Climb Cayambe

from $335.00

Mount Cayambe, also known as Volcán Cayambe, is a volcano located in the Cordillera Central, a range of the northern Ecuadorian Andes.  It is located in Pichincha province some 70 km (43 mi) northeast of Quito.  What makes Mount Cayambe special is that its the third highest mountain in Ecuador but the only mountain on Earth that is located on the Equator line and covered in snow.

Cayambe is a Holocene compound volcano which last erupted in March 1786.  At 4,690 metres (15,387 ft) on its south slope is the highest point in the world crossed by the Equator.  The volcano and most of its slopes are within the Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve.

Mount Cayambe Aclimatization

We recommend climbers to get acclimatized prior the starting the climbing expedition. Cayambe can be a difficult trek, though not much technical experience needed. To ensure your chance of reaching the summit we recommend that you let your body adapt at altitude beforehand.

Mountain Refuge: The climb starts from 5,000 mts, but the roads to the refuge are in very bad condition so we use a 4X4 to reach it.


  • If Alone $480 – 1 climber /  1 guide
  • If 2 people $335 – 2climbers / 1 Guide

Mount Cayambe is the largest mountain in the North of Ecuador and close to the Otavalo Market

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    • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    • Activity Level High-Altitude Climbing
    • Group Size Small Group
    All about the Climb Cayambe.

    Expedition starts on request, with 1 or 2 Climbers per guide

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    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • ALL Equipment: snow boots, crampons, ice axe, etc
    • Warm clothing suitable for climbing the mountain
    • Transportation to and from Mount Chimborazo
    • Entrance permits to the Chimborazo National Park
    • Accommodation in the Refugio (Base Camp)
    • Dinner in the Refugio before the climb
    • Snacks and Drinks during the climbAll breakfasts, lunches and dinners & dining
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Travel insurance and other emergencies.
    • Extra snacks and water
    • small back pack to carry snacks to the summit
    1. Day1 Cayambe

      Tansfer to Cayambe refuge, Pick up from Riobmaba, Quito or Cayambe
      start climb at 11 pm at night

    2. Day2 Cayambe

      Summit is expected by 6-8 am, 8 been the latest, then we return to refuge for breakfast, and return to Riobamba at the end.