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Pico Bolivar/ Humboldt

Duration: 4 days-3 Nights OR 6 Days- 5 Nights

Minimum group: 2

The two highest mountains in Venezuela (Pico Bolivar 5,007m; Pico Humboldt 4,942m) are a tough but deserving expedition if you are the active type. Involving some walking, some climbing, some ice climbing, you will have the chance to learn new skills, but don’t worry, no experience is necessary, only a good level of health and plenty of self-determination! These peaks can be done on their own, or as a pair.

Pico Bolivar 6 Days- 5 Nights Pico Bolivar is technically the harder of the two peaks, and is often inaccessible in rainy season. Ask closer to the date to be sure. The trip can be organized to your needs, but the standard is the route that takes you first to the mountain village of Los Nevados, then past the Cable car to the base camp of Pico Bolivar, up Pico Bolivar and down in the same day, and returning via the “travesía”, Lake Verde, Lake Coromoto, and arriving back to the Mucuy where you return to Merida by jeep. On average you will be walking about 5 hours daily and apart from the climb to the peak, it is largely downhill from the cable car at 4,200m to Merida at 1,700m. The trip includes a huge range of landscapes, from thick forest, to bare highlands, to glaciers, to ice covered peaks, to lush forest and much more! You will be expected to carry your own belongings, and to contribute to the group belongings, or we can arrange a porter to help you with the load if required!

Pico Humboldt 4 Days- 3 Nights A marginally shorter and less technical climb; this is often a good option when the weather rules out Pico Bolivar. The route takes you from Merida to La Mucuy, and then by foot where you ascend 2 days past Lake Coromoto and Lake Verde to base camp of Pico Humboldt. On the 3rd day you ascend and return to camp, and on the fourth day return to Merida by the same route. As with the Pico Bolivar trek you will be walking on average 5 hours daily, and will include a huge range of landscapes. Equally we can arrange a porter if you wish, at an extra cost.

Pico Bolivar and Humboldt 7 days- 6 nights To tackle and scale both peaks is the ultimate tour! This follows the same route as the 6 day-5 night Bolivar tour, but with 1 day extra to ascend and descend Pico Humboldt on the way. The ultimate challenge!

These tours include:
  • All meals from lunch day 1 until lunch the last day
  • All drinks
  • Professional guides
  • All transport to and from the starting and ending points
  • All equipment that may be needed- tents, stove, roll mat, helmets, ropes, etc
  • Permits for the national park

To take:

  • Plenty of mountain clothes
  • Strong mountain boots
  • Tablets for the altitude and stomach