Roraima

Roraima

Mount Roraima is one of the best trekking trips in Latin America. The trek crosses savannah, rivers and thick cloud forest. It offers stunning views and the opportunity to explore a unique eco-system on the top. Roraima is the highest tepui in Canaima National Park. Its height is about 2,800 meters, it covers an area of 15 km long and its surface is 200 km2. Its walls, completely vertical, may reach 500 meters high.

It is also known as Blue Mountain or Crystal Mountain, and is considered by the local indigenous population as a divinity. The Pemon believe that most tepuis host powerful spirits or entities to which they respect and fear. Among the attractions are the Valley of the Crystals, the Jacuzzi area, the viewpoints of La Ventana and El Abismo, the North Mazes, la Proa, Lake Gladys, and the Triple Point. This point is in the northeast of the tepui, and is the place where it meets the border between Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana.

6 day Roraima trek

Day 1

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer of 2 hours to Paraitepui – the indigenous community where we begin the trek. Check in with the park rangers , and then depart with the porters and guide.

After a couple of hours we ford the Tek river and later the Kukenan river. We overnight at Kukenan campsite. 4 hours walking approx. LD

Day 2

Today we continue walking across grassland towards the base of Mount Roraima. We camp in a meadow at the foot of the tepui. 3 hours walking approx. BLD

Day 3

From this base we have a 1,700m ascent to the top. A diagonal scar called The Ramp along the face of the mountain takes you through the forest and on to the top. No ropes or actual climbing are involved, although we pass directly under two waterfalls. We camp in the shadow of the rocks in one of Roraima’s “hotels”. 4 hours walking approx. BLD

Day 4

A full day of exploring at the summit. A triangulation point on the summit marks the boundaries of Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil. Weather permitting there are some fantastic views from various points, and you will see some of the flora and fauna exclusive to Roraima. Today and tomorrow are perhaps the toughest day for knees and ankle joints. We stay at the same campsite. Up to 8 hours walking. BLD

Day 5

Time to explore at the top some more before we must start our descent. Then we start our return hike back across the grassland and overnight at rio Tek campsite. 6 hours walking approx. BLD

Day 6

This morning we trek back to Paraitepui where leave our camp porters. Transfer back to your hotel in Santa Elena de Uairen after lunch at a local indian community. 3 hours walking approx. BL

B – breakfast  L – lunch  D – dinner

Prices $300 per person, minimum 4 people, maximum 7 people. Prices correct at 1st October 2017

Transport is in a 4×4 Toyota Landcruiser with air conditioning.

Included Transfer between Santa Elena and Paraitepuy, experienced guide, tents, portable toilet, first aid kit, meals and soft drinks during the trek, porters for tents, food, water and cooking gear.

Not included Porters for your personal baggage, tips for guide and porters, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, breakfast on Day 1 and dinner on Day 6.

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Roraima summit
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Jacuzzi
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Paraitepuy