Ramírez Dávalos, Quito 170129, Ecuador (0)
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9 Days Pichincha Iliniza North Cayambe Chimborazo Climbing Detailed Itinerary
Ecuador Altar Trek – Riobamba, Ambato – Yellow lagoon, Obispo peak – 3 day
9 Days Pichincha Iliniza North Cayambe Chimborazo Climbing Detailed Itinerary
9 Days Pichincha Iliniza North Cayambe Chimborazo Climbing Detailed Itinerary
9 Days Pichincha Iliniza North Cayambe Chimborazo Climbing Detailed Itinerary
9 Days Pichincha Iliniza North Cayambe Chimborazo Climbing Detailed Itinerary
9 Days Pichincha Iliniza North Cayambe Chimborazo Climbing Detailed Itinerary
9 Days Pichincha Iliniza North Cayambe Chimborazo Climbing Detailed Itinerary
9 Days Pichincha Iliniza North Cayambe Chimborazo Climbing Detailed Itinerary
9 Days Pichincha Iliniza North Cayambe Chimborazo Climbing Detailed Itinerary
9 Days Pichincha Iliniza North Cayambe Chimborazo Climbing Detailed Itinerary
9 Days Pichincha Iliniza North Cayambe Chimborazo Climbing Detailed Itinerary
9 Days Pichincha Iliniza North Cayambe Chimborazo Climbing Detailed Itinerary
9 Days Pichincha Iliniza North Cayambe Chimborazo Climbing Detailed Itinerary
9 Days Pichincha Iliniza North Cayambe Chimborazo Climbing Detailed Itinerary


» Cayambe, Antisana, Quito, Otavalo, Ambato, Chimborazo, Cuycocha and Riobamba.

iconoDay 1:

We suggest you arrive in Quito on a Friday, EAI staff will meet you on arrival and give you an initial program orientation. Hotel Sierra madre.

iconoDay 2:

Saturday – The first full day in Ecuador we drive north to Otavalo, the market town just on this day get to you A very nice idea for a population Indians sales him products on the market, our visit is timed for market day because this population don’t like a pictures from hems, for this reason do you need taking the picture very discrete. The Otavaleño Indians coming down from their small villages in the surrounding mountains to sell their agricultural products and weavings for the life.  After a morning exploring and photographing as well and shopping time, we hike one hills above the town of Otavalo and San Pablo lake the most big like in Ecuador and very nice view around us, after one half hour we stop for our lunch on of one the typical restaurant. For sure we have a typical meal from Otavaleños and of course from Ecuador cuisine, too.  Afternoon drive back to Quito, of course we stopping briefly at the Equatorial Monument or Equatorial line, for a nice remember and pictures in the latitude 00,00.  After the pictures we continue driving to Quito.  Hotel Sierra madre. (B)

iconoDay 3:

We take our acclimatization ascent on the Guagua Pichincha or Ruco Pichincha volcano at 4800m.(13,773ft) We driving from Quito for one half hour to the Cruz Loma area at 3900m(12,792ft) Quito is nestled on the slopes of this active volcano. Our primary goal here is to help each team member begin, testing his or her response to higher elevation and to give our bodies a chance to get used to altitude acclimatization, we hiking from the cruz Loma for a very nice paramo barley, we cross and hiking a sand slope and rock climbing for short part and easy climb,  too, All this road we use for 4 hours up to arrival in the our summit, lunch rest, photos etc.! we coming down, in 2 hours down we arrive at the park car lot, in this way if the weather conditions will be nice while enjoying the many photographic opportunities from Quito and more beautiful scenic areas!.  After summit hiking down to the parking lot, Afternoon drive back to Quito. Hotel Sierra madre.  (B/BL)

iconoDay 04:

We offer a scenic tour through Quito, a city of contrast between the Spanish colonial displays, pre-colombian art and Inca culture.  We also visit the national ethnological museum, which provides a good introduction to the history of Ecuador, several of the city’s most interesting colonial churches, and the busy and traditional central market. Free afternoon. Hotel Sierra madre.  (B)

iconoDay 05:

Depart Quito at 9:00 A.M., and arrive at the Cayambe volcano refuge by 3 pm.(4700m / 15,416ft).  Lunch included.  Located northeast of Quito on the eastern ridge of the Andes, Cayambe is Ecuador’s third highest peak and stands at 5790m (18,991ft.) The glacier of this mountain is large and among the most active of all equatorial ice flows, and its varied glacial terrain here provides an excellent training ground and a rewarding summit climb. Overnight at the refuge. (B/BL/D)

iconoDay 06:

Cayambe Glaciers School day. Wake up at 7 am for breakfast. We continue adjusting to altitude acclimatization. We go on the glacier at 8h30 AM. And engage in the moderate glacier section a good activity.    Where well be familiarize ourselves with the various climbing techniques, equipment  work for climbing.  Our guide get to you  on a glacier skills all of techniques necessary for climbing the high peaks like  Cayambe, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo  and others mountains, to. We’ll be learn and practice rope-handling, glacier travel snow climbing and basic crevasse rescue skills and safety techniques……. The general procedures for high peak mountains. After 6 hours training we are back to refuge for delicious lunch and resting afternoon,  Of course we Prepare A good teams for a midnight departure for Cayambe day summit. Early dinner and early to bed, usually by 6:30 P.M. Refuge. (B/BL./D)

iconoDay 07:

Wake up at midnight. Breakfast and final equipment check. We leave the refuge at 1:00 A.M. and climb with headlamps for the first four hours. We have an easy glacier climb to a saddle and then continue onto steeper and exciting grounds.  We’ll traverse around large crevasses and pass some spectacular seraks.  Climb 40 degree slopes with occasional short, steeper sections. The final Cayambe summit is reached at about 9:00 A.M. You will have a view of photogenic lines and spectacular mountains.  Return to the refuge around 2:00 P.M.  In the afternoon we driving down to Guachala Hacienda and overnight. Hold hacienda from the colonial Architecture very good relax night. Hosteria Guachala (B/BL)

iconoDay 08: Resting full day.

After breakfast around 8-9 am. We can move to Papallacta host spring.Today we have the option to resting and move to Papllacta host Spring at 3.300m of altitude, completely relax afternoon on this are and enjoy the natural hot water, Massage, swimming pull Etc. Etc. Overnight on Termas de Papallacta Resort. (B)

iconoDay 09: Papllacta – Antisana Camping.

Mid-morning departure from Quito to travel to our base camp in Antisana at 4700m (15,416 ft). This is a remarkable journey, passing lava flows in the country side, you will  have an idea of volcanic parasite-crater at the Páramo area, and finally a four-wheeling romp through ancient stream beds. It is common to spot Andean eagles and condors during this trip. We will establish the base camp and settle in for the night. Driving from Quito to the base camp takes 4 hours.  Camping (B/BL/D)

iconoDay 10: Antisana open the way up Day.

The group and the guide will open the way up for the next morning to climb. Of course we prepare for a midnight departure to Antisana summit day. Early dinner and early to bed, usually by 6:30 P.M. Camping (B/BL/D)

iconoDay 11: Antisana Summit Day.

Wake up at midnight. Breakfast and equipment check-up. An early morning start will enable us to reach the summit by 8:00 A.M. The route is complex, offering spectacular views of Cotopaxi, Cayambe and Chimborazo. The glacier on Antisana is very active, and the complex configuration will require us to include a combination of snow and ice techniques for intermediate terrain. Resuming, this expedition to Antisana offers great adventure and high quality climbing in a unique equatorial environment, all the way skirting among gaping crevasses. After the required summit and taking pictures, we will descend to the base camp and then head to back to the city, packing all the camping gear and drive back to Quito, hotel. (B/BL)

iconoDay 12:  Quito Baños – Just travel to Baños today!!

This morning we wake up in Quito or near if it or on the way down to Baños, of course this day is also to relax to recover your energy for Chimbo. We move form Quito around 9-10am south of Quito. On the down to Baños we have the opportunity to see the activity from Cotopaxi volcano form the Panamerican highway to have a nice picture form this volcano and his activity. After it we continue driving to reach the Baños City. Arrive here around 2pm. Hotel and relax afternoon. Hotel Sangay Bungalos bed room (B)

iconoDay 13:

We relax in the valley town of Baños, where the lush vegetation is home to an unusual variety of orchids, Mountains, worm temperature, flowers, bird, many butterflies, hummingbird and more species for look.  We have a full day activity for visit the very nice waterfalls on the way to the jungle, on this road is possible driving bay bicycle for look a very nice nature,  Awesome waterfalls  in our way, We will be walking on the Pailon del Diablo waterfall for 2 hours and look the jungle forest. We visit the Inez Maria waterfall on the Pastaza River and of curse our last visit to the Zoo too.  We will enjoy the natural all of the day, we need for this visit 4 hours by car, and back to town here you may choose to hike to the very famous Catholic church where you can see a lot of miracles from the virgin, where the people believed on the virgin and god too.  Free afternoon to visit wherever you want to do.  Hotel Sangay Bungalos bed room (B)

iconoDAY 14: Chimborazo Refugio 4800m/14,545ft)

Depart from banos at 10:00 A.M. Drive Northwest of Baños, passing the agricultural towns valley’s from the andes, we cross Ambato again. On all of the way we crossing agricultural and indigenous landscapes  areas with variety in Agriculture, where a picture two may attract you. Alter 3 Horus drive we will arrive at the Carrell refuge of Chimborazo  Immediately we take us our backpacks to hike up for 40 minutes, which will lead us up to the Whimper hut on the Chimborazo west flank, located at 5000m (16,400ft.) Resting afternoon. Dinner early and early to bed by  (6:30 PM.). Refuges B/BL/D

iconoDay 15:

Chimborazo is Ecuador’s highest peak and is a massive glaciated volcano that consists of five summits.  Rise at midnight for breakfast and equipment check-up.  Leave the hut at 1:00 A.M.  We move immediately to the huge glacier on Chimborazo’s southwest face where we first traverse moderately angled ice slopes, climb through a series of icefalls and up the steep ice ramps. Climbing simultaneously on moderate grounds belaying up the steep pitches. Our team will rope together in order to cross crevasses and finally make it to the summit. This is the highest point of the Andes and from here we have a magnificent view of  the emerging volcanoes that form the eastern and western Cordillera. The said volcanoes seem to emerge from the clouds below our feet.  Our approximate climbing time is 8 to 9 hours. Return to the refuge around noon. Lunch then travel back to Quito (6:00 P.M.) Hotel Sierra Madre (B/BL)

iconoDay 16:

Departure transfer to your international flight. (B)

The price includes:
  • Airport transfers in and out.
  • Hotels (10 Night Double or Triple bed room occupancy)
  • Bilingual certified Mountain guide.
  • Private transportation Toyota 4x4WD vehicles.
  • Meals while on the climbing trip. (If you have a special diet, no problem)(Meals is included like on the itinerary)
  • Camping gear, coking tents, coking person, all the facility’s on the camping area.
  • Refuges fees.
  • Rope and techniques climbing gear.
  • All National Parks Permits.
Do not included:
  • Food and Beverages on non-climbing days. (dinner especially)
  • Plastic Boots, Crampons, Harness with Carabineer, Ice-Axe, Helmet. (FOR RENT)
  • Insurance.
  • Single Room Supplement $.350,00.
  • All International flight to Quito.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Typing.


Gore-Tex type jacket, Fleece thermals or worm fleece, Pair of light liner gloves, Balaclava or polypropylene cap, Wool or synthetic socks, Headlamp, Glacier glasses / dark sunglasses, Sleeping bag (20-30 degrees Fahrenheit), Backpack, Trekking Boots, Plastic climbing boots, crampons, gaiters, 3 pair outer socks, 3 pair liners,  2 pair long underwear, down jacket, Gore-Tex parka, worm pants, Gore-Tex pants or bib, worm gloves/mitts, Gore-Tex over mitts, cap/hat, helmet, ice axe w/leash, harness, 2 locking carabineers, some oval bineers, prussic slings/ascenders, ski poles, plastic garbage bags, compass, personal toilet/first-aid kit including drugs/sunscreen/chap stick, camera, and a two-liter poly bottle.