With an altitude of 5,790 meters above sea level, Cayambe is in the middle earth.
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1 DAY - CAYAMBE:
Leaving Quito at 8:00 am in our private transportation, we will arrive at 4,600 m to Cayambe's parking lot. We will then walk up to the refuge, located at 4,650 m, where we will have a short rest and we'll also have a chance to eat lunch. From the refuge, we will have an hour long hike up to the glaciers where we will be able to se the beautiful Green Lagoon in the middle of the ice. We will then go back down to our car, and on our way back to Quito we can visit the Eastern Equatorial monument located in Cayambe. We will be back in Quito at about 6:00 pm.
2 DAYS / 1 NIGHTS: CAYAMBE:
Leaving Quito at about 9:00am in our private transportation, we will reach the altitude of 4,400m. We will then start our hike with all our equipment up to the refuge located at 4,600m. After a quick rest and lunch, we'll go to the glaciers where our guide will give us all the details and tips about the climb (how to use the equipment, how to walk on the glacier and what we would do in any type of emergency). We will then go back down to the refuge to eat dinner and rest for the night. -/L/D
We will wake up at midnight, eat breakfast and get ready for our climb. We will start the climb at 1:00am, and it will take us approximately 5 to 6 hours (depending on weather conditions) to get to the summit; where we can enjoy some of the most beautiful views in the world. We will then go back down to the refuge; once we arrive we will pack up our equipment, go back to our car and go back to Quito. B/L/-
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