Ascent to Carihuairazo, 5020m

Join Fredy, IFMGA certified guide, in this 2-day ascent to Carihuairazo, in Ecuador. The little neighbour of Chimborazo, perfect for acclimatization.




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Jun, Jul, Dec

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.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    520 USD

    Group of 2
    400 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee


    • Day 1Acclimatization

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

    • Day 2Summit 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!


    Other details

    Fitness level required



    About the Guide


    IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Ecuador.

    I grew up in Antisana volcano region, and as a kid I already did many hiking and ascents in the area.

    I first ascended Cotopaxi in 1985, when I was 12 years old, and since then my life spins around mountaineering. At 17 I started my formation as mountain guide, and in 2008 I became the third IFMGA certified guide in Ecuador.

    I participated as member and guide in many expeditions around Ecuador and South America, some of them in rare routes, and making first ascents.

    From 2007 to 2009 I was director of ASEGUIM’s mountain guide school.

    I speak Spanish, English and Quichua (native Inca language), and love to guide people to discover the mountains in my country.



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    What People are Saying about Fredy Tipán


    Fredy Tipan is like a superhero of the outdoor world. He knows absolutely everyone, has climbed and guided in the most epic of locations all around the world, knows the mountains like old friends, and really loves what he does and who he does it for. Our trip was completely messed up after an issue with our airline tickets. We weren\'t going to be able to leave until a week after our planned departure which jeopardized our entire trek with Fredy. We didn\'t expect him to take any sort of responsibility in replanning as it was our mistake that caused the airline issue but he absolutely did. Within days he rearranged the entire trek so that we would be able to summit all our desired peaks without cutting the days down and without changing the cost. He is a class act and an incredible guide and I\'d say my husband and I both consider him a friend as well. We will definitely be booking another trip with Fredy Tipan and recommend him to anyone looking for the real deal in outdoor Guides. Thank you, Fredy!
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    Kally Chamberlin
    Amazing short but exciting climb to a summit with outstanding views. Perfect acclimatization peak for the bigger Ecuadorian volcanoes, with a cozy hut and a nice approach walk. Fredy was fantastic, thank you so much for this unforgettable experience!
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