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Climb Chimborazo 2 Days

Climb Chimborazo  2 Days

Climb Chimborazo 2 Days

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Chimborazo Summit 2Days.

Enjoy with us this unforgettable mountaineering expedition to the top of Chimborazo, the highest peak in Ecuador and one of the highest mountains in Ecuador measured from the center of the Earth. This  Chimborazo Climb Tour 2 Days Adrenaline adventure offers an exciting challenge for experienced climbers looking to conquer a legendary peak..

Climb Chimborazo  2 Days.

Climbing Chimborazo Chimborazo Climb Tour 2 Days is an exciting and challenging adventure that requires good physical condition, adequate acclimatization, and the guidance of experienced mountaineers. With careful planning and preparation, you will be able to experience the thrill of standing atop Ecuador’s highest peak and conquering one of the most iconic peaks in the world.



Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, will be our meeting point. On the first day, we’ll drive from this point to the Carrel Refuge (4,800 m). Then we’ll take a short hike to the Whymper Refuge, located at 5,000 meters above sea level.

Trip Details

  • Morning: Your adventure begins with an early departure from Riobamba or Ambato, Ecuador, to reach the Chimborazo Ecological Reserve. The journey to the reserve takes approximately 3-4 hours, depending on the starting point.
  • Mid-morning: Upon arrival at the reserve entrance, complete any necessary registrations or permits before continuing towards the base camp.
  • Late morning: Begin the trek from the reserve entrance to the base camp, situated at around 4,800 meters (15,750 feet) above sea level. The trek typically takes 1.5 to 2 hours and involves hiking through rugged terrain and high-altitude ecosystems.
  • Afternoon: Arrive at the base camp, where you’ll meet your mountain guides and receive a comprehensive briefing on the ascent plan, safety procedures, and equipment. Take time to rest, hydrate, and enjoy a hearty meal prepared by your support team.
  • Evening: As the sun sets, prepare for the ascent to the high camp. Load your gear onto pack animals or carry them yourself as you embark on a challenging hike to reach the high camp, situated at approximately 5,900 meters (19,350 feet). The ascent to the high camp typically takes 3 to 4 hours, depending on weather conditions and individual pace.
  • Night: Arrive at the high camp and settle into your tent accommodations. Your guides will prepare hot drinks and a nourishing dinner to help fuel your climb. Rest and try to get some sleep, as you’ll be waking early for the summit push.

Day 2: Summit Attempt and Descent.

  • Midnight: Wake up to a hot drink and a light breakfast before gearing up for the summit push. Dress in multiple layers to stay warm in the freezing temperatures and high winds encountered at altitude.
  • Pre-dawn: Begin the summit ascent under the cover of darkness, equipped with headlamps to illuminate the way. Follow your experienced guides as you navigate steep slopes, rocky terrain, and potentially icy sections.
  • Sunrise: As you ascend higher, witness the breathtaking spectacle of sunrise over the Andean peaks, casting a golden hue upon the surrounding glaciers and valleys.
  • Mid-morning: Reach the summit of Chimborazo, standing at an awe-inspiring elevation of 6,268 meters (20,564 feet) – the highest point in Ecuador and the closest point on Earth to the sun. Take time to celebrate your achievement and soak in the panoramic views of the Andean landscape stretching out beneath you.
  • Late morning: Begin the descent back to the high camp, retracing your steps along the same route taken during the ascent. Descending from the summit typically takes 3 to 4 hours.
  • Afternoon: Arrive back at the high camp, where you can rest, hydrate, and enjoy a well-deserved meal prepared by your support team. Pack up your gear and prepare for the descent back to base camp.
  • Evening: Descend from the high camp to the base camp, where you’ll reunite with any remaining team members and celebrate your successful summit. Reflect on your accomplishment and savor the memories of your Chimborazo climb as you prepare for the journey back to civilization.


Day 1: Quito, Ecuador

Elevation: 5300 m. /17,388 ft.

We will drive south from Quito (9,186ft/2.800m) towards the city of Ambato (8,858ft/2,700m) through the Avenue of the Volcanoes for about 4 hours until we get to the Chimborazo`s reserve. There are two options here:

  • Stay at Hermanos Carrel refuge (15,744ft/4,800), where we will have dinner and get some rest until 11 pm. There will be an early light breakfast served just before we get our gear ready and start hiking up.
  • The other option is for an extra cost, we can hike up to (5,300m./17388 ft.) and set up a high camp there. (We are currently using this high camp because the shelter is closed)
    Meals: -/ lunch /Dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in 4-Season Tent

Day 2: Chimborazo summit

Elevation:6.268m./20,564 ft

At midnight, we will start our climb to the top of Ecuador’s highest mountain, Chimborazo, which will take us about 6 to 8 hours. We will get to the top (20564,3ft/6.268m) early in the morning.

It is a perfect place for resting and taking pictures of the beautiful Andean surroundings. After some rest, we will start our descent back to the Refuge. It will take us 3 to 4 hours. Then we’ll start our descending to the High Camp, which will take us from 3 to 4 hours.

Once in the High Camp, we will pack our belongings and then, we will still need to go down 2 hours to the parking lot, where our transportation will be ready to drive us down to Quito
Meals: Light breakfast before the ascent and full breakfast after the ascent

Accommodation: (-)




  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation included
  •  Transport during the trip
  •  Permit and entrance fees
  •  Breakfast
  •  Lunch
  •  Dinner

No Included

  •  Personal equipment, personal expenses, tips, and beverages.

What To Bring

  • What to bring: backpack, warm and rain clothes, trek shoes, 2 to 3 pair of socks, hat or cap, gloves, flashlight, sunglasses, sunblock and camera.

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