REACH THE HIGHEST ACTIVE VOLCANOES

REACH THE CAYAMBE SUMMIT

The Cayambe volcano with 5,790 m This amazing volcano is a suitable challenge for outdoor lovers who want to experience high altitute mountaneering, but no need to be an expert.  Our climbing program let you have a good altitute acclimatization so you can enjoy the best of your climbing holiday .

DAY BY DAY

Transfer in.

In order to begin our acclimatization we will drive for 40 minutes to the Paquiestancia community where we are going to hike around 15 kms throught some Andean forest.  We are be able to observe  many birds such as wild turkeys and humminbirds while we acclimatze between 2,800 m and 3,500 meter above the sea level.  The Paquistancia community has developed nice trails as part of their communitary tourism.   In the afternoon we will drive back to Guayllabamba lodge to have a nice dinner and rest for the next day. Lodging at Guayllabamba lodge B/L/D

This amazing peak it’s located at Mojanda volcano with an altitute of 4,263 mts.  After breakfast we will drive to Mojanda lagoon where we are going to park our jeep and start hiking towards the Fuya Fuya Summit.  It’s a short hike but very steepy and where are going to start feeling the altitute and getting used to it.  From the Summit we will have an amazing view from de caldera and andean valleys. Lodging at Guayllabamba Lodge. B/L/D

This day will be more challenging due is higher mountain, but one of the most beautiful landscapes in northern Ecuador.  From the Summit you will experience an fantastic view of San Pablo Lagoon and the sourrounding valleys.  Hiking Imbabura will take between 6 to 8 hours depending on your pace.  After our long hike we will drive to low lands and have a delicious lunch.  B/L/D

We will depart from Guayllabamba with all our climbing gear in order to make some glacier practice with our crampons, harness and Ice axes. We will learn how to walk with our crampons over the ice and snow, and how to use the ice axe in case of slippery. The rest of the afternoon we will rest at the hut and sleep early to start our climb at midnight. B/L/D

After a light meal we will gear up with our harness, climbing boots, helmet and headlamp and start our ascention to the Summit of the Cayambe volcano.  The climbing is between 6 to 8 hours up and 4 hours down.  We will expect to reach the Summit near sunrise to appreciatte amazing views of the high Andes.  After a long climb we will reach the Hut at mid morning to get in the car and drive back to Guayllabamba lodge and rest.  B/L/D

This day we will take more easy, after a nice breakfast we will drive to Quito and visit the colonial town where you can appreciatte why is a World Cultural Heritage.  You will be marvel with amazing churches and colonial architecture.  We will have a typical lunch in historic town and in the afternoon back to Guayllabamba lodge in order to have dinner and prepare your luggage for your next day. B/L/D

Transfer out.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • Complete lodging mentioned
  • Complete meals mentioned in the itinerary (B/L/D)
  • Profesional mountain guides
  • All gratuities for baggage,  and hotel service
  • Harness and helmets
  • Entries fees

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • International air flight tickets
  • Alcoholic brevages
  • Travel insurance
  • Climbing boots, crampons and ice axes
  • Mountain clothes
  • Tips

TRIP DETAILS

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Effort:  Moderate to Hard

Activities: Hiking, Glacier traverse, cultural inmersion

Lodging:  Guayllabamba lodge, Cayambe hut

PRICE PER PERSON: $ 1655
*Based on 2 ppl double occupancy

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