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Portal Andino - Mechahuasca Refuge

Intermediate/Difficult

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7.8 mile 12.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,380' 421 m
Descent: -802' -245 m
High: 14,359' 4,377 m
Low: 13,390' 4,081 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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Trail shared by Elisabeth Gschoesser

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

Elisabeth Gschoesser

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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

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