trip duration TRIP DURATION
2 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jan, Jun, Jul, Dec
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified


Carihuairazo (5020m) is a beautiful peak in the center of Ecuador. It is often called the little neighbour of Chimborazo since they are 10 km apart.

In fact, it’s a good acclimatization peak. During the ascent to Carihuairazo you will practice some snow and glacier walking skills. Besides, the natural environment is simply stunning.

To get there we will depart from either Quito or Riobamba. The program takes in total two days. In the first one we get to the area and acclimatize. And then on the second day we reach the magnificent summit! For more details please check the itinerary below.

Although it can be climbed year found, the best months are January, June, July and December.

Did you find this summit ascent in the center of Ecuador tempting? Then don’t hesitate to contact me for more information! And I the idea of Chimborazo also tempted you, I guide its ascent as well.


Day 1


Drive from Quito or Riobamba to the foot of Carihuairazo. Acclimatization walk and night at refuge at 4200 m.

Day 2

Summit day

Early in the morning we leave the refuge and walk for two hours until we get to the glacier. From there, we have 3 more hours to the summit. The scenery is impressive!

Price per person

1 Person520USD
Group of 2400USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Fitness level required