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Hike to Campanario Peak in the Andes of Venezuela

If you are looking for a first peak to climb in a magnificent setting, with some "emotional" passages without taking any risks, this is the one to choose. It can advantageously be added to the "Cara Del Indio hike" hike and reaches an altitude of 4299 meters.

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  • -Summit at 4299 meters above sea level!
  • -The picturesque little hamlet of Cañada Las Gonzalez.
  • -Perfect for a first experience.
  • -Circuit loop, the outward and return are by different paths.
  • -Relatively fast public transport to get to the start point and return to Mérida.
  • -Combines very well with the Cara del Indio hike.
  • -Numerous drinking water sources.
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  • -Valley with a strong wind day and night.

Level of difficulty : 3,5/5
Normal duration from 2 to 4 days.

Páramo from los Conejos Cañada las Gonzales Mérida Venezuela
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Páramo from los Conejos Cañada las Gonzales Mérida Venezuela
Day 1: From Manzano to Campanario Peak Base Camp

From Mérida it will take us about 40 minutes by public transport to get to Manzano, the starting point of the hike at 2000 meters above sea level. From there an ancient real Spanish path still well marked and in the middle of the forest will take us to a small mountain chapel with a magnificent view of the Mérida valley. From there the vegetation becomes more sparse to reach the hamlet of Cañada Las Gonzalez. We will spend the night in the "Páramo de los Conejos" valley at 3500 meters above sea level after 6 to 7 hours of walking.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
Pico Campanario Páramo from los Conejos Cañada las Gonzales Mérida Venezuela
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Pico Campanario Páramo from los Conejos Cañada las Gonzales Mérida Venezuela
Day 2: Ascent of the Campanario peak.

From Campanario Peak base camp, we will hike off trail towards the peak. The ascent is steep and passes by the site of two small plane crashes, the remains of which are still there. Approaching the pass, we will have to take a corridor in the riprap on our right and find a passage to the top in this labyrinth of stones. One or two passages can be impressive but the magnificent view from the top which can carry all the way to Lake Maracaïbo is worth it! Return by the same way to the base camp. We will descend the valley towards the crossing path where we will camp for the night at 3500 meters above sea level.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
Páramo from los Conejos Cañada las Gonzales Mérida Venezuela
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Páramo from los Conejos Cañada las Gonzales Mérida Venezuela
Day 3: Return to the Pedregosa

The return path quickly returns to a dense forest on an often wet path. This is an area where bears have been seen on several occasions, silence is essential if you want to have the chance to see one. Here again the small path takes us to a very small chapel with a very beautiful view of Mérida. After 6 to 7 hours of walking we will join the civilized world. A short bus ride will take us to the center of 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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