Vicuña Trek

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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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  • Group Size Medium Group
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All about the Vicuña Trek.

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
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Single room accommodations
  • Liquors, beeers and bootled beverages
  • Tips
  1. Day 1 Portan Andino

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

  2. Day 2 Michahuasca carihuairazo

    We visit Carihuairazo volcano and it´s glacier

  3. Day 3 Carrel Refuge

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

  4. Day 4 Polilepis forest

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

Mountain Refuge