8-day Chimborazo (6,268m) Ascent in Ecuador with Iliniza and Cotopaxi acclimatization


Reach the summit of Chimborazo, the highest peak in Ecuador, on this 8-day program with acclimatization on Iliniza and Cotopaxi along with ASEGUIM certified mountain guide Juan Carlos.



8 Days

All year




  • Reach the highest mountain of Ecuador on an 8-day program.
  • Spend time acclimatizing with progressive and effective training.
  • Rest in the best place in the mountains and avoid travelling by car.


Would you like to take part in an unforgettable adventure across the peaks of Ecuador? Then follow me on this 8-day program and reach the top of Chimborazo, the tallest peak in the country.

On this opportunity, I invite you to get to the summit of the Chimborazo volcano (6,268 meters), one of the highest and most popular mountains in the world. Also, during this 8-day excursion, we’ll go for the Iliniza and Cotopaxi mountains, two excellent acclimatization peaks with wonderful views of the Central Andes.

First of all, we’ll start in Quito and take an easy climb to the Rumiñahui volcano, at 4,712 meters above sea level. During the following days, our base will be the San Joaquin Inn, a very cozy refuge where we’ll spend the nights and prepare our climbs.

Please, take a look below for a detailed description of the itinerary.

Due to the progressive acclimatization during the program, the itinerary is suitable for participants with or without prior experience. However, for mountaineering adventures, it’s always important to be physically fit.

So, are you ready for this 8-day adventure in the mountains of Ecuador? Then all you have to do is send the request and book your place on this trip. It will be a pleasure for me to be your guide!


Day 1: Rumiñahui volcano

On day 1, we’ll depart from Quito to the entrance of the Cotopaxi National Park. Once there, we’ll find the San Joaquin Inn, where we leave our luggage. Then, we’ll go to the Limpiopungo Lagoon and start our walk to the Rumiñahui volcano. After a 6-hour trek, we’ll return to rest at the San Joaquin Inn and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Day 2: North Iliniza

Very early in the morning, we’ll head to Los Ilinizas Ecological Reserve and, after 3 hours, we’ll reach the Nuevos Horizontes Refuge. There, we’ll have a break and then continue for 3 more hours to the summit of North Iliniza (5,126 meters). Then, we’ll return to San Joaquin Inn to rest.

Day 3: Extra day

Extra day or reservation day in case of bad weather.

Day 4: José Rivas Refuge

After a delicious lunch, we’ll go to the José Rivas Refuge.

Day 5: Cotopaxi

On day 5, we’ll wake up at midnight and prepare our team to start the trek. It will take us 6 hours to reach the summit of Cotopaxi (5,897 meters). If we’re lucky, we’ll reach the top with the first rays of sun.

Day 6: Extra day

Extra day or reservation day in case of bad weather.

Day 7: Ambato

After lunch, we’ll head to the city of Ambato and take the road to Chimborazo. We’ll rest a couple of hours and then get up and prepare our equipment.

Day 8: Chimborazo

On our last day, we’ll wake up around 9 pm and get ready for our climb to the summit of Chimborazo (6,268 meters), the tallest peak in Ecuador.




San Joaquin Inn.

Meeting point

Quito, Ecuador.


About the guide

When you love what you do, you never have to work! My passion for the mountains allows me to fully enjoy my work. I have been guiding the mountains of my beloved Ecuador for more than 10 years.

I am an ASEGUIM-certified guide and a member of this great institution.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1856 Each

Group of 2

USD 1547 Each

Group of 3

USD 1238 Each

Group of 4

USD 1238 Each

Group of 5

USD 1238 Each

Group of 6

USD 1031 Each

Group of 7

USD 1031 Each

Group of 8

USD 1031 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Not included: tips, personal equipment and drinks.


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