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Overview

  • Climb three mountains, including Ecuador’s highest peak
  • A cultural and ecological discovery
  • Experience high-altitude mountaineering on non-technical routes

Our qualified guides introduce you to international-standard climbing techniques through our glacier school, and you climb three splendid volcanic peaks including Ecuador’s highest, Mount Chimborazo. We begin by climbing the trekking peaks Pasochoa and Ruca Pichincha near Quito. These completed, we ascend Cayambe where we practice our climbing skills before moving onto Cotopaxi.

Chimborazo is the third summit that we climb on both névé and hard glacial ice. When travelling between our mountain destinations we stay in restored haciendas, some dating back to the early 1800s, which are now world-class resort hotels. On rest days we visit the majestic and wild ecological zone of the ‘cloud forest’ and revel in the region’s amazing biological diversity.

Day
1 Arrive Quito, hotel night
2 Quito City Tour, hotel night
3 Acclimatisation hike Cerro Pasochoa, hotel night
4 Acclimatisation hike Rucu Pichincha, hacienda night
5 Travel to Cayambe, hut night
6 Skills practice Cayambe / Hermoso Glacier, hut night
7 Summit Cayambe, hacienda night
8 Travel to Cotopaxi region, hacienda or lodge night
9 Travel to Cotopaxi National Park and hike to José Ribas Hut. hut night
10 Summit Cotopaxi, lodge night
11 Travel to Chimborazo, lodge night
12 Hike to Stübel Camp, camping night
13 Chimborazo Summit, hotel night
14 Contingency Day
15 Return to Quito, hotel night
16 Depart from Quito

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Includes

The price of your trip includes the following:

  • Qualified and experienced mountain guides
  • All expedition organisational requirements
  • Land transport within Ecuador
  • Lodging in hotels, haciendas, huts and tents on a shared basis during the expedition
  • All trek and mountain food ex Quito, excluding lunches and dinners in hotels, haciendas and lodges
  • Group equipment: ropes, tents, stoves etc. and all supplies necessary to make a safe and strong bid for the summit(s)
  • Porters on Chimborazo for carrying group equipment
  • Climbing permits
  • National Park fees and admission to museums

Excludes

The price of your trip does not include:

  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Personal/trip cancellation/medical evacuation insurance
  • Lunches and dinners in Quito and when staying at hotels, haciendas and lodges
  • Extra nights in Quito
  • Personal expenses such as alcohol etc.
  • Return flights to Quito, Ecuador
  • Excess equipment over the 20kg per person allowance
  • Porters on Chimborazo for carrying personal equipment
  • Any rescue costs
  • Government and airport taxes
  • Inoculations
  • Gratuities
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