Combo Cotopaxi & Chimborazo Volcanos in 5 days

      Quito, Ecuador

      andean summit adventure
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      36 reviews
      Duration: 5 days
      Group size: 1 - 10
      Combo Cotopaxi & Chimborazo Volcanos in 5 days
      Quito, Ecuador

      andean summit adventure
      • Email address verified
      36 reviews

      Duration: 5 days
      Group size: 1 - 10

      About this trip

      Climbing Chimborazo Volcano (6263 m / 20548 ft) - the world's highest mountain measured from the center of the earth - is definitely a challenging plan, therefore we recommend a good acclimatization schedule. Included in the itinerary, the iconic Cotopaxi Volcano (5897 m / 19347 ft), which is another epic target for many mountaineers coming to Ecuador. This beauty is said to be the world's highest active volcano. The view into its huge crater is simply breathtaking. Definitely a trip of a lifetime - join us!

      Technically the climbs are not very difficult, nevertheless good fitness is required and some previous glacier travel experience highly recommended.

      Another very important point is proper acclimatization. To really enjoy the climbs we recommend at least 4 days of preparation, including hikes in altitude and steadily increasing your sleeping altitude if possible. 

      Any questions? Reach out to our climbing experts on or +593968959533 (WhatsApp or call).

      Included Services:

      - see program / itinerary

      - certified bi-lingual guide (NATIONAL / ASEGUIM / IVBV - UIAGM - IFMGA), max. 1 guide per 2 climbers on glaciated mountains

      - transportation in private vehicle during the tour (from / to Quito)

      - accommodation at refuge on Cotopaxi, high camp on Chimborazo with dinner and breakfast

      - park entrance fees & climbing permits

      - meals as specified in the itinerary 

      - group equipment: ropes and other guiding gear

      Not included Services:

      - catering (see program)

      - personal technical equipment (harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe, carabiners, screws, slings etc.)

      - sleeping bag for huts & camp, boots and other private equipment - check our equipment list

      - insurances (please make sure that you have an insurance covering risks of mountain climbing)

      - cost for program changes

      - tips & any other expenses not explicitly mentioned

      Cancellation Conditions:

      - 60 or more days prior to departure: the total amount paid will be refunded, minus handling & administrative charges (if any)

      - 59 - 30 days prior to departure: 50% of the total amount paid will be forfeited 

      - 29 and less days prior to departure: the total amount paid will be forfeited 

      General Terms and Conditions:

      With full payment or partial payment of the tour the climber accepts the latest version of andean summit adventure's terms and conditions, which can be downloaded HERE.

      Available Packages

      Private tour - 1 climber

      You are an individual climber and want to book a private tour / guide. 

      Group of 2 or more people (private)

      You are booking as a group of 2 or more people.

      Please note that in case you select this option as an individual  climber, your booking might be subject to cancellation, as we do not  offer open groups.


      Available options

      porter Chimborazo high camp (up)

      20 kg / porter

      porter Chimborazo high camp (down)

      20 kg / porter

      double room on Cotopaxi refuge / person

      private room with 1 bed (double)


      Cotopaxi Volcano
      Ecuador's 2nd highest mountain

      DAY 01 + 02

      After breakfast we drive to the South, have lunch on the way and enter Cotopaxi National Park, then we drive up to the parking lot and hike up to Cotopaxi refuge at 4.865 m / 15,960 ft (45 min). If required there will be a small glacier training in the afternoon (walking techniques), early dinner and rest at the refuge (dorm). Wake up around midnight, small snack and start of the hike to the summit of COTOPAXI (5.897 m / 19,347 ft), which takes approximately 6 - 8 h. After ideally enjoying a breathtaking sunrise at the summit we descend (approx. 3 hours to the refuge, 30 mins to the parking lot) and return to your accommodation. 

      tech. data day 1: ↑ 220 m / 720 ft | → 0,8 km / 0.5 mi

      tech. data day 2: ↑ 1060 m / 3480 ft ↓ 1280 m / 4200 ft | ↔ 7,5 km / 4.7 mi

      catering day 1: - / L / D

      catering day 2: B / - / - (snacks for ascent will be provided)

      accommodation not included on day 2

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      andean summit adventure
      36 reviews
      welcome to andean summit adventure, specialists when it comes to mountaineering in Ecuador and beyond. our certified guides and international team are your best choice for making your trip a lifetime experience! let's go for some climbs - cheers! our mountaineering experts are happy to assist with personalized attention to work out awesome climbing plans for you and your family and friends or answer any questions you might have regarding our programs - reach out, we speak English, German and Spanish:


      Embarking on a journey to Ecuador's majestic Chimborazo volcano with guide Romel Sandoval was nothing short of extraordinary. From start to finish, Romel's expertise and passion for the region infused every step of the adventure, making it an unforgettable experience. Romel's intimate knowledge of the terrain, coupled with his deep respect for the environment, set the tone for a safe and immersive journey. Throughout the trek, Romel's storytelling brought the landscape to life, weaving tales of Chimborazo's geological significance and its cultural importance to the indigenous communities. I will highly recommend andean summit adventures as your guides.
      By carlos s for Climb Chimborazo Volcano (6.263 m / 20,549 ft) in 2 days on Jun 07, 2024
      The accommodations were really nice, I am very glad we opted for the high camp because it made the next day much easier. The views were incredible and the climb was adequately tough. I wish I had talked with my guide more about our previous experience mountain climbing because he seemed to assume that we had lots of experience when we did not. Other than that well worth the hard hike.
      By James B for Climb Chimborazo Volcano (6.263 m / 20,549 ft) in 2 days on Apr 24, 2024
      Beautiful time in Ecuador climbing Cayambe & Chimborazo! The acclimatization part of the trip climbing other mountains such as Pasochoa and Rumiñahui worked great and made the whole program very interesting. Jamie is a very skilled mountain guide and pleasant person to hang out with. Communication in English was always easy with both Jamie and Elisabeth. I highly recommend Andean Summit Adventure.
      By Niels Due K for Climb Cotopaxi & Chimborazo Volcanos with acclimatization on Feb 06, 2024
      Our experience with the transfer from Quito to Chakana was flawless. The driver was friendly and our pickup was on time. They handled a police checkpoint where the police seemed to be looking for a bribe. The bus was modern and comfortable. The driver also made a bathroom stop and allowed for grabbing snacks and drinks. They provided local knowledge and made the 4 hour drive go by quickly. I would highly recommend!
      By Roderick M for Transfer Quito - Chakana / Chimborazo Lodge on Jan 30, 2024
      We had a great experience with Andean Summit Adventure. Organization and logistics were very good, all questions and requests answered and addressed immediately. We had a great time with our guide Diego who was super friendly and at the same time very experienced and professional. We felt better than at home. We’ve climbed Cayambe however not Chimborazo but this was related to dangerous snow conditions and had nothing to do with guiding. If you consider Andean Summit Adventure services I can only recommend it. And by the way - Ecuador and it’s volcanoes are fantastic place to visit and climb.
      By Przemyslaw K for Climb Cayambe & Chimborazo Volcanos with acclimatization on Jan 17, 2024
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