Cayambe 3 Days / 2 Nights

This program is an express tour for Cayambe summit. Recommended for climbers with good previous acclimatization.

Cayambe3 Days/2 Nights

Per day Altitude in m

Day

Itinerary

Accommodation

Drive

Hiking

Max

Accommodation

1

Imbabura

Hotel in Otavalo

2,5 hrs

5 hrs

4696

2500

2

Cayambe

Mountain Refuge

2 hrs

1 hrs

4600

4600

3

Cayambe Summit

2 hrs

10 hrs

5790

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Imbabura 4600m
Early pickup at your hotel in Quito. We drive to the north of the Andes. We start at the foothill of imposing Imbabura. This beautiful mountain has the perfect positive slope to train in altitude, from 3400m to 4600m. A very nice hike through the moorlands with great views to the valley. Then we return to the hotel in Otavalo to rest.
Accommodation: Hotel in Otavalo
Meals: box lunch, dinner

Day 2: 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: Mountain Refuge
Meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner

Day 3: Cayambe 5790 m
Our ascension will begin at midnight. The Cayambe ascension is not of a technical type, it consists in crossingsome 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 9 hours.
Meals: box lunch breakfast (ascent)

Included:

  • Local certified English/Spanish-speaking mountain guide
  • Accommodation mentioned above
  • Private transportation
  • Meals mentioned in program above
  • Transportation, Accommodations, meals for all guides and driver

Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Extras and services not mentioned above
  • Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Glacier, climbing and extra trekking gear (we can assist with the rental)
  • Taxes

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