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Climbing Cotopaxi and Chimborazo (6 days)

This 6 day tour comprises, besides the combination of two of our most impressing mountains, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo, an extra day in case we can't make it to the summit at the first go. But here as well a good acclimatization is necessary to reach the striven peaks.

Climbing Chimborazo , Chimborazo hut
Climbing Cotopaxi Summit
Climbin Cotopaxi - Cotopaxi Hotel Cuello de Luna
Climbing Cotopaxi mountain refuge
Climbing Chimborazo Summit

Day 1:   Quito - Cotopaxi José Ribas Mountain Refuge
We'll leave Quito in the morning by car and after one and a half hours we'll get to the Cotopaxi National Park. We'll hike one more hour until we'll reach the Jose Rivas refuge (4800 m). After doing some exercises in the glacier we'll have dinner and prepare the ascent. (BL - D)

Day 2:  Refuge - Cotopaxi Summit 5.897m - Hotel Cuello de Luna
We'll get up at midnight and after 7 hours of   climbing through the glacier we'll reach the summit. After the descent we'll rest a bit in the hut and then we'll continue to Cuello de Luna Hostelry. (B - BL)

Day 3:  Hotel Cuello de Luna
This day you can relax, doing activities near the hostelry like biking, hiking, horseback riding or enyoing its other facilities. (B)

Day 4:  Cuello de Luna - Chimborazo Mountain Refuge
We'll leave heading south for the "Avenida de los  volcanes" until we'll reach the Hermanos Carrel refuge (4800 m). From there we'll walk another 45 minutes to the Whymper refuge (5000 m), where we'll relax, have supper and prepare the ascent. (B - BL - D)

Day 5:   Refuge - Chimborazo Summit 6.310m - Quito
We'll get up at midnight and after 8 hours we'll reach first the Veintimilla summit (6270 m) and afterwards the Whymper summit (6310 m). Around Midday we will be back in the refuge, where we'll  relax a bit, before we'll return to Quito. (B - BL)

Day 6:   Extra Day
This day  is used in case of bad weather conditions at both Cotopaxi and Chimborazo. If we don't need it we'll organize a city tour in Quito, visiting a Museum and colonial Quito. (B - BL)

Our prices include:
- Transfer airport - hotel
- Private transportation to the whole tour
- Professional instructor-guides ASEGUIM member (ratio 2 climbers - 1 guide )
- Meals on the mountains as mentioned above (B: Breakfast; BL: Box Lunch; D: Dinner)
- Accommodation in José Ribas and Whymper huts
- Accommodation in Hostelry (Double accommodation & breakfast included)
- Cotopaxi and Chimborazo National Park Entrance fees.

The prices do not include:
- General climbing equipment like ( boots, crampons, ice axe, harness, mattress, sleeping bag, sun glasses, head lamp, etc)
- Lunch and dinner while you stay in Hostelry
- Single accommodation
- Extra drinks in huts
- Travel insurance
- Tips