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Hike from Los Nevados to El Quino Socopó

Alternative to Gavidia hike, this trek from Los Nevados to El Quino is easier, less steep, and shorter. Here again you will be able to experience the incredible transition of climate and vegetation as you go from 3400 meters above sea level to just under 300 meters at Socopó.

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  • -Pass at 3400 meters above sea level!
  • -The small picturesque village of Los Nevados and El Quino are must-sees.
  • -Hike in one way.
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  • -Long public transport (between 3 and 4 hours of tracks) to go, 7 to 8 hours by bus to return to Mérida.
  • -Very few water sources on the whole circuit.

Level of difficulty : 2/5
Duration adaptable from 2 to 4 days.

Hike from Los Nevados to El Quino Socopó from Andes to Barinas Venezuela
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Coromoto Lake Mérida Venezuela
Day 1: From Los Nevados to El Carrizal

From Mérida it will take us about 3 to 4 hours in a 4*4 by public transport to get to Los Nevados (2600 meters above sea level), the starting point of the hike at 2600 meters above sea level. This picturesque village is a must see 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, we take a canyon that we will descend and then climb to spend the night in a meadow at 2600 meters above sea level.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
Hike from Los Nevados to El Quino Socopó from Andes to Barinas Venezuela
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Hike from Los Nevados to El Quino Socopó from Andes to Barinas Venezuela
Day 2: Crossing the Andes

Today we will reach the highest point of the hike at 3400 meters above sea level which also represents the limit of the waters between the drop of water which goes towards the lake of Maracaibo and the water which leaves towards the delta of the Orinoco. As soon as we cross the pass, large humid forests appear. The landscape is magnificent with the Llanos below. We will reach our Boca De Monte camp in a small clearing at an altitude of 2900 meters after 6 to 7 hours of walking.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
Hike from Los Nevados to El Quino Socopó from Andes to Barinas Venezuela
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Hike from Los Nevados to El Quino Socopó from Andes to Barinas Venezuela
Day 3: Towards El Quino

The path meanders between the trees and sometimes digs into the ground up to 3 meters deep! The vegetation is lush and the heat begins to be felt more and more. After 6 hours of walking we arrive at El Quino where we can finally find water because our reserves will be close to 0 since our departure from Los Nevados! If you have chosen private transport, a 4*4 will be waiting for us on site. Otherwise it will be necessary to plan an additional day of walking (day 4) via a very inclined track to reach Socopó and its bus station.

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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