contact us
contact us
Customised English-speaking trekking agency in Venezuela.
image fond Hiking peak Bolívar Mérida Venezuela Hiking peak Bolívar Mérida Venezuela Hiking peak Bolívar Mérida Venezuela Hiking peak Bolívar Mérida Venezuela

Hike to Bolívar peak in the Andes of Venezuela

Most difficult hike in Venezuela and one of the toughest in South America. Narrow and irregular paths, summit accessible via level 3 climbing walls, several abseiling descents, the 4997 meters of altitude peak deserves!

plus
  • -Summit at 4997 meters above sea level!
  • -A high mountain human feat
  • -hike loop by different paths outward and return.
  • -Numerous drinking water sources.
moins
  • -Cold nights below 0°C and highly probable snowfall at night.
  • -Point of departure and return more than an hour's walk from public transport.
  • -Technical hike which should only be organized from mid-December to mid-May when the weather conditions are the most favorable for safety reasons.

Level of difficulty : 5/5
Duration adaptable from 4 to 7 days.


Coromoto Lake Mérida Venezuela
X
Coromoto Lake Mérida Venezuela
Day 1: From La Mucuy to Lake Coromoto

From Mérida it will take us 40 minutes by public transport to get to the closest to the starting point of the hike then about 2 hours on foot to reach the start of the paths. We enter the Sierra Nevada de la Mucuy National Park. After registering in the caretaker's office, the guide will lead the group through the rainforest. This part contains dense vegetation, tall trees, rivers and small waterfalls of pure water. At the end of the route we leave this forest at an altitude of 3300m to discover the lake of La Coromoto and the typical fauna and flora of the páramo. This is where we will camp after 6 to 7 hours of walking.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
La Verde Lake Mérida Venezuela
X
La Verde Lake Mérida Venezuela
Day 2: From Coromoto Lake to Green Lake.

Today's course is steeper, rockier and more irregular than the first day and the panorama is more open. You will sometimes need to use your hands to climb the rocky parts and keep your balance. After a narrow passage you will discover the green lake. From this place, there is still an hour's walk to reach Lake El Suero, at the foot of the Humboldt where we will spend the second night at almost 4000 meters of altitude after 6 to 7 hours of walking.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
La Charca Camp Mérida Venezuela
X
La Charca Camp Mérida Venezuela
Day 3: Walk to base camp

The day starts strong with the ascent of the Chomejema pass. Be careful, it is not easy! The path begins with a particularly steep scree then a dizzying crossing to finally reach the highest point at 4470 meters above sea level. We continue the path crossing until we reach our La Charca camp. We will sleep at 4400 meters altitude after 6 to 7 hours of walking.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
Bolívar peak Mérida Venezuela
X
Bolívar peak Mérida Venezuela
Day 4: Ascent of Bolivar peak

We will begin the ascent along a small path until we reach Lake Timoncito. From there, the serious things begin! Harness, level 3 climbing, abseiling...it's serious and heavy. This climb is only recommended for people with substantial mountaineering experience and excellent health. Return by the same way to the Albornoz or La Charca camp after 6 to 8 hours of climbing. We will sleep at 4500 meters above sea level.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
Pedro refuge Mérida Venezuela
X
Pedro refuge Mérida Venezuela
Day 5: Descent to the refuge of Pedro

Big day of walking by a sometimes dizzying path that will take us to the cable car near Loma Redonda station. Then a wide and well marked path will take us to Pedro's refuge. Night in a tent on site at 3200 meters above sea level after 7 to 8 hours of walking.

Accommodation: Night in a tent..
Communication: No network.
Pedro refuge Mérida Venezuela
X
Pedro refuge Mérida Venezuela
Day 6: Return to the center of Mérida

The forest is back and protects us in a rapid descent towards Mérida. We soon reach the park guards at La Casita Blanca. We are back to civilization and survey the small local farms until we reach the center of Mérida near Place of Belén at 1650 meters above sea level. We will have walked between 5 and 6 hours

Accommodation: None.
Communication : 4G.
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.
Questions ?


.
Goggle Maps