience and a very good level of fitness.

Would you like to discover the incredible volcanoes of Ecuador? Then don’t hesitate to send the request to book your place on this experience across the tallest mountains in the country. I’ll be glad to be your guide!

I also lead fantastic mountaineering adventures to Huascaran and the Cordillera Blanca, both in Peru. Check them out!


Day 1: Ruco Pichincha

On our first day, we’ll go to the Ruco Pichincha volcano for acclimatization, situated at 4,698 meters of altitude near the city of Quito.

Day 2: Quito - Cayambe

We’ll travel for 3 hours from Quito to Cayambe and, if weather allows it, we’ll practice in the glacier near the refuge.

Day 3: Cayambe Summit