Tortuga Tours Travelling in Ecuador
Tortuga ToursTravelling in Ecuador

Chimborazo volcano is located at 150km southwest from Ecuador’s capital city, is the highest mountain of both the country and the Andes, having an elevation of 6310m. Its summit rises 2500m above the surrounding highlands with a 20km wide base.

 

Reaching the top takes from 7 till 9 hours, making the descent from 2 from 3 hours, including a glacier school training session, dinner and a night at the refugee.

 

Climbing this altitude is very difficult so we recommend two different things. First be acclimatized at the altitude of 3000m and second one climbing twice around 5000m in the same week.

 

If you are clueless of where can you do this, ask for our acclimatization packages! We have great deals, without mentioning that taking the package increases the probability of reaching the top. Since Chimborazo has its own micro-climate, you must be prepared with warm clothes. We will depart in any given climate.

 

  

Physical Level: high

Technical Level: high

Maximum Elevation: 6.310 m / 20.702 ft

Minimum Elevation: 4.800 m / 15.748 ft

Terrain: Sand, rock, snow, ice, mixed

 

 

ITINERARY:

  • Pick up at 10:00am (subject to change)
  • Arrive to Ambato – Lunch
  • Arrive & enter Chimborazo National Park
  • Equipment check followed by practice on glaciers (depends on weather)
  • Dinner, sleep, wake up & begin climbing.
  • Reach summit
  • Return to refuge followed by departure to Quito.

 

INCLUDED ON THE TOUR:

  • ASEGUIM Bilingual Guide
  • Transportation Quito - Chimborazo - Quito
  • Accommodation at refugee
  • Climbing equipment (polar pants & jacket, waterproof pants & jacket, plastic climbing boots, crampons, ice axe, climbing harness, gators, outside gloves)
  • Box lunch, dinner at the refugee and a snack returning from Chimborazo.

 

EXCLUDED ON TOUR:

  • Tips
  • First layer
  • Sunglasses
  • Climbing backpacks
  • Inner gloves
  • Sleeping bag
  • Headlamp
  • Personal equipment

 

RECOMMENDED PACKING LIST:

  • Long Sleeve
  • Sweater
  • Inner pants / warm pants
  • Trekking pants
  • Trekking shoes / sports shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block
  • Large / Small backpack
  • Inner Gloves
  • 2 pair of socks (1 thick 1 thin)
  • Snacks
  • 2 litters of water
  • Snacks
  • Coca tee

 

TIPS FOR A SUCCESFUL TOUR:

  • Hydrate three days before this tour
  • Sleep well the night before
  • Do not drink alcohol or smoke at least two days before
  • Bring some snacks: energy bars, chocolate and water
  • Eat healthy food few days before

Contact

Just give us a call:

 

+593 (0) 987048121

 

or write us an e-mail:

 

info@tortugatours.de

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