Conquer the Bolivar Peak, a 5,007m high mountain in the Andean Cordillera. This hike is both spectacular in its beauty and challenging in its ruggedness, although it’s not necessary to be a professional. Following the Humboldt trek, ascend to “La Ventana” and walk through the spine of Sierra Nevada National Park. Then, hike over a Paramo desert of stone and snow, camping every night on the shores of glacial lakes in the Venezuelan Andes until reaching the Bolivar Peak Summit. Afterwards, make your descend back to the city in the highest cable car in the world.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Simon Bolivar International airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
Airport reception and accommodation in hotel near airport (D)
First time in the morning we will fly to El Vigia, the nearest airport for Bolivar Peak. After arrival, our transfer will take us to Los Nevados, a beautiful authentic Andean Town between the mountains. Free afternoon for acclimatization and enjoy the town. (B,L,D)
After a good breakfast, well initiate the trek through the Indian Valley, accompanied by our porters and mules, which will help carry the camp equipment. The trek starts through beautiful plantations and progressively transforms in the typical Andean Paramo filled with valleys, creeks and the characteristic Frailejon plants from the Andean Cordillera. (B,L,D)
Trek length: 7 hours
After breakfast we start ascending up to Camp Albornoz or Bolivar Base Camp, where we will enjoy astonishing views of the Sierra Nevada. (B,L,D)
Trek length: 5 hours
After the daylight starts, we start our ascent to our Peak, which is done through the Timoncito glaciers moraines. We will walk aside the beautiful lagoon with this name and then head to the zone called “The Steps”, where with the help of guides and rock climbing equipment, we will start the rock climbing that will take us to the roof of Venezuela. The return is following the same path rappelling and then trekking. (B,L,D)
Trek length: 8 hours
After breakfast we will head to the Pico Espejo Cable car station to descent to the City through this architectural marvel, enjoying the amazing views of the mountain and city. (B,L,D)
Trek length: 2 hours
Morning city tour in Ciudad de Merida. Flight to Caracas and lodging at hotel near airport (B,L,D).
Transfer to Airport.