Ecotourism Los Nevados
(3 days excursion)
Los Nevados is a charming mountain village nestled in the middle of the Sierra Nevada National Park at an altitude of 2700 m. The village is separated from Merida by the highest mountains in Venezuela, Pico Toro (4755 mts), Pico Leon (4740 mts) and Pico Bolivar (5007 mts). There are only two ways to arrive in Los Nevados, one is by a 4 wheel drive mountain trek and the other is on foot or by mule from the third teleferico (cable car) station Loma Redonda (4045 mts) following a 14 km path.
Our Los Nevados tour is one of the most popular mountain tours, as it is possible to do it with all the family. In just 3 days we pass through different landscapes..
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The first day our trip starts with an exciting 4x4 drive from the city of Merida around the mountains to Los Nevados. The drive lasts more or less 4 hours and will pass through dense cloud forest at the beginning and take us to El Plan del Morro on an asphalt road, from here the road is not asphalted any more and impressively narrows with sharp bends and steep inclines with beautiful mountainous semi-arid scenery. Once in Los Nevados we will get a room in a typical posada. In the afternoon there is time for a small hike around the region.
The second day after breakfast we leave the village for a spectacular mule ride up to Alto de la Cruz (4200m). It’s a 4 to 5 hour ride and/or hike through typical vegetation and mountain scenery. Alto de la Cruz is the highest point we reach and from here on we continue downhill on foot. We pass the third teleferico station (Loma Redonda) as we descend a sandy path for 2 hours to reach a small and rustic mountain farm, Pedro’s house. Here we spend the night.
The third day we wake up with a spectacular view of Pico Bolivar just behind us and Sierra de la Culata on the other side of the valley. After breakfast a 3 to 4 hour down hill hike through the cloud forest will bring us to Mucunutan. A jeep drive of 40 minutes will bring us back to Merida.
RATES FOR MINIMUM 2 PEOPLE:
- Tour with 2/3 people: US$ 70 per person for day
- Tour with 4 people and more: US$ 65 per person for day
All prices are approximate and may vary to change the value of the dollar against the Bolivar.
Please contact the tour operator for a quote without commitment
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