trek - 6 Days 5 Nights. Photos
trek Day 1: At 10:00 am,we drive
to Paraitepuy our starting point for this trek for 1:20
minutes in a 4x4 jeep. On arrival we will have a quick lunch
before we go trekking for 5 to 6 hours to our first camping
site called Kukenan. On the way there are fantastic views
of the surrounding tepuys, and the Gran Savannahs. Recommended
to wear a good cap or hat, and high factor sun protection
to avoid sun burns, The trek is relatively flat after the
500 meters climb at the start..Prepare for two river crossing,the
Rio Tek and the Rio Kukenan.
Roraima trek Day 2: After breakfast we
start our trek to the Base camp. This is a very hard day
with 17 hills, and constant humidity,but with rewarding
panaromic views of the tepuys, valleys, and the Gran Savannahs.
Trek time 6-7 hours.
Roraima trek Day 3: This is an amazing
trek to the summit with abundance of orchids, moss, trees,
insects, birds (colibris) and bromelias.Recommended: to
walk very slowly to avoid slipping and injuries which can
be caused by constant falling of rocks due to the amount
of erosion taking place in Roraima. The rocks on the pathway
are unstable. Once at the top we assemble our tents in small
caves to avoid the wind, rain and humidity. If there is
energy left, we explore the top of the tepuy close to our
camp in the afternoon.
Roraima trek Day 4: We go exploring the
summit,paying visits to the triple point, el Fozo, and the
highest peak. Recommended: The northen side of the tepuy,
if your decide to do this exploration, you get to visit,
the Jacuzzis, the abiss, salto Pantaleta, cristal valleys,
the Guacharo camp, and the highest peak. We will past our
second night on the summit in the same camp.
Roraima trek Day 5: We descend after breakfast
to the tek camp, this is the longest day on the trek. 9
Roraima trek Day 6: Trek back to Paraitepuy,
where our transport will be waiting with lunch,drinks and
fresh fruits. End of the trip.
What is included: Jeep transport in and
out of starting point, food during the trek, tents, sleeping
bags, mats, guide, portable toilets, porters for the equipment,
and food only, radio communication in case of emergency,
cook, and all the cooking equipment
What is’nt included: Tips, personal
porters, alcaholic drinks.
What to bring: Trekking shoes (Used not
new), sandals, sun screen, repellent, hat or cap, 3 pairs
of socks, torch light, rain gear, a good sweater or fleece,
sun glasses, plastic bags for your crucial stuff and clothing,
water bottle, camera, swim suit, 3 trousers, a good bag
How to get from Guyana to Santa Elena (Border town of Venezuela)
⦁ Depart Georgetown to Lethem on a domestic flight (USD 255 by flight or USD 120 bus-return)
⦁ Once in Lethem- Travel to Bom Fin then to Boa Vista (US25 per person-sharing taxi) -return US50 sharing taxi (here need to change to REIS the currency of Brazil)
⦁ Go to Taxi Terminal and get taxi going to Pacaraima also called La Linea (Border town with Santa Elena, Venezuela)-Sharing Taxi US25 ( Can use Reis or Vz currency called Bolivars)-Total US50- return
⦁ Basic Hotel at Santa Elena US per night-Total US 40-60 (sharing). (2 nights at hotel)
Roraima trek - 6 Days 5 Nights (Total days needed for trip - 8 days)
Price: USD 560 (for 6 day trek only)
For GUYANA- VISAS
Please sort visas early. You would need to get Police Clearance from CID which takes 5 days. Then give another 3-5 days for visa.
Needed for Visa
⦁ Police Clearance
⦁ Yellow fever shot
⦁ Passport pics (the embassy sends you to a specific photographer)
⦁ Visa is about Gy$ 6,500 (they give you slip to take to Republic Bank to pay once approved.
⦁ Job letter/income report/bank statement
Tour Roraima $560