Climb Cayambe + Chimborazo Volcano with acclimatization in 8 days

      Quito, Ecuador

      30 reviews
      Duration: 8 days
      Group size: 1 - 10
      Climb Cayambe + Chimborazo Volcano with acclimatization in 8 days
      Quito, Ecuador

      30 reviews

      Duration: 8 days
      Group size: 1 - 10

      About this trip

      Climbing Chimborazo Volcano (6263 m / 20548 ft) - the world's highest mountain measured from the center of the earth - is definitely a challenging plan, therefore we recommend a good acclimatization schedule. Included in the itinerary, the Cayambe Volcano Ecuador's 3rd highest mountain and the only snow-covered spot on the equatorial line. Also part of the adventure is the summit of Iliniza Norte (5.126 m / 16,818 ft). Besides those climbs we visit either Cotopaxi National Park or Quilotoa Lagoon and climb Rucu Pichincha to get started. Definitely a trip of a lifetime - join us! 

      Technically the climb is not very difficult, nevertheless good fitness is required and some previous glacier travel experience highly recommended.

      Another very important point is proper acclimatization. To really enjoy the climb we recommend at least 3 - 4 days of preparation, including hikes in altitude and steadily increasing your sleeping altitude if possible. In this 8 day-package acclimatization is taken care of, further you'll get to know some of the highlights of the Ecuadorian Andean region, among them Quilotoa crater lake / Cotopaxi National Park, Rucu Pichincha and Iliniza Norte.

      Any questions? Reach out to our climbing experts on or +593968959533 (WhatsApp or call).

      Included Services:

      - see program / itinerary

      - certified bi-lingual guide (NATIONAL / ASEGUIM / IVBV - UIAGM - IFMGA), max. 1 guide per 2 climbers on glaciated mountains, 1 guide during the rest of the trip

      - transportation in private vehicle during the tour (from / to Quito)

      - accommodation as per itinereray (or similar - depending on availability)

      - park entrance fees & climbing permits

      - meals as specified in the itinerary

      - group equipment: ropes and other guiding gear

      Not included Services:

      - catering (see program)

      - personal technical equipment (harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe, carabiners, screws, slings etc.)

      - sleeping bag for hut, boots and other private equipment - check our equipment list

      - other entrance fees (eg. in the city for churches etc.)

      - insurances (please make sure that you have an insurance covering risks of mountain climbing)

      - cost for program changes

      - tips & any other expenses not explicitly mentioned

      Cancellation Conditions:

      - 60 or more days prior to departure: the total amount paid will be refunded, minus handling & administrative charges (if any)

      - 59 - 30 days prior to departure: 50% of the total amount paid will be forfeited 

      - 29 and less days prior to departure: the total amount paid will be forfeited 

      General Terms and Conditions:

      With full payment or partial payment of the tour the climber accepts the latest version of andean summit adventure's terms and conditions, which can be downloaded HERE.

      Available Packages

      Private tour - 1 climber

      You are an individual climber and want to book a private tour / guide.

      Group of 2 people (private)

      You are booking as a group of 2.

      Please note that in case you select this option as an individual climber, your booking might be subject to cancellation, as we do not offer open groups.

      Group of 3 or more people (private)

      You are booking as a group of 3 or more people.

      Please note that in case you select this option as an individual climber or for less than 3 people, your booking might be subject to cancellation, as we do not offer open groups.



      Rucu Pichincha Climb
      exploring rocky peaks in Ecuador

      DAY 1 

      Start at approx. 8 am, drive to the parking area at Quito's cable car (TeleferiQo), ride up to Cruz Loma (4000 m / 13120 ft) and at approx. 9 am start of the hike up to the summit of RUCU PICHINCHA (4.696 m / 15,407 ft).
      During the hike we enjoy wonderful views of the avenue of the volcanos with its snow caped summits and also the impressive city of Quito. The hike to the summit takes about 3 hours and the descend 2 hours. Afterwards we head back to your accommodation. 

      tech. data: ↑ ↓  770 m / 2520 ft |  ↔  10,3 km / 6.4 mi 

      catering: - / LB / D

      accommodation in Ilinizas Lodge in El Chaupi (3.600 m / 11.800 ft) in single / double / triple rooms with dinner and breakfast included

      Your Organizer

      andean summit adventure
      30 reviews
      welcome to andean summit adventure, specialists when it comes to mountaineering in Ecuador and beyond. our certified guides and international team are your best choice for making your trip a lifetime experience! let's go for some climbs - cheers! our mountaineering experts are happy to assist with personalized attention to work out awesome climbing plans for you and your family and friends or answer any questions you might have regarding our programs - reach out, we speak English, German and Spanish:


      Great experience! Good and easy organisation! All concerns/requests were well addressed. We did the Iliniza Norte in 1 day with Paul and felt always save with him! A very pleasant person! Rental equipment of good quality!
      By Jonas L for Iliniza Norte Climb (5.126 m / 16,818 ft) in 1 day on Oct 18, 2023
      Great trip Great leaders Beautiful view
      By Robin S for Climb Chimborazo Volcano (6.263 m / 20,549 ft) in 2 days on Oct 11, 2023
      Jaime was a great guide, thank you. We had a good time. We ate in the best restaurants, slept in the best lodges and down to Jaime, always seemed to get the best of the best! Essentially we were very well looked after. Jaime was also a great mountain guide, quickly appraising the abilities of our group (and individuals), being flexible in his approach to try to maximise our enjoyment, and challenge. We had a fantastic time on Pasochoa and Quilotoa. The weather defeated us on Cayambe. Unfortunately we didn’t summit Chimborazo, despite perfect conditions. Entirely down to us, a step too far at our age. It was a real shame as we had been working towards it for the whole year.
      By Ashley H for Climb Cotopaxi & Chimborazo Volcanos with acclimatization on Aug 20, 2023
      We had a great time. The advice, experience and helpfulness of Juan, our guide, was excellent. He was punctual, polite, friendly and flexible, taking into account all our want to do requests. Great time: humming birds, cloud forests, waterfalls, markets, equators, thermal baths, swing and zip wires. A good relaxing time to see a few sights and prepare for the volcanoes.
      By Ashley H for Mindo, Otavalo & Baños on Aug 04, 2023
      We had the perfect trip and experience with Andean Summit Adventures. We climbed on Iliniza Norte, Cayambe and Chimborazo with Jaime - the best guide in Ecuador. Jaime made the car rides fun, the meals interesting and the climbs safe and extremely enjoyable. It really stood out that he was extremely respected amongst the other guides and a real authority in the mountains. The organization team around Eilsabeth were at our help at all times (including advice for equipment and acclimatization planning which was particularly important for us as beginners). This made our Ecuadorian climbing experience as smooth as possible. The strongest recommendation for Andean Summit Adventures for your climbing experiences in Ecuador from Germany!
      By Felix H for Climb Chimborazo Volcano (6.263 m / 20,549 ft) in 2 days on Jul 25, 2023
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