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Los Nevados trekking 3D/2N - Venezuela

On this trip, you’re going to visit Los Nevados, a picturesque andean village hidden among breathtaking high mountains. Walking around this unchanged 16th century village feels like you’re back in the Spanish colonial era. You’ll be able to see the Andean paramos, one of the world’s most unique mountainous ecosystems. This place is very well-known for its exotic vegetation like the frailejón plant, for its beautiful views, and for its relatively low temperatures (18°C/-2°C).

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  • - Discover the authentic and off the beaten tracks Andes.
  • - This circuit mixes 4*4, walking and mule excursions adapted to fulfill the most demanding one's expectations.
  • - Night at a local family's place. This accommodation will allow you to integrate with the Andean culture.
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  • - Some 4*4 routes can be particularly impressive, you'll get through the vertiginous roads that cross the Venezuelan Andes.

Detailed program

Horse at gas station Andes Venezuela
X Horse at gas station Andes Venezuela
Day 1: Discover the most beautiful small villages in the Andes

On this trip, you’re going to visit Los Nevados, a picturesque andean village hidden among breathtaking high mountains. Walking around this unchanged 16th century village feels like you’re back in the Spanish colonial era. For this trip, pack the necessary items for 3 days, and make sure to leave some extra ones at your posada in Mérida. Our trip starts at 08:00 a.m. in a 4X4 Toyota vehicle. Your guide is going to take you to the most beautiful and isolated Andean villages in the Andes. After 3 hours on a rough, unpaved road (60km) and several stops to watch the magnificent scenery, you'll finally reach Los Nevados village. Once there, your guide will be willing to take you for a walk or for ride on a mule around the village.
Meals: (-L-D).
Accommodation: Posada Bella Vista, a simple, rustic and cosy inn. Thick blankets, hot water and electricity.
Transport: Toyota Land Cruiser model 70.
Communication: Poor mobile signal.
small tipical house close from Acequias Andes Venezuela
X small tipical house close from Acequias Andes Venezuela
Day 2 : Visit the Paramo, a Wonderful Mountain Destination in Venezuela

On this hike, you’ll be able to see the Andean paramos, one of the world’s most unique mountainous ecosystems. This place is very well-known for its exotic vegetation like the frailejón plant, for its beautiful views, and for its relatively low temperatures (18°C/-2°C). The hike starts at 07:30 a.m. after a generous local breakfast. It’s a 4-hour ride on a mule to Alto de la Cruz, that is the highest point at 4,200 m. above sea level (The mules will carry your luggage up to this point); and then, a 3-hour walk up to your destination, a mountain hut at 2,600 m. Once there, your guide will cook something for you. It is important for you to know that altitude sickness might be an issue for some people. In this case, your guide must find you an easier path which will also be as astonishing and beautiful as the main one.
Meals: (B-L-D)
Accommodation: At Pedro's mountain hut. Cold water and no electricity.
Communication: Poor mobile signal.
View to El Morro Andes Venezuela
X View to El Morro Andes Venezuela
Day 3 : Return to Tabay

Your return to Tabay starts at around 08:30 am; however, this may be subject to change, depending on your decision or weather conditions. The small footpath goes downhill on an amazing four-hour walk through a lush and humid forest to your final destination. On your way back to town, your tour guide may suggest an hour detour in order to see some lovely glacial lakes. Once you’re back in Tabay, a driver will finally pick you up and take you to your posada in Mérida.
Meals: (B-L-)
Transport: Toyota Land Cruiser model 70.
Accommodation: none.
Communication: mobile network & 3G.
PRICES PER PERS
  • Trekking 3D/2N
  • 4 persons or more: 150 Euros/p
  • 2 persons: 230 Euros/p
  • Low season rates: -10%
  • High season rates: +15%


Are included in this price:
  • - All the transports from Merida and back to Merida
  • - All the accommodations facilities.
  • - Meals when specified (B-L-D) = (Breakfast-Lunch-Diner).
  • - Guides speak English & Spanish.
  • - All the excursions and safaris mentioned in the programme.
Not included:
  • - International flights
  • - Alcoholic drinks
  • - Meals specified free (by yourself) (--) = no meal included
  • - Private English-speaking guide during the whole tour.
  • - Personal expenses
  • - All sorts of insurance.
  • - Everything that is not mentioned above « is included in the price».
Travel organization:
Our programmes are individually organised in terms of dates and content. However, our tours are not fully private, so you could meet other travellers at different stages of your trip.
What to Bring?
Hat; sunscreen; water bottle; hike pants; insect repellent; headlamp; raincoat; passport copy; sleeping bag liner; you don’t need big, heavy or cumbersome shoes, but good trainers (orienteering shoes); plastic bags to keep water away from electronic devices; first-aid-kit; polar fleece jacket; bath towel.
Further Advice:
Don't forget your travel insurance! You can benefit from the travel cancellation insurance offered by your credit-card company when paying for your tourist package at our point of sale. You must get neither a visa nor vaccination to come to Venezuela. However, Franbrasil Tour’s C.A. recommends you should get the yellow fever vaccine and the preventive treatment of malaria. You also need to have a valid passport for at least six months before arriving in Venezuela, and you have to carry it with you when travelling within the country.
Transport:
Means of transport are mentioned as examples of the models of vehicles used most often.
Your advisor informs you: discover the Andes adapted to your rhythm!
This trekking suggested is accessible to a large public and offers a pleasant discovery of the Venezuelan mountains. For the sport persons, it’s possible to do some trek of 2 to 7 days. For more information, contact us.
Map of the trekking to los Nevados Venezuela