Chimborazo Climbing

Chimborazo Mountain Climbing Tours Ecuador. We love what we do and our passion are the mountains, we would like to share this with you. Imagine Ecuador is the undisputed leader when it comes for Mountaineering. Climb the Chimborazo the highest peak in Ecuador with the specialist, we offer highly trained guides and top notch equipment!


The Chimborazo is the highest mountain in the Ecuadorian Andes and due to its close proximity to the equator it is also the furthest point from the centre of the Earth. Climbing the Chimborazo will offer a challenge to even the most experienced mountaineer; it is a technical climb and the long approach to reach the peak will certainly push your physical limits. Challenge yourself and be one of the few who have left their footprints on the most distant point from the earth’s molten centre. Break the 20,000 ft. barrier and stand on the furthest point from the centre of the Earth.


Chimborazo Climbing 6310 meters

Option 1

Day 1. We leave from Riobamba at 10:00 am , drive for 2 hours from Riobamba,  to Chimborazo’s first refuge, at 4800 m. / 15.749 ft. Spend the afternoon in the refuge, in order to rest and improve acclimatization, also available HIGH CAMPING option at 5300 meters. The guide  will give information about the route and a safety briefing. After dinner you’ll get a couple of hours sleep. At 22.30 p.m. it is time to start the climb.

Day 2. The first part of the climb is a mixture of boulders, rocks, snow and ice, until we reach the large rock formation of El Castillo (5350 m. / 17.553 ft.) From here we continue over the glaciated ridge. The slopes have an average steepness of 30 – 40 degrees, with some icy sections of 45 degrees. After 7 – 8 hours you will reach the Veintimillia Summit (6227 m. / 20.429 ft.) With good snow conditions, sufficient time, and if you still have enough energy, you can continue for 1 more hour across a challenging field with penitents (ice towers) to the Whymper summit (6263 m. / 20.548 ft.) The descent will take 3 – 4 hours. From the Carrel refuge transfer back to Riobamba.

Option 2
3 days 2 nights
Day 1: Acclimatization walk, sleep at Chakana Lodge.
Day 2: Overnight in the refuge at 4800 meters, ascent at 22:30 pm
Day 3: Summit and descent.

Option 3

3 days 2 nights

Day 1: Chakana Lodge at 3800 meters.
Day 2: Go up to high camp at 5300 meters to start ascent at midnight.
Day 3: Summit and descent.

DIFFICULTY: a very good acclimatization and previous glacier experience is necessary.

DEPARTURE: Everyday with 2 people minimum from Riobamba.


Included: Professional bilingual guide (maximum 1 guide per 2 people), transportation from Riobamba to Riobamba, one lunch on the first day, one dinner,  one breakfast, climbing gear.

Special climbing equipment included in the packages: polar pants , plastic climbing boots , gaiters, crampons , outside gloves, waterproof pants, ice axe , climbing harness, sleeping bag, helmet.

Necessary Equipment (Not included): water bottle, inside polar gloves , energy drinks, snacks, camera, sun cream,  warm  trousers, sunglasses, puffer jacket or similar, wooly hat, walking sticks , face mask, large rucksack 50 liters, reasonably day pack 35 liters, warm gear including puffer jacket, camelback type vessel for water, headlamp.

What to bring: warm clothes, trekking shoes, personal water bottle, sunscreen, personal items, camera, sunglasses and headlamp.


Private tour 1 guide 1 person: with overnight in the refuge 540USD 

With high camping at 5300 meters $685

2 PEOPLE 1 GUIDE with overnight in the refuge $370 per person

With high camping at 5300 meters $ 440 per person



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