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Ecuador, climbing volcanoes: Cayambe, Cotopaxi & Chimborazo,14 days

ascent to Cayambe, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo

Join Santiago, an experienced guide, on this mountaineering adventure to reach 3 of the most impressive peaks in Peru, Cayambe, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo. Don’t miss the chance to stand at the summit of this three wonderful places.

Group

Andes

14 Days

All year

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Stand where Earth hemispheres divide in Cayambe
  • Reach the summit of Ecuador’s second tallest mountain, Cotopaxi
  • Explore Chimborazo, the King of the Ecuadorian Andes

Description

Climb three of Ecuador’s highest mountains in only 14 days. Let me guide you to the summit of Cayambe (5,790m), Cotopaxi (5,897m) and Chimborazo (6,278 m).   

Cayambe is a mesmerizing active volcano. And it is located at the highest point on the equator line. Here, you’ll experience something unique. The sensation of standing right at the line that splits Earth in two, the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Then, Cotopaxi is another impressive volcano, and Ecuador’s second highest peak. What’s more, it holds the record of being the tallest active volcano in the world.

Finally, Chimborazo is also known as the “King of the Ecuadorian Andes”. It is considered the highest point on the planet, if you take the distance from the center of Earth.

The itinerary I propose follows a thrilling path that combines high altitude mountaineering with some more moderate and pleasant treks. Therefore, it is the ideal way to explore some of the most beautiful places in the Andes, while getting a good dosage of adrenaline from a high altitude expedition.

Moreover, during our journey, we’ll visit many enchanting towns, with great cultural and historical significance. Then, we’ll explore the countryside, visiting some farms and staying at lovely hotels and cozy mountain huts.

Please note you need to have a excellent fitness level to join this trip. However the technical difficulty of the three ascents is moderate. Also, I will be there for you the whole time, making sure you are having lots of fun, and that you are safe all throughout our journey.

So don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to reach the summit of three of the most wonderful peaks in Ecuador. Request to book this trip, and let me guide you on this fantastic mountaineering adventure. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Quito City Tour 2.800 m

Day 2: Pasochoa Hike 4.200 m

Day 3: Rucu Pichincha Hike 4.690 m

Day 4: Cayambe Drive and Hike to the Hut 4.600 m

Day 5 to 6: Cayambe Glacier - Skills Review and Summit Attempt 5.780 m

Day 7: Drive to the Cotopaxi Region

Day 8: Cotopaxi hut 4.800 m

Day 9: Cotopaxi Summit Day 5.897m

Day 10: Drive to Chimborazo region 3.500 m

Day 11: Chimborazo hike to camp 5.050m

Day 12: Chimborazo summit day 6.310m

Day 13: Chimborazo summit day # 2

Day 14: Quito

 

Details

Accommodation

hotels, mountain huts, camping.

More info

I recommend you bring the following items: A comfortable backpack for the ascents of at least 30 L Adequate, comfortable and warm clothing (1st and 2nd layers) Rain jacket and rain pants (3rd layer) Winter hat and/or face mask Thermal and waterproof gloves Liners and thermal socks (1st and 2nd layers) Brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen Hiking boots Gaiters Headlamp with extra batteries Personal hygiene kit Sleeping bag Change of clothes and shoes And don’t forget your camera!


About the guide

I still remember clearly the first sunrise I witnessed from the summit of a peak. Ever since, I've devoted my life to the mountains and everything that has to do with them.
Im a climber at heart, a mountain guide, climbing coach, outdoor educator, traveler and photographer. I've chased adventures around the globe for the past decade of my life, climbing in every continent. Now, at 28, Im based back in Ecuador where I was born and raised, although traveling and exploring remote corners of the world continues on top of my to do list.
Im passionate about sharing the mountains with people like you! In the mountains I live and work under these rules: safety, fun, summit. Im already looking forward to sharing a sunrise with you!

Languages

English

Certificates

ASEGUIM

Residence

Quito, Ecuador


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5.00

Sept 14, 2022

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 4640 Each

Group of 2

USD 2578 Each

Group of 3

USD 2475 Each

Group of 4

USD 2372 Each

Group of 5

USD 2372 Each

Group of 6

USD 2372 Each

Group of 7

USD 2372 Each

Group of 8

USD 2372 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price includes, all transportation by private vehicles during the program when required, all the meals (except in Quito), accommodation (5 hotel nights in Quito on Bed & Breakfast type hotels, haciendas and huts. All in double basis,  triple basis available for a group of 3 friends or a family for example), camping equipment, permits and park fees, one guide for the acclimatisation hikes, one bilingual certified mountain guide per every two climbers on Cayambe, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo. The price does not include: climbing gear, international flights and airport transfers, travel insurance, meals in Quito, alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips, hotel nights not included in the program and any other expenses not mentioned here




 

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