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Cayambe Climbing

Cayambe Mountain Climbing Tours. We’ve had the pleasure of seeing smiles on the faces of thousands of satisfied travellers that joined us for mountain climbing and ended up having the time of their lives!

Cayambe is home to the largest and most beautiful glaciers in Ecuador. It is known for its multitude of good climbing opportunities on these interesting, ever evolving glaciers. There are massive ice formations and many crevasses near the peak for which you can practice glacier techniques and alpine ice climbing.

Climbing Cayambe 5790 meters

First day: We leave from Quito to the Cayambe Reserve to reach the refuge at 4800 meters where we will have our lunch. In the afternoon you will have a technical speech like climbing and first aid instructions. After this you will come back to the refuge to be prepared for the dinner and finally rest.

Second day: You will wake up around 11pm , first you will set up all the necessary equipment to climb the mountain and then you will have a hot drink and something to eat, if the weather is excellent you will have the opportunity to reach to the summit , you will be back to the refuge again around 9am. After you will few minutes to rest and pack all the equipment and return to Quito where is the end of the tour.

Included: Professional bilingual guide (maximum 1 guide per 2 people), transportation from Quito to Quito, bed at refuge on the first night, lunch on the first day, dinner and breakfast at the refuge, special climbing equipment .

Special climbing equipment included in the packages: polar pants , plastic climbing boots , gaiters, polar jacket, crampons , outside gloves, waterproof pants/ jacket , ice axe , climbing harness, sleeping bag

Necessary Equipment (Not included): water bottle, inside polar gloves , energy drinks and snacks, camera, sun cream,  warm walking trousers, sunglasses, puffer jacket or similar, wool hat, walking sticks , face mask, large rucksack (50-70 liter), reasonably day pack(35 liters), warm gear including puffer jacket etc), camelback type vessel for water, batteries AAA.

What to bring: warm clothes, trekking shoes, personal water bottle, suns cream, personal items, camera, sunglasses and snacks,  2 pairs batteries AAA .

Prices: private tour 530USD , 2 people 280USD per person