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Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador

(4.7/5 based on 75 reviews on the web)
Experienced climbers and adventurous sightseers flock to Mount Chimborazo for its sweeping snowcapped vistas. Once considered the highest mountain on earth at 6,268 m (20,564 ft) before being eclipsed by the Himalayas, the peak nonetheless represents the farthest point from the earth's center, thanks to a geological bulge. Ascending to the top is a task for experienced climbers only, and be aware that supplies, correct clothing, and plenty of rest are all essential. Those who don't want to make the strenuous climb can also take a car and then walk up to the second refuge for an excellent vantage point of the surrounding vista. Venturing beyond that point requires you to have a guide. Using our custom trip planner, Quito attractions like Mount Chimborazo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Magnificent landscape; Imposing volcano; At 5000 meters altitude the beginning of the climb is difficult, with a steep path and that requires great physical and mental preparation. Well worth a visit. 
  • I could not believe I was at 5100mts altitud in the magnificent Chimborazo. Weather was excellent. You can drive upto 4800 mts and you can walk about 1km to climb the other 300. Deserve to go 
  • We drove there in a small coach. The scenery changed from verdant to moonlike as we got closer and higher. We entered the national park where we found welcome and clean toilets. We set off to try and ...  more »