Chimborazo Volcano 2 Day Guided Tour

ASEGUIM certified guide Fernando wants to guide you for 2 days to the summit of the Chimborazo volcano on Ecuador's famous avenue of volcanoes.




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    The Chimborazo volcano (6,268m) is also known as the closest point to the sun. And when you reach this incredible peak’s summit, you will be hard pressed to disagree. Located in Ecuador’s incredible avenue of volcanoes, Chimborazo is the country’s highest and most famous peak.

    The 2 day journey will begin in the capital city of Quito (2,850m), which is less than 150 kilometres from the volcano. From the city we will drive to the smaller city of Ambato (2,700m). After that we will cross the avenue of volcanoes until we reach the Chimborazo Wildlife reserve and the Hermanos Carrel hut, where you will eat and rest for the evening.

    The rest will be short however because we will be waking up at midnight. After we are all awake and have gathered our gear, we will start our ascent. The nighttime climb should take approximately 6 to 8 hours and will have its challenges, but I will make sure you make it to the summit, just as the sun rises, safely. Once there, you will get to enjoy a perfect view that not even a gifted painter could hope to create. Finally, after you have absorbed all you could of the marvellous view, we will descent back to the Hermanos Carrel hut before making our way back to Quito. The descent should take between 3 and 4 hours.

    The Chimborazo volcano is a remarkable peak. And it is the kind of peak anybody serious about mountaineering hopes to climb. So if you would like to reach its summit, send me a message, and let me guide you.

    If you would like to join me on another 2 day volcano climb in Ecuador, you can also come with me on this ascent to the summit of Cayambe.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    525 USD

    Group of 2
    320 USD

    Group of 3
    390 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point



    The Hermanos Carrel Hut

    More info

    You should bring the following items with you: small backpack, hiking shoes (waterproof are best), thermal, waterproof pants, long sleeve, thermal sweater, a windbreaker jacket, gloves, a cap, sunscreen, sun glasses, and a water bottle.


    About the Guide


    ASEGUIM Guide from Ecuador.

    I was born and raised in Cotopaxi Province – Ecuador and know the country’s peaks intimately. I have a great mountaineering experience of more than 12 years of climbing in all Ecuador, and I also climbed in South America, Switzerland and France.

    I worked for the Nuevos Horizontes refuge on Ilinizas Volcano from a young age and have a professional Guide Training, and I am officially Licensed as Natural guide organized by Ministry of tourism.

    Some of the guiding courses I attended are:

    * Mountain Guides Course by ASEGUIM (Ecuadorian Association of Mountain Guides),
    * Mountain Guides Evaluation by ENSA (Ecole Nationale de Ski et d'Alpinisme) in October 2006. An event organized by the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador and ENSA of France
    * Pre-Course UIAGM an event organized by ASEGUIM and ENSA (Ecole Nationale de Ski et d'Alpinisme)
    * First Aids course, Ecuadorian Red Cross

    I live and manage a hostal and lodge in El Chaupi, a beautiful mountain village an hour south from Quito, just in between Illinizas Ecological Reserve and Cotopaxi National Park. It looks like a typical swiss town in the Alps, and has everything to become a great mountaineering center, the ‘Chamonix or Zermatt of South America’!

    I speak fluent Spanish, English, and little German, French, Hebrew and kichua.



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    What People are Saying about Fernando Iza


    Great experience climbing with Fernando: Well organised and we made the summit with him on Chimborazo. I\'d recommend him for guiding in Ecuador.
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    Barbara Matter
    Fernando is an excellent and knowledgeable guide, and the itinerary is a nice balance of climbs and recovery time, including time to explore a couple of cities. He also made sure we were well-equipped for the climbs. The guides are geared more toward getting you up and down than toward building any technique. It\'s not billed as an instructional course, so that\'s not a complaint -- just pointing it out for those who like to use one experience to build to another rather than just reach the summit.
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