Camino Real del Carrizal en Akanan

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   Camino Real del Carrizal

Connect to a 500 year old path, named ?Real? or royal as the indigenous Mucuchíes,Timotes and Quicas used to commercialize in the flatland or Los Llanos region. Discover the stone wall which delimits its properties and get in touch with its warm and kind people who still walk it along. You will enjoy fantasy scenarios during these 5 days of trekking beggining in the andean highlands down to the Barinas llanos.

LENGHT: 3 days - 2 nights

HIGHLIGHTS:
Hike to the high population of Micarache
Descent to cover Suns ( Tapa soles)
If it is season watching the Andeans cook the rock (rupicola peruviana)
Crossing the Canaguá River
Village of the Carrizal (Ghost Town)
Church built by Juan Félix Sánchez (in Los Altos de la Aguada)
Village of Ciénago ( village in the midst of the Andean Crowns)

TECHNICAL ASPECTS:
Level of training: 4
5 to 8 hours walk.
Basic accommodation in Mucuposadas
Nights in tents 1 night


Itinerary:
Day 1: GAVIDIA (Micarache)

After taking a morning flight towards El Vigía airport, you will be transfered in a private vehicle to Páramo of Gavidia (Micarache) and meet your mule drivers which will accompany us up to Alto de Micarache at 3.640 mts a.s.l. where the first camping takes place at Quita soles. Tents (L, D)
4 trekking hours in14 km.
Altitude: 3.400 meters.

Day 2: CARRIZAL

After breakfast and with the help of our mules, we continue our journey at the Valley of the loco. This trek will take us approx.8 hours, then we will meet with the first strongest uphill between its waterfall and El Castillo. Once at El Carrizal (1.500 mts) Ali and Lourdes will kindly attend us with its family at its humble but impeccable posada with exquisite food and the possibility to bathe in its cristaline waters of Canaguá river. (B, L, D)
8 hours of trekking in 13 kms.
Altitude: 1500 meters.

Day 3: EL CIENAGO (Barinas state)



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