Toward the Chimborazo

For its 15th anniversary, the Foundation decided to undertake the ascent of the highest mountain in Ecuador. The Chimborazo culminates at 6300 meters above sea level and will require some preparation from the participants. However, it must be reassured: a healthy person who has done some hiking (or who is in the habit of walking regularly) has every chance of success of the expedition. We also have the chance to count on the support of a professional climber, Rodrigo Donoso (over 100 ascents of Chimborazo to his credit). This tour will take as to three mountains of the Andes of Ecuador : Pasochoa (4300 m) to get acclimatized to the altitude, Carihuayrazo (5026 m) and the Chimborazo (6300 m).

The expedition is from November 10th to November 20th.

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DAY 1 (November 10th, Friday )

Arrival to Quito and transfer to the hotel Café cultura. Dinner and lodge.


Day 2 (November 11th, Saturday)

After Breakfast we tour Colonial Quito.

12:00 : Lunch in Quito and visit Guayasamin Museum

16h30: We travel south to La Cienega hosteria. Dinner and lodge.


DAY 3 (November 12th, Sunday)

Early travel to the Pasochoa Volcano to climb to the summit (4300 masl). We cross beautiful cloud forest full of orchids and bromeliads.

After the climb we return to la Cienega. Dinner and  lodge.


DAY 4 (November 13th, Monday)

Early morning visit to Cotopaxi’s national park. Hike to the shelter.

Afternoon drive to Riobamba. Lodge at theAndaluza’s hosteria.

DAY 5 (November 14th, Tuesday)

Today we witness the amazing work of the ice man of Chimborazo.

We reach the ice mine located at 4800 masl lodge at The Andaluza hosteria.


DAY 6 (November 15th, Wednesday)

Day of rest, options to visit indigenous markets and other activities. Lodge at Andaluza hosteria.


DAY 7 (November 16th, Thursday) 

Hike to Urcuhuasi mountain lodge at the base of Chimborazo. (4200 masl).

Dinner and camp.


DAY 8 (November 17th, Friday) 

Hike down to hacienda la Andaluza for showers and relax. Afternoon drive to the Carrel shelter at Chimborazo. (4800 masl).

Not climbing pax could travel to Banos for the day. 


DAY 9 (November 18th, Saturday)

Today is the big day.  Beginning at midnight of the eighth day we climb for eight hours to summit Chimborazo.

It takes four hours to go back to the Carrel shelter.

Travel to Guayaquil. Lodge at Grand hotel Guayaquil.


DAY 10 (November 19th, Sunday)

We visit the Foundation in Pascuales. 

Dinner with Canadian Consul Basil Haylock and we take off!

The cost of the exedition is 1736 USD and includes all lodgings, three meals a day for the whole trip, a national guide for the whole tour, 5 mountain guides. All activities camping equipment, climbing equipment (with exception of climbing boots and sleeping bag), drinking water for the ten days. Private transport for the whole tour. Alcoholic drinks, tips and the flight are not included.


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