The Vicuña Trek, passes through the paramos of Chimborazo. We trek 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 round the park. On the second day we trek to the refuge of Chimborazo, including the highest refuge whimper at 5,000 mts 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.
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.
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level Day Hike
- Group Size Medium Group
We start the Trek on request wit at least 2 climbers
- Transportation From and to Riobamba
- All lodging in the refuges
- Camping gear (if needed)
- All meals
- Carrying mules
- National park permits
- Local certified Guides
- Travel insurance and other emergencies
- Single room accommodations
- Liquors, beeers and bootled beverages
We star the trek from portal andino, through the carihuairazo valley and lake to the nearest refuge
We visit Carihuairazo volcano and it´s glacier
We trek to carrell refuge at 4800 mts, and from here to Casa condor
This day is a short trek to polilepis forest and then to Riobamba