Climb up to the summit of the most popular Ecuadorian volcanoes: Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Cayambe and Antisana. Pablo, an IFMGA certified guide will take you!
Oct, Nov, Dec
I want to invite you to an amazing 19-day expedition! Join me and let's climb up to 4 of the most popular snow-covered Ecuadorian volcanoes! We will reach the summit of Chimborazo (6310 m), Antisana (5758 m), Cayambe (5790 m) and Cotopaxi (5897 m).
I will take you first on some great acclimatization activities. We will explore colonial Quito on a city tour. Also, we will visit the Equatorial Line! Besides, we will go on acclimatization hikes to Imbabura (4630 m) and Fuya Fuya (4263 m).
So, when your body is ready, we will start the high altitude section of the program!
Cayambe will be our first climb in this great Ecuadorian volcanoes program. It's one of the world's highest active volcano. From its summit, we will be able to look inside the crater! Also, we will enjoy the great views of other snow-covered volcanoes.
Then we will visit the popular town of Baños. It has fantastic weather and it's full of outdoor cafes and shops. Most important, after a tough ascent, we will be able to relax in its luxurious and natural thermal springs!
Then, after Cayambe and Cotopaxi, we will go for Chimborazo! It's Ecuador's tallest peak! Its sight is among the most impressive of the Andes. From the top we will enjoy amazing views. And if we climb it on a clear day we will even be able to look down into the Amazon jungle!
Our adventure will end with a fun ride on the Nariz del Diablo train (Devil's Nose), where we will enjoy some beautiful scenery!
Please consider that we will need ice-climbing equipment for Chimborazo and Cotopaxi. Also note that rental equipment is included in the package.
And, most important, you will need to be in excellent physical condition! Climbs are not technically difficult, but ice conditions can make them really challenging sometimes.
So, are you in for this great adventure to the Ecuadorian volcanoes? Contact me and let's start planning your trip! I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. I also offer an amazing 15-day skiing trip around Cayambe, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo. Check it out!
- Guiding fee
Arrival in Quito (2,800 m). Overnight: Quito Accommodation: Hotel
Today we will enjoy a guided tour of Quito’s old town and a visit to “Mitad del Mundo”, the Equatorial Line. Overnight: Quito Accommodation: Hotel Meal: Breakfast
Today we will hike up to Fuya Fuya (4263 m). Overnight: Otavalo (2550 m) Accommodation: Hotel Meal: Breakfast
We will climb Imbabura (4630 m). Overnight: Otavalo Accommodation: Hotel Meal: Breakfast
We will explore the famous “Plaza de Ponchos” and visit the small village of Peguche. Overnight: Otavalo Accommodation: Hotel Meal: Breakfast
We will travel to Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve and review glacier travel skills Overnight: Bergé, Ruales, Oleas Refuge (4650 m) Accommodation: Hut Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
We will climb up to Cayambe (5790 m). Overnight: Town of Cayambe (2800 m). Accommodation: Hosteria Meal: Breakfast, Boxed-lunch
We will visit the Pyramids of Cochasquí (3200 m). We will have extra time for Cayambe summit attempt. Overnight: Town of Cayambe (2800 m Accommodation: Hosteria Meal: Breakfast
Transfer to Antisana Ecological Reserve (4340 m) Overnight: Base Camp (4610 m) Accommodation: Tents Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Today we will climb up to Antisana (5758 m) Overnight: Papallacta (3400 m) Accommodation: Hostería Meal: Breakfast, Boxed-lunch
Soak in the famous Papallacta hot-springs or extra Antisana summit attempt Overnight: Quito Accommodation: Hotel Meal: Breakfast
Transfer to Cotopaxi National Park (4600m) Overnight: Jose Rivas Refuge (4800 m) Accommodation: Hut Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Climb Cotopaxi (5897) Overnight: Baños (1800 m) Accommodation: Hotel Meal: Breakfast, Boxed-lunch
Today we will enjoy a rest day in Baños or an extra Cotopaxi summit attempt Overnight: Baños Accommodation: Hotel Meal: Breakfast
Transfer to Chimborazo Fauna Reserve (Reserva de Producción Faunística Chimborazo) Overnight: Hermanos Carrel Refuge (4800 m) Accommodation: Hut Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Today we will climb up to Chimborazo summit!(6310 m). Overnight: Riobamba (2800 m) Accommodation: Hotel Meal: Breakfast, Boxed-lunch
Today we will have a free day in Riobamba or extra Chimborazo summit attempt. Overnight: Riobamba Accommodation: Hotel Meal: Breakfast
We will enjoy a train ride on the legendary “Nariz del Diablo”. Overnight: Quito Accommodation: Hotel Meal: Breakfast
Today we say goodbye in Quito. Meal: Breakfast
UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Ecuador.
I fell in love with the mountains at a young age while climbing Ecuador’s volcanoes with my father. I guided in the Andes for 8 years and have been guiding for the past four years in the Northwest United States. In 1997 I expanded his adventure skills by taking on rock climbing. I represented Chimborazo province three times as the Ecuadorian National Rock Climbing Champion.
I completed his UIAGM certification with the Bolivian Mountain & Trekking Guide Association, accredited by the National School of Ski and Alpinism of Chamonix (ENSA), and completed Advanced Alpine and Rock Guides Courses with American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA).
I usually spend some months every year in Ecuador (from October to January, but it varies every year). The rest of the year I am based and guide in Europe.
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