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Volcan Chimborazo

El Arenal, Guaranda 020150, Ecuador
+593 98 519 6031
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Summit climb

From far the mountain looks huge and impressive. When you climb it, you can feel how huge it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
laeman
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Baden, Switzerland
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Magnificent

This sleeping giant cleared himself from clouds by sunset showing magnificent glaciers. Clear skies... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
Wy_Mick
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
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“high altitude” (3 reviews)
“sea level” (2 reviews)
“volcano” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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El Arenal, Guaranda 020150, Ecuador
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+593 98 519 6031
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From far the mountain looks huge and impressive. When you climb it, you can feel how huge it reallly is. You really gotta earn these beautiful views from the top. The mountain is technically easy but it is a steep and very long ascent. And...More

Thank laeman
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This sleeping giant cleared himself from clouds by sunset showing magnificent glaciers. Clear skies remained and made a night accent painful as for extreme slope gradient of normal route. Refugio seemed to be as good as possible at 5000 meters over sea level.

Thank Wy_Mick
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Niagara Falls, the Mississippi, the Ocean, are examples that come to mind when talking about mesmerizing/awe-inspiring encounters had in our times on this spinning blue ball. Being that the Volcan (Spanish for volcano) Chimborazo is measured as the farthest point from the middle of the...More

Thank Ben P
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

This is one of the highest mountain in the world (from the center of the hearth, not sea level) and in a clear day quite spectacular. One can almost circumnavigate trough paved roads, from Riobamba to Ambato and the drive is spectacular, the highest point...More

Thank marcopolo111
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

We visited Chimborazo and decided to hike to the refuge at 5,100 meters. It was surprisingly difficult but worth the effort and accomplishment. We got some great photos and it was a great experience to remember. Next time we will bring the mountain bikes and...More

Thank Jonathan M
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

It took us 45 minutes from our hotel in Riobamba to reach the first shelter. Basic food but a good place to use a base to hike throughout the surroundings. we hiked to the second shelter which is 900 meters away from the parking lot....More

1  Thank alerf
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

Chimborazo is one of the highest mountains in the world. Due to global warming the ice cap has shrunk over the last few years. If you go up, you're at 12,000 feet. Be aware that breathing can be more difficult.

Thank Bob L
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

We visited this place with our own car and it is very easy to drive right to the top at 4800 meters altitude and the landscape is rough and beautiful with vicunas, oranje flowers and caracaras, our 9-years old son had difficulties with the altitude...More

Thank boerekampsj
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

Poor guide spoiled my expensive trip to Chimborazo through this company. The guides name was "Milton" but is more popularly known as "Nieto" (61 years old and lives in Banos) was a fit and skilled guide but unfortunately shared similar tendencies that match many other...More

2  Thank 01donala
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Pastureland full of cattle, llamas, and alpacas cedes to rocky volcanic plains with wild vacunas and clear sediment lines etched in the cliffs. The park entrance and first refuge (Carrel) are currently open with shelter and facilities. The second refuge (Whymper) is currently being renovated...More

Thank 63425Rose
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