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Hike to Los Nevados

A great classic in Mérida is the Los Nevados hike and its pass at 4200 meters above sea level. If you have time, it is possible and even recommended to spend a night there. It is also possible to rent mules to carry your luggage!

  • -Pass at 4200 meters above sea level!
  • -The small picturesque village of Los Nevados is a must see.
  • -Possibility to rent mules for your luggage.
  • -One-way hike, you will not return by the same route.
  • -Numerous drinking water sources.
  • -Long public transport (between 3 and 4 hours of tracks) to reach starting point and an hour's walk from the bus stop at arrival point.

Level of difficulty : 3/5
Duration adaptable from 2 to 4 days.

Hike from Los Nevados Venezuela
Hike from Mérida Venezuela
Day 1: From Los Nevados approaching the Alto de la Cruz pass

From Mérida it will take us about 3 to 4 hours in a 4*4 by public transport to get to Los Nevados, the starting point of the hike at 2600 meters above sea level. This picturesque village is a must see in Venezuela, with its cobbled streets, small shops and breathtaking view of the valley. If you have time, we recommend an overnight stay in one of the small hostels. We enter the Sierra Nevada National Park after registering at the warden's office. The walk is done by a well marked path in the bottom of the valley but the slope does not weaken until reaching our camp point at 3800 meters of altitude after 5 to 6 hours of walking. The tent will be set up in a meadow.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
Pico León Los Nevados Venezuela
Hike from Los Nevados Venezuela
Day 2: Alto de la Cruz paa and descent to the Pedro refuge.

The path, always well traced, does not spare goes up again until reaching the 4200 meters of altitude of the Alto de la Cruz pass. If we had mules, that's where they'll go back to Los Nevados leaving us alone. A long descent now awaits us. We reach the longest and highest cable car in the world at Loma Redonda station and then follow the path to La Aguada station. We are now close to the Pedro refuge near which we will spend the night at 3200 meters altitude after 6 to 7 hours of walking.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
Hike from Los Nevados Mérida Venezuela
Hike from Los Nevados Mérida Venezuela
Day 3: Return to Mérida

Depending on the weather and your desires, departure around 08:30 AM towards Tabay. You can plan a one-hour detour to observe high altitude lakes with your guide. The small path descends through a lush and humid forest. Count 4 hours of walking to reach the point of arrival. From there the bus stop is an hour's walk along a small road. The return to Mérida by public transport takes less than 40 minutes.

Accommodation: none.
Communication: No network.
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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