Ascent to Chimborazo

Jaime Vargas, ASEGUIM certified mountain guide and expert of the Andes mountain range, encourages you to take part of this climbing adventure to the spectacular Chimborazo and its incredibly high peaks.




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    If you want to be part of a one-of-a-kind adventure, join me in this exciting trip to Chimborazo in Ecuador! During this 2-day expedition we will explore the most amazing of landscapes the Cordillera de los Andes has to offer.

    The mountain called Chimborazo is the highest there is in Ecuador. And, with its 6263 meters, is the closest spot to the Sun.

    We will walk through several tracks. However, the tour which traverses a glacier is rather long. And it has some technically complicated parts.

    All mountain passionate can come, but there are some requirements you should meet.

    First, you must have good acclimatization. Then, you also have to be in good physical shape.

    Most importantly, having previous experience is necessary in order to come.

    The common tour departs from the Carrel Refuge at 4800 meters. This means that you will face an ascent of about 1500 meters to reach the summit. So, come ready and full of energy to meet this challenge.

    There are no fixed dates for this expedition. Contact me and we will arrange a day to carry out the tour.

    You should bring mountaineering shoes, crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, warm mountaineering clothes incl. gloves, hat or buff. Also, your sleeping bag, sunscreen, sunglasses, drinking bottle, headlamp, personal items & special snacks.

    Each climbing group will have a small number of people. In this way, I can make sure your ascent to Chimborazo is totally safe. In addition, I can be certain to meet all your needs during the trip.

    Do not hesitate and get prepared to live a new mountaineering experience in Chimborazo. I guarantee the trip to the mountain’s top will leave you speechless. I’ll be waiting for your contact. It will be a pleasure to guide you through the most splendid settings of the Andes in Ecuador.


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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    650 USD

    Group of 2
    410 USD

    Group of 3
    410 USD

    Group of 4
    410 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     Pick up on the first day and drop off on the last day can be arranged according to your accommodation.


    • Day 1Meeting and arrival at Refugio Carrel

      Early pick up from one of our pick up points. We will go by car to the parking area of the Reserva de Producción de Fauna Chimborazo, relatively close to Refugio Carrel at circa 4800 meters. We will spend the afternoon visiting the settings which surround us and, most importantly, resting. Finally, we will have an early dinner and then go to bed.

    • Day 2Reaching the summit and descent

      Depending on how many people are taking part of the trip and on the climate conditions, our ascent to Chimborazo will commence around midnight. We will mountaineer upwards for 8-9 hours until reaching on of these summits: Veintimilla at 6230m or Whymper at 6263m. Then, we will start descending for 3-4 hours and have lunch in a restaurant. After that, we will arrive at the starting point in the afternoon.


    Other details

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    Also included the Park entrance fee


    About the Guide


    Certified IFMGA - ASEGUIM Mountain Guide, National guide, Rescue Team Member GRA & Lawyer.

    As passionate mountaineer and with almost 20 years of guiding experience, I worked with clients from all over the world. Each tour is a unique experience and I will pleased to guide you to the marvellous summits of Ecuador and South America. My journeys have allowed me to guide and summit several mountains in Peru, like Alpamayo, Chopicalqui & Tocllaraju amongst others and to experience some mountain climbing in the Alps of Austria and Italy.

    I’m based in Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador’s famous piece of heaven, where we run together with my Austrian girlfriend a small tour operator and a consulting office.

    Continuous improvement and keeping up with the State of the Art is our mission:in 2017, I completed the IFMGA certification and, recently, in 2018, I received the National guide certification from the ministry of Tourism.

    President of Baños Trail Running Club, I run every week with my team. My achievement of 2018 : Finishing 1st of my category for the 100km Ruco Ultra Trail.

    I’m looking forward to exploring our beautiful mountains together with you.



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    What People are Saying about Jaime Vargas


    I found it pretty expensive to have a private guide. The climb was only 8 hours in total and costs me €570,-. Well, that’s the only complain i have. The service all over was great. Jaime was not my guide so i can rate him, it was Juan of course. He was an ok guide, sometimes a bit hurry up. And next time it would be good to get some more explanations about the dangers of the glacier. I’ve spoken to some real mountaineers and found out there were far more dangers then i realized when climbing the cotopaxi. Maybe something for you guys to consider next time. Best regards, philippe coopmans
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    Nora Hertig
    Amazing experience. Wonderful guide Diego. Can’t wait to get back and summit another volcano.
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    we had a great time with the guide,  knows his buissnis , he took wonderfull shots from us at tungurahua during the climb. im sure he would have made great pics aswell during the cotopaxi climb,  very experienced guide indeed, and a friendly man with nice girlfriend elisabeth who went with us to tungurahua refugio,   and he can cook
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