Volcano Cayambe is the 3rd highest volcano in Ecuador (5790m’ high). It is located in the Cayambe – Coca Ecological Reserve in the Cordillera Oriental of the Andes, 70′ north-east of Quito. At the altitude of 4690m’ on its south slope, is the highest point in the world crossed by the Equator and the only point on the Equator with snow cover. From the Cayambe you can see the landscape of the northern hills of Quito and surrounding cities.

Physical Level: low-average
Technical Level: low-average
Maximum Elevation: 5790 m / 18.996 ft
Terrain: glacier

DAY 1:

Departure from Quito at 9:00 am in private transportation to 4,400 m. From then pick up our bags and walk to the shelter which is at 4,600 m. A break will be taken with a box lunch and if people do not have experience security practices will be done in the glaciers for an hour, then back to the shelter to serve dinner then have a talk with the guides and rest.

DAY 2:

We get up at 12 at night to get ready in one hour with all the material and make a tea, at 1 am we start our goal of reaching the summit that has 5,790 m. 4, 5 or 6 hours depending on the conditions of the person where we will have 20 minutes to enjoy the sights then return to the shelter within 2 hours where we pick our team and go down to the transportation and return to Quito from 1 to 2 pm.

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block
  • Small backpack
  • Snacks
  • Bottle of water
  • Sleeping bag
  • Camera
  • Comfortable trekking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Big and small backpack
  • Socks
  • Inner pants
  • Transportation Quito – Cayambe – Quito.
  • Night at the refuge
  • Mountain guide
  • Lunch / Desayno
  • Dinner
  • Equipment
  • Tips
  • Snacks and water
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Inner clothes (thermal pants, socks, waterproof jacket, small backpack, etc.)



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