CAYAMBE EXPRESS 3DAYS
Cayambe is the only volcano in the world that is crossed by the Ecuadorian Line and it is located about 65 Km. Northeast of Quito.As we drive on the Pan-American Highway, we will enjoy beautiful scenarios and incredible snow picks that surround us.
Day 01.- Quito - Fuya-Fuya - QuitoWe will hike to the summit in approximately 4 hours. Our Starting point 3.700mts - up to 4.220mts. Our first stop Caricocha lake then we will continue around the other 2 lakes Huarmicocha and Yanacocha 3,700mt enjoying the view of these three lakes. On a clear day we will observe the snow-capped volcanoes: Cotapaxi, Cayambe and Antisana, the craters of Cotacachi and Imbabura. Lunch on the way. Overnight Otavalo. (Breakfas/Hotel)
Day 02.- Otavalo - Cayambe Refuge 4.800mts
After breakfast visit the village and the famous Otavalo Indigenous Market. It will be a morning of rest and relaxation. Lunch at a spectacular viewpoint of Cuicocha Lake known by the indigenous communities as the Lagoon of the Gods. After lunch we'll transfer to the Refuge of Cayambe where we will have a short briefing about technical equipment and the itinerary. Dinner and rest at the refuge. (Breakfast/Dinner/Refuge)
Day 3.- Cayambe Summit 5.790mts - Quito
We get ready around midnight, have breakfast and depart to the summit. Climbing to the top can take us 6 - 7 hours, with good weather as the sun rises we should be able to enjoy some of the most exceptional views in the world. Return to the refuge 2 ½ hours, then transfer to Quito.(Breakfast/Transfer)
Private transportation (4X4) , ASEGUIM guide 1x2, basic climbing equipment: crampons, harness, ice axe, helmet, mittens, accommodation: 1 night Otavalo tourist class hotel (double occupancy) breakfast included; Cayambe refuge 1 night, mountain meals during the tour: 2 box lunches, 1 dinner, 2 breakfast, water, tea, coffee.
Travel and health insurance, meals in Quito and Otavalo, plastic boots,personal equipment: warm clothes, boots, rain Jacket, sunglasses, head lamp, gloves and meals not mentioned, personal expenses, tips, and beverages
What to bring: Sleeping bag, back pack, warm and rain clothes, trek shoes, hat or cap, gloves, flashlight (torch) with spare batteries, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera.