Chimborazo, an imposing volcanic peak of approximately 6,268 meters in Ecuador, stands out as one of the highest and most outstanding peaks in the Andes and South America. Its snow-capped summit attracts mountaineers and adventurers, challenging with extreme conditions and altitude that demand meticulous preparation. Beyond its mountaineering appeal, Chimborazo has a natural environment rich in biodiversity, including moorlands and lagoons, and is also a cultural and tourist icon that attracts visitors from all over the world, contributing to Ecuadorian identity and the preservation of indigenous traditions in the region.


Day 1
Pick-up & Hike to the Refuge
  • Departure from Quito 9:00 am with direction to the Chimborazo Hermanos Carrel Refuge 4800 mts.
  • Short hike to Whymper Refuge 5000 mts.
  • We will have a box lunch 6:00 pm.
  • Rest until 11:00 pm
Day 2
Ascent to the Summit & Return
  • Departure from the refuge and we will hike for 7 -8 hours
  • Arrival to the summit of Chimborazo 6.310 mtrs.
  • Return to the refuge to leave the equipment.
  • Transport back to Quito

Hard Climbing

Average time 7 to 8 hours


  • Certified guide (English)
  • Private transportation
  • Food
  • Lodging in the refuges
  • Technical equipment


  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Expenses not specified in the itinerary


  • Important Documents: Don’t forget to bring your passport or identification card. Keep them in a safe place, such as a zippered travel bag.
  • Warm clothing: insulated jacket, sweatshirt, long-sleeved shirts. Comfortable and durable hiking pants. Trekking socks (preferably merino wool or moisture wicking material). Hat or cap to protect from the sun. Lightweight gloves and hat to keep warm at high altitudes.
  • Suitable footwear: Waterproof and waterproof trekking boots with good ankle support.
  • Backpack: Small, sturdy backpack to carry your essential belongings during the hike.
  • Camera and Binoculars: If you are a photography lover, don’t forget to bring your camera and binoculars.
  • Food and water: Don’t forget to bring water to keep you hydrated during the trek. Food for trekking: energy and nutritious food such as energy bars, nuts, dried fruits, dried fruits, instant soups, etc.
  • Sun Block and Sunglasses: Broad spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from the strong high mountain sun. Sunglasses with UV protection to protect your eyes from sun glare in the snow.

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