6 days to the highest mountain of Venezuela
The Pico Bolivar is the highest mountain of Venezuela, named after the Venezuelan liberator Simon Bolivar. The tour take us through subtropical rainforest, Paramo vegetation to Coromoto Lake and Laguna Verde (Green lake). The Pico Bolivar trekking is more challenging than the Pico Humboldt tour.
1.Day: Up to Coromoto Lagoon
In the morning we drive to La Mucuy in the Sierra Nevada national park. After five hours trek at 2000m thorugh a subtropical cloud forest we reach our first destination: Laguna Coromoto. Here we pitch our tents (3100m).
2. Day: Laguna Verde (3900m)
Today we begin our hike at Laguna Coromoto over the Paramo up to the Laguna Verde. A hike where we observe how vegetation changes from elf forest to Paramo. On our way we climb huge stones that were blown up from the mountain during the last ice age. By Laguna Verde we pitch our camp and contemplate the Humboldt glacier.
3. Day: Laguna El Suero (4260m)
After breakfast we hike to the turquoise Lagoon Laguna el Suero. On Laguna El Suero is reflected the glacier of the second highest mountain of Venezuela, Pico Humboldt(4942m)
During the next two hours we have a delightfull view of the snow covered mountains of the Sierra Nevada national park. At Laguna Timoncito we pitch our tents.
4 Day: From Laguna Tomoncito to the summit
With belts, rope and helmet and our professional guide we begin the four hour trek to the summit of Pico Bolívar, also known as the Roof of Venezuela.
In the rainy season picks and crampons must be used for the ascent. Once at the summit we enjoy of a wonderful and amazing view of the plains of the Llanos and Maracaibo Lake of Zulia state.
After it we go back to our basis camp in the Laguna Timoncito.
5 Day: Nevados
After seven to eight hours hike we arrive in los Nevados (2700m) We spend the night in a guest house.
6 Day: Return to Mérida
After breakfast and a visit to the wonderful town of los Nevados, we drive back by jeep to Merida.
Pico Bolivar/ Westvenezuela
Duration: 6 days
Level of difficulty: 5 (0-5)
Services: Transfer, guide,(sp/eng.), transport, tent, full board, porter (important notice: personal things, as well as helmet, crampons, ice axe, sleeping bag and camping mat must be carried by yourself for safety reasons. 12 Kg approx)
Price: For actual price, please contact us
What to bring:
- Lip balm
- Wind shell jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Fleece jacket
- Hiking shoes or boots.
- Warm gloves
- Warm underwear
- Flashlight or headlamp
- Bug repelent
- Backpack at least for 65L (every one will carry at least 12Kg)
An extra porter can be arranged
- For the nights:
- leece pants
- warm socks