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Climbing Chimborazo - 7 days
Acclimatization hikes to Pasochoa, Pichincha and Carihuayrazo and final Chimborazo ascent - 7 days

This 7-day tour combines the guided climb of our highest peak, the Chimborazo (6310m, according to the latest measurements 6267m) with an acclimatization tour including the ascent of Pichincha, Pasochoa (4200m) and Carihuayrazo (5146m). You will be guided by one of our patented mountain guides during the whole trip. A good height adjustment or altitude acclimatization is a prerequisite for a successful climb of the Chimborazo.

Acclimatization hike Pasochoa Quilotoa Crater Lake Climbing Cotopaxi - Summit

Day 1: Quito - Pasochoa (4200 m) - Quito
We'll leave Quito in the morning by car, heading south for the Avenida de los Volcanoes. During this 2 hour drive you can enjoy beautiful views on the typical landscape and villages of the highlands. The ascent of this extinct volcano will take us about 4 hours. On the top we'll have lunch and above all a great sight on Cotopaxi and the other nearby volcanoes. After descending we'll return to Quito. (BL)

Day 2: Quito - Guagua Pichincha (4794 m) -Cuello de Luna (3125m)
We'll leave the hotel in the morning and drive by car to the Lloa, situated 10 kilometers west from the capital. From there it will take us approximately 3 and half hours to reach the summit. After the descent in the afternoon we drive to the Cuello de Luna - an acclimatization center near to the Cotopaxi National Park- where we spend the night comfortably. (B - BL)

Day 3: Hotel - Mechahuasca Camp (4250m)
We left the hotel at the foot of Cotopaxi heading south and after 4 hours we arrive at the foot of Caryhuairazo where we will stablish our camp at an altitude of 4250m. (BL - C)

Day 4: Caryhuairazo Summit (5146 m) - Riobamba
We get up with the first light of day to start our hike of about 4 hours to reach the summit. After the descent rest a bit and continue to the city of Riobamba (B - BL)

Day 5: Riobamba - Hermanos Carrel hut (4800m)
Our transportation will take us to the Hermanos Carrel hut in Chimborazo Reserve. Here we will make a hike of acclimatization until Agujas Whymper at 5300m. Come back to the hut and spend the night at 4800m. (B - BL - C)

Day 6: Hermanos Carrel hut - high altitude campament (5400m)
Today we climb to the high camp at 5400m. Our porters carry the material group, individual team will take each person. Install our tents and prepare for the night. (B -BL- D)

Day 7: Chimborazo Summit 6310m - Return to Quito
Day summit. We climb about 6-8 hours on ice and snow to reach the highest peak. Then we return to the Hermanos Carrel hut. Also during the descent, the material group is supported by our porters. Back to Quito. End of services. (B - BL)

This tour is available as fixed departure tour: >> please check our fixed departures! and also as private tours.

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Our services include: 
- Private transportation from and to Quito
- Professional English speaking guides ASEGUIM members (mountain guide ratio: 2 climbers -1 guide in Chimborazo)
- Meals on the mountains as mentioned above (B: Breakfast; BL: Box Lunch; D: Dinner) in mountain huts and camp incl. tea, coffee as well as Tea for the climb. 
- Accommodation in huts and high altitude camp (2-person tent)
- Accommodation in hotels ***, double based, breakfast and tax included)
- Technical mountain gear (double plastic boots until # 46, crampons, ice axe, harness and helmet)
- National Park Entrance fees and patents

Our services do not include:
- Personal mountain gear (sleeping bag comfort range -5-8 ° C, mittens, waterproof and warm clothes, sun glasses, head lamp, water thermos bottle, etc)
- Lunch and dinner in cities and hotels
- Single accomodation
- Extra drinks in the hut
- Travel insurance
- Tips

 
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