A program that combines the best from mountains, unique scenery, variety of ecosystems and a cozy rest. From the most attractive elevations of the central highlands you will be able to see Ecuador from 360 degrees.
Day 1: Quito – Estrella del Chimborazo Lodge
Our day starts at 8:30am for equipment renting before heading out south to the city of Ambato. From this point we will take a gorgeous road around Chimborazo until we reach our Lodge located at 4,000m on the foothill of the mountain. With the characteristics of a perfect mountain lodge, Estrella del Chimborazo (Chimborazo’s star) will be an ideal place for our acclimatization while having a comfortable rest and home-like food.
Day 2: Estrella del Chimborazo Lodge – Chimborazo Mountain Refuge
After breakfast we will drive to Hermanos Carrel Mountain Refuge at an altitude of 4800mts where we will have a direct view of the massive glaciers of the mountain. Here we will have lunch. In the afternoon, we walk about an hour to Whymper Mountain Refuge at 5000mts, this will be our place to rest tonight.
Day 3: Summit – Quito
Our alpine start begins at midnight with breakfast before heading out for the closest point to the sun. Chimborazo’s summit will be waiting for us with dawn, to observe one of nature’s beauty, the Andean sunrise. Finally we will descend to Hermanos Carrel to find our vehicles and drive back to Quito.
Snacks and beverages
FOR THESE PROGRAM WE HIGHLY RECOMEND A PREVIOUS ACLIMATIZATION PROCESS.