Day 1: From Mérida to Pan de Azúcar Base Camp
Departure in the morning from Mérida by public transport towards La Culata. After about 1 hour of driving, we will reach the end of the road at La Culata at 3000 meters above sea level. On the way, vast meadows alternate with dense vegetation, made up of frailejones with their fine stems and fluffy leaves, from the edelweiss family. We camp in the evening at the base camp of Pan de Azúcar peak at an altitude of 4200 meters after 6 to 7 hours of walking. Note: the Chaac hike theoretically begins at El Banco. This place being almost inaccessible by public transport, we advantageously chose La Culata as a starting point, this affecting neither the duration nor the landscapes of the trek.
Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.