Climb up the Chimborazo, which is the highest volcano in Ecuador and reach the closest point to the sun in a 2-day climbing tour after you acclimatize with our pre climbing activities. Its located 150km (93.2 miles) southwest of Quito. The ancient and extinct volcano’s rounded bulk testifies it’s great age. It is an extremely 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, but it involves a long climb of approximately 12 hours. It also 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 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 also offer you our Climbing and Glacier Course in Ecuador for the people that do not have experience in glacier climbing.
Climbing high altitudes needs previous training. If you are not correctly acclimatized you can suffer from different altitude illnesses.
We strongly recommend to make an acclimatization program before you can reach the highest peak in Ecuador.
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 organizes Ecuador Tours to travelers that like to experience a mix of adventures such as Climbing Ecuador Volcanoes, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding as well as traveling along the deepest landscapes in the Ecuador Amazon Rainforest to the stunning sceneries of the Galapagos Islands.