Chimborazo summit premium in 10 Days



  • Chimborazo Summit Premium in 10 Days Tour
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# Day




Arrive Quito  

2800 m./9,186 ft

Day 2

Rucu Pichincha Volcano

4784 m./15,695 ft

Day 3

Cotopaxi National Park    

226 m m./741.4 ft

Day 4

Cotopaxi Refuge

4864m. /15,958 ft

Day 5

Cotopaxi Summit

5897 m./19,347 ft

Day 6

Baños City

1800 m./ 5,905  ft

Day 7

Chimborazo Lodge

3700 m../12,139 ft

Day 8

Chimborazo High Camp

5300 m./17,388 ft

Day 9

Chimborazo Summit

6.268m./20,702 ft

Day 10

Depart Ecuador


Chimborazo summit premium program DAY BY DAY

Day 1: Arrive Quito

Elevation: 2800 m./9,186 ft

  1. Arrive in Quito and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a tour of the city’s sights before a Welcome Dinner this evening.

Day 2: Rucu Pichincha Volcano

Elevation: 4784 m./15,695 ft

  1. We started early in the morning at 8:00 am to have plenty of time. Round trip from the top of the Teleferico to the Rucu Summit takes about 4 - 6 hours. The hike to Rucu Pichincha is very popular for acclimatization purposes also is a glorious way to explore the Andean wilderness only a short distance outside of Quito. After reaching this spectacular summit we return to the city. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 3: Cotopaxi National Park

Elevation:  3700 m./12,139 ft

  1. Today we hike about two hours to the entrance of the glacier on Cotopaxi. We spend the day practicing skills, including self-arresting with an ice axe, climbing in crampons, traveling on rope teams, and crevasse rescues. We also take time scouting our summit route. After a full day, we descend back to Tambopaxi.

Day 4: Cotopaxi Refuge

Elevation: 4864m. /15,958 ft

  • We spend the morning for resting, hydrating, eating, and trying to get some sleep. After luch 14:00 pm we will drive to the parking lot and hike to the shelter Jose Ribas. Then we will have dinner and rest until midnight. At this point we will pack our belongings and get ready to make our final ascent.

    • Stay: Cotopaxi Refuge (Jose Ribas)
    • Daily: Breakfast / Box lunch/ Dinner

Day 5: Cotopaxi Summit

Elevation: 5897 m./19,347 ft

  1. Midnight will be our wake-up time and the departure to the top will be around 01h00, not before having a light breakfast and get our stuff ready for the ascent, the climb will take us about 6 to 8 hours. Once at the summit we’ll take our time to take pictures of the crater and surroundings, and then we’ll head down back to the refuge, which it will take us 2 to 3 hours. Once at the refuge will pack our belongings, have something to eat and go down to the parking lot, where our transportation will be ready to take us to Banos city.

Day 6: Baños City

Elevation: 1800 m./ 5,905  ft

  1. This Beautiful and picturesque town offers you a lot of possibilities to spend an unforgettable day.
    After breakfast 9:00 am, we will explore the spectacular nature that surrounds Baños. We will visit one of the most amazing visitor's sites of Baños, El Pailón del Diablo (the Devil's Cauldron) – an impressive waterfall with a drop of approximately 80 meters (260 feet) that releases an incredible amount of energy as the water crashes against the stone walls that surround it and create a deafening roar. It is an marvel without match. After these visits, we will enjoy the distinct Sierra cuisine at lunch in a local restaurant. Then will visit the famous tree house is undoubtedly the best place to observe the Tungurahua Volcano, located in the hamlet Runtún, and is 2600 meters above sea level.
    It is a perfect place to do a picnic with friends, enjoy a family day, hike around the surrounding areas, take pictures from the andes mountains, or just chill and relax enjoying the calm and peace from this beautiful spot. Overnight at lodge

Day 7: Chimborazo Lodge

Elevation: 5897 m./19,347 ft

  1. This day we return to the altitude again after relaxing in the city of Banos. The Chimborazo Lodge has very good value for the best value in Chimborazo. Customers get more out of their money compared to other accommodations in the same city.
    Rooms at Chimborazo Lodge have gabled wooden ceilings and mountain views.


Day 8: Chimborazo High Camp

Elevation:5300 m./17,388 ft

  • In the morning at 11:30 am we will meet with the guides to drive to the Chimborazo wildlife reserve. We will arrive at the refuge Hermanos carrel from there we will start the hike to the High camp in approximately 2 to 3 hours we get to camp once here, we will accommodate in our tents. In the afternoon we will prepare and double check all the gear for the climbing. Where we’ll have dinner and get some rest until 23h00. There will be an early light breakfast served just before getting ready with our gear and start heading up.

    • Stay: Overnight in 4-season tents
    • Daily: Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner

Day 9: Chimborazo Summit  

Elevation: 6.268m./20,702 ft

  • At midnight we will start our climb to the top of Ecuador’s highest volcano, Chimborazo, which will take us about 8 to 9 hours. We’ll get to the summit (20,702ft/6268) in the early hours the perfect spot for resting and pictures of the beautiful surroundings. Then we’ll start our descending to the refuge; it will take us from 3 to 4 hours. Once in refuge we’ll pack our gear, where our transportation will be ready to drive up to Quito.

Day 10:  Depart Ecuador  

Elevation: -/-/

  • Today you will be transferred to the airport for your back flight home.

    • Daily: Breakfast



Services included in the tour cost:

  • Acclimatization Climbing Program
  • Ecuadorian qualified and experienced local Mountain Guide (ASEGUIM/UIAGM) ratio 2 climbers -1 guide)
  • A registered and fully licensed Tour Operator
  • Land transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations:
  • 2 nights at Hotel Gangotena
  • 1 night at Tambopaxi lodge
  • 1 night at Jose Rivas Refuge
  • 2 nights at Luna Runtun
  • 1 night in tents (Chimborazo High Camp)
  • 1 night at Swiss Hotel Quito
  • All meals during the hikes and climbs (shown above)
  • Porters, tents, and camping utensils for high camp

Not included:

  • Technical mountain equipment (crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet)
  • International flight tickets
  • Meals and drinks in hotels (lunch, dinner)
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Tips
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Other non-specified expenses





What to Bring?

  • 1.- Head torch
  • 2.- Helmet (includes)
  • 3.- Sun Glasses
  • 4.- Buff/ Warm cap  
  • 5.- Backpack
  • 6.- First layer
  • 7.- Second layer
  • 8.-Third layer (Waterproof Windbreaks, Waterproof pants)
  • 9.- Mittens/Gloves
  • 10.- Harness (Includes)
  • 11.- Inside gloves
  • 12.- Carabiners (Includes)
  • 13.- Thermal pants
  • 14.- Ice ax (includes)
  • 15.- Dynamic Rope (includes)
  • 16.- Thermal Lycra
  • 17.- Gaiters (includes)
  • 18.- Socks Mountain
  • 19.- Crampons (Includes)
  • 20.- Mountaineering boots (Includes)
  • 21.- Sleeping Bag
  • 22.- Battery Groups AAA
  • 23.- Sunscreen
  • 24.- Trekking Poles
  • 25.- Thermo / Canteen for Water
  • 26.- Energy bars




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In order to confirm the reservation of any tour service provided by Cotopaxi Travel Company Cia. Ltda. we require a pre-payment of 30% of the tour price. The remainder is to be carried out before climbing tour or travel starts. We will not send confirmations, vouchers or flight tickets until the full balance has been received, and we reserve the right to cancel your trip if full payment is not received prior to the start date.
All prices we advertise are accurate at the date published/advised, but we reserve the right to change any of those prices prior to booking. Before you make a booking we will give you the up-to-date price of your chosen programme including the cost of any peak-season supplements, upgrades or additional facilities which you have requested.
For all payments made by credit card, a 6% service fee will be added to the cost. The additional costs for every transfer made out to Cotopaxi Travel Company Cia. Ltda. Ecuadorian Taxes and bank transfer fees, will have to be paid by you, the client. We are obligated tu charge 12% IVA for every payment realized by Ecuadorian citizens.

Cancellation by You

Notice of cancellation by you must be given in writing. Should you cancel, the following scale of charges will apply:

  • - 30 days or more before the Departure Date = loss of deposit.
  • - 29 to 15 days from the start of the trip = 50% of total trip cost
  • - Less than 14 days before the Departure Date = loss of 100% of total trip cost,
  • unless agreed otherwise with cotopaxi travel due to unforeseen circumstances.

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CCountry / Location: Ecuador



In Ecuador you can Climb all year, but these are the seasons

High Season: June to August / December to January
Low season: February to May / September to November

Ecuador is a fantastic destination that offers plenty of options for travel lovers. In addition to the Andes, Galápagos and Amazon Jungle are also part of this amazing land.

Difficulty: Demanding
Places: On this trip, places are still available. *Available
Trip-code: Number ►Ec-1981
Duration: 2 days
Participants: Minimum: 2 Maximum: 12
Mountain Guide: Fernando Iza
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