Climbing Carihuairazo in 2 days

Tungurahua Province – Ecuador






2 days


Day 1: Machachi (10,170ft/3.100m) – Carihuairazo Refuge (13,780ft/4.200m)

We will drive in the morning south from Machachi for about 2,5 hours towards the city of Ambato (8,858ft/2.700m) through the Avenue of the Volcanoes and then we will turn right and keep driving up for about 1,5 hours more towards west to the Chimborazo Reserve until getting the Carihuairazo Refuge (13,780ft/4.200m), we will accommodate here, the afternoon we will hike around, rest, sleep etc. Dinner and overnight in the Refuge (-/-/D)

Day 2: Carihuairazo Summit (16,470ft/5.020m) – Machachi

We will get up very early in the morning, have a light breakfast and get ready with all our gear. Depending on the road conditions we will use our 4WD vehicle to drive for about 20 minutes to get the (14,272ft/4.350m). From this point we will start our hike to the  tiny glacier  on the base of the mountain,  which it will take us  about 3 hours and then  we still have another hour to get to the summit on a steep eroded moraine, some scree, loose rock and the last sections some scrambling. From the summit we can appreciate the big beautiful glaciers of Chimborazo on its northeast side, all the summits of Chimborazo. We will go back in about 2 hours to our 4WD vehicle and drive back to the refuge, here we will pack the rest of our belongings and drive further to Machachi  (B/-/-)

Price: Please contact us

Superior service
Private transportation and transfers
Professional Mountain Guide IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guide) or ASEGUIM (Ecuadorian Association of Mountain Guides) / ratio 2 climbers – 1 guide
Technical mountain equipment (harness and helmet)
Accommodation in Mechahuashca Refuge
All meals during the hikes and climbs (shown above with B: breakfast and D: dinner)
A registered and fully licensed Tour Operator
National Park fees and permits registration
Permanent communication through walkie-talkie between guides and office in case of an emergency
Common gear: Ropes, ice screws, snow pickets, rescue gear
Fully First aid kit (Recommended by NOLS WILDERNESS MEDICINE INSTITUTE)
Rescue or evacuation service in case of any incident in the mountains. (Only Company in Ecuador)
Personal Mountain Gear (warm clothes, sleeping bag, sun glasses, head lamp, etc.)
Single supplement
International flights
Meals and beverages at the hotels (lunch, dinner)
Personal insurance
Other non-specified expenses

Carihuairazo - Ecuador