CAYAMBE EXPRESS 3DAYS

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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 - QuitoFuya fuyaWe 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 - Quitocayambe01
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)

includes
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.cayambsum

Not included
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.

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