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Trekking from Mérida to la Azulita

Very nice hike across the Andes from Mérida to the village of La Azulita close to Maracaibo Lake. Part of the hike takes the old way of the Spaniards. As an option it is possible to add the ascent of Cara del Indio peak (4120m) and Campanario peak (4299m).

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  • -Hike across the Andes from Mérida to the village of La Azulita close to Maracaibo Lake
  • -One way trekking.
  • -Point of departure and return easily accessible by public transport.
  • -As an option it is possible to add the ascent of Cara del Indio peak (4120m) and / or Campanario peak (4299m)li>
  • -Numerous drinking water sources.
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  • -Sometimes wet path, risk of wet feet.

Level of difficulty : 3/5
Duration adaptable from 3 to 5 days.

Páramo de los Conejos Cañada las Gonzales Mérida Venezuela
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Páramo de los Conejos Cañada las Gonzales Mérida Venezuela
Day 1 : From la Hechicera to Páramo de los Conejos

From Mérida it will take us about 20 minutes by public transport to get to La Hechicera at 2000 meters above sea level, the starting point of our hike. The well-marked but relatively inclined path rises restlessly through a humid forest. We arrive after 3 hours of walking at Monte Zerpa where a superb view of Mérida awaits us. Shortly after we take the small path that goes to the right towards the Páramo de los Conejos. The vegetation is becoming more and more rare and we will camp on a spot at 3400 meters of altitude after 7 to 8 hours of walking.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
Páramo de los Conejos Cañada las Gonzales Mérida Venezuela
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Páramo de los Conejos Cañada las Gonzales Mérida Venezuela
Day 2 : Across Páramo de los Conejos

We continue our ascent towards Albarregas Lake which marks the pass of the same name at almost 4000 meters above sea level. We will try not to disturb the few pairs of wild ducks on the site and will enjoy a magnificent view. After a descent of about an hour accompanied by a magnificent mountain torrent, we will initiate the crossing of the valley by an old Spanish path. We soon approach the Campanario refuge near which we will camp. Night on site at 3800 meters above sea level after 7 to 8 hours of walking.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
San Rafael del Macho Capaz La Azulita Mérida Venezuela
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San Rafael del Macho Capaz La Azulita Mérida Venezuela
Day 3 : Crossing the Andes towards San Rafael del Macho / Capaz

We continue our great crossing of the Andes towards San Rafael del Macho / Capaz. As we descend, it is possible to see Maracaibo Lake in the distance. The vegetation gradually changes from bare passes to humid and lush forests. The temperature also becomes much milder. We will finally arrive at our camp site after 7 to 8 hours of walking at 3000 meters above sea level.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
La Azulita Mérida Venezuela
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La Azulita Mérida Venezuela
Day 4 : Arrival at the Azulita

The ancient way of the Spaniards makes its appearance again. We follow a canyon that takes us down the Azulita valley into a large primitive forest. It is now warm and the few streams lend themselves easily to a short swim. After 7 to 8 hours of walking we will join the civilized world. A 4 hour bus ride will take us to the center of Mérida.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
PRICES PER PERSON
Options :
  • - Personal carrier (12KG), see HERE.
  • - Public or private transport on the first and last day of the trek, see HERE.
The following is included in this price:
  • - Specialized guides, see HERE.
  • - telephone support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout your stay
  • - The administrative formalities for entering the natural park.
Not included:
  • - Accommodation
  • - Hiking equipment available HERE for hire
  • - Transport to the starting point and back on the last day of the hike, see HERE
  • - Meals, see HERE
  • - Personal expenses
  • - Any type of insurance.
  • - Anything not mentioned in "this price includes"
Organization of the stay:
Circuits on free dates are private. Only circuits whose dates are published HERE are in groups.
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