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Hike to Pan de Azúcar peak in the Andes of Venezuela

Very nice outward and return hike by the same path in the Sierra de la Culata natural park to reach the Pan de Azúcar peak at 4680 meters above sea level.

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  • -A summit over 4680m!
  • -Magnificent and unforgettable landscapes, especially high mountains
  • -Point of departure and return easily accessible by public transport.
  • -This hike can easily be combined with the hike of the "thermal waters of Musuy".
  • -Numerous drinking water sources.
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  • -Outward/return hike by the same path.
  • -Cold night below 0°C by choosing the 2D/1N option.

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

Pan de Azúcar peak Mérida Venezuela
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Pan de Azúcar peak Mérida Venezuela
Day 1: Departure from Culata and walk to the second refuge

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 near an old sheepfold at an altitude of 3800 m after 4 to 5 hours of walking.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
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Pan de Azúcar peak Mérida Venezuela
Day 2: Ascent of the Pan de Azúcar peak and then return to the Sheepfold

Our hike continues to the base of the peak, where we leave all the equipment. We gradually climb to the top of Pan de Azúcar, the path passes through a sandy path where the largest frailejones are found (higher than 3 meters!). At 4400m, the frailejones no longer grow and we continue towards the summit through a desert and sandy landscape. Finally the top! 4680 meters! From here we enjoy a magnificent view of the mountains, valleys and lakes, it is even possible on a clear day to see as far as Lake Maracaibo to the north, and the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada to the south. The descent follows more or less the same path as the ascent. We collect our equipment and continue our hike towards a magical path that winds between the mountains.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
Pan de Azúcar peak Mérida Venezuela
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Pan de Azúcar peak Mérida Venezuela
Day 3: Walk back to Culata

We descend the green valley on the banks of a magnificent mountain stream. On our way we will come across animals in semi-freedom like many horses. We will pass another sheepfold on our right with a breathtaking view of the whole Culata valley. After 3 to 4 hours of walking we will arrive at the beginning of the route where we can use public transport to return to Mérida.

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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