Climb Carihuairazo

Carihuairazo is a mountain located in the Chimborazo province of Ecuador, within the boundaries of the Chimborazo National Park. It’s a non-technical summit that stands at an elevation of 5,018 meters (16,463 feet) above sea level, making it a popular destination for climbers of all levels of experience.

Climbing Carihuairazo offers stunning views of the surrounding Andean landscape, including the towering Chimborazo volcano and the scenic Abras Pungo valley. The scenery is rugged and breathtaking, with rocky ridges, snowfields, and glacial valleys.

The climb to the summit of Carihuairazo typically takes 1-2 days, depending on the starting point and the pace of the climb. The climb is considered non-technical, meaning that it doesn’t require advanced mountaineering skills or experience with crevasse rescue or ice climbing. However, climbers should still be prepared for the effects of high altitude and be equipped with appropriate gear and supplies.

Carihuairazo is located inside the Chimborazo National Park, which is a protected area of more than 5,000 square kilometers (1,930 square miles) that includes a diverse range of ecosystems, including high-altitude wetlands, paramo grasslands, and cloud forests. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including llamas, vicuñas, Andean foxes, and spectacled bears.

Cost from $290 per person


Climbing Carihuairazo is a unique and rewarding experience that offers a glimpse into the stunning natural beauty of the Andes. With its non-technical summit and relatively accessible location, it’s a great option for beginners or those looking for a less challenging climb than Chimborazo or other nearby peaks.


10 am - Transfer to Carihuairazo Refuge at 3900 mts. – Currently starting from Chimborazo Basecamp lodge for the night - Dinner served at 6 pm

2 am drive to Carihuairazo base - 3 am Start Climb – Summit by 6-8 am, and then return to refuge where breakfast is served, and then right after return to Riobamba base camp – to rest and recover.

$290 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

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Climb Carihuairazo