Chimborazo 6268 m

ECU-30a / 7-day trip / Grade: PD

Chimborazo is the highest mountain in Ecuador, and also the highest in the world if measured from the center of the earth, due to is location on the tropical belt. The mountain has five mayor summits all linked by a ridge called the “Arista del Sol” (Sun’s ridge), which probably is the main reason for its Quichua name, which translates “Ice Braid”.

Climbing Chimborazo is a demanding task, both physically and psychologically, but is the experience of a lifetime. The altitude is also a determining factor, which is why we have prepared a great acclimatization program to give you the best options during the summit bid.


Day 1 Climb: Pasocha (4164 m)
Day 2 Climb: Guagua-Pichincha (4794 m)
Day 3 Ilinizas – Nuevos Horizontes hut (4677 m)
Day 4 Climb: North Iliniza (5126 m)
Day 5 Town of Baños de Santa Agua (1820 m) – Rest day
Day 6 Chimborazo – Carrel hut (4800 m)
Day 7 Climb: Chimborazo Volcano (6268 m)
Tags: Climbing, Ecuador, Pasochoa, Chimborazo, Volcano Summits, PD grade, North Iliniza, Guagua Pichincha, Chimborazo volcano