Cayambe Summit Expedition

CAYAMBE SUMMIT EXPEDITION

Description

Experience the joy and elation when you stand on the highest mountain in the world on the Equator. As you look from the summit, you will be in awe as your eyes gaze over peaks like Antisana and Cotopaxi. Cayambe is also an active volcano and the third highest peak in Ecuador at 5790m in altitude. Book this expedition and summit this incredible Andean peak with amazing glaciers. To prepare you for the summit climb, we include acclimatization hikes around beautiful lagoons and up 4000m volcanoes. Let us organize the guides, equipment, accommodation and meals for your expedition so you can focus on enjoying your Andean experience.

Highlights

  • Summit the highest peak in the world on the Equator
  • Acclimatization hike around Cuicocha Lagoon
  • Climb Fuya Fuya (4200m)
  • Climb Imbabura (4650m)
  • Enjoy typical Andean cuisine
  • Duration = 6 days/5 nights
  • Effort level: Extremely hard due to altitude
  • Tour size = minimum 2 clients
  • ASEGUIM guide (English & Spanish)

Tour Cost (based on 2 clients minimum)

  • 795 per person (USD)
  • 50% deposit required to make a booking
  • Balance to be paid by EFT a week before departure

Each guest must please bring their passport.

It is compulsory for guests to have personal medical aid & travel insurance. 

Please inform us of any current medical issues.

This tour is NOT recommended for travelers with heart, lung or back problems.

Travelers should excellent physical fitness.

ASEGUIM Guide (Spanish & English) 

Transport 

All meals

Accommodation on a shared room basis 

Entrance fees if required 

Equipment rental

Acclimatization hikes

Gratuities (optional)

Personal hydration

Snacks for hikes

Alcoholic beverages

Summit attempt clothing: Down jacket, hard shell jacket, fleece jacket, base layer, hard shell trousers, inner fleece or base layer trousers, long fleece socks, inner wicking socks, stiff-soled or semi rigid double mountaineering boots, beanie, inner fleece gloves, outer hard shell mitts and buff.

Acclimatization hikes: Loose comfortable clothing, comfortable walking/hiking shoes, rain jacket and fleece are needed.

Additional items: Your passport, sun protection cream (UVA 50+), cap/hat, sunglasses (factor 300-400), camera and 2 x 1.5 L water bottles, personal toiletries 

Mountaineering: Crampons, walking axe, helmet, glacier goggles, harness, 2 x locking biners, 2 x prussiks (6-7mm, 1m each), ski poles and headlamp (and spare batteries).

Please let us know what equipment and clothing you may need. 

Day

Activity

Night

Meals

1

Hike around Cuicocha Lagoon (3450m)

Night in Otavalo (3000m)

L D

2

Climb Fuya Fuya (4200m)

Night in Otavalo 

B L D

3

Climb Imbabura (4630m)

Night in Otavalo 

B L D

4

AM: Rest in Otavalo.

PM: Transfer to Cayambe refuge

Night at refuge (4600m)

B L D

5

AM: Review glacier techniques

11PM: Summit bid!

Night at refuge 

B L D

6

Summit Cayambe early morning & return to Quito in afternoon.

N/A

B L

Please note: This is a suggested schedule and assumes that you have spent 2-3 days/nights in Quito before joining this expedition. Depending on your budget and plans in Ecuador, we can amend this schedule accordingly. Please chat to us about how we can tailor this to suit your needs.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions about this expedition.

Cayambe Volcano Photo Gallery

Cayambe Volcano Day Tour from Quito
Cayambe Volcano Day Tour from Quito
One of our stops is to this point to see the glacier up close.
Cayambe Volcano Day Tour from Quito
See these amazing shapes and and ice tower formations
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