2-Day Cayambe Summit

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The highlights of this tour:

  • Summit of one of the most beautiful volcanoes
  • Trekking, climbing and glacier
  • Ice climbing
  • Getting to know the third highest volcano in Ecuador


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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Guided Tours, Mountains, Nature
  • Activity Level Challenging
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the 2-Day Cayambe Summit.

From Quito to the summit of one of the most beautiful snow-covered volcanoes in Ecuador (5790 m) and back to Quito in just 2 days.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • •  Local certified English/SpanishNspeaking mountain guide
  • •  Accommodation mentioned above
  • •  Private transportation
  • •  Meals mentioned in program above
  • •  Transportation, Accommodations, meals for guide/driver
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • •  Airfare
  • •  Soft and alcoholic beverages
  • •  Extras and services not mentioned above
  • •  Insurance
  • •  Tips and gratuities
  • •  Additional Glacier, climbing and trekking gear (we can assist with the rental)
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    1. Day1 Quito - Cayambe refuge (4600 m)

      Today we head to the Cayambe volcano, the third highest mountain in Ecuador after the
      Chimborazo and the Cotopaxi. We will drive to the Oleas refuge (4600 m). Here we will get accommodation and enjoy the spectacular view over the Ecuadorian highlands. Food will be served at the refuge and we will spend the night here.
      Accommodation: Refuge Oleas Meals: dinner

    2. Day2 Summit Cayambe (5790 m) - Quito

      Our ascension will begin at midnight. The Cayambe ascension is not of a technical type, it consists in crossing some crevasses and being in a good health condition. We reach the peak
      early in the morning where a spectacular view will be presented in front of us. For the ascension and back we will need around 9N10 hours. Then we head back to Quito.
      Meals: box lunch breakfast (ascent)

      Positive slope in m: 4600 – 5790 N 4600 = 1190