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Hiking in the Chimborazo Region

Trek around the highest mountain in Ecuador and see what other gems are hidden in the area on a life-changing hiking trip in the Chimborazo Region!

Chimborazo is a 6,263-meter behemoth in the Ecuadorian Andes, and its surrounding area has held an allure for climbers, hikers, and all-around trekkers for centuries. Whether you want to take a peak at the incredible Chimborazo Fauna Reserve and Ecuador’s endemic wildlife, or just get your boots dirty on a long and fulfilling hike, this incredible territory in the heart of the Andes has everything a mountaineer and adventurer could possibly want. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hiking trips in Chimborazo Region. The mountains are calling!

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What people are saying about these trips

Delphine Larbaletier


October, 2022

Chimborazo National Park Hike and Bike in Ecuador

The trip was amazing! We climbed to 5000m high to the second refuge of the volcano where you get an amazing view on the valley. After we rode down the volcano with our guide and passed by many vicunas and even saw a newborn alpaca in a farm. Byron our guide was extremely kind and patient with us. The trails to go down the volcano can be a bit difficult but we took our time. Highly recommended trip!

John Trewin


August, 2022

The haciendas of Ecuador, 11-day Trek in the Cotopaxi National Park, Quilotoa & Chimborazo

Hi. I cannot say enough that this trekking trip was really well run and organised . Great walking and accommodation in the Haciendas perfect. Our guide Pablo went out of his way to help with any problems and changes we made.. Information on Ecuador and nature there was nothing he did not know. When there was altitude problems he adapted the trek. A great and amazing guide!!!!!! The volcano walks nothing short of amazing., Big thankyou to Javier.. A great company...


There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Ecuador

The Ecuadorian Andes and the volcanoes of the Chimborazo region are so plentiful that they have incredible exclusive views of one another. From Cotopaxi to Illiniza, Quito to Pichincha, you will never run out of awe-inspiring horizon. Add the endemic thrill of thriving ecosystems and luscious landscapes with rivers and lakes, and you have yourself a pretty great wilderness hike.


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Best Time to Visit

You can enjoy a great Chimborazo trek year round, though the dry season might have slightly better weather

How to Get There

Chimborazo is south of Quito and east of Guayaquil, so getting there is a breeze. Fly into either of those major cities before transferring to Riobamba by plane or bus


You can expect the rainy season to last from October to May, with a dry winter season for the remainder of the year. Chimborazo is a high-altitude region, so it can get a bit colder in places, though warm temperatures are the norm

More info about Hiking in Chimborazo Region:

Chimborazo is located south of Quito, just northwest of Riobamba. It has a wide variety of terrain, from lakes and lagoons to glaciers at its top. The area is well protected and accessible from most Ecuadorian cities, even Guayaquil. The Incan history has built some interesting hikes, including the Inca Trail and the Altar Trek. These multi-day expeditions allow a full immersion into the Ecuadorian backcountry. For anyone who wants to make the most of their trip to Chimborazo, some of the pre-planned routes and itineraries are the best option. The easy access and central location to major cities within the country make it a focal point of more ambitious adventures. If you are planning an extended trip through the country, Chimborazo will most likely be the most important stop on the journey


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