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Ecuadorian Andes 12-day Guided Climb

Come with me to an unforgettable climbing trip. It will be the opportunity of your life to discover the secrets of the Ecuadorian Andes best peaks!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration12 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

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Join me in a climbing expedition across one of the most fantastic areas of South America. It is a 12-day trip full of challenges and extreme heights!

Today I am inviting you to a sustained hiking and climbing trip in the Ecuadorian Andes best peaks. It will be an experience you won’t regret in your life because you will reach the most famous summits in only one mountaineering expedition.

Among the Ecuadorian Andes best peaks we will visit, I can mention the Chimborazo, Cayambe and the stunning Pasochoa. Here you have the complete itinerary so that you don’t hesitate in coming with me right now!

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO QUITO

We will arrive at the airport of the Ecuadorian capital of Quito.

DAY 2: TOUR IN THE OLD CITY

In our second day, we will have the first meeting where we will discuss the following days of the trip and then, we will go visiting the old city of Quito. It is nowadays considered Humanity Heritage thanks to its architectural buildings. We will use this day as a first acclimatization day facing what awaits us.

DAY 3: WALK UP TO 4.200 METERS IN PASOCHOA

This day starts with a car ride from Quito to the foot of the Pasochoa Mountain. We continue the trail by feet up to the summit. It will take us no less than 4 hours. We will eat a delicious lunch in the summit and then, we will descend to the base again. There will be a transfer that will take us back to Quito, where we’ll sleep.

DAY 4: GUAGUA PICHINCHA HIKING TRAIL

Early in the morning we will drive during 2 hours up to the parking of our next trailhead. We will walk across a rocky cornice path until we are finally at the summit. The return will be through a negative drop that will lead us to the main trail. After a hard last walk we are in the parking again. Transfer to Quito.

DAY 5: SUMMIT OF FUYA FUYA

After driving to Cayambe, a new challenge begins: reaching to 4.235 meters at Fuya Fuya summit. The total round trip will take us about 4 hours. We will sleep in a nice hostel in the area.

DAY 6: CAYAMBE’S HUT

A car will transfer us to the refuge of Cayambe to start a new hike to its glacier. That will help us to practice some climbing techniques. We will dinner and rest early because the ascent to the summit began at midnight.

DAY 7: SUMMIT DAY

Once we are up, we’ll start the walk across a bit harder route (rocks + sand) to the glacier. From here on, we need our technical equipment in order to climb a snowy positive vertical drop in a safe way. After 9 hours we are finally at the summit of the Cayambe Volcano. 

DAY 8: RESTING DAY

We are going to rest in the hostel called La Ciénaga. A beautiful place to spend the day and night and recover energies.

DAY 9: GETTING TO THE HUT OF CHIMBORAZO

A new day await us after being transferred from Riobamba to Ambato. Once we are at the Chimborazo Hut, also know as Whymper’s hut, we have to decide what to do. We can choose staying there and ascending by the regular trail of Veintimilla. We as well can walk up to 5.100 meters and camp in Stubel.

DAY 10: CHIBORAZO TOP 6.310 METERS

A last effort that will really worth it. We start the hike at midnight again so that we can reach the objective in the morning. Once at the summit, you won’t believe such a vantage point. If the sky is clear you even can admire all the Ecuadorian Andes best peaks. After that, we continue with the descent to the hut and then, we head back by car to the Abraspungo Hostel. There, a dinner will welcome us to celebrate such amazing 12-day trip along the Ecuadorian Andes best peaks.

DAY 11: GOING BACK TO QUITO

We are again in Quito. We can rest, go shopping or visit other cultural places. Overnight in a hotel of the town.

DAY 12: END OF OUR SERVICES

We’ll take you to the airport so that you fly back home. You may can continue visiting this incredible country.

Now, contact me for further information and details about next departures, booking and prices. I will be happy to answer all the question and plan with you this awesome climbing trip to Ecuadorian Andes best peaks!

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About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Ecuador.

I grew up in Antisana volcano region, and as a kid I already did many hiking and ascents in the area.

I first ascended Cotopaxi in 1985, when I was 12 years old, and since then my life spins around mountaineering. At 17 I started my formation as mountain guide, and in 2008 I became the third IFMGA certified guide in Ecuador.

I participated as member and guide in many expeditions around Ecuador and South America, some of them in rare routes, and making first ascents.

From 2007 to 2009 I was director of ASEGUIM’s mountain guide school.

I speak Spanish, English and Quichua (native Inca language), and love to guide people to discover the mountains in my country.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 4949 each

Group of 2

USD 2475 each

Group of 3

USD 2372 each

Group of 4

USD 2372 each

Group of 5

USD 2372 each

Group of 6

USD 1959 each

Group of 7

USD 1959 each

Group of 8

USD 1959 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Permit and entrance fees

• Drinks


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