Hiking Chimborazo

Hiking Chimborazo

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Hiking Chimborazo

The Vicuña Trek  – Hiking Chimborazo. Passes through the paramos of Chimborazo.  We hike through the Carihuarazo and Chimborazo regions and sleep in mountain refuges inside the Chimborazo National Park

We start the Vicuña Trek Chimborazo in the Carihuarazo refuge, to visit the small volcano glacier inside the Chimborazo National Park.  The trek is called the Vicuña Trek because of its wildlife, the Vicuñas which is a cousin of the Llama and Alpaca, that live around the park.  On the second day, we trek to the refuge of Chimborazo, including the highest refuge whimper at 5,000 m. above sea level.

On the third day we trek down on the Machay temple and the ‘Lonesome Tree’ in the paramo and the group sleeps in a mountain refuge hotel.  Finally to end this trek, on the 4th day the group treks into a Polylepis forest, unique for its location above 4,000 meters above sea level.

This hike allows trekkers to see the different ecosystems locate in Chimborazo Region, such as the wet and humid highlands of Mocha and Carihuairazo, the glaciers of both Carihuairazo and Chimborazo, the arid desertic volcanic rock landscape of Chimborazo, and the safari type trek with vicuñas and llamas that grass in this isolated wild national park.

Hiking Chimborazo – Vicuña Trek Lodging:

In this trek, we’ll be staying in community lodges and refuges, as our aim is to be inclusive with local indigenous communities and spread the wealth that comes from socially responsible tourism with the people that inhabit the ecosystems of the Chimborazo paramos.

This can be also combined with the Mountain Climbing expedition to Chimborazo summit


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    • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    • Activity Level Moderate Hike
    • Group Size Medium Group
    All about the Hiking Chimborazo.

    We start the Trek on request  wit at least 2 climbers

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Transportation From and to Riobamba
    • All lodging in the refuges
    • Camping gear (if needed)
    • All meals
    • Carrying mules
    • National park permits
    • Local certified Guides
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Travel insurance and other emergencies
    • Single room accommodations
    • Liquors, beeers and bootled beverages
    • Tips
    1. Day1 Portan Andino

      We star the trek from portal andino, through the carihuairazo valley and lake to the nearest refuge

    2. Day2 Michahuasca carihuairazo

      We visit Carihuairazo volcano and it´s glacier

    3. Day3 Carrel Refuge

      We trek to carrell refuge at 4800 mts, and from here to Casa condor

    4. Day4 Polilepis forest

      This day is a short trek to polilepis forest and then to Riobamba

    Mountain Refuge