Mérida
Venezuela
Calle 24, #8-86
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Tour Los Nevados (2 – 3 days)
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Los Nevados is a beautiful village, set deep in the Andes and separated from Mérida by the highest mountains in Venezuela, Pico El Toro (4755m), Pico El Leon (4740m), Pico Bolivar (5007m). Accessible by foot, by horse, or by 4 wheels drive vehicle along an 'exciting' mountain road. Los Nevados is located at 2700m in the National Park Sierra Nevada and the temperatures are between 8 and 20ºC. It’s important to bring a high sun protection and a polar jacket. Enjoy the silence, the tranquility of the Andean life and the view on a mosaic of crops (Potatoes, Weat,Oat,Garlic…) on terraces carved on the side of the mountains.
This is the most popular mountain tour we offer, and with good reasons - in just 3 days you pass through 4 different climatic regions between 1600m and 4200m; you travel by jeep, on a mule, and by foot; you experience the traditional way of life of the Andean people; and all this without the strain of heavy packs and camping. This is a real mountain tour for (almost!) all the family.
 
Los Nevados – 2 days

Day one
The tour follows a circular route, beginning with a 4 to 5 hour jeep trip on an 'exciting' ( narrow with sharp bends and steep inclines) road from Merida to Los Nevados via El Morro. In the afternoon it’s possible to do a small trek, visit the area or just rest in one of the hammocks. You will spend the night in Los Nevados at our POSADA GUAMANCHI, in a nice room with private bathroom.

Day two
Mule ride in the morning through the typical vegetation of the Andes. After lunch, come back by jeep to Merida.
 
(When the cable car is working, it’s possible to go up on the second day by mule to the fourth station (Loma Redonda 4050m) and go down with the cablecar to Merida).
 
Los Nevados – 3 days

Day one
The tour follows a circular route, beginning with a 4 to 5 hour jeep trip on an 'exciting' ( narrow with sharp bends and steep inclines) road from Merida to Los Nevados via El Morro. In the afternoon, let’s do a small trek visiting the area or the chance to just rest in one of the hammocks. You will spend the night in Los Nevados at our POSADA GUAMANCHI.

Day two
After a good breakfast, you will be ready to go for 4 hours riding mules or trekking, going through the typical vegetation of the Andes, from 2700m up to the 4200m. Around noon, you will have a pic-nic lunch. After aprox. 2 hours walking down hill, you will arrive and spend the night in a rustic farmhouse at 3200m. The beds are wood frames with a cowskin. Very basic house with a beautiful view of Bolivar peak, city of Merida, Sierra Nevada, La Culata and Sierra Norte.

Day three
4 – 5 hours downhill hiking through the cloudforest with a beautiful view of Merida and Sierra La Culata. We will pick you up by jeep in the village of Mucunutan and welcome you back in our office after a 40 min drive to Merida.
Los Nevados
Posada Guamanchi
Preparing the mules
Los Nevados
Separation of the wheat
Mule-track