Chimborazo Summit Tour
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Chimborazo Summit Tour

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Cotopaxi - Ecuador
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Chimborazo Summit Tour: Reaching New Heights. Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Join us on our Chimborazo summit tour and prepare to reach the farthest and highest point on Earth’s surface. Standing at a staggering 6,263 meters (20,548 feet) above sea level, summiting Chimborazo is a challenging yet incredibly rewarding experience. In this article, we’ll take you through the details of this remarkable journey, from the technicalities to the breathtaking landscapes you’ll encounter along the way.

Climbing Chimborazo is an endeavor that can be undertaken throughout the year, similar to summiting Cotopaxi. However, the ascent begins before midnight, ensuring that climbers return early in the morning the following day. Proper acclimatization is essential to avoid altitude sickness and gradually adapt to this demanding ascent. To guarantee your safety and success, our Chimborazo summit tour adheres to all the requirements set by a certified mountain guide with ASEGUIM certification.

Day 1: The Journey Begins
Our journey commences with a 9:00 am departure from Quito in private transportation, heading towards Chimborazo Refuge. Upon arrival, we embark on a hike towards Whymper Refuge, located at 4,800 meters above sea level. Here, we take a well-deserved break and enjoy a nourishing box lunch. To prepare for the challenging hike ahead, we rest until 11:00 pm. This period of rest is crucial for acclimatization, ensuring that your body is ready for the altitude and rigors of the climb. As evening descends, we gather for dinner at 6:00 pm, where our guides will brief you on the technical equipment you’ll be using.

Day 2: Conquering Chimborazo Summit
The highlight of the tour is undoubtedly the ascent to Chimborazo Summit, which stands at an impressive 6,310 meters above sea level. Early in the morning, we depart from Whymper Refuge, equipped with our mountain gear. The journey to the summit promises not only a physical challenge but also awe-inspiring vistas of the Andes mountain range that will leave you breathless.

After reaching the summit, take a moment to savor the breathtaking landscapes that unfold before your eyes. The sense of accomplishment and the panoramic views are unparalleled. However, the adventure doesn’t end here. On the way back to the refuge, we’ll need approximately 3 to 4 hours to gather our equipment. This marks the end of the Chimborazo tour, and we’ll begin our descent to our transportation.

Chimborazo Summit: A Geological Marvel
The summit of Chimborazo holds a unique distinction – it is widely reported to be the farthest point on the Earth’s surface from its center. This phenomenon is due to the oblate spheroid shape of our planet. With its towering elevation of 6,263 meters (20,548 feet), Chimborazo is not only the highest mountain in Ecuador but also the loftiest in the Andes north of Peru. It surpasses all more northerly summits in the entire Americas.

In conclusion, the Chimborazo summit tour offers a unique opportunity to challenge yourself physically and mentally while experiencing the breathtaking beauty of the Andes. Standing atop this geological marvel, you’ll not only achieve a remarkable feat but also gain a newfound appreciation for the natural wonders of our planet. So, gear up and get ready to reach new heights with us on this unforgettable adventure.

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Chimborazo Inclusions & Exclusions

INCLUSIONS
Transport (hotel-chimborazo-hotel)
3 meals (from lunch day 1 to breakfast day 2)
Certified aseguim bilingual guide
Overnight at whymper refuge, use of facilities
Climbing equipment & activities as listed

EXCLUSIONS
Personal expenses & *entrance fees
*Other equipment (check gear & clothing tab)
*Other clothing (check gear & clothing tab)
Tipping (optional)
Other meals

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Chimborazo Summit Tour General Details

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Gear & Clothing

INCLUDED
  • Gloves & Mittens
  • Ice axe & harness
  • Crampons
  • Carabiners
  • Double plastic boots (for crampons)
  • Gaiters
  • Helmet lamp
  • Basic sleeping bag
  • Basic snow-proof trousers
  • Basic snow-proof jacket *not goretex
EXCLUDED
  • First layer gloves
  • Wool Socks
  • Big backpack
  • Sunglasses
  • High factor sunblock
  • Bottled water
  • AAA batteries for head lamp
  • Waterproof & thermal jacket
  • Waterproof pants
  • Thermal Pants

Surcharges & Notices

Surcharges
  • Personal expenses
  • Big backpacks available for rent
  • Waterproof & thermal jacket available for rent
  • First layer gloves available for rent
  • Waterproof & thermal pants available for rent
  • Wool socks available for purchase
Notices
  • Entrance fee to Chimborazo: free *subject to change
  • Programs shared by default with certified aseguim guides
  • 2 guests minimum to open departure, or private guidance
  • Certified tours by local authorities, compliant with local regulations
  • Activities may change or cancel due to weather or health conditions
  • 4×4 vehicles for up to 4 guests; van/bus for larger group
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