• Trip duration
    2 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    2 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Jun, Jul

Description

Chimborazo (6268 m) is the highest summit in Ecuador. It’s an inactive volcano. It is located 150 km south-southwest of the capital Quito.

Chimborazo’s location in the equatorial bulge, combined with its elevation, make it the farthest peak from the center of the Earth.

This ascent is a great example of mixed ice and rock terrain, and is specially recommended for those with previous experience with crampons and ice-axe, who want to experience a real high altitude mountain.

“Maybe your first 6000, I hope not the last one, 6000’s are even more addictive, a drug that goes to the deepest part of your soul and never again you can live without them while you can breathe.”

This 2-day program is for experienced mountaineers and you must go through a proper acclimatization before going up. Otherwise, the recommendation is to do a longer program. It should include some previous peaks for acclimatization before going to the main summit.

Some other volcanoes that we can ascend together in Ecuador include Cotopaxi, Antisana, Illina Sur and Nevado Cayambe.

Please contact me if you dream to get to the highest point of Ecuador! Of course it will be my pleasure guiding you there.

Itinerary

Day 1

Quito-Chimborazo Hut 4.800m-15.700ft

After a late breakfast, we’ll start driving towards Chimborazo’s hut. Depending of the route conditions we’ll decide to stay at Carrel hut and climb the normal Veintimilla route or hike up to Stubel glacier and camp at 5.100m-16.567ft.

Day 2

Chimborazo Summit 6.310m-20.702ft

The final ascent. The hardest and most physically demanding day of the trip is coming. Wake up at 00:00pm and get ready for 6 to 8 hours sustained climb. We’ll reach Whimper summit where the most spectacular Andean Ecuadorian view is appreciated. Surrounding snowed peaks like Altar, Tungurahua, Ilinizas, Cotopaxi & Antisana could be all seen in a clear day.

After enjoying it, we’ll descend to the hut. Get some rest, pack up and drive back to Quito.

Price per person

1 Person630.00USD
Group of 2420.00USD
Group of 3420.00USD
Group of 4420.00USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees

Other details

Meeting point

In Quito

Accommodation

In the Chimborazo refuge (Carrel), or high camp at Stubel glacier, depending on the route we decide to take.

More info

Upon request, we can include a third day to do some glacier practice (how to use ice axe, crampons, how to move around in the glacier when roped, etc.). Ask for price for this option.