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The Chirikayen Table Mountain … is an ideal entry into the world of trekking!

Experience the fascinating world of table mountains, the so-called

“LOST WORLD”

You walk through the savannah, crossed by Moriche palm trees, always looking at the Chirikay Table Mountain, which is also called the “sleeping Indian”. On the high plateau you will find an extraordinary endemic plant world, such as carnivorous plants and rare orchid species, which are also likely to fascinate “non botanists”. Since the Chirikayen path is not as much frequented as the Roraima Table Mountain, one can often encounter a deers and ant-eaters. The view from the plateau to the savannah and across the rainforest as well as to the neighboring table mountains is breathtaking. Especially when one walks above the cloud cover, one only recognizes the peaks of the neighboring table mountains, which penetrate the cloud cover. Here, the magic of the table mountains is captured and only then does it be understood why they are called “islands in time”. They also see old Indian rock paintings. You refresh yourself at waterfalls, rivers and hidden baths. Also the “cave of the tiger” is also to be explored.

DURATION 4 Days
BEGINNING OF TOUR 10:00 h in Santa Elena de Uairén
END OF TOUR 16:00 h in Santa Elena de Uairén
CLOTHES/EQUIPMENT Light Clothing
Sun Protection
Insect Repellent
Swim Wear
Hat
Rain Jacket
Trekking Socks
Warm clothing
Sleeping Bag and Ground Mat
Comfortable Backpack
Solid Hiking Boots
Light Trekking Sandals
Flash Light
INCLUDED Tour Guide
Porters for provisions and equipment
First aid kit (basic)
Satellite telephone or spot for emergencies
Tents (Hilleberg)
3x Breakfast
4x Lunch
3x Dinner
Soft Drinks
Two participants per tent
NOT INCLUDED
Alcoholic Beverages
Tips
Sleeping Bag
Ground Mat
Personal Porter
Single Tent

 

Minimum participants: from 4 Persons

Chirikayen Tepui / 4 Days Trekking Tour

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Day 1

Around 9:00h we drive about 90 minutes to the Indian village of Chirikayen. After a short preparation we start from there our hike through the savannah direction Base Camp of the Chirikayen. “Chirika” means in the language of the pemons “parrot” and “yen” means “place”. This name has the mountain the many small parrots owing to the nest in the steep wall. The walk through the savannah takes about 4.5 hours and we camp directly next to a river and enjoy a refreshing bath. Afterwards the dinner is served.
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Day 2

After breakfast, we start with our luggage towards high plateau. After 1 hour we leave the main baggage. It will be brought from there by porters to our next camp. With light luggage we now climb the plateau. The view from there is spectacular. Orchids and carnivorous plants line the path. Since the Chirikayen is not as famous as the Roraima trek, you can hardly see other tourists and the chance to see an anteater, a roe deer or a tapir are much higher than the Roraima trek. A light lunch is served and at its feet is the fascinating savannah and a jungle landscape. The vultures are often observed here as they take advantage of all the thermals and float through the air without the help of thermals. After we have photographed countless motifs, we go down another path into the savannah. The descent takes about 2.5 hours. Just before we reach the camp we find a large rock with primitive Indian rock paintings. The campsite has a small lagoon where we can refresh ourselves.
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Day 3

After breakfast, we cross a savanna landscape covered with Moriche palm trees, as well as the primary rainforest, until we reach the river and the waterfall “Wara”. There we serve the lunch while you lie relaxed in the river or under the waterfall. We have enough time to enjoy the afternoon as the nearby camp is only 45 minutes away.
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Day 4: Salto Wara –“Tiger Cave” – Santa Elena

Around 08:00 we continue our hike. The varied scenery again offers many great photographs. After about 3 hours we reach the most beautiful natural pool of the tour under a small waterfall. The water shimmers in bluish and greenish colors. While our team is preparing lunch, you can refresh yourself in this pool. After the lunch, everything is packed again and we go only 45 minutes to explore the cave “El Tigre”. Afterwards we hike to an Indian settlement and are then taken back to Santa Elena.
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