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Cotopaxi 2

Cotopaxi/​Cayambe Express Climb

9‑Day Ascent to 19,347 feet / 5897 meters and Indulge on this Eating Expedition”

You’ll climb three peaks in Ecuador, includ­ing the well-known Cotopaxi, dur­ing this whirl­wind tour! These climbs offer an excel­lent intro­duc­tion to glac­i­er moun­taineer­ing and high alti­tude climb­ing for those with lit­tle to no expe­ri­ence or as a great get­away for expe­ri­enced climbers with lit­tle time. Squeeze just three more days into your itin­er­ary and climb Chimb­o­ra­zo – the high­est point in Ecuador!

Mountain Madness-style defined/​More Services provided

Food is love and we love food! Sam­pling local Ecuado­ri­an cui­sine is an inter­est­ing part of this expe­di­tion, that’s why Moun­tain Mad­ness makes eat­ing an impor­tant ele­ment of this trip- and with a few excep­tions, all meals are includ­ed so you can relax and enjoy the expe­ri­ence! Like­wise, all overnights are includ­ed in the cost and includ­ed care­ful­ly cho­sen hacien­das where you can enjoy the ambi­ence of com­forts of Ecuado­ri­an hos­pi­tal­i­ty in fine style.

**Note we’re con­tin­u­ing to track the vol­canic activ­i­ty on Cotopaxi. If Cotopaxi does not reopen in advance of this pro­gram we will use Cayambe (18,997 ft / 5790 m) as an alter­na­tive objec­tive.


  • Cotopaxi/​Cayambe Express

    $3,875 – 9 Days / Includes trav­el time

  • Sin­gle Sup­ple­ment (I want my own room) – $550

  • Cotopaxi Express w/​Chimb­o­ra­zo Extension

    $4,975 – 12 Days / Includes trav­el time

    Minimum 2 participants

  • Sin­gle Sup­ple­ment (I want my own room) with Chimb­o­ra­zo Extension – $600


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Flight Information

The total num­ber of days for your trip includes all trav­el to and from your des­ti­na­tion, with some excep­tions. Dates list­ed on the web­site start with a depar­ture date from the U.S. and include the day you arrive home. For this trip you will need to arrive in Quito, Ecuador on Day 1, which in most cas­es will have arrival times late evening; any­where from 7 pm to 11:30 pm. You will be met at the air­port by a Moun­tain Mad­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tive and trans­ferred to your hotel.


  • Cotopaxi/​Cayambe Express


    9 Days / Includes trav­el time

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  • Cotopaxi Express w/​Chimb­o­ra­zo Extension


    12 Days / Includes trav­el time

    Minimum 2 participants

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Cotopaxi 19,347 ft / 5897 m

Illiniza Norte 16,818 ft / 5127 m 

Pich­in­cha 15,600 ft / 4756 m


Nor­mal Route

Client to Guide Ratio



Advanced Beginner

Climbers should have basic snow and ice-climbing skills and should be comfortable with glacier travel, which includes moving in a rope team, self arrest, and basic crevasse rescue. Basic knowledge and experience would be required for objectives with some rock climbing.

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