On the Mount Roraima hike, two things make you uneasy: What is this place? Its forms, its sounds, its silences, its mists, its energies, how many stones, how much water, what is this immensity that seems to have stopped in time? The more you walk, the more you have to discover and, in fact, there are still many places at the top that have not yet been trodden by man.
This mountain seems to be alive, awakens dormant sensations, and elevates the soul to the supreme being that inhabits it. Each of us, makes us rethink values, and review our existentialism, making each person more fragile and stronger at the same time. This is the most complete itinerary, with five nights at the top, going to the Brazilian side, passing through the Valley of the Lost World, on the way to Lake Gladys, an extremely enigmatic and little-visited place in relation to too much, where you spend the night twice at Camp Coati.
Under the gaze of the immense tepuis, the Earth evolved, changed, moved, sculpted beaches, mountains, and deserts, displaced men, and imposed challenges. Anonymous and eternal witness of this trajectory, Mount Roraima is a place of magic where silence emits sounds, stones move, and life travels in a breath of wind. Climbers usually like the expression: “I'm going to conquer the mountain!”. On the Mount Roraima hike, allow yourself to be conquered. Your experience will certainly be much more intense.
Day by day
Arrival in Boa Vista - Eve of the day of the briefing
The transfer will be carried out in a single trip, between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, depending on the arrival of the flights. Customers who, perhaps, are not within these hours, must provide, by their own means, a taxi or transport via app to the hotel where they will be hosted.
Day 1 - Boa Vista / Santa Elena de Uairén (Venezuela)
900 m altitude - 220km route by car - Temperature 25ºC
It will be the day of the briefing where everyone will get to know each other, receive the last guidelines, and then enjoy the beautiful road from BR 174 to the border with Venezuela, where customs procedures will be carried out, and then overnight in S. Elena de Uairén. Our Mount Roraima hike experience is just beginning!
Day 2 - Gran Savanna and Community of Paraitepuy
1300 m altitude - 100 km route by car / 15 km trekking - Temperature 25ºC
Anxiety takes hold of everyone these days, where you immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of Gran Savanna until arriving at the Community of Paraitepuy, and from there, enjoy the trekking to the camps on the banks of the Tek or Kukenan river for an overnight stay in a tent, under a starry sky. At dawn, Mount Roraima appears ahead, inviting you to another day of trekking.
Day 3 - Rio Kukenan / Base Mount Roraima
1850 m altitude - 8 km trekking - Temperature 20ºC
In the morning, start Mount Roraima hike towards the base, where most of the journey will be uphill. In the afternoon, all will be accommodated at the Base, dazzled by the imposing wall. The base camp is breathtaking, the giant sea wall does not translate into words.
Day 4 - Base of Mount Roraima / Top of Mount Roraima
4,5 km trekking - Temperature 10°C during the day, 5°C at night (reaching 0°C if it rains)
The path from bottom to top is unlike any other. One of the most beautiful moments of Mount Roraima hike, with stops along the way for photos, rest, contemplation of the landscape, and several gardens with bromeliads, many orchids, and small birds. You pass by several igarapés and under the waterfall in the “Paso das Lágrimas”. As you approach the top, you will be observed by the Makunaima Monument, welcoming visitors. Upon arrival at the top, they will be “received” by the “Guardians of the Mountain”, three huge blocks of stones that have the shape of "observers". The weather is unstable, there may be variations in temperature and rainfall every day at the top. Climate and rainfall now have the same forecast while staying at the top.
Day 5 - Valley of the Crystals / Triple Point / Camping Coati - Brazilian side
15 km trekking - 8 hours walking
Starting today, the days will be full immersion at the top of Mount Roraima, with emphasis on the Vale dos Cristais. The place is full of outcrops in various parts of the path. The valley itself brings the feeling of the Macro and the Micro, the extremes, the surreal, the cosmic, and the inexplicable. The energy of this place doesn't translate into words, but into sighs, sounds, silences, reflections, and silent observations. We will pass by the iconic Triple Point, a white pyramidal landmark, which stands out in the scenery, delimiting the triple border of Venezuela (85%), Brazil (5%), and Guyana (15%). From there we will continue to spend the night on the Brazilian side from Mount Roraima, in Coati.
Coati is a place enigmatic, mysterious, and charming, located between two huge stones, where there is an entrance as if it were a cave. It has a kind of hall where it overlooks the sky. There is a kind of winter garden: a small lagoon in the center, surrounded by varied plants, a small paradise. It is a good place for those who like silence and isolation. Those who are willing can walk 500mt to Paredão on the Brazilian side, where they will see the forest of the Mount Roraima National Park in the Raposa Serra do Sol Indigenous Reserve, where live the Ingarikó Indians, and just beyond the Roraiminha (a smaller tepuy).
Day 6 - Camp Coati / Lake Gladys
6 km trekking - 6 hours walking
Mount Roraima is the House of Makunaima, and like every house, it also has its rooms. This part of the mountain is one of the most hidden, mysterious and, why not say, special and enigmatic places of this experience. Lake Gladys is indescribable. According to the natives, there is a portal to another dimension, literally. True or not, the fact is that there is something inexplicable there. To skeptics, religious, atheists, adventurers, scientists, biologists, anthropologists, esotericists, mystics, and all those who seek in this fascinating adventure the reunion with oneself or with the origin of life, this place makes everyone rethink a lot of things. It will be a whole day tour, 03 hours to go and another 03 to come back, with a little backpack and sleeping in the same camp.
Day 7 - Coati camp/camp near the beginning of the descent
15 km trekking / 8 hours walking
On the way back from this Mount Roraima hike experience, a brief stop at the Triple Point, then at El Foso. A place that awakens the child in everyone. There you will understand the reason for this expression. In the evening, we arrive at the camp near the entrance to Mount Roraima, where we will spend the night.
Day 8 - Stone Maverick / Pool Jacuzzi / Lookout La Ventana / Salto Cathedral
8 km trekking / 6 hours walking
Departure for a day of light hiking (approximately 06km), going to Maverick Stone (most top of Mount Roraima, with 2875mt), from where you can see the vastness of the Gran Sabana (including the entire trail that was made to reach the base). Afterward, walk to the Jacuzzi Pools and to the Mirador La Ventana, where It is possible to admire the grandeur of Mount Kukenan (Father of the Winds), with its various waterfalls, including the immense forested valley between the two tepuys. The images are breathtaking, it is a true window with a view to paradise, an appropriate moment to stay quiet and let the breeze touch the soul. After this experience, pass by Salto Catedral, where you will literally feel inside a Sanctuary. And then to Paso de Los Cristales, a suitable place to replenish energy for the next days of trekking. Easy walk (no backpack, just a small attack bag belongings). There is no camping trip, you sleep in the same place.
Day 9 - Top / Bottom / Tek River Camp
Level difference 1000 m / 4 hours walking
The day arrived to say goodbye to the House of Makunaima and to return to our house in the city. After all, the nostalgia and early longing will run through your mind and your skin, and each look, at each step, will be a sincere “Goodbye”, or “until next time”, or simply: “gratitude for everything” that has been experienced in these days. Start the descent to the base, where we will make a rest stop, have a trail snack, and continue for another 3 hours until the next camp, for an overnight stay with the possibility of the most starry sky of the trip.
Day 10 - River Camp Tek / Paraitepuy / Santa Elena de Uairen / Boa Vista
15 km trekking / 4 hours walking
This morning, we will start the last stage of the itinerary. Then board the 4x4 vehicles to Santa Elena, upon arriving at the border carry out the procedures for customs, exchange vehicles and travel to Boa Vista, with arrival scheduled for the end of the day or the beginning of the night, where will be accommodated at the hotel booked. Free night. For customers departing this morning, we will transfer out at 00:00. For customers departing the next day, the transfer to the airport is carried out at 11 am.
In this Mount Roraima hike experience, no one comes back the same way it was. We know that knowing this place is much more than going there, looking, and taking pictures. The scenario is the same for everyone, but our principle is to care carefully so that your experience is different and transformative. Your trip to Mount Roraima should not be something ordinary. The itineraries we organize are differentiated, providing transforming experiences, where the scenery creates a symbiosis with the participants and, in the end, one realizes the value of everything we offer in such a special and unique in world.
What is included
- Reception at the airport with transfer in/out (see predetermined times);
- Accommodation in Boa Vista in a double apartment – 02 nights;
- Land transport from Boa Vista to the Paraitepuy Indigenous Community - round trip;
- Accommodation in Santa Elena de Uairén in a double apartment – 01 night;
- Full board from Santa Elena de Uairén;
- Collective camping equipment: shared double tent, kitchen equipment, pottery, plates, cups, and cutlery;
- Logistics staff;
- Trail guide;
- First aid kit.
What is not included
- Flight tickets to Boa Vista
- Travel Insurance
- Receptive in/out lodging in Boa Vista
- Dining at Boa Vista and Santa Elena de Uairen
- Other transfers and tours
- Personal chargers for particular baggage must be contracted separately
What to bring
- Sunscreen and facial lotion with SPF
- Moisturizer/night lotion
- If you are taking any medication, bring enough stock
- The company is legally accredited by the Ministry of Tourism, the State Department of Tourism of the State of Roraima, Associated ABETA - Brazilian Association of Tourism Adventure and Nature of Business
- This package does not include travel insurance, however, it is highly recommended that all participants have their own insurance to participate in this expedition, with an insurer that takes precedence. If are interested, contact us on our recommendation
- You can talk to your family with communication via satellite phone, any day of the expedition, sharing their excitement with friends or sending news
- We offer the option of a helicopter back from the top or from another location to be defined, which can be shared by up to 04 people with their backpacks, provided beforehand
- If cancellation early the day of output is caused by the Contractor, the entire amount paid will be fully reimbursed, without penalty and without discounts, within 30/60 days from the cancellation request
- In case of cancellation on the initiative of the contractor, will be lost in favor of the Contractor, the following percentages of the price of the contract package: - 10% - cancellation more than 30 days before the start of the expedition; - 20% - cancellation between 30 and 21 days before the start of the expedition
- Percentages greater than the above provided that the corresponding expenses effectively proven by the agency before the Embratur, made as a result of user withdrawal - for cancellation within 21 to 08 days before the start of the tour
- The repayment follows the same definition expressed above