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Portal Andino - Mechahuasca Refuge

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A hike in the grassland of the Chimborazo National Park between the volcanos Chimborazo and Carihuairazo.


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7.8

Miles

12.5

KM

Point to Point

14,359' 4,377 m

High

13,390' 4,081 m

Low

1,380' 421 m

Up

802' 245 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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Need to Know

Ending point is the Carihuairazo Refuge, where you can prepare some food/drinks. From there you can hike down to the main street and take a bus to nearby cities.

Description

A wonderful trail in the grassland of the Chimborazo National Park from the Portal Andino to the Mechahuasca Refuge. Get accompanied by wild vicunas families and hike between the impressive Chimborazo and the Carihuairazo and enjoy amazing panorama views of these two volcanos.

Flora & Fauna

Vicunas

Shared By:

Elisabeth Gschoesser

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