In the morning we pick you up at Quito and drive on the Panamerica to the North, until you reach the town of Cayambe. From here you pass the Hacienda Guachala. Finally you reach the shelter, which is situated at an altitude of 4.600 m. In the afternoon you will go for a walk with the guide to discover the best route. If you are lucky, you will see some condors gliding with elegance in the sky. Slowly you will also get used to the altitude. Return to the hut for dinner and overnight stay.
You will have to wake up at midnight to get ready for the climb. If the weather conditions are good, you will reach the peak in about 6-7 hours. The breathtaking glaciers lie exactely on the equator, which is unique in the world. You will also remember the superb view for your lifetime. Even the return (about 3 hours) over snowfields to the hut will be a nice experience. In the afternoon the tour will end in Quito.
PRICE: $250 include guide, equipment, food and transport.