climb Chimborazo

Climb Chimborazo in 2 days

Chimborazo is Ecuador’s highest peak. For many years European climbers thought it was the highest mountain in world. In fact, it is the highest mountain if measured from the centre of the Earth, and it’s the mountain closest to the sun due to the Earth’s equatorial bulge.The first ascent was made by the famous expeditionary Edward Whymper back in 1892. The mountain has four main summits.

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Travel program

Itinerary:

Day 1. Quito – Chimborazo Refuge (16,400ft /5000m)

Day 2. Refuge – Chimborazo Summit (20564,3ft/6268m) – Quito

Detailed Program


Day 1: Quito – Chimborazo Refuge (16,400ft /5000m)
We will drive south from Quito (9,186ft/2800m) towards the city of Ambato (8,858ft/2700m) through the Avenue of the Volcanoes for about 5 hours until we get to the Chimborazo`s reserve. We will walk up from Hermanos Carrel refuge (15,744ft/4800m) for about an hour to the Whimper’s Refuge (16,400ft/5000m), where we will have dinner and get some rest until 11 pm. There, an early light breakfast will be served just before we get our gear ready and start hiking up (BL/D)

Day 2: Refuge – Chimborazo Summit (20,564ft/6268m) – Quito
At midnight, we will start our climb to the top of Ecuador’s highest mountain, Chimborazo, which will take us about 8 to 10 hours. We will get to the top (20,702ft/6310m) early in the morning. It is a perfect place for resting and pictures of the beautiful Andean surroundings. After some rest, we will start our descent to the Refuge. It will take us 3 to 4 hours. Once in “Hermanos Carrel Refuge” where our transportation will be ready to take us back to Quito. (B/BL)

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner BL= Box Lunch

What's Included


Services included in the prices:
  • Permission for entry to the Wildlife Reserve of Chimborazo
  • Technical mountain equipment (crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet)
  • Private transportation to the whole tour
  • Professional ASEGUIM mountain guide (ratio 2 climbers -1 guide)
  • Meals on the mountain as mentioned above (B: Breakfast; BL: Box Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • Accommodation in “Hermanos Carrel Refuge”

Not included:
  • Personal mountain gear (warm cloths, sleeping bags, sun glasses, head lamp, etc.)
  • Extra drinks in the refuge
  • Tips
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Other non-specified expenses

Prices & Dates


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
Dates & Prices:

1 person.... $ 450
2 people.... $ 290
3 or more...$ 270

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Trip-code: Number ►Ec-1981
Duration: 2 days
Participants: Minimum: 2 Maximum: 12
Country / Location: Ecuador
Mountain Guide: Fernando Iza
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