Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador

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#30 of 68 in Nature in Ecuador
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. Mount Chimborazo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Riobamba Edition.
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  • Ecuador's highest mountain is an excelent day trip either from Quito or Guayaquil. Make sure you pack: chocolate, tea, warm clothes, candies and all other items to protect yourself from the cold / alt...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful in the country, the thrill of climbing over 5000 so not difficult, a landscape and a fantastic mountain view. A stage to be inserted, an experience to do.
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  • The volcano is located in the Chimborazo faunal production reserve. I've gone a few times, from Guayaquil is 4 and a half hours, you can visit for the day but it is tired. At this time the snow may be down but unfortunately there. Given that the protected area is a holiday she was broken people. The brothers Carriel refuge to more than 4 thousand meters due to the large number of people had a terrible sewage smell. When there is no holiday in Ecuador is a great visit.
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