Chimborazo Volcano

Chimborazo with 20.597 ft / 6.278 m of height is also known as the “King of the Ecuadorian Andes”.

Situated in the central Andes only 150 km to the southeast of Quito is not only the highest elevation in the country, it`s also considered the tallest point on Earth considering distance from the center of the planet. Definitely, a challenging goal to local and foreign mountaineers worldwide demanding a very good physical shape and previous acclimatization.
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Climbing average time 12 hours
Fitness Level Very Difficult
Skill Level Intermediate
Maximum Elevation 6,278 m/20,597 ft
Minimum Elevation 4,800 m/15.750 ft 
Requisites Previous acclimatization, very good shape, mountaineering experience

ITINERARY

DAY ONE

We will drive 4 hours from Quito to Chimborazo Wildlife Reserve. We will settle-in at Carrel hut at 4.800 m / 15.750 ft or camp at 5.000 m / 16.400 ft depending of the routes and terrain conditions.

In the afternoon, we will prepare equipment and rest for a while. Early dinner at 18:00 and sleep time, since we will wake up at midnight to attempt the summit! (BL/D)

DAY TWO

We will wake-up before midnight, dress up and have breakfast. The ascent hike start around midnight and takes approximately 8-9 hours to get the summit depending on the pace. After enjoy the summit for a while start the descent that takes about 3-4 hours.

Once in the hut or camp, we will have time to have a nap and then pack up everything and return. On the way to Quito, we will have a well deserve meal in Riobamba to celebrate!.  (B/BL/L)

INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW!

  • Chimborazo Volcano
  • Highest volcano of Ecuador
  • Panoramic view of the “Volcano Avenue”
  • Andean moor
  • Flora and fauna of the moor
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual certified ASEGUIM guides (2:1 climber/guide ratio)
  • Meals: (B) breakfast, (BL) box lunch, (L) lunch, (D) dinner
  • Safe drinking water
  • Accommodation in Carrel Hut
  • Camping equipment: double tents, sleeping pad, plate, cup, and spoon, cooking stoves, cooking supplies, etc (in case of camping)
  • Permits and park fees
  • Climbing gear: helmet, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, rope and carabineers
  • Personal camping equipment (sleeping bag / sleeping pad)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra sports and alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

REQUIRED

  • Comfortable backpack for the climb (30-40 L)
  • Comfortable, warm clothing (1st and 2nd layers)
  • Rain jacket and rain pants (3rd layer)
  • Winter hat and/or face mask
  • Thermal and waterproof gloves
  • Liners and thermal socks (1st and 2nd layers)
  • Sunglasses and sun screen
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Personal grooming kit
  • Sleeping bag
  • Change of clothes and shoes
  • Bottles or thermos to refill water

RECOMMENDED

  • Camera
  • Gaiters
  • Personal first aid kit and medicines
  • Extra liner or thermal gloves
2D CHIMBORAZO CLIMBING
4P or more 3P – 2P 1P
$590 $690 $1190

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