Climbing Venezuela's Bolivar and Humboldt Peak's

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Trip Highlights
This hiking tour will allow you to climb to the most defiant mountain peaks of Venezuela. In this tour travel through the Andes, see a unique ecosystem with its tall frailejones as well as windy and mysterious deserts and glacial lakes. The tour starts at La Mucuy in the Sierra Nevada National Park. Travel through the Coromoto Lake, Laguna Verde and arrive to Laguna Limoncito, at the base of Pico Bolívar. Hike the Pico Espejo and return by Los Calderones and Mucunutan to Mérida City. This is a strenuous tour, demanding but very rewarding.
Duration
 10 days - 9 nights 
Activities
Levels
Strenous

Itinerary

Day 1: Merida - Caracas

Meet a Turpial Travel assistant at the Caracas airport. Our assistant will welcome you to Venezuela, answer all your questions, and help you with your connecting flight to Merida. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at a ho more...

Day 2: Mérida

At 8:30 am we leave Merida and drive to La Mucuy (2,000 m) in the Sierra Nevada National Park - an area of dense vegetation, imposing ferns, bromeliads, bamboo, trees covered with a variety of other plants, mosses, hanging vines, and an abundance of more...

Day 3: Mérida

Today we head to Laguna Verde (4,000 m) named for its brilliant emerald color and located at the base of the impressive Humboldt (4,992 m) and Bonplaud Peaks (4,890 m). The way to Laguna Verde is steeper and rockier than the previous day, and the sce more...

Day 4: Mérida

After breakfast we pack up the camp and start the climb up a steep rocky slope called “Morrena.” Once we reach the glacier, we’ll put our crampons on! We’ll enjoy excellent panoramic views as we cross rock and snow. When we reach the Humboldt more...

Day 5: Mérida

From beautiful Laguna Verde we will hike west to Laguna Timoncito and face a steep uphill on loose rocks called “Chomahoma.” Once on top we will enjoy excellent views and we have reached the traverse altitude. We will cross through a rock and sno more...

Day 6: Mérida

We will get an early start in order to climb to the top of Pico Bolivar (5,007 m). Once we have completed the climb and have had a chance to admire the splendor of the surrounding mountains we shall descend back down to the base of the camp for the n more...

Day 7: Mérida

After breakfast, we will hike up to Pico Espejo (4765 m), which is the final station for the highest cable car system in the world. We will continue our trek down to the third cable car station, Loma Redonda (4000 m), where we will continue to descen more...

Day 8: Mérida

After breakfast, we continue descending from Los Calderones to Mucunutan and from there to Merida. (3452 m - 1600 m, 4 hrs trekking). Overnight at a hotel in Merida.

Day 9: Merida & the Andes - Caracas

In the afternoon we will pick you up and transfer you to the airport. Fly to Caracas. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our travel assistant and transferred to a hotel. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 10: Caracas

Transfer to the airport to take your flight home and/or next destination. END OF SERVICES.

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Superior
Comfort
Standard
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Countries visited
Venezuela
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Why should I book with Turpial Travel?
Testimonial
Amanda Close United States 04-21-2009 - The trip was excellent. High energy, always on the move, I am amazed at all that we packed in during the 5 days trip.
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Memberships
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