Our Posadas in Venezuela:

Posada Casa Vieja 1
/ Mérida

Our Posada close to Mérida City at the Sierra Nevada nationalpark

Posada Casa Vieja 2
/ Altamira

Colonial Lodge at the tropical mountain rain forest

Venezuela Reisen
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Tours from Mérida : Pico Bolívar

Pico Bolívar

Duration: 6 days
Conditions: Experience required, good health
Includes: transportation as in the itinerary, English guided tour, Tent, Sleeping bags, foam mattress, all meals as mentioned, porter, personal belongings, and (because of safety reasons) helmet, camping mat, sleeping bag, climbing spurs, ice ax have to be carried by oneself (ca. 12 kg).

Costs: Rates on request
1st day: You will be picked up and we will drive you until La Mucuy located in Sierra Nevada National Park. At 2000 meter high we will start the hike, and walk up to 5 hours, through tropical forest, going over to cloud forest, bamboo forest and finally reach the green transparent clear Laguna Coromoto at the exit of the woods at about 3100 meter high. We will do here our first Camping.

2nd day: Today we will hike from Laguna Coromoto over the Páramo, where we will find a nice forest and an awesome Páramo vegetation with Frailejones (Espiletia)at sight. We will have to climb immense Stones that broke out of mountains during the ice age. We camp somewhere close to Laguna Verde. Snow-white Humboldt thrones close at sight. 

3rd day: After Breakfast we hike to the deep green transparent clear Laguna El Suero in which the 4942 meter high venezuela´s second largest Glacier reflects itself. During the next 2 hours we will enjoy an amazing view of the Sierra Nevada valley over the foggy forest. Once we are at the Laguna Timoncito we´ll set our camp there. We will do some hike but also climbing until the Icebergs feet’s, once we are there, the use of ropes, climbing iron, ice axe come in action to penetrate the eternal ice and in takes about 30 minutes to cross the Iceberg and reach the Humbolt Peak. As a reward for the effort and the achievement we will catch an amazing view over the white Anden Peak. After that we will start going down and hike back til the camp at the Laguna Verde.

4th day: Today we leave Laguna Timoncito and use our belts, ropes, and helmet, with the help of our professional guide we start the 4 hours climbing to reach Venezuela’s roof, the Peak of the Pico Bolivar. During the rain season you would also need for the climbing Ice picks and crampons. Once on the top if the sky is clear one can have a particular view of Maracaibo´s Lake on the Zulia plains, and at the south watch the steeped Llanos. The climbing and the View are just incomparable impressions. Back to the basis camp at the Laguna Timoncito.

5th Day: After a strong breakfast, we´ll hike about 7 - 8 hours to the village of los nevados. Here we spend the night in a basic guesthouse.

6th Day: After breakfast and a short visit of los nevados we go back to Mérida by a 4 wheel drive car. This exciting car ride is about 4 hours long.

Recomendations for the tour:
Rain Jackets Goretex
Sun protection at least 30

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