Tour to Chirikayen Tepuy

Table Mountains Trekking Tour

Chirikayen 3 Days, 2 nights

Despite the Roraima is the most famous of the climbable "mesas", there is an alternative for people who do not have so much time, and would like to know the nature of a less significant Table Mountain: The Chirikayen is a Tepuy with only 1,650 m altitude, and easy to climb during three days. A journey through the savannah, primary-season rain forest, and you'll see small gold and diamond mines.

The tour gives a good view into the wonderful world of tepuis, with fantastic panoramic views. The ideal start for trekking.

Tour itinerary:

First Day: Ascent to Camp

From Santa Elena we drive around 90 minutes to the starting point, from which we walk about two hours to see the gold and diamond hunters at work. Then we walk through the savannah and jungle for another two hours. While you are taking a bath, the guide is preparing your lunch. After lunch, we walk through the first rainforest season, followed by a 90 minute slope. Once at the top, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the jungle. Finally, the last 60 minutes, we follow up to our camp, in a small lagoon where a waterfall reaches.

Second Day: Accompanied by orchids to the top

After the breakfast, it takes around 45 minutes to get to the Table Mountain, and other 2 hours to climb it until the top of it. The trail is covered with orchids and carnivorous plants. To the campsite at the trailing edge we need another 2 hours. An unforgettable panoramic view will reward you for the effort! The afternoon is available to explore the plateau.

 
viewing from Chirikayen tepuy

Third Day: Through the savannah, back to Sta. Elena

Today we go back to Sta. Elena. The path goes mainly through the savannah. Walking time: about 7 hours. With luck, we will see anteaters or deer. Once was even a jaguar seen, during the tour!



Important to know:

  • Price per Person: please ask, we realize the tour from 2 participants on
  • The arrival to Sta. Elena is on your own- we recommend the Bus.
  • The excess of luggage can be deposited in Santa Elena

The price includes:

  • Transport, Camping equipment
  • all meals
  • Native American guide, English and Spanish speaking guide
  • Support for equipment and food
  • First aid kid

Trekking in VenezuelaThe price does not include:

  • Ride to Sta. Elena, and return
    possible nights before, and after the tour
    Support for your own luggage
    Tips

We recommend ot to take more than 10kg. The excess of luggage can be deposited in Santa Elena.

Small changes reserved.

What you should bring to the tour:

  • Good walking shoes
  • thick socks
  • Sun hat
  • sun cream
  • a plastic bottle for water
  • slight or short pants
  • Warm clothing for the evenings, on the high plateau
  • Insect repellent
  • Raining jacket
  • Flashlight
  • Sleepingback and sleeping pad (we are available upon request)
  • some candy or glucose tablets

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