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Range Name(s): Cordillera de Merida, Cordillera de Mérida, Кордильера-де-Мерида     Geology: Tectonic
Max. Elevation: 4 981 m / 16 342 ft     Snow Line: Please update
Region(s): South America     Average Length: 230 miles / 370 km
Location: Venezuela: Apure, Barinas, Cojedes, Lara, Mérida, Portuguesa, Táchira, Trujillo, Zulia; ... Read more     Average Width: Please update
Activity Type: Please update     Latitude/Longitude: 8°43'30.981''N
-70°-45'-46.582''W
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Parent Range: Andes     Nearest Airport(s): Simón Bolívar Caracas International Airport (CCS);
National Park(s): Sierra Nevada National Park;     Convenience Center(s): Caracas; Mérida;

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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).... Read more

DESCRIPTION Edit

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.... Read more

LOCATION Edit

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 natural layering of ecosystems that occurs at distinct altitudes due to varying environmental conditions.... Read more

 

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