Climb the Chimborazo, the highest volcano in Ecuador and reach the closest point to the sun in this 2-day climbing tour. Located 150km (93.2 miles) southwest of Quito this ancient and extinct volcano’s rounded bulk will not fail to impress you. It is a massive mountain which volcanologists claim is composed of the remains of two volcanoes.
The timetable for climbing Chimborazo is similar to the one of the Cotopaxi Climbing Tour, it involves a long climb of approximately 12 hours. The tour includes a glacier training session, dinner and a night at the refuge (4800m/15748 ft). The climb is a real challenge and offers climbers the opportunity to break the magical 6000m altitude barrier (19685 ft).
If you would like to raise the chance for reaching the summit and you need to acclimatize to high altitudes we suggest our Acclimatization Packages to prepare you physically and ensure that you will fully enjoy your climbing experience!
We offer a Climbing and Glacier Course in Ecuador for the people that do not have experience in glacier climbing.
Climbing high altitudes needs previous training and proper acclimatization. If you are not correctly acclimatized you can suffer from different altitude illnesses.
We strongly recommend to do an acclimatization program before attempting to summit the Chimborazo.
Special climbing equipment included
Necessary Equipment not included
*Reasonably day pack(35 liters) (needed from the refuge to Chimborazo summit to accommodate plenty of water, crampons, warm gear including puffer jacket etc)
**Large rucksack (50-70 liter) (only needed to transfer gear from the bus drop off at the Cotopaxi base up to the refuge)
Gulliver Expeditions is a tour operator that offers unique Ecuador and Peru tours. Specialized in adventure travel such as climbing, mountain biking and horseback riding. We offer both pre-planned packages as well as tailor-made tours that can include the Amazon rainforest, once-in-a-lifetime Galapagos cruises and expeditions to Machu Picchu.