Carihuairazo is an extinct stratovolcano located in the Cordillera Occidental of the Andes in Ecuador. It is situated near the cities of Riobamba and Ambato. The mountain is known for its challenging climbs and is often used by mountaineers as part of their acclimatization process for higher peaks in the region, including Chimborazo.
Carihuairazo’s summit stands at an elevation of approximately 5,018 meters (16,463 feet) above sea level. This high altitude makes it a suitable acclimatization spot for climbers preparing to tackle even higher peaks, like Chimborazo.
Mount Chimborazo is the tallest mountain in Ecuador and the Chimborazo climb is non-technical, meaning you get a very high altitude without encountering sheer vertical walls that require technical skills like ice climbing.
The 6,268.2 m (20,565 ft) equatorial summit of Mount Chimborazo is also the closest point to the sun on earth. When measured from the center of the earth instead of sea level it is the highest mountain on the planet.
Day 1: we drive to Chimborazo Basecamp where we continue our acclimatization – Chimborazo basecamp will host us till midnight when we move to Carihuairazo base for the summit attempt
Lunch Dinner and Breakfast included,
Day 2:Start the trek at 2 am, from Carihuairazo base to Glacier – Glacier climb starts at 5 am, summit window 7-9 am
Return to base, and then drive to basecamp Breakfast in Chimborazo basecamp and rest
meals are served at the lodge