This climbing tour is the perfect way to enjoy the thrill of the majestic Avenue of the Volcanoes. The tour starts with climbing Pasochoa and Illinizas North volcanoes as part of the acclimatization. Next up is a rest day and the program ends with the finale of climbing the mighty Chimborazo Volcano. The Chimborazo volcano, is the highest volcano in Ecuador, and world’s closest point to the sun.
With our 5-day package you have the chance to climb to the famous summit and break the 6,000 meter barrier. With our licensed, qualified and bilingual guides, you learn skills that enable you to climb and to reach Ecuador’s most amazing summits. This program instructs you how to deal with the altitude and provides you stunning views of different kinds of landscapes. Reaching the summit of an active volcano, is an experience you will never forget.
We also offer options such as Illiniza South, Antisana and Cayambe for excellent glacier climbing for those who are more experienced and looking for an even greater challenge! Contact our expert travel agents specialized in mountain climbing today!
Make your way or get a private transfer to Hostería PapaGayo Cotopaxi.
Night at Hosteria PapaGayo.
Pick up: 08h00
A truly stunning climb, Illinizas is the perfect preparation for Cotopaxi and Chimborazo. Get ready for a steep climb through magnificent landscape followed by an exhilarating scramble to the summit.
The day commences with a good breakfast ready for the climb. We then make our way to the starting point, “The Virgin”, at a height of 4,000m, a place at which the local people worship the mountain and earth gods. The climb will take 4-5 hours and 2 hours to descend back down. During the climb you will enjoy amazing views of snow-capped mountains and beautiful green lagoons.
After breakfast you will enjoy a day of rest at Hostería PapaGayo Cotopaxi. Optional non includes activities: Hiking, Visit of Eco Roses farm (Monday to Friday), Biking or Horse Riding. Please check in reception for the organization of any of those activities.
Bikes are included for 5-star programs
At 6,310 meters, Chimborazo is the highest mountain in Ecuador! Leaving Papagayo at 10:00 am will allow time to reach the Chimborazo refuge, have dinner, and rest before beginning the climb just before midnight for a final summit that takes approximately 12 hours. Upon arrival to the refuge there will be a briefing and a training session. The refuge is located at 4,850 meters. This challenging climb offers the opportunity for climbers to break the magical barrier of 6,000 meters.
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances (weather conditions or health risks), you will might be unable to reach the summit of Cayambe & Imbabura. That being said however, we do promise not only a fantastic but unforgettable experience, complete with fully qualified and highly experienced guides, fresh and hearty meals, lots of laughter, and of course good cold beers!
** NOTE: In case you do not want to use the previous night to the first climb, you can change it for a Quito-Hosteria Or Hosteria-Quito transfer**
Special climbing equipment included
Necessary Equipment not included
*Reasonably backpack (35 liters) (needed from the refuge to Cayambe 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 Cayambe base up to the refuge)
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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.