Cayambe Summit PEAK Adventure Climb

Cayambe Summit PEAK Adventure Climb

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When was the last time you challenged yourself? Climb the Cayambe (5790m) – the the third highest volcano in Ecuador!  Cayambe is a massive extinct volcano. The peak is Ecuadors third largest and the third highest in the Americas north of the Equator. It is also the highest point on the Equator line (4600m) on the south side. Although technically not very difficult it is a little bit more challenging than Cotopaxi.  Snow storms and high winds are more frequent on Cayambe than on many other peaks.

Prepare for trekking and glacier climbing.


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Ecuador Itineraries

2 Days & 1 Night
  • DAY 1: Departure from Quito at 9 am in private transportation. You drive north for about 2 hours to an altitude of 4400 m. If the weather is clear, the beautiful peak from the Cayambe can be already seen from a distance. Then you hike up to the refuge with all your equipment at 4600 m, where you will have a rest and lunch. After that you have some exercise at the glaciers nearby. Back to the refuge you will have dinner and then rest until midnight.
  • DAY 2: You get up at midnight, have breakfast and get ready for the climb. Around 1:00am you leave the refuge. The first hour is easy rock climbing before reaching the glacier.As soon as you reach the glacier, you put on crampons and rope up in teams. Each guide will take one or two persons. If all goes well, you reach the summit a 5790 m between 5:00am and 7:00am after a 4 to 6 hours climb. On the top you have about 20 minutes to take a rest, take some pictures and enjoy the spectacular views towards the Amazonian basin. The return to the refuge takes about 2 to 3 hours. When all groups have returned, you leave for Quito. Return around 2 pm.


Trip Outline

This mountain can be considered as one of the monuments with which Nature has made a great difference in the world¨,  call Humboldt to this volcano located in the central Andes, north of the country, the third-highest after Chimborazo and Cotopaxi with an altitude of 5.790m (18.996.06 ft.), is the only volcano in the world that by its glaciers crosses the equator line 3km from the summit, its less-traveled routes make the ascent quiet and wonderful, you can find cracks but this does not make the mountain dangerous, for this reason, you need a guide.

  • Bilingual Certified ASEGUIM guide
  • Accommodation at refuge
  • Transportation from Quito to Cayambe and back
  • Entry Fee
  • Meals from Lunch day 1 until breakfast at 12 pm
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Waterproof pants and jacket
  • Fleece pants and jacket
  • Outer gloves
  • Balaclava cap
  • Gaiters
  • Crampons
  • Ice ax
  • Headlamp
  • Sleeping bag
  • Breakfast second day
  • Additional snacks and drinks
  • bag
  • lining gloves
  • batterys for headlight
  • Tips