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Chimborazo Volcano 2 Day Guided Tour

ASEGUIM certified guide Fernando and his team would like to show you the way on this 2-day ascent to the summit of the Chimborazo volcano on Ecuador's famous avenue of volcanoes.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration2 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

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 marvelous 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 us a message today.

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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Accommodation

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.

Meeting point

Quito


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About the guide

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ASEGUIM Guide from Ecuador.

I was born and raised in Cotopaxi Province – Ecuador and know the country’s peaks intimately. I have 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 professional Guide Training, and I am officially Licensed as a Nature guide organized by the 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 hostel and lodge in El Chaupi, a beautiful mountain village an hour south of 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 Quichua.

The guiding team I lead is committed and experienced. Contact me to help you organize an unforgettable adventure.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 525 each

Group of 2

USD 320 each

Group of 3

USD 390 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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