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Hike from Tisure to Mitisus via the stone chapel in the Andes

Original hike which invites you to discover the famous stone chapel of Tisure (and not its copy which is in the páramo of Mérida) and to continue the path towards Mitisus which is the territory of bears.

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  • -A pass over 4180 meters above sea level!
  • -Trek in one way, the outward and return journeys are made by different paths.
  • -Public transport relatively easy to use both outward and return.
  • -Numerous drinking water points except the last day.
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  • -The path not very used, it is not uncommon for there to get portions where the path disappears into the vegetation. In such case your guide will be equipped with a machete to open a passage.

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

Hike from Tisure to Mitisus via the stone chapel in the Andes of Venezuela
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Hike from Tisure to Mitisus via the stone chapel in the Andes of Venezuela
Day 1: From Mérida to Tisure

Departure in the morning from Mérida by public transport towards San Rafael de Mucuchies. After about 2 hours on the road, we will reach the start of the path at more than 3000 meters above sea level. Beginning in a valley bottom where many farmers and cattle breeders work in semi-freedom conditions, we come across an old "Spanish" path made of large stones. We continue to climb to reach the Ventana, the highest point of our hike at 4180 meters above sea level. From here we enter to Valle del Tisure where the house of Juan Feliz Sanchez is located. We will have the night there at 3300 meters altitude after 6 to 7 hours of walking.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
Hike from Tisure to Mitisus via the stone chapel in the Andes of Venezuela
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Hike from Tisure to Mitisus via the stone chapel in the Andes of Venezuela
Day 2: Discovery of the stone chapel

After our night in a tent inside the El Potrero refuge, we will discover the stone chapel not far from there. It's literally a work of art, amazing. We could have seen thousands of small chapels in Europe, this one is really very special...but I won't tell you more! We continue our way to El Castillo, another small mountain house before attacking the Blanquisal pass at 3800 meters above sea level. The climb is quite long but the small path is pleasant and winds on the sides of the mountain. On the descent we will look for our camp after 6 to 7 hours of walking and 3400 meters of altitude.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
Hike from Tisure to Mitisus via the stone chapel in the Andes of Venezuela
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Hike from Tisure to Mitisus via the stone chapel in the Andes of Venezuela
Day 3: Los Granates and El Solano

We are right in the bear sector. It's rare and difficult to see one, but this is the ideal area. You have to keep your eyes open and avoid making noise. I personally met one just a few months ago. We soon reach Los Granates which is a small farm that lives on livestock. We continue towards El Solano then we deviate for a final climb in the mountain to find our camp for the day at 3000 meters above sea level after 6 to 7 hours of walking.

Accommodation: Night in a tent.
Communication: No network.
Hike from Tisure to Mitisus via the stone chapel in the Andes of Venezuela
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Hike from Tisure to Mitisus via the stone chapel in the Andes of Venezuela
Day 4: From El Solano to Mitisus

The Mitisus also known as Santo Domingo dam will be our point of return to civilization. The landscape will change radically and the rainforest is making a comeback. The path being not used, it is blocked by vegetation in places. Your guide using a machete will open the path in front of you, don't get lost! Arrival at the dam after 6 to 7 hours of walking then return by bus to Mérida. Arrival in the early evening in the city center.

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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