Mount Cayambe – the third highest mountain in the country and the only mountain on Earth that is located on the Equator line and covered in snow.
Climb Cayambe (or Volcán Cayambe) is the name of a volcano located in the Cordillera Central, a range of the Ecuadorian Andes. It is located in Pichincha province some 70 km (43 mi) northeast of Quito. It is the third highest mountain in Ecuador.
Cayambe, which has a permanent snow cap, is a Holocene compound volcano which last erupted in March 1786. At 4,690 metres (15,387 ft) on its south slope is the highest point in the world crossed by the Equator and the only point on the Equator with snow cover. The volcano and most of its slopes are within the Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve.
Climb Cayambe Volcano
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeMountain Climbing
Activity Level Extreme
- Private Transport between cities and mountains.
- All accommodation in very comfortable 3/4 star hotels
- National Park Entrance Fees
- Accommodation in Refugios / Base Camps on the mountains.
- All camping equipment including tents, sleeping bags, and stoves.
- All climbing equipment including plastic mountain climbing boots, crampons, harness, ice axe, helmet, gloves, high-quality mountain climbing clothing.
- Travel insurance and other emergencies.
- Extra snacks and water
- small back pack to carry snacks to the summit