Climbing Chimborazo (02 Days)


02 Days/01 Nigths
Max. Altitude: 5897 m / 19,347 ft
Route: Chimborazo: 6310m / 20,702ft
Availability: All year
Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
People per Guide: 2

The Chimborazo, like so many mountains on earth, is affected by global warming and the glacier melts slowly. Thus, the conditions for an ascent constantly change. The normal route has become much more difficult and dangerous because of rock falls. For that reason we only offer the safer route Gualgualla with High Camp.

Travel Program


Day 01: Quito - Carrel-Hütte 4800m / 15,748ft
From Quito we drive south, past the cities of Latacunga and Ambato and always along the famous “Avenue of Volcanoes”. Through picturesque fields and bizarre gorges, the road winds to the plateau on the slopes of Chimborazo. We see llamas, vicunas and alpacas. We drive to the Carrel Hut (4800m/15,748ft) and there we will start our ascent to the high camp at 5300m/17,388ft. We need about 3 hours.

Day 02: Chimborazo Summit 6310m / 20,702ft - Quito
We will get up before midnight to ascend the Chimborazo and after 8 hours we will reach first to the summit Veintimilla (6270m/20,570ft) and then to the maximum summit Whymper (6310m/20,702ft). At about noon we will be back in the refuge, where we will rest a little before returning to Quito. Walking time between 10 to 14 hours.

What’s included

What’s included

  • Private transport (4WD) from and back to Quito
  • Qualified (ASEGUIM/IFMGA), english-speaking Mountain Guide, 1 guide goes with 2 persons maximum)
  • Meals like mentioned in the program
  • Accommodation in a private tent
  • Logistic in the High Camp (cook, kitchen and dining tent,…)
  • Entrance fee and permit
  • Safety and fun as first priority

Not Included:
  • Personal equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe, sleeping bag, boots,…etc.)
  • Travel insurance of any kind (WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!)
  • Tips
  • Extra drinks
  • Meals not mentioned in the program

What to take


  • 45 liter backpack
  • Leather or shell mountain boots
  • Gore-Tex jacket, pants and gloves
  • leggings
  • Glacier glasses with 100% UV protection against the strong equator sun (possibly goggles)
  • Headlamp and batteries
  • helmet
  • Warm or thermo clothing
  • Thermos flask and further drinking bottle
  • Sleeping bag (comfort range min. -5 degrees C)
  • Hood and buff and possibly storm mask
  • Suncream and lipstick
  • Camera and extra batteries

technical equipment

  • Gloves (Good gloves)
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Ice axe

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