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Cordillera de Merida

Region(s): South America, Venezuela: (Apure, Barinas, Cojedes, Lara, Mérida, Portuguesa, Táchira, Trujillo, Zulia)
Parent Range: Caribbean Andes
Max. Elevation: 4 981 m / 16 342 ft
Geology: Tectonic
Average Length: 230 miles / 370 km
Average Width: 100 miles / 62 km
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Overview

Range Name(s): Cordillera de Merida
Max. Elevation: 4 981 m / 16 342 ft
Region(s): South America
Location: South America, Venezuela: (Apure, Barinas, Cojedes, Lara, Mérida, Portuguesa, Táchira, Trujillo, Zulia)
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Starting Point: 8.725272464227679
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Parent Range: Caribbean Andes
Geology: Tectonic
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Average Length: 230 miles / 370 km
Average Width: 100 miles / 62 km
Nearst
Airport(s):
Simón Bolívar Caracas International Airport (CCS)
Convenience Center(s): Caracas, Mérida
National
Park(s):
Sierra Nevada National Park

Location

South America, Venezuela: (Apure, Barinas, Cojedes, Lara, Mérida, Portuguesa, Táchira, Trujillo, Zulia)
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    Climbers and hikers mostly come to Cordillera de Merida to climb Pico Bolívar (4981 meters) - the highest mountain in Venezuela. This spectacular and challenging climb is best done over 6 days to minimize the risk of altitude sickness. It is a round trip from city of Mérida following a U-shaped high mountain route known as La Travesia and is intended for confident climbers with technical mountaineering experience. Crampons and ice-axe are necessary during the wet season (December-March).
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    The Cordillera de Mérida is a mountain range that is a part of Caribbean Andes. It lies in northwestern Venezuela and runs north-east between the Venezuelan-Colombian border and the Coastal Cordillera (Venezuela). Pico Bolivar (4981 meters) is the highest point of Cordillera de Merida and Venezuela itself. There are five glaciers in the range but they are very small and seems to disappear soon. The Sierra de la Culata and Sierra Nevada de Merida are the biggest ridges in the Cordillra de Merida.
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    The Cordillera de Merida runs north-east between the Venezuelan-Colombian border and the Coastal Cordillera (Venezuela).
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    One of the most spectacular hiking in Venezuela is in Cordillera de Merida that combines hiking route and ascent to the highest country point - Pico Bolivar (4981 meters). The route begins in the rain forest and finishes at the snow fields of the mountain so during the climb the adventurer passes all the   ... Read more

     

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