Chimborazo Lodge - Refuge Carrel

Published by ec_climb , 20 July 2019, 20h31.

Region: World » Ecuador
Date of the hike:24 September 2018
Hiking grading: T2 - Mountain hike
Geo-Tags: EC 
Time: 5:00
Height gain: 1000 m 3280 ft.
Height loss: 50 m 164 ft.
Route:7,2 km
Access to start point:road from Riobamba towards Guaranda (also public busses available) - hidden on the right during the ascent, starting point at Chimborazo Lodge, just opposite Casa Condor.
Access to end point:road from Riobamba towards Guaranda, turning right at the National Park entrance of Chimborazo and following the dirt road up to Refuge Carrel
Accommodation:Chimborazo Lodge Refuge Carrel

Amazing acclimatization tour from Chimborazo Lodge to Carrel Refuge at Chimborazo. Enjoy breathtaking views of Chimborazo and the whole national park, while trekking steadily up. Vicunas are all around and you are far away from the city on this excursion off the beaten trek.

Start: CHIMBORAZO LODGE (great place for staying there overnight or having lunch at 4.000 m and meeting Ecuadorian mountaineering ledgend Marco Cruz and his impressive collection of mountaineering utensils - PRIVATE PROPERTY). The path leads along sandy and rocky slopes of Chimborazo, granting incredible views!

End: CARRELL REFUGE - possible base camp for a CHIMBORAZO CLIMB

EQUIPMENT: good shoes and come prepared for cold ... you're hiking pretty high ... up to 4.800 m and it can get very cold there.

Hike partners: ec_climb

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