Carihuairazo Volcano; is a 2 day climb, Carihuairazo is a twin mountain next to Chimborazo, standing 5600 m tall (16000 feet) is a great training ground for Chimborazo, or just for beginners and inexperienced climbers, it could be a great challenge and first experience.
The Carihuairazo expedition, starts from the mountain refuge, of Mecha Huasca, next to Chimborazo, the group trekks for about 3-4 hours to glacier base, once there, the climb takes about 3.4 hours.
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: Arrival in Riobamba – Accommodation in Riobamba Basecamp (no meals provided)
– Gear check and paperwork
Day 2: Transfer to Carihuairazo lodge, at 3900 m in Mechahuasca – Lunch and aclimatization
Day 3: 3 am start trek and climb to Carihuairazo summit – return to Refuge, breakfast, drive back to Riobamba
–Transfer to Chorreras lodge at 4000mts
– Acclimatization self-guided trails in Chimborazo National Park
Meals: Dinner and Breakfast provided
Day 5: Pick up after 10 am, Transfer to Carrel Refuge at 4800mts ChimborazoNational Park – Dinner is served at 5 pm
Day 6: Midnight start Climb
Summit by 6-8 am, and then return to refuge
Breakfast is served, and then right after, return from climb Drop off: Riobamba