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Chimborazo

The Chimborazo volcano is the highest elevation of the Ecuadorian Andes with a height of 6310 MASL and paradoxically the highest of the planet if we measure from the center of it. The program is mostly developed within the Chimborazo faunal production reserve and its surroundings where many indigenous communities of the area coexist, mostly descendants of the Puruháes, ethnic group that inhabited the area until the arrival of the Incas and later the Spaniard.

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Chimborazo

4 days, 3 nights

Altitude: 6210 m

Difficulty: Moderate

Day 1

Urbina 3600m Station - Camping Urkuwasi 4100m
This day we walk by a second order route 90% of the road. It is crossed by Haciendas dedicated mainly to livestock and agriculture, as well as the daily living of some communities during the journey. The hike takes about 4-5 hours. From the Urkuhuasi camp you can observe mainly the Chimborazo volcanoes to the south and Carihuairazo to the east and in the middle of the Abraspungo Valley.
Includes box lunch during the trip. Dinner, camping, breakfast..

Day 2

Camp Urkuwasi 4100m - Camp Mechahuasca 4200m
Breakfast at 7:30 am. We ascend to the north face of the Chimborazo volcano until reaching the 4500m and continue with a journey along the south side of the Abraspungo valley. During this trip we have spectacular views of Chimborazo, its summits as the Nicolás Martinez, Polytechnic, Veintimilla and to the north you will see the Carihuirazo with its main peaks. This section will take us through 6-7 hours.
Includes box lunch during the trip. Dinner, camping, breakfast.

Day 3

Camp Mechahuasca 4200m - Hermanos Carrel Mountain Refuge 4800m
Breakfast at 7:30 am. This day we totally changed from a paramo ecosystem to a dry paramo ecosystem or "Puma" similar to those that can be seen in Bolivia. The hike will be developed in about 7-8 hours by the eastern slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes colossus.
Includes box lunch during the trip. Dinner, camping, breakfast.

Day 4

Refuge of Mountain Brothers Carrel 4800m - Refuge Ehymper to 5200m
This day we will ascend to the refuge Whymper to 5000m, then continue to the devise of Whymper to reach a maximum height of 5300m.
Entrance to the glacier of Chimborazo. Box Lunch. Return to the Whymper refuge. End of program. Return to customer's point of origin.

FULL ITINERARY

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