Last-minute Climb Cotopaxi and Chimborazo program allows you to train and prepare yourself for Chimborazo Climb, these last-minute tours allow you to join an existing group
The Cayambe climb is an exhilarating mountaineering experience located in Ecuador’s Andes mountain range. At 5,790 meters (19,000 feet) above sea level, Cayambe is the third highest peak in the country and an active stratovolcano. The climb offers a challenging yet rewarding adventure, combining snow and ice conditions with technical sections. As climbers ascend, they navigate crevasses and steep slopes, requiring solid ice and snow skills. The breathtaking views from the summit showcase the surrounding landscape, including other towering peaks and the vast wilderness of the Andes. Cayambe’s unique blend of natural beauty and demanding terrain makes it a sought-after destination for mountaineers seeking an unforgettable high-altitude experience in South America.
Mount Chimborazo is the tallest mountain in Ecuador and the Chimborazo climb is non-technical, meaning you get a very high altitude without encountering sheer vertical walls that require technical skills like ice climbing.
The 6,268.2 m (20,565 ft) equatorial summit of Mount Chimborazo is also the closest point to the sun on earth. When measured from the center of the earth instead of sea level it is the highest mountain on the planet.
Day 1: Arrival in Riobamba – Accommodation in Riobamba Basecamp (no meals provided)
– Gear check and paperwork
Day 2: Transfer to Cayambe refuge at 4800 m in Cayambe National Park- Lunch and aclimatization
Day 3: Midnight start trek and climb to Cayambe summit – return to Refuge, breakfast, drive back to Quito
–Transfer to Chorreras lodge at 4000mts
– Acclimatization self-guided trails in Chimborazo National Park
Meals: Dinner and Breakfast provided
Day 5: Pick up after 10 am, Transfer to High camp at 5300mts ChimborazoNational Park – Dinner is served at 5 pm
Day 6: Midnight start Climb
Summit by 6-8 am, and then return to refuge
Breakfast is served, and then right after, return from climb Drop off: Riobamba