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Base 5 People : 1890$
Base 6 People : 1790$
Base 7 People : 1790$
Base 8 People : 1690$
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Base 5 People : 1890$
Base 6 People : 1790$
Base 7 People : 1790$
Base 8 People. : 1690$

Chimborazo, Mountaineering in Ecuador

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Chimborazo, Mountaineering in Ecuador

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This high mountain program has been carefully developed by us to allow you to have a good acclimatization that will give you the best chance to realize the great challenge of climbing the peaks of Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano to the world with its 5897m altitude and the Chimborazo and its 6268 m altitude which makes it the top of the planet closest to the sun.



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05/06/2018 : 2290 2190$
11/09/2018 : 2290 2190$

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PROGRAM - 15 days for those passionate about the high mountains. Departure preferably on Tuesdays.


Note: We leave when possible, meals at your expense.

Ecuador is a nice country for travelers who want to discover different experiences of taste. There are a huge variety of meals, gourmet restaurants or simply small dining places in markets and villages.
Meals mentioned in the program are included and those not mentioned are left to your choice. Your guide and traveling companion will tell you interesting places or restaurants, and may also assist you in your discovery, if you wish.

Meals included are indicated as follow:  B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner



Day 1 Tuesday: Colonial Quito – Middle of the World - Quito

Visit of colonial Quito, world heritage and the Middle of the World monument. Hotel night in Quito. B

In Colonial Quito, we´ll go to the Panecillo, small hill overlooking Quito, on which stands the statue of the Virgen de Legarda and delimiting the colonial town of San Francisco de Quito. Then, we will go to the Independence Square, where is located the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral and the Archbishop's Palace. Walking towards the Plaza de San Francisco, we stop at the Church of the Company of Jesus. Visit the Franciscan Monastery, Baroque monument located in Plaza San Francisco and visit the museum of religious art Fray Pedro Gocial which is right next door.

In the Middle of the World, we will visit the site that represents the symbolic pass of the parallel Zero or Equator and its ethnographic museum. Also we will visit the Inti Nan museum showing some physical laws related to gravity and its influence and astronomical knowledge that Aboriginal groups Inca and Pre Inca had.


Day 2 Wednesday : Quito – Otavalo indigenous market  –  Cuicocha Lagoon -  Community of San Clemente

Departure from Quito by private vehicle to the province of Imbabura to Otavalo, we will visit the typical market of Otavalo, which is the most important market in Ecuador. After free lunch at the site, we will visit in the afternoon the Cuicocha lagoon, which is one of the most beautiful lakes in Ecuador. It is part of the Cotacachi - Cayapas Ecological Reserve. We will walk around the crater and the lagoon. 4h30 of walk approximately. At the end of the afternoon we will go by car to the community Caranqui of San Clemente. Dinner and overnight in the cabins of the community of San Clemente. B – D

The indigenous Otavalo market is with no doubts one of the most important markets in south America. It is the ideal place to buy gifts and souvenirs for family and friends. The market was developed in the 60s and still remains, Ecuadorians come from all over the country to see the wide variety of products at their disposal. Tourists also marvel at the colorful textiles, straw hats (Panama), ponchos and silver jewelry

 
Day 3 Thursday: San Clemente – Ascension to Imbabura 4630 m - Quito

Breakfast. Ascension of the Imbabura volcano 4630 m altitude. Box lunch during the walk. Return to Quito. Hotel night in Quito. B - L (box lunch)

Unevenness: aprox.  1400 m - 8h hike

This extinct volcano of 4630 m is located 60 km northeast of Quito, its ascent is an excellent start to acclimatize to the altitude; This long trek to the top of Imbabura will be an excellent memory of your first efforts in Ecuador.


Day 4 Friday: Quito - Ascension of Guagua Pichincha 4784 m - Lasso

Breakfast. We will take the vehicle to reach the base of the volcano where we will begin our trek. Ascent to the active volcano Pichincha 4784 m alt. Box lunch. Continuation to Lasso by private vehicle.
Dinner and overnight in mountain lodge in Lasso. B  - L  (box lunch)    

Unevenness: 800 m – From 4 to 6 hours hike

When we speak of Pichincha, we do not refer to it as a single volcano but as the two peaks that form it. The summits are called Rucu and Guagua Pichincha, which translate into Quechua as "the old" and "baby". The Guagua Pichincha is the highest of the two, despite the fact that it is called "baby". Its altitude is 4,724 meters, while the Rucu 4,627 meters. Guagua became highly active between 1999 and 2001, emitting a thick cloud of ashes over the city. On the way to the top, travelers can smell the sulfur vapors that remind them of the recent past of this volcano.


Day 5 Saturday: Lasso – Zumbahua Market – Quilotoa Lagoon – Chugchilán

After breakfast, departure by private vehicle to the town of Zumbahua. Visit the most typical indigenous market in Ecuador. Hike in the Quilotoa crater. Box lunch. Hike from Quilotoa to Chugchilán. Dinner and overnight in lodge at Chugchilán. B - L (Box lunch) - D

Unevenness: 1000 m descent and 400 m. of ascent - 5 hours hike

The Zumbahua Market is known for its Saturday Fair. On a clear day, we can observe the Cotopaxi covered with snow from the vendors' stands. Zumbahua is a typical market selling horses and llamas, in addition to wood carved objects created by local artisans. This market is not very frequented by tourists: you will be able to observe the women transporting the goods on their head or back of llama, You will discover textile objects of elaborate elaboration and you will march on one of the Andean lands the more traditional
The Quilotoa Volcano is a unique site in Ecuador with a crater of more than 3 km. in diameter and an altitude difference of 320 m. between the edge of the crater and the lagoon. The indigenous community that lives there allows to maintain a closer contact with the local people.


Day 6 Sunday: Chugchilán – Machachi

After breakfast, hike around the village of Chugchilán where we will go up the western cordillera that we stroll enjoying the beautiful view of Sigüe and Toachi rivers. We can observe beautiful rural scenes (3 to 4 hours of walking). Lunch. Departure to Lasso after lunch, bypassing the Ilinizas volcano.. Dinner and overnight in lodge at Machachi. B – L – D


Day 7 Monday: Machachi – Refuge of Ilinizas

After breakfast, we will go by private vehicle, to the village of Chaupi located at the foothill of the Ilinizas. From Chaupi, we will take a mountain road until we reach the place called "la Virgen" in the beautiful Illinizas reserve where we will start the hiking with portage to the refuge located at 4700 meters altitude. Night in the refuge. B - L - D

Unevenness: 800 m - 3hours hike

The Illiniza is a stratovolcano, located 55 km southwest of Quito on the Western Cordillera. Potentially active, it consists of two peaks covered with snow: Illiniza South (5248 m) and Northern Illiniza (5126 m). These two summits are 2 beautiful objectives for mountaineers and are recommended in preparatory ascension to Cotopaxi, and Chimborazo.


Day 8 Tuiesday: Ascension of North Iliniza 5126m. – Lasso
 
After breakfast, we will leave at dawn, for the top of North Iliniza which rises to 5126 meters of altitude to enjoy better conditions and to be able to contemplate the extraordinary sight, that offers this summit, on the Andes and its beautiful valleys. When the conditions of the moment allow it of course. Down to the valley, then continue to Lasso at the foot of the Cotopaxi volcano.
Night in hostel in Lasso B – L   

Unevenness: 420 meters to the summit and 1220 m. in descent - 6 to 7h walk

The walk is along a path of loose rock and some experience of the participants is required


Day 9 Wednesday : Lasso – Refuge of Cotopaxi

After breakfast. Departure in private vehicle until the car parking at 4500 meters, then walk to the Jose Ribas refuge (4800 m). Ice school to test the equipment, see the level of each participant and giving basic instructions for progress on the glacier with your mountain guide. Picnic during activity on the glacier. Back to the refuge. Dinner and night in the refuge José Ribas. B - L (box lunch) - D

Located in the province of Cotopaxi, 70 km from Quito, this park covers 33400 hectares and includes camping areas, hiking trails. On the Páramo and in the forests, you can sometimes see condors, ducks, caracarás, Andean seagulls, pigeons and hummingbirds. As for mammals, rabbits, white-tailed deer, foxes and weasels ... By the way ... Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the world. Its summit is covered with eternal snows.

Unevenness: 300 meters - 1h of hike


Day 10 Thursday: Ascension to Cotopaxi 5897 m. - Baños
 
Between noon and 1 am, rode up the highest active volcano in the world with our mountain guides. Back to the hut for lunch and then down to the car park to take the vehicle and reach the city of Baños. Relax time. Hotel night in Baños. B - L
The Cotopaxi volcano, Ecuador's second highest peak 5897m is located south of Quito. It is the highest active volcano in the world and its rise is really a good goal. Allow about 8 hours of walking (refuge - summit – refuge)

Unevenness: 1100 m.  - 8 to 9 hours hike
AD+ / French high mountain scale - Standards ASEGUIM / CHAMONIX


Day 11 Friday: Baños - Calpi

Breakfast, visit of Baños and its surroundings: route of the waterfalls. Observation of the active volcano Tungurahua if conditions permit. In the afternoon, departure to the town of Calpi. Accommodation. Night in Calpi. B  - D

Baños is a charming summer resort, with its thermal waters, located at the gates of the Amazon and on the edge of the Andes mountain range. The beauty of the place as well as the hospitality of its inhabitants make Baños a very appreciated destination. Nestled in the middle of a green valley, the city, surrounded by forests, waterfalls and at the foot of the active volcano Tungurahua 5016m, offers exuberant vegetation. We are going to visit the impressive waterfall of Pailón del Diablo. Next to the Manto de La Novia waterfalls, we will also cross the Pastaza River in Tarabita, a means of transportation for the local people who live near that river surrounded by cliffs. If the weather permits, we will observe the almost permanent activity of the Tungurahua volcano.


Day 12 Saturday: Riobamba - Alausí -  Train of the Andes  « Devil´s Nose » - Riobamba

Departure from Riobamba to the city of Alausí to board the train. Travel in the picturesque "Tren de los Andes" among Alausí, Sibambe, Alausí, more precisely called "La Nariz del Diablo". Route of 12 km. with a duration of 2h30. Return to Riobamba. Hotel night in Riobamba. B


Day 13 Sunday: Riobamba - Ascension of Carihuairazo 5116m - Riobamba

Breakfast. Ascent of Mocha peak of Carihuairazo 5020 meters of altitude. Picnic on the way up. Descent. Departure by private vehicle to Riobamba. Hotel night in Riobamba. B – L (box lunch)
Volcano lying on the western cordillera and 10 km from Chimborazo. No major difficulty, beautiful belvedere on the region and beautiful views of the surrounding peaks.

Unevenness: 916 m. - 7 hours hike

Day 14 Monday: Riobamba – Refuge Whymper 5000m

Breakfast. Departure by private vehicle to the Chimborazo refuge at 4800 meters altitude. Ascent to Whymper Hut at 5000 meters altitude. Picnic. Dinner and overnight in a shelter. Ascension of Chimborazo during the night. B – L  (box lunch) - D

Unevenness: 1310 m.  -  12/14 hours hike
AD+ / French high mountain scale - Standards ASEGUIM / CHAMONIX

Chimborazo fauna reserve: For several years, a program of reintroduction of vicuñas and llamas has been initiated, in collaboration with the Indian communities that inhabit these areas of páramo. It is quite easy to observe. In addition, Chimborazo, the highest peak in Ecuador 6268 m, is a snowy volcano that is a great attraction for mountaineers, as well as for those who appreciate the beautiful landscapes.


Day 15 Tuesday: Ascension of Chimborazo 6268m - Quito

Breakfast at the refuge after the ascent. Back to Quito. Hotel in Quito. End of program. B





 

 

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Departure on 05/06/2018 : 2290$ 2190 $
Departure on 11/09/2018 : 2290$ 2190 $


Possible departures another day of the week changing the itinerary...

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Departure on 01/01/2013to 31/12/2040From QuitoDays : Extra Single room : 90 $
Base 2 People2290 $
Base 3 People1990 $
Base 4 People1890 $
Base 5 People1890 $
Base 6 People1790 $
Base 7 People1790 $
Base 8 People1690 $

Suplement per person for an exlusive trip 2 people : 100.00$

 

Offers ! :
05/06/2018 : 2190$
11/09/2018 : 2190$

The price includes ...

- Private transportation
- All mentioned meals
- Accommodation in double room except refuge
- Entrances fees to the different sites included the place on the Andean Train
- 1 English speaking guide for the group during the acclimatization walks
- 1 high mountain guide for 2 people during the ascent of Cotopaxi and Chimborazo volcanoes ascent
- 1 high mountain guide for 3 people during the ascent of North Ilinizas

The price doesn't include ...

- International Flight Ticket
- Personal spending and drinks
- Meals not mentioned on the program
- Entrances fees to the Reserve Ilinizas, Chimborazo and Cotopaxi (free at this day)
- Night at the Ilinizas, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo refuges: between 15/20 USD each one
- Sleeping bag
- Your personal insurance, repatriation / cancellation: risky sports and mountain activities
- Supplement single: 90 USD except refuge (not available)


- FOR 4 PEOPLE: For more comfort during the transportation: We can change the vehicle with a comfortable mini bus + driver + guide – Supplement for all circuit: 300 $ per person


 

 

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Note: We leave when possible, meals at your expense.

Ecuador is a nice country for travelers who want to discover different experiences of taste. There are a huge variety of meals, gourmet restaurants or simply small dining places in markets and villages.
Meals mentioned in the program are included and those not mentioned are left to your choice. Your guide and traveling companion will tell you interesting places or restaurants, and may also assist you in your discovery, if you wish.

Meals included are indicated as follow:  B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner

Practical advices

NOTE:
We provide ice axe, crampons, harness, rope and carabiners

Here is a list of personal equipment to take for climbing in Ecuador

Cap
Gloves and waterproof gloves
Technical jacket and waterproof over pants
Headlamp
Glasses for glacier (protective 3 or 4)
Shoes suitable for crampons with internal thermal boots or plastic boots with thermal isolation (less modern models)
Sleeping bag
Backpack 70 lt. (to take the equipment up to shelter)
Small backpack for climbing
Walking sticks (optional)
Leggings

Tips:

Due to the low temperatures in the glacier, it is imperative to have good thermal shoes. You´ll have to come with rigid internal thermal boots or boots plastic
If you need to rent some material in Quito, we will help you with specific places but need to know that the biggest plastic boots over size 43 that are very difficult to find
Consult to your doctor options against mountain sickness / altitude (soroche)

 

 

 


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