Chimborazo High Camp
Chimborazo High Camp enhances the chances of reaching the summit of Ecuador´s highest peak, by cutting the effort in almost half, and starting at 5400 m, Vs 4800m which is the altitude of Carrel refuge is located, from where most people start the climb.
That means that our clients will have a 600 m head start, and the attack to the summit is only 900 m and can take 5-6 hours, this is huge leverage over the other climbers.
Ideally, this is a 4-day package where climbers take some time to get better acclimatization prior to the climb, good physical condition is also a key factor in making the summit as it takes endurance and stamina to overcome the difficulties of the climb, even though Chimborazo is not a technical climb, it takes 6-7 hours to reach the summit, trekking in the snow with crampons and special mountain gear.
The high camp enhances the odds of reaching the maximum summit of Chimborazo.
4 day package
- If Climbing alone $850
- If 2 climbers $630 per person
2 day Basic Highcamp plan
- If Climbing alone $680
- 2 Climbers $425 per person
We have been using this method since 2018 and it gives us a success rate of 80%
This video is taken at 6 pm by one of our guides, with Austrian clients, this was only possible due to the high camp and perfect weather conditions.
Climbers can add other climbs prior to this expedition, we recommend our clients to prepare appropriately physically and adaptation to altitude prior to the climb, here are some recommendations to start training for Chimborazo
We recommend our potential climbers, adjust their time into preparing accordingly to the altitude prior to the start of the climb, also we have some tips on how to train for Chimborazo here
Climbing smaller peaks such as Cotopaxi or Carihuiarazo can be added to the expedition, as a goal to train for the maximum summit in Ecuador
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeLuxuary
Activity Level High-Altitude Climbing
- Accommodation in Eco Lodge at 4000 m
- Dinner and Breakfast at the lodge
- Accommodation in Riobamba the day prior to the start of the climb
- ALL Equipment: snow boots, crampons, ice axe, etc
- Warm clothing suitable for climbing the mountain
- Transportation to and from Mount Chimborazo
- Entrance permits to the Chimborazo National Park
- Accommodation in the Refugio (Base Camp)
- Dinner in the Refugio before the climb
- Snacks and Drinks during the climb breakfasts, lunches and dinners & dining
- Camping gear and porters
- Travel insurance and other emergencies.
- Extra snacks and water
- Small back pack to carry snacks to the summi
Transfer to Chacana refuge at 4000 m – from here you can trek on your own up to 5000 m and return to 4000 to rest and recover, this practice is even used for Everest where people climb to higher camps and return to make better acclimatization.you will have dinner and breakfast provided
11 am: Transfer to Chimborazo basecamp lodge at 4000mts where clients can start their acclimatization self-guided trails in Chimborazo National Park
TRekk to high camp
Pick up at lunch time, 12 midday then transfer to Carpark at 4800 mts, where the trek to high camp 5200m starts, this takes about 2-3 hours, after settling in, Dinner is served at 5 pm.
12pm: start climb to summit
summit 6-8 amreturn to camp breakfastReturn to Riobamba – end of services.