People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Nov, Dec
Type of Trip
- Discover the wondrous and vast beauty of the Ecuadorian Andes
- Challenge and test yourself to summit a mountain over 6000m
- Join enthusiastic, certified and highly experienced guides
Ever thought of mountaineering in the stunning Andes of Ecuador? Here’s your chance to join a certified and experienced mountain guide for the trip of a lifetime!
The wonderfully named Chimborazo is an inactive stratovolcano in the Ecuadorian Andes, last being thought to have erupted in 550 C.E.
With its summit elevated at 6,263 metres above sea level, Chimborazo takes the mantle as the tallest mountain in Ecuador.
An interesting fact about Chimborazo is that despite not being the highest world peak above sea level, due to its location on the equatorial bulge, it is the furthest point on the Earth’s surface from the Earth’s centre.
On our first day we will set off from Riobamba at 10am with about an hours climb ahead to reach our first refuge on Chimborazo at 4800m.
From here we will walk with our equipment and team to the Whymper refuge at 5000m. We will spend the afternoon and evening at the refuge to acclimatise to the altitude.
From this elevation the panoramic views will leave you speachless and you can really appreciate the scale of the Andes and its magnificent beauty!
The descent back down to the refuge takes about 3 to 4 hours and we will leave for Riobamba around midday.
You will need to be of a high physical fitness and have mountaineering experience, including ascents. We require this as an altitude of over 6000m is not appropriate for beginners.
If this trip has you excited then check out this mountaineering ascension of mount Cotopaxi in Ecuador’s Andes for 2-days of wondrous scenery and exciting climbing!
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.