Most people are familiar with the popular Galapagos Islands and maybe the capital Quito, but they are missing out on La Sierra which is the Andean Highlands region of the country. Along the Avenue of the Volcanoes, you are able to see the most incredible landscapes surrounded by majestic mountains.
Mountaineering in the highest mountains in Ecuador, as with the Chimborazo Base Camp Trek, gives you an opportunity to visit places only a handful of the world’s population will ever visit. You will be able to view exclusive scenery only the Andean trekkers will view. You will walk in the footsteps of explorer and author Edward Whymper, geographer and explorer Alexander Von Humboldt and other famous explorers who unveiled the secrets of these mountains during the last few centuries.
The are many mountain climbing routes in the Ecuadorian Andes, ascending volcanoes such as Cotopaxi, Cayambe, Antisana, Ilinizas, Sangay and Altar, just to mention a few. The treks take you through the Avenue of the Volcanoes. This popular Andean attraction is the main trading and tourist area in the highlands region.
Arguably the most beautiful mountain and also the highest in Ecuador is Chimborazo with 6310m/20.548f . So if you want to go for the highest point on earth from its center, Chimborazo is the place. If you go to the top of this mountain, you will be closer to the sun than anywhere else on the planet.
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