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Ascent to Chimborazo in Ecuador

Jaime, ASEGUIM certified mountain guide and expert of the Andes mountain range, encourages you to take part in this climbing adventure to the spectacular Chimborazo, Ecuador's highest peak.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration2 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified


  • Climb Ecuador's highest mountain.

  • Discover the amazing volcanoes of the Ecuadorian Andes.

  • Enjoy a personalized tour led by a certified local guide.


If you want to be part of a one-of-a-kind adventure, join me in this exciting trip to the summit of the stunning Chimborazo in Ecuador! During this 2-day expedition, we will explore the most amazing landscapes in the Andes as well as the unique Ecuadorian mountain culture.

 Chimborazo is the highest mountain in Ecuador. At 6,263.47 m (20,549.4 ft), it towers high and mighty in the Avenue of Volcanos.

On this adventure, we will explore several trails, and traverse through a glacier. Therefore, it is very important that you have prior climbing experience and skills as well as a good fitness level. Acclimatizing prior to the climb is also recommended.

The route that we will take starts 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. 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.

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.

Contact me now and I will happily help you plan an unforgettable Chimborazo ascent. It will be a pleasure to guide you through the most splendid settings of the Ecuadorian Andes.



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Also included the Park entrance fee




Day 1: Meeting 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 2: Reaching 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.

About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 712 each

Group of 2

USD 433 each

Group of 3

USD 433 each

Group of 4

USD 433 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

Pick up on the first day and drop off on the last day can be arranged according to your accommodation.

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