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Hike from Gavidia to Los Llanos - Venezuela

Great crossing of the Andes from the high peaks to reach the warm plains of the Llanos. A unique experience with landscapes as varied as the climate will be during this crossing where you will see neither roads nor traces of modern civilization. An experience to live.

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  • -A hike that goes from 3900 meters to 300 meters above sea level!
  • -Very varied campsites at each stage, forests, plains, high mountains...
  • -Hike in one way
  • -Numerous drinking water sources.
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  • -Long and unsuitable public transport. Long transitions between bus stops and start/finish points. We recommend booking private round trip transportation.

Level of difficulty : 2,5/5
Duration adaptable from 3 to 6 days.

Hiking from Gavidia to Llanos Santa Maria from Canagua Mucuposadas Venezuela
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Hiking from Gavidia to Llanos Santa Maria from Canagua Mucuposadas Venezuela
Day 1: From Mérida to the Gavidia valley via the Misteque lagoon

We will take the first morning bus from Mérida to Mucuchies which we will reach after a 2 hour drive. From here begins the adventure and the walk to the Gavidia Valley via the Misteque Lagoon. It is not uncommon to come across local fishermen making impressive catches of gigantic trout. The sparse vegetation allows you to enjoy breathtaking views of the entire valley. Night in a tent after 6 to 7 hours of walking at 3800 meters above sea level.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
Hiking from Gavidia to Llanos Santa Maria from Canagua Mucuposadas Venezuela
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Hiking from Gavidia to Llanos Santa Maria from Canagua Mucuposadas Venezuela
Day 2: Mucarache Valley to Los Morritos

The highest point of the hike having been reached the day before, our descent of several days started well! Step by step the vegetation is becoming more and more present and the temperatures, although cool, are more reasonable. We reach the Mucarache Valley and take the direction of Los Morritos. The valley is totally wild and dotted with some ancient stone ruins. We will follow the torrent until we reach our camp for the night at 3200 meters above sea level after 6 hours of walking.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
Hiking from Gavidia to Llanos Santa Maria from Canagua Mucuposadas Venezuela
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Hiking from Gavidia to Llanos Santa Maria from Canagua Mucuposadas Venezuela
Day 3: Morritos to El Carrizal

In the morning, we will continue the descent into the "Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada" where, from the "páramos" of Los Colorados, you will encounter exuberant humid forests, populated by tree ferns and bamboo. You will pass by vertiginous bridges suspended above ravines to the hamlet of El Carrizal de los Misquias, a small timeless island, you will head towards the small house where you will meet the owner Don Mario, who will tell you his many anecdotes and incredible. Not far away, you will have the opportunity to observe and photograph the emblematic “Gallito de las sierras” (Rupicola Peruviana).

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
Hiking from Gavidia to Llanos Santa Maria from Canagua Mucuposadas Venezuela
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Hiking from Gavidia to Llanos Santa Maria from Canagua Mucuposadas Venezuela
Day 4: From El Carrizal to San Jose

Hike through primitive forests (1500m to 1400m). You will continue your way through a magnificent mountain forest and cross a wide and impressive suspension bridge over a torrent. You will arrive at the community of San Jose (1400m). It is possible to bathe in the torrents, although the water is still fresh! Camp in nature after 6 hours of walking.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
Hiking from Gavidia to Llanos Santa Maria from Canagua Mucuposadas Venezuela
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Hiking from Gavidia to Llanos Santa Maria from Canagua Mucuposadas Venezuela
Day 5: From San Jose to the Llanos plain

For several days that we descended, here we are in the hot plains of the high Llanos at a few hundred meters of altitude. If you choose private transport, a 4*4 will be waiting for us in Santa Maria de Canagua to take us back to civilization after 4 to 5 hours of walking. If you opt for public transport, we will spend the night at the edge of a beautiful torrent where we can swim after 6 hours of walking. The next day (day 6 - public transport option) we will walk on a track in a warm climate along the large animal ranches. It will take no less than 5 to 6 hours to reach the asphalt road of Curbati where we can take the bus to Mérida. Count 6 to 8 hours by bus to Mérida with the change in Barinas bus station. Arrival in Mérida in the evening of day 6.

Accommodation: None.
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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