Climb Cayambe, Cotopaxi & Chimborazo Volcanos with acclimatization

      Quito, Ecuador

      19 reviews
      Duration: 16 days
      Group size: 1 - 2
      Climb Cayambe, Cotopaxi & Chimborazo Volcanos with acclimatization
      Quito, Ecuador

      19 reviews

      Duration: 16 days
      Group size: 1 - 2

      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 take it up with a good acclimatization schedule. Included in the itinerary the iconic Cotopaxi Volcano (5.897 m / 19,347 ft), which is another epic target for many mountaineers coming to Ecuador. This beauty is said to be the world's highest active volcano. The view into its huge crater is simply breathtaking. Also part of the advenure is Cayambe Volcano, Ecuador's 3rd highest mountain. Definitely a trip of a lifetime - join us!

      Technically the climbs are 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 climbs we recommend at least 4 days of preparation, including hikes in altitude and steadily increasing your sleeping altitude if  possible. In this 16 day-package acclimatization is taken care of, further you'll get to know some of the highlights of the Ecuadorian Andean region, among them the city of Quito, Papallacta hot springs and the city of Riobamba. 

      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 + pad for huts and camps, 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

      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.

      Private tour - 1 person

      You are booking as an individual climber a tour with a private guide.


      Available options


      transfer from the airport to your hotel

      DAY 1
      arrival at Quito airport, transfer to your hotel (Casa Ilayaku or Vieja Cuba)

      catering: - / - / - 

      accommodation in Hotel Vieja Cuba (in town) or Casa Ilayaku (outside of town) with breakfast.

      Your Organizer

      andean summit adventure
      19 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:


      10/10 recommend Andean Summit Adventure. We attempted to climb Cayambe in early March 2023 and unfortunately got caught in a blizzard and had to turn back. Turns out if you have good gear and a good guide, being soaked in a slush storm at 2:30 am on the side of a volcano isn’t so bad. Jaime was very confident and knowledgeable and the trip was well organized with reliable high quality gear and food from pickup in Quito to drop off. Communication was easy and honest. Great trip, even without summiting.
      By Sean S for Climb Cayambe (5.790 m / 18,996 ft) in 2 days on 06 Mar, 2023
      This trip was a great adventure and an awesome value. ASA took good care of me from the moment they picked me up until they dropped me off at the airport. I would certainly recommend them, and I hope to return to use their services again someday!
      By Isaac M for Climb Chimborazo Volcano (6.263 m / 20,549 ft) in 2 days on 15 Feb, 2023
      Le guide a été formidable. Tout a été sans stress. Que du plaisir.
      By Mathieu G for Climb Chimborazo Volcano (6.263 m / 20,549 ft) in 2 days on 07 Feb, 2023
      Our guides were the best we could’ve imagined. The hospitality, food, lodging was also all incredible. Thanks for the experience of a lifetime
      By Nathan R for acclimatization & Cotopaxi Climb (5.897 m / 19,347 ft) - Alex on 19 Jan, 2022
      I was looking to climb the maximum of the highest volcanoes in Ecuador, in order for training and get acclimatization for Everest. I contacted Andean Summits to organise this adventure, and they have set a perfect schedule for the time frame I have indicated. They are extremly professional and know very well all the nuances in climbing in Ecuador. Everything is possible with them, they can adapt the trip to any demands. I was very happy to climb with them. Everything was very well set. The guides are very high experience and know perfectly the mountains. The climbs are possible practically at any weather conditions. If travelling to Ecuador for climbing, I can only recomend to get in touch with Andean Summits to organise any of desired trip. Finally I have climbed all the 9 highest volcanoes of Ecuador ! What an adventure ! Thank you for that wunderful discovery and experience.
      By Vassily V for 9 out of Ecuador's BIG 10 on 12 Apr, 2021
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