Duration: 1 Day
Departures: Every Day
Difficulty: Moderate

Chimborazo Tour

Description

Chimborazo Volcano is considered the furthest point on Earth at 6,310 meters above sea level and 6,384 km measured from the center of the Earth and exceeds Everest by two thousand meters, the measurement is considered from the center of the planet.

It has two refuges: the Hermanos Carrel refuge at 4,845 meters above sea level 15895 ft and the Whymper refuge, at 5,042 meters above sea level 16541 ft. Chimborazo volcano has also been called the King of the Ecuadorian Andes, surpassing all volcanoes and hills. The huge massif stretches from East to West and its upper part is covered by glaciers, which are a source of water for its nearby populations.

There are more than 145 endemic species such as ferns, gentians, cara-cara, among other species. The fauna is represented mainly by vicuñas, deer, small rabbits, marsupial mice, wolves of the moors, and condors.

Included
  • Private Transportation.
  • Certified Tour guide.
  • Lunch
Highlights
Itinerary
Our Chimborazo day tour from in Quito. You will be picked up at 6h30 am by your guide from your hotel in the metropolitan area of Quito. This adventure begins on the Panamerican Highway. Then, we will follow the famous route of the volcanoes. Also, along the way you will be able to enjoy a great view of the inter-Andean landscapes. So, if the sky is clear, you are probably able to observe the Cotopaxi volcano, Ilinizas and other elevations.
  • Chimborazo National Park Main Entrance

    chimborazo-tour-entranceConecting Quito to Chimborazo Volcano is about 3h30 of driving. Aproximaly at 10h30 we arrive to the main Entance of the Chimborazo National Park whis at the atitude of 4386 m ( 14.389 ft ).

  • Hermanos Carrel Refugio

    Chimborazo-hermanos-carrelAfter driving 30 minutes we arrive at the Hermanos Carrel Refugio where we can start our trekking.

  • chimborazo-tour-condor-cochaOur trekking to lagoon at  the condor Cocha

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