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2-day guided ascent to Carihuairazo (5018m)


Join Jaime, a certified mountain guide on this summit of Carihuairazo! Over the course of 2 days, we will summit one of Ecuador's many incredible mountains.

Private and Group


2 Days

All year




* Ascend over 5,000 meters to reach the summit!

* Experience Ecuador's rugged mountains with the help of a guide

* Sweeping views of the Ecuadorian Andes


You always wanted to summit a mountain in Ecuador? So come join me on my next adventure to Carihuairazo (5,018 meters) during 2 fantastic days!

Carihuairazo is located in the center of Ecuador, near Chimborazo. Indigenous legend says that Carihuairazo and the Altar mountains lost a romantic battle over Tungurahua to the mountain, Chimborazo. For this reason, Carihuairazo and Altar mountains were destroyed and such is the explanation from their shape and form. Moreover, Carihuairazo’s name is derived from the indigenous language of Quichua, the roots of the word relating to man, snow and wind. It seems appropriate for the expedition, as you will have to climb through wind and snow depending on the weather.

We will begin this trip with a transfer to our base where an indigenous community resides. We will enjoy a good dinner there and rest for a bit, as we will begin our summit at around 4 a.m, when the conditions are optimal. As we ascend to 5,000 meters, you will get to experience the magic of the mountaintop as the sun is rising overhead. Once at the top, you will be delighted by the breathtaking views of the surrounding Andean mountains.

This trip is great for those of you who are of an intermediate level of climbing, and have not yet summited a mountain over 5,000 meters. Moreover, this trip can be organized for individuals and groups, and the price varies depending on group size, so this could be a great opportunity to do something active with friends!

Request to book this trip if you have always wanted to summit a mountain in the Ecuadorian Andes!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Price does not include: climbing equipment (but we can rent this to you)

**Price of trip depends on group size.

Pick up on the first day and drop off on the last day can be arranged according to your accommodation.


Day 1: Refuge

We will pick you up in the morning at one of our designated pick up points. Then we will drive to an Indian community (approx. 4.000 m / 13,123 ft), where we will spend the night. After an early dinner, we will rest.

Day 2: Summit Carihuairazo

We will start the summit to Carihuairazo around 4 a.m. and reach the summit within 4 – 5 hours. The descent takes another 2 – 3 hours. Afterwards, we will drive you back to your original destination.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Certified IFMGA - ASEGUIM Mountain Guide, National guide, Rescue Team Member GRA & Lawyer.

As passionate mountaineer and with almost 20 years of guiding experience, I worked with clients from all over the world. Each tour is a unique experience and I will pleased to guide you to the marvellous summits of Ecuador and South America. My journeys have allowed me to guide and summit several mountains in Peru, like Alpamayo, Chopicalqui & Tocllaraju amongst others and to experience some mountain climbing in the Alps of Austria and Italy.

I’m based in Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador’s famous piece of heaven, where we run together with my Austrian girlfriend a small tour operator and a consulting office.

Continuous improvement and keeping up with the State of the Art is our mission:in 2017, I completed the IFMGA certification and, recently, in 2018, I received the National guide certification from the ministry of Tourism.

President of Baños Trail Running Club, I run every week with my team. My achievement of 2018 : Finishing 1st of my category for the 100km Ruco Ultra Trail.

I’m looking forward to exploring our beautiful mountains together with you.


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What people are saying about Jaime



Andean Summit Adventures provided an excellent experience from start to finish. From before I even booked, Elisabeth in the operations centre was able to answer all my questions and guide me on the best itinerary for my taste. Elisabeth was a great communicator and helped make the planning and booking phase very smooth and easy. I climbed with Jaime, an international mountain guide of the highest calibre. I have climbed with guides all over the world, including the famous Sherpa of Nepal, and Jaime is the best. He has a calming nature, speaks flawless English (for those of us who do not speak Spanish) and knows the mountains like they are his own backyard. On the mountain, Jaime’s patience is unrivalled. He is focused purely on getting his client to the summit safely. Jaime showed excellent technical abilities, while also remaining a kind and calm person. We were able to successfully summit four mountains (including Cayambe and Illiniza Sur) and at all times I felt completely safe with Jaime. Even better than feeling safe, I had a great time and enjoyed every moment in the mountains with Andean summit adventures. When I come back to South America for climbing, I will be returning as a client to this company. 10/10.



Jaime may be one of the most kind and capable human beings we’ve ever met. He let us know exactly what we needed to do to be safe on our summit, while also making it a fun and exciting experience. We were not as fit and experienced as we should have been, and Jaime made sure to not push us past any limits. We had an amazing time (even got engaged at the summit!). Coordination from Elisabeth beforehand was also clear and top-notch. An amazing trip that will forever be in our memories!



Jaime was an amazing guide and Explore Share was a fantastic service to use. Would recommend them to anyone looking to climb peaks in Ecuador.



Maybe find a hotel a bit closer to the mountain after Cayambe. Having the guide drive for 3h after the climb could be unsafe. But otherwise everything was perfect!



Our guide was Robinson (not jamie). The trip was amazing! Easy communication with the Company before the trip. We got sick right before and there were No problem to postpone the trip one day. We got picked up by robinson at our hostel, driven to rental shop for gear, then had lunch in Cayambe before heading to the refuge. Robinson was a Great guide, knowledagble and very helpful and nice! The hike to the summit was beautiful!!

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