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Hike to Humboldt peak

One of the most difficult hikes in Venezuela, this one allows you to reach the last glacier in the country. Narrow and irregular paths, summit accessible via inclined rock walls, the second highest peak in Venezuela at 4860 meters above sea level is worth it!

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  • -Summit at 4860 meters above sea level!
  • -A high mountain human feat
  • -The green lake valley and its breathtaking landscapes.
  • -Numerous drinking water sources.
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  • -Cold nights below 0°C.
  • -Outward and return hike by the same way in its 4D/3N version. By adding 1 day, you can return via another valley.
  • -Point of departure and return more than an hour's walk by public transport.
  • - Technical hike which should only be organized from mid-December to mid-May when the weather conditions are the most favorable for a question of safety.

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

Coromoto Lake Mérida Venezuela
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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.
Verde lake Mérida Venezuela
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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.
Humboltd Peak Mérida Venezuela
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Humboltd Peak Mérida Venezuela
Day 3: Ascent of Humboldt Peak

We will leave the surplus at the camp then walk towards the start of the trail towards the Humboldt and Bonpland Peaks, at 4200m altitude. The path is steep with many stones. The cairns show us the way but sometimes in a misleading way, follow the guide! At the edge of the glacier the solar reverberation is very powerful, sunglasses are essential in all weathers. This is where the path to the Humboldt and Bonpland peaks separate. It's a slow walk to reach the summit with riprap requiring good agility on the last meters. That's it, here we are! The descent is fast and requires little effort. We will sleep near Verde Lake at 4000 meters above sea level after 7 to 8 hours of walking.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
Lomas de Ballena Verde Lake Mérida Venezuela
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Lomas de Ballena Verde Lake Mérida Venezuela
Day 4: Return from the green lake to Musuy

We will take the same path as on the outward journey from the green lake to the Coromoto lake then in the direction of Musuy where we will reach the road. It will take us another 2 hours to reach the Tabay bus station to reach Mérida. In all we will have walked about 8 to 9 hours.

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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