Is Mount Chimborazo's peak in Ecuador is the farthest point from the center of the Earth or Everest? There is a huge debate about that. The answer depends on how you see the planet’s shape. Either way, Chimborazo is easier to climb. The most popular route, El Castillo, takes about eight to 12 hours to complete, and then another four to five for the descent. A typical two-day climb package (including skill instruction) might run you about $1,300.