Chimborazo Acclimatization 5 Day

This acclimatization program is designed to prepare & instruct people in high altitude mountain climbing from 4000m / 13123 ft. till 6000m / 19685 ft. With the assistance of a certified and bilingual guide, this acclimatization program increases the fitness of climbers in order to get in a better shape ending on successful climbs. On these 5 days you will reach the summit of 3 most known Ecuadorian volcanoes, including Chimborazo, the highest volcano in Ecuador! This climb offers spectacular views of the Avenue of the Volcanoes. If you do not have experience, these package is perfect for you, making you gain the necessary ability & skills to climb and enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes of the world.

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: CORAZON or RUMIÑAHUI (4.630 m / 15.190 ft))

  • Pick up at 7:00am
  • Transfer to Corazon
  • Short briefing (climate conditions / equipment explanation / height conditions)
  • Begin ascent
  • Lunch
  • Reach summit
  • Accommodation at lodge

DAY 2: NORTHERN ILINIZAS

  • Check the equipment
  • Leave from the Lodge to Northern Ilinizas
  • Begin ascent
  • Lunch
  • Reach the summit
  • Accommodation at lodge

DAY 3: RESTING DAY

  • Rest day in lodge

DAY 4 & 5: CHIMBORAZO

  • Driving south to Chimborazo National Park followed by lunch at the refuge
  • Equipment check followed by practice on glaciers (depends on weather)
  • Dinner, sleep, wake up & begin climbing
  • Reach summit
  • Return to refuge to have breakfast
  • Departure to Quito.

INCLUDED ON THE TOUR:

  • Transportation from Quito to all volcanoes and way back
  • Professional Bilingual Guide (ASEGUIM certification)
  • Climbing equipment (polar pants & jacket, waterproof jacket & pants, plastic climbing boots, crampons, ice axe, climbing harness, gators, outside gloves)
  • Box Lunch on all days, Dinner at Chimborazo refugee
  • Accommodation at lodge

NOT INCLUDED ON THE TOUR:

  • Park entrance fees
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Tips
  • Head Lamp

NECESSARY EQUIPEMENT:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Big & Small back pack
  • Inside Polar Gloves
  • Wool Hat
  • Extra Water
  • Sun Cream
  • Extra Energy Drinks & Snacks
  • Clock

TIPS FOR A SUCCESFUL TOUR:

  • Hydrate at least three day before this tour
  • Sleep well the night before
  • Do not drink alcohol at least three days before
  • Bring some snacks: energy bars, chocolate and water
  • Eat healthy food few days before

CORAZÓN

Physical Level:
Average / Technical
Level: Low-Average
Maximum elevation: (4788 m. / 15.709 ft.)
Minimum elevation: (3.100 m / 10.170 ft
Terrain: Medium grass prairie, rock

NORTHERN ILINIZA

Physical Level:
average
Technical Level: average
Maximum Elevation: 5.126 m / 16.817 ft
Minimum Elevation: 3.900 m / 12.795 ft
Terrain: Medium grass, sandpit, rock, snow

CHIMBORAZO

Physical Level:
high
Technical Level: high
Maximum Elevation: 6.310 m / 20.702 ft
Minimum Elevation: 4.800 m / 15.748 ft
Terrain: Sand, rock, snow, ice, mixed

RUMIÑAHUI

Physical Level:
low-average
Technical Level: low-average
Maximum Elevation: 4.630 m / 15.190 ft
Minimum Elevation: 3.900 m / 12.795 ft
Terrain: Medium grass prairie, sandpit, rock

 

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