Climb Chimborazo

2 Days

Chimborazo is a majestic, snow-capped volcano located in the Andes of Ecuador, standing at 6,310 meters (20,702 feet) above sea level. It’s the highest peak in Ecuador and one of the highest in the Andes, and its summit is considered one of the most challenging and rewarding climbs in South America.

The experience of climbing Chimborazo to its summit typically takes 2 days and begins at the Carrel Refuge, which is located at an elevation of 4,800 meters (15,750 feet) on the southwest side of the mountain. The refuge serves as a base camp for climbers, providing shelter, food, and basic amenities.

The climb to the summit of Chimborazo involves a steep ascent through a variety of terrain, including rocky ridges, glaciers, and snowfields. The route to the summit is considered technically challenging, requiring mountaineering skills and experience with ice climbing and crevasse rescue.

Along the way, climbers will encounter stunning views of the surrounding Andean landscape, including snow-capped peaks, glacial valleys, and high-altitude wetlands. The scenery is rugged and breathtaking, with dramatic rock formations, colorful wildflowers, and pristine lakes.

As climbers ascend higher on the mountain, they will also encounter the effects of high altitude, including decreased oxygen levels and extreme cold. It’s important for climbers to acclimatize properly and be prepared with appropriate gear and supplies.

Reaching the summit of Chimborazo is a challenging and rewarding achievement, and offers spectacular views of the surrounding Andean peaks and valleys. 


The experience of climbing to the summit is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, requiring determination, skill, and respect for the mountain and its natural environment.


11 am depart Riobamba towards the Chimborazo national park
1 pm lunch at Chimborazo basecamp lodge
3 pm arrival to refuge, those who have chosen this option will stay in the refuge for the rest of the day/ evening
dinner is served at 5 pm,
rest till summit attack

Summit attack during the entire night, this is a 6-10 hour climb to the summit,
The summit window is 6-7:30 am
return refuge for Breakfast
Return to Riobamba

endo of services

$350 per person

What´s Included

  • ALL Equipment: snow boots, crampons, ice axe, etc
  • Climbing Insurance
  • Warm clothing suitable for climbing the mountain
  • Transportation to and from Mount Chimborazo
  • Entrance permits to the Chimborazo National Park
  • Accommodation in the Refugio (Base Camp)
  • Dinner in the Refugio before the climb
  • Snacks and Drinks during the climbAll breakfasts, lunches and dinners & dining

What´s not included

  • Travel insurance and other emergencies.
  • Extra snacks and water
  • small back pack to carry snacks to the summit

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Climb Chimborazo