Day 1: From Gavidia to Santo Cristo lake
From Mérida it will take us about 2 hours in a 4*4 to get to Gavidia, the starting point of the hike at 3400 meters above sea level. The well-marked path begins at the bottom of the valley with its torrent of crystal clear waters. The path climbs gradually passing through several high altitude lakes to reach the Santo Cristo pass at 4100 meters above sea level. Watch out for the cold because the wind can blow hard here. We finally descend again by a small perfectly traced path to finally reach the lagoon of Santo Cristo, the largest reservoir of fresh water in the Andes of Venezuela. We will find two shelters on site in case of bad weather. We will have walked for 6 to 7 hours and will sleep at 3700 meters above sea level.
Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.