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Ecuadorian Avenue Of Volcanoes Guided Climb

During this amazing trip you will climb to Cayambe, Illiniza Sur, Chimborazo, Imbabura and Fuya Fuya summits, together with Edgar, ASEGUIM guide. Hot springs, railroads and the warm weather of Baños are also waiting for you!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration16 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelExtremely Fit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The famous Avenue of The Volcanoes is a route that go throughout all the Ecuadorian Range, from Imbabura Province to Quito. It is a fantastic ride for those who love trekking, climbing and any other mountain activity. If you are one of them you cannot miss this 16-day expedition across the mean volcanoes and the most important points of the trail.

I am inviting you to find the secrets inside the Ecuadorian Avenue of the volcanoes in the Andes, along 300 kilometers of adventures, forests, summit and lakes. During the trip, we will visit places you cannot imagine, such as the Ecuador Line in the latitude 0 of the world or Cuichocha Lake Circuit, a lagoon at 3.000 meters which is a product of volcanic eruptions and have formed two islands covered by forest.

Continuing to the route we will climb up to several summits and peaks among the Avenue of the Volcanoes like Fuya Fuya, Imbabura, Cayambe and Chimborazo, the highest mountain of the world measured from the center of the Earth. You won’t believe other interesting points this 16-day adventure has to offer. Papallacta hot springs will give us a magical resting day in thermal pools which reach to 40°C. They have natural properties to relax and clean the body.

This trip can’t finish without enjoying The Devil’s Nose Train Ride in Riobamba. It is one of the most famous trains of the world with a itinerary full of landscapes and slopes that make this ride an exciting one. At the end of the trip we will enjoy one or two rest days in Baños, a very nice town located in the base of Tungurahua Volcano.

DAY 1: STARTING POINT IN QUITO
We will get to Quito Airport and be taken to the accommodation

DAY 2: VISIT ECUADOR LINE
Quito, the capital of Ecuador, has a lot of cultural points of interest such as museums, palaces and monuments. After visiting them we will know the middle of the world: latitude 0 at Ecuadorian Line.

DAY 3: HIKING DAY ACROSS CUICOCHA CIRCUIT
After a 3-hour drive to Cuicocha Lake, we will walk up to one of its magnificent craters formed as a result of volcanic eruptions from more than 3000 years ago. We will also be able to admire the two islands that are part of this circuit, which will take us about 5 hours of hiking up.

DAY 4: WALKING UP TO FUYA FUYA SUMMIT
We will be taken from Otavalo to Mojada Lake to start our trail towards the Fuya Fuya Summit at 4.263 meters. Although the climb gradually becomes steeper you will forget everything when we get to the top and see such fantastic landscape, full of vegetation and lakes. We will return to Otavalo to spend the night in a hotel.

DAY 5: NEXT SUMMIT, IMBABURA
After a lift to La Esperanza Village, we will begin another climbing day across the best Andean grass. The higher we climb the greater will be our snow-capped peaks view. The hiking to Imbabura Summit will take us about 8 hours and when we get to its highest top we will be able to admire the most wonderful volcanoes of the Ecuadorian Range like Antisana, Cayambe, and Cotopaxi if the sky is clean.

DAY 6: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY IN OLEAS RUALES REFUGE
When we get to Ruales Oleas Cayambe Refuge we will go to a glacier to take a mountain techniques class in order to learn how to handle the mean climbing gear. We will sleep in the refuge to get ready for the following exciting midnight.

DAY 7: ASCENT TO CAYAMBE SUMMIT AT 5.790 METERS
The ascent to Cayambe is fantastic because of its versatile surroundings. Leaving the hut at midnight it will take about 8 hours. After getting to this challenging summit we will be taken to Papallacta Village and spend the night in a comfortable lodge.

DAY 8: RELAX DAY IN THERMALS
Papallacta offers us the perfect relaxing experience, ideal for our hard days of expedition. Hot springs are the best option to repair our body. The curative features of the water will help your muscles to get relaxed and new for the following half of the trip.

DAY 9: CONTINUING TO THE AVENUE OF THE VOLCANOES
After about 3 hours of south driving we will start our next hiking up to a hut called Nuevos Horizontes, at 4.750 meters. It will take us other 3 hours and once in there we will take the afternoon off.

DAY 10: CLIMBING DAY TO ILLINIZA SUR SUMMIT
Leaving the hut at 3 am we will hike up to Illiniza Sur for the following 5 hours. Illiniza Sur in one of the two peaks of this area. It is an amazing path that leads us to its 5.248-meter summit. After that, we will drive back to Riobamba and sleep in a hotel.

DAY 11: DEVIL’S NOSE RAILROAD
We will leave Riobamba by car and get to Devil’s Nose Train Station in Alausí. We will take the train and enjoy the ride across all its trail, admiring the incredible 45 degrees rocky wall that form the famous devil’s nose. We will go back to Riobamba in the afternoon and spend the night in there.

DAY 12: STARTING THE CHIMBORAZO CLIMB
When we get to the entrance of Chimborazo Reserve we will start our ascent to a Refuge called Hermanos Carrel at 4.800 in where we will rest until midnight.

DAY 13: CHIMBORAZO SUMMIT DAY
We will leave the hut and keep climbing up to our next objective: Chimborazo Summit at 6.310 meters of height, the highest peak in the Avenue of the Volcanoes. This hard work will take us about 9 hours but we will reach to the summit in the first hours of the day, when the view in the best! The hiking down to the refuges may take us the entire day but once in The Hermanos Carrel hut again, a transfer will be waiting for us in order to go to the town of Baños.

DAY 14: OPTIONAL DAY IN CHIMBORAZO OR BAÑOS
Depending on the weather we can spend the day in Chimborazo Reserve, do a tour around Baños or go to Pastaza River Canyon, a beautiful place with waterfalls.

DAY 15: LAST REST DAY IN BAÑOS
After a resting day in Baños, we will be taken to the capital again by the afternoon. We will sleep in a accommodation in Quito in order to get ready to our flight back.

DAY 16: END OF THE TRIP
You will be transferred to the airport in case you go home and here is the end of this incredible experience around the Ecuadorian Range.

Now you have all this information you have no excuses to plan your next trip to Ecuador and live this 16-day experience with me. I will be waiting for you contact so that we can talk about your expectations and wishes to go to the Ecuadorian Avenue of the Volcanoes.

Extra details

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

-Personal accessories
– Flights
– Snacks and beverage
– Medical Policy
– Extra expenses

THE PRICE INCLUDES

– Mountain guiding during the tripportation and transfers
– Hotels and huts hostingProfessional ASEGUIM mountain guide (ratio 2 climbers ­1 guide)
– All meals
– Ticket to enter to National Parks
– Mountain equipmentwith

Spots of interest

DAY 1-2: VISITING QUITO

We will visit Quito, its cultural points and The Ecuador Line Monument.

DAY 3: HIKING DAY ACROSS CUICOCHA CIRCUI

We will walk up to one of its magnificent craters formed as a result of volcanic eruptions from more than 3000 years ago

DAY 4: WALKING UP TO FUYA FUYA SUMMIT

We will be taken from Otavalo to Mojada Lake to start our trail towards the Fuya Fuya Summit at 4.263 meters

DAY 5: NEXT SUMMIT, IMBABURA

From Imbabura Summit we can see the most important mountains of The Avenue of the Volcanoes. It is an amazing viewpoint.

DAY 6: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY IN OLEAS RUAL

We will visit Ruales Oleas Cayambe Refuge and rest for a while in order to acclimatise ourselves. The pictures show Cayambe Volcano, our next objective…

DAY 7: ASCENT TO CAYAMBE SUMMIT AT 5.790

More pictures of this magnificent volcano where we will reach to after a 8-hour hiking

DAY 8: RELAX DAY IN THERMALS

We spend a rest day in the hot springs of Papallacta.

DAY 9: CONTINUING TO THE AVENUE OF THE V

After getting to Nuevos Horizontes Hut we will spend a rest afternoon there.

DAY 10: CLIMBING DAY TO ILLINIZA SUR SUM

We will climb up to the fantastic Illiniza Sur Volcano.

DAY 11: DEVIL’S NOSE RAILROAD

You cannot miss the experience of travelling in this legendary train called The Devil’s Nose. Look at these pictures!

DAY 12: STARTING THE CHIMBORAZO CLIMB

When we get to the entrance of Chimborazo Reserve we will start our ascent up to a hut.

DAY 13: CHIMBORAZO SUMMIT DAY

Chimborazo Summit at 6.310 meters of height.

DAY 14: OPTIONAL DAY IN CHIMBORAZO OR BA

We can spend the day in Chimborazo Reserve, do a tour around Baños or go to Pastaza River Canyon

DAY 15: LAST REST DAY IN BAÑOS

Another rest day in Baños before leaving

DAY 16: END OF THE TRIP

Once in Quito, the trip finishes

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About the guide

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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.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 6227 each

Group of 2

USD 3114 each

Group of 3

USD 3114 each

Group of 4

USD 2691 each

Group of 5

USD 2691 each

Group of 6

USD 2336 each

Group of 7

USD 2336 each

Group of 8

USD 2077 each

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• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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