Bolivar Peak

Code: VETP008
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
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Description

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.
INCLUDED
24/7 assistance Certificated guides, Assistance of locals as porters
All airport taxes and park fees All ground transfers, all internal flights
2 night lodging in Hotel close to airport 1 night accommodation at Merida Lodges
4 night accommodation in camp Camp & Communications equipment
Meals as described on itinerary Welcome Gift
NOT INCLUDED
Especial Attractions fees
Guide gratuity

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Summit the beautiful 5,007m high Bolivar Peak, in the Andean Cordillera
  • Camp on the beautiful shores of the biggest glacial lakes in the Venezuelan Andes
  • Explore the wonders of the Andean mountains with its incredibly beautiful landscapes and friendly people
  • Enjoy the architectural marvel and the breathtaking views of the highest cable car in the world

TRIP DETAILS

  • Physical demand (1-10): 8
  • Travel Style: Active, technical climbing
  • Price for minimum 4 person group

Itinerary

1

Day 1: CARACAS

Airport reception and accommodation in hotel near airport (D)

2

Day 2: EL VIGIA – LOS VENADOS

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)
Elevation: 2,700m

3

Day 3: LOS VENADOS – INDIAN VALLEY

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
Elevation: 3,600m

4

Day 4: INDIAN VALLEY – BASE CAMP

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
Elevation: 4,600m

5

Day 5: BASE CAMP – BOLIVAR PEAK – BASE CAMP

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
Elevation: 4,980m

6

Day 6: BASE CAMP – ESPEJO PEAK – MERIDA

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
Elevation: 1,640m

7

Day 7: MERIDA

Morning city tour in Ciudad de Merida. Flight to Caracas and lodging at hotel near airport (B,L,D).

8

Day 8: HOME

Transfer to Airport.

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Reviews (3)

3 reviews for Bolivar Peak

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Manuel E. Martin

    Our trip to Bolivar and Humboldt peaks was great, but was customize. We asked Akanan to take us for a non-traditional route, departing from Gavidea instead from La Mucuy, which is the traditional departing point. This was a challenge for Akanan, because the logistics, the path and the distances were more difficult and longer. Even though these challenges and some small problems during the trip, everything was good and the travel was incredible. The guides were very professional and the porters good and interesting guys. It was a great personal experience, but definitely not for inexperience hikers. The trip is long, physical and psychological demanding but it worth it.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ignacio Salvatierra 15-07-2015

    Incredible landscapes and fantastic logistics.
    Thanks a lot!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carlos Contreras

    Un destino espectacular, escalar la montaña más alta de Venezuela me resulto fascinante. La logística de Akanan impecable y sus guías muy profesionales, me sentí seguro en todo momento. Gracias¡

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