Estrella del Chimborazo

Avenue of Volcanoes

Estrella del Chimborazo is a rustic trekking lodge set at the foot of the Chimborazo volcano.  This is a place where you come to see the scenery and to undertake some superb walking; accommodation is secondary and is basic and rustic, but still totally charming. Your reason for staying here is to have access to the highest volcano in Ecuador and to be able to do some of the best trekking in the country in a remote location.

Why we recommend it:

  • Rustic lodge at the foot of the volcano
  • Superb trekking and stunning scenery
  • Good wholesome food
  • Great hosts who will help arrange anything for you.



Nestled at the foot of Chimborazo, Ecuador’s highest volcano (6.310 meters) and the furthest point from the centre of the earth, is the unique and exclusive Mountain Lodge Estrella del Chimborazo (Chimborazo Hill Star) located at Chimborazo Base Camp. The Historical “Tambo de Totorillas” (a roadside inn) was once located in this place, along the old “Royal Road” between Guayaquil and Quito.

They have rebuilt the inn, combining its traditional vernacular architecture with modern comfort and services that they now offer in the lodge.  This camp is the centre for Chimborazo related activities at 4,000 meters of altitude, a place where you may rest, eat and acclimatise comfortably.

Next to our mountain refuge a few metres from the creek are two cabins – “Condor and Curiquingue” like two of the Andean birds.  The construction was made by using materials from the region and preserving the native architecture from the wasteland. Each cabin has four double bedrooms, two full bathrooms – one per floor – and a small family room with a wonderful view.

The cabins are decorated with beautiful ceramic tiles, wooden structures and floors, and with photographs, engravings and objects from the Natural and Alpine History of the Chimborazo. Each bedroom is named after a famous mountaineer, scientist or traveller from the XIX Century that once visited this mountain.

Estrella del Chimborazo LOCATION

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