08 Jun 2023

Ecuador – Mountain Climbing for Beginners

Conquer the Ecuadorian Andes: A Beginner’s Mountain Climbing Expedition

Explore the Ecuadorian Andes, a stunning mountain range renowned for its accessibility and diverse landscapes, ideal for novice climbers. Led by our expert guides, seasoned professionals at the pinnacle of their craft, embark on an unforgettable journey to conquer peaks like Cotopaxi and Cayambe.

Accessible Adventure: Discover peaks perfectly suited for beginners, offering manageable altitudes and well-established routes. Experience the thrill of mountaineering without compromising safety or adventure.

Glacier School: Acquire essential mountaineering skills through our glacier school, led by experienced instructors. Learn ice climbing, glacier travel, and crevasse rescue techniques to confidently tackle Ecuador’s glaciated peaks.

Spectacular Landscapes: Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Ecuadorian Andes as you traverse snow-capped peaks and expansive glaciers. Encounter diverse ecosystems and vibrant flora and fauna along the way.

Beyond Chimborazo: While Chimborazo is Ecuador’s tallest peak, other notable summits like Cotopaxi and Cayambe offer equally thrilling experiences. Challenge yourself with rewarding ascents and stunning vistas.

Expert Guidance: Rely on our team of mountain climbing professionals, the best guides in the country, to ensure a safe and unforgettable expedition. Let their expertise and passion for adventure elevate your Ecuadorian Andes experience.

Embark on a journey of discovery and conquer the Ecuadorian Andes with confidence. Let the towering peaks and rugged beauty of this enchanting landscape inspire your sense of adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime

Why Book With Us?

Choose us for your Ecuadorian Andes adventure because we offer unparalleled expertise, prioritizing your safety at every step. With small group sizes and tailored experiences, we ensure personalized attention and support. Our commitment to environmental responsibility and deep-rooted connections within the local community guarantee an enriching and sustainable adventure. Trust us to create unforgettable memories as you conquer peaks and explore the stunning landscapes of the Ecuadorian Andes.

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Mountain Climbing Expedition for Beginners

Destination and highlights

Rucu Pichincha (Altitude: 4,784 meters): Your ascent begins in the shadows of Quito with Rucu Pichincha, a stratovolcano offering a dynamic introduction to high-altitude climbing. The climb is a visual feast, providing a panoramic juxtaposition of the Ecuadorian capital and the unfolding alpine panorama. Rucu Pichincha’s ascent, characterized by rocky and glaciated terrains, initiates climbers into various conditions. Our professional guides ensure a seamless blend of safety and education as you navigate this inaugural climb.

Iliniza Norte (Altitude: 5,126 meters):  Nestled in Iliniza National Park, Iliniza Norte stands as a twin-peaked testament to Andean grandeur. The climb unfolds through alpine landscapes and challenging rock sections, offering an immersive refuge experience for acclimatization and camaraderie.
Iliniza Norte introduces technical elements such as rock climbing and glacier traverses. Under the expert guidance of our team, you’ll refine your skills, gaining confidence for the more demanding ascents ahead.

Antisana Glacier School The journey to Antisana takes you to an untouched wilderness, presenting an extraordinary setting for a summit bid. The climb unveils glacial landscapes and pristine beauty.

The Antisana Glacier School allow clients to have snow climbing techniques, building on the skills acquired in previous ascents. Our expert guides ensure a strategic and safe approach, preparing you for the challenges of higher altitudes.


Cayambe Summit (Altitude: 5,790 meters):  Crowned as Ecuador’s third-highest peak, Cayambe beckons with its snowy allure. The climb unfolds under starlit skies, with an early morning summit bid offering unrivaled views of the Northern Andes. Cayambe marks a pinnacle of your journey, blending technical proficiency with breathtaking alpine scenery.

Cayambe demands proficiency in glacier travel, ice climbing, and navigation. Our expert guides ensure a strategic and secure approach, making this summit a monumental achievement in your Ecuadorian Andes adventure.

Tour includes:

  • Certified mountain guides
  • Tour leader and Support
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • National park permits
  • Adventure and Rescue
  • Insurance
  • All Meals (Except some dinners)
  • Snacks for Climb
  • All logistics
  • Dates:

    • 15-06-2024
    • 10-07-2024
    • 18-11-2024
    • 20-12-2024
    • 14-01-2025

    Itinerary - Day 1 Welcome to Quito

    A Gateway to Andean Adventure
    Touch down in Quito, a bustling metropolis cradled by the majestic Andes. Our professional guides extend a warm welcome, ensuring a seamless transition to your hotel amidst the blend of colonial charm and modern allure that defines this vibrant city.

    Day 2 - Quito City Tour and Mitad del Mundo

     Embrace Cultural Splendor Embark on a journey through Quito's rich heritage with a guided city tour. Traverse the UNESCO-listed Old Town, where centuries-old cobblestone streets lead to architectural wonders like La Compañía Church and the Presidential Palace. Later, stand astride the equator line at Mitad del Mundo, an iconic symbol of Ecuador's geographical significance.

    Day 3 - Rucu Pichincha Trek (Altitude: 4,784 meters)

    Ascend to Andean Heights Set forth on an exhilarating ascent of Rucu Pichincha, accessed via the Teleferico. As you ascend, the sprawling cityscape of Quito gives way to sweeping vistas of the Andean panorama, offering a tantalizing glimpse of the awe-inspiring peaks that await.

    Day 4 - Transfer to Iliniza National Park

    Aclimatizatin summit: Venture to Iliniza National Park, a sanctuary teeming with biodiversity, and trek to the refuge nestled amid the towering peaks of Iliniza Norte and Sur. An evening of tranquility awaits amidst the pristine beauty of the Andean wilderness.

    Iliniza Norte Summit (Altitude: 5,126 meters) - Conquer the Peak  after climb we return to base, and drive back to Quito, basking in the glory of your achievement.

    Day 5 - Rest and Recovery Day

    Indulge in Urban Exploration Savor a well-deserved day of rest in Quito. Explore the city at your leisure,

    Guided Visit to Mitad del mundo and Pululahua stratovolcano, immersing yourself in its vibrant markets, culinary delights, and cultural offerings.

    Day 6 - Antisana Glacier School (Altitude: 4500 m)

     A Lesson in Glacier Mastery Embark on a scenic drive to Antisana, an untouched wilderness, for glacier school and gear familiarization. Conclude the day with rejuvenation at Papallacta thermal springs, surrounded by the natural splendor of the Andean landscape.

    Day 7 - Drive to Cayambe National Park

    Gateway to Volcanic Majesty Journey to Cayambe National Park, home to the towering Cayambe volcano. Traverse picturesque landscapes as you prepare for the challenges and triumphs that await at Jose Oleas Refuge.

    Day 9 - Cayambe Summit (Altitude: 5,790 meters)

    Conquest of the Northern Andes Embark on a midnight ascent to the summit of Cayambe, navigating icy slopes under the cloak of darkness. As dawn breaks, the breathtaking beauty of the Northern Andes unfolds before you, marking the pinnacle of your journey. Descend for a celebratory breakfast before journeying to Otavalo.

    Day 10 - Visit Otavalo

    Otavalo Indigenous markets 

    Explore the vibrant markets of Otavalo, where indigenous craftsmanship flourishes. Absorb the cultural richness, before concluding your journey with a transfer to Quito Airport or city.


    $4950 per person

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