AAET10    Trekking & Climbing Chimborazo         6D/5N

Camp-Chimborazo 600

This program features the same activities as the 5 day trekking tour but with an extra day to climb to the summit of Chimborazo.

Day 1: Early drive from Quito to Urbina train station. Our first 3 hours trek will take us to our first campsite at the foothills of Nicolas Martinez Peak in the vicinity of the impressive Abraspungo gorge. Camp at 3900m. (LB, D). 

Day 2: The trek continues along the north-eastern slopes of Chimborazo with wonderful views over the mountain largest northern glaciers and also with views of Carihuairazo volcano. After 5-6 hours we arrive at our campsite at 4100m of altitude at the place known as Isapapungo (Vicuñas camp). (B, LB, D).

Day 3: Trek to Pogyos camp. This day we will hike up to 4800m at the base of the glaciers, later on crossing the remains of the Zurita hut and then finally after 5 hours trek we arrive to our camp at 4000m. (B, LB, D).

Day 4: Long day hike (6-7 hours) up along the dry western slopes of Mount Chimborazo to finally reach the Carrel hut at 4800m of altitude. (B, LB, D).

Day 5: Morning for leisure and relaxation. In the afternoon a short hike to get acquainted with the first part of the climb. Return to the hut for a good rest. Wake up at 11:00 p.m. for a light meal and preparations for the long day climb. (B, LB, D).

Day 6: The climb to the summit of Mount Chimborazo (6310m) starts just before midnight and will follow the normal west route. The climb may last approximately 8-9 hours. Return to the hut and then transport back to Quito. (B, LB, D).

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Included: All meals during the excursion, professional mountain guide, camping equipment, basic climbing equipment, cook, mules for cargo, private transportation, entrance fees to parks & reserves, overnight in tents and huts.

Not included: Personal trekking/climbing equipment, meals in towns, personal expenses, and tips.

Grading: Moderate – hard – very hard





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