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Hike León peak in the Andes of Venezuela

Among the highest and most beautiful peaks in Venezuela is Pic León, one of our favorites! A very beautiful hike passing through the small picturesque village of Los Nevados which is a must with the addition of a night at the edge of Lake Cara Sucia. Far off the beaten track, this tour is recommended.

  • -Summit at 4720 meters above sea level!
  • -The small picturesque village of Los Nevados is a must see.
  • -Numerous drinking water sources.
  • - Outward and return hike by the same route in its 3D/2N version. By adding 1 day, you can return via another valley.
  • -Long public transport (between 3 and 4 hours of tracks).
  • - 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 : 3,5/5
Duration adaptable from 2 to 4 days.

Cara Sucia lake Los Nevados Venezuela
Cara Sucia lake Mérida Venezuela
Day 1: From Los Nevados to León peak Base Camp

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 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 on the edge of Lake Cara Sucia.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
León peak Mérida Venezuela
León peak Mérida Venezuela
Day 2: Ascent of León peak

The path of the day before disappears in favor of a few cairns, too often! In places they are so numerous that they can indicate the wrong direction, follow the guide! The climb is very steep in places and requires taking your time. We will meet the last water points before attacking a large scree where the use of a helmet is mandatory. It will take good balance to move between blocks of stone weighing several tons to sneak up to the summit at nearly 4720 meters above sea level. The view of Mérida is breathtaking as well as of most of the neighboring high peaks which are close to every 5000 m. The descent will be done by the same path. Return to base camp (3800 meters above sea level) after 6 to 8 hours of walking.

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

We will leave early from the León peak base camp. We will walk by the same path as on the way to the small village of Los Nevados where we will have to arrive at noon before the departure of the 4*4 back to Mérida, that is to say about 4 to 5 hours of walking. Arrival in Mérida at the end of the afternoon.

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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