||no experience necessary, good health
||transportation as in the itinerary, English guided tour, Tent, Sleeping bags, foam mattress, all meals as mentioned
||Rates on request
Trek to the Pan de Azúcar Peak at 4600mts. The hike begins in La Culata at 3000mts.
We´ll walk for approximately 4 hours to a valley covered by typical Páramo vegetation and several streams. In the afternoon, we set up our base camp at a waterfall, the starting point for the descent to Pan de Azúcar Peak the next day. Here, we´ll pitch our tents (3700m).
We´ll leave early in the morning. After 2,5 hours descent we´ll clamber the peak, a sandy landscape -moon like- compared to a glacier moraine. Mostly from this point you will have a impressive view over the snow covered peaks of Sierra Nevada Park and Maracaibo Lake of Zulia state. The ascent becomes very funny. Waggling, jumping and sliding we´ll shortly reach the base camp. We´ll hike for 3 hours until we reach our second camp ground at the Laguna Carbonera (4170m).
After breakfast we hike four hours to the hot springs of la Musuy (3000m). here we will take a relaxing bath. In the afternoon our transport will pick us up and we will drive 2 hours back to Merida city.