With our 2-day tour you will be able to Conquer the 3rd Highest Volcano in Ecuador, enjoy breathtaking views and complete a successful climbing experience. The altitude of Cayambe is 5790m and the volcano is located in the Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve in the Cordillera Oriental of the Andes, 70 km north-east of Quito.
The climb takes between 5 – 7 hours, while the descent will be around 2 hours. Reaching the top may be very technical and requires knowledge and mountaineering experience. However the effort of Climbing the Immense Glacier and its Massive Ice will be Totally Worth it! Depending on your condition and experience you will arrive by sunrise at the summit. This will allow you to enjoy an incredible view of the landscape of the northern hills of Quito, the surrounding cities and lagoons such as Lago San Pablo and Laguna Cuicocha.
We also offer you our Climbing and Glacier Course in Ecuador for the people who do not have experience in glacier climbing.
Climbing high altitudes needs previous training. If you are not correctly acclimatized you can suffer from different altitude illnesses.
We strongly recommend to make an Acclimatization Program before you climb the highest peaks in Ecuador.
Special climbing equipment included
Necessary Equipment not included
*Reasonably day pack(35 liters) (needed from the refuge to Cotopaxi summit to accommodate plenty of water, crampons, warm gear including puffer jacket etc)
**Large rucksack (50-70 liter) (only needed to transfer gear from the bus drop off at the Cotopaxi base up to the refuge)
Gulliver Expeditions is a tour operator that offers unique Ecuador and Peru tours. Specialized in adventure travel such as climbing, mountain biking and horseback riding. We offer both pre-planned packages as well as tailor-made tours that can include the Amazon rainforest, once-in-a-lifetime Galapagos cruises and expeditions to Machu Picchu.