Climb 5 Ecuadorian Summits


Climb 5 Ecuadorian Summits in 11 Days

Ecuador and its famous Avenue of The Volcanoes are one of the best places of the world for those who love mountaineering activities, variety of landscapes and challenging surfaces. This time we invite you to a very exciting hiking and ice climbing adventure across the green lands, the secret paths and the snow-covered peaks located along the Ecuador Line. These 11 days will be very intensive because we will climb up to five different volcanoes. Our base will be El Chaupi, a small town at 3.300 meters, where we will go back after each summit hike in order to rest for the following ascent.


# Day



Day 1

Flight to Quito


Day 2



Day 3

El corazón Volcano

4788 m

Day 4

Nuevos Horizontes Refuge


Day 5

Iliniza norte

5126 m

Day 6

Cayambe Shelter

4600 m

Day 7

Cayambe Summit

5790 m

Day 8



Day 9

Chimborazo High Camp


Day 10

Chimborazo Summit


Day 11



Day 1: Flight to Quito (2800 m) – Transfer to the Hotel
You will be taken from Quito airport to the accommodation where we will meet each other and get ready for the following day.

We will drive 2 hours to get to Pasochoa. We will hike across a big forest and when we are in the middle of it, a 4230-meter summit will appear. It will have steep slopes during the ascent, but once in there we will have the most privileged viewpoint of all. Then, we will return to El Chaupi.

During the way up to Corazon summit, we will enjoy green lands and fantastic landscapes. But after an hour of the start we will find that the surface turns into a harder one. The ascent to Corazon 4.786-summit will take us about 8 hours. Once in there we hike down to El Chaupi again.

Nuevos Horizontes is a hut located at 4.750 meters of altitude, between two peaks called Illinizas. The climb up to there will help our body to acclimatise before our third high top: Illiniza Norte.

The ascent to Illiniza North top will be unbelievable. On the way we can admire green landscapes and scrambled paths. The climb will take us about 8 hours but once in the summit, you won’t want to go down. Our fifth day finishes when we get to El Chaupi after 3 hours of hiking.

We will hike from El Chaupi to Oleas Ruales Refuge at 4.600 meters in order to rest there and have some preparation for the following summit day towards Cayambe Volcano.

The climb up to Cayambe is amazing. During its 8-hour hike you will enjoy such versatile surroundings. Getting to the summit means we will be at 5.790 meters of high! After taking some pictures and admiring the viewpoint, we go down our base in El Chaupi.

We will spend our deserved resting day in the marvellous lagoon of Quilotoa Shalala before returning to El Chaupi to sleep and get ready for the last part of this intensive trip.

Day 9: Chimborazo High Camp

Elevation: 5300 m. /17,388 ft.

  1. We will drive south from Quito (9,186ft/2.800m) towards the city of Ambato (8,858ft/2,700m) through the Avenue of the Volcanoes for about 4 hours until we get to the Chimborazo`s reserve. There are two options here: Stay at Hermanos Carrel refuge (15,744ft/4,800), where we will have dinner and get some rest until 11 pm. There will be an early light breakfast served just before we get our gear ready and start hiking up. The other option is for an extra cost, we can hike up to (5,300m./17388 ft.) and set up a high camp there. (We are currently using this high camp because the shelter is closed)
    Meals: -/ lunch /Dinner
  2. Accommodation: Overnight in 4-Season Tent

Day 10: Chimborazo Summit

Elevation:6.268m./20,564 ft

  1. At midnight, we will start our climb to the top of Ecuador’s highest mountain, Chimborazo, which will take us about 6 to 8 hours. We will get to the top (20564,3ft/6.268m) early in the morning. It is a perfect place for resting and taking pictures of the beautiful Andean surroundings. After some rest, we will start our descent back to the High Camp. It will take us which will take us from 3 to 4 hours. Once in the High Camp, we will pack our belongings and then, we will still need to go down 2 hours to the parking lot, where our transportation will be ready to drive us down to Quito.
    Meals: Light breakfast before the ascent and full breakfast after the ascent
  2. Accommodation: (-)

    Day 11: FINAL POINT
    Once in Quito again, you are free to go home or keep visiting the amazing country of Ecuador.
    You can’t tell me this adventure is not a temptation for those who like mountain challenges. I am sure you are one of them! I will be waiting for your contact to organize your trip across these five volcanoes.

What's Included

Services included in the prices:
  • Acclimatization Climbing Program
  • Ecuadorian qualified and experienced local Mountain Guide (ASEGUIM/UIAGM) ratio 2 climbers -1 guide)
  • A registered and fully licensed Tour Operator
  • Technical mountain equipment (crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet)
  • Land transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations: 4 nights in Hostal y Café Andes Alpes; 1 night Oleas Ruales Refuge; 1 night Chimenea Hotel; 1 night Chimborazo high camp.
  • All meals during the hikes and climbs (shown above with B: Breakfast, BL: Box lunch and D: Dinner)

Not included:
  • Personal mountain gear (warm cloths, sleeping bags, sun glasses, head lamp, etc.)
  • International flight tickets
  • Meals and drinks in hotels (lunch, dinner)
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Tips
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Other non-specified expenses





What to Bring?

  • 1.- Head torch
  • 2.- Helmet (includes)
  • 3.- Sun Glasses
  • 4.- Buff/ Warm cap  
  • 5.- Backpack
  • 6.- First layer
  • 7.- Second layer
  • 8.-Third layer (Waterproof Windbreaks, Waterproof pants)
  • 9.- Mittens/Gloves
  • 10.- Harness (Includes)
  • 11.- Inside gloves
  • 12.- Carabiners (Includes)
  • 13.- Thermal pants
  • 14.- Ice ax (includes)
  • 15.- Dynamic Rope (includes)
  • 16.- Thermal Lycra
  • 17.- Gaiters (includes)
  • 18.- Socks Mountain
  • 19.- Crampons (Includes)
  • 20.- Mountaineering boots (Includes)
  • 21.- Sleeping Bag
  • 22.- Battery Groups AAA
  • 23.- Sunscreen
  • 24.- Trekking Poles
  • 25.- Thermo / Canteen fro Water
  • 26.- Energy bars




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Cancellation by You

Notice of cancellation by you must be given in writing. Should you cancel, the following scale of charges will apply:

  • - 30 days or more before the Departure Date = loss of deposit.
  • - 29 to 15 days from the start of the trip = 50% of total trip cost
  • - Less than 14 days before the Departure Date = loss of 100% of total trip cost,
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Country / Location: Ecuador

Prices & Dates

In Ecuador you can Climb all year, but these are the seasons

High Season: June to August / December to January
Low season: February to May / September to November

Ecuador is a fantastic destination that offers plenty of options for travel lovers. Galápagos and amazon Jungle are part of this amazing land.

Difficulty: Demanding
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Trip-code: Number ►Ec-1981
Duration: 5 days
Participants: Minimal: 2 Maximal: 12
Country / Location: Ecuador
Mountain Guide: Fernando Iza
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