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El Ávila - Western Peak

Escalones del Pico Occidental

After arriving to "No te Apures", we continue our ascension to the summit of the mountain. The raise is strong, the vegetation is thick. The roots from the trees are useful as steps. The temperature is little by little transforming nicer.

Selva Tupida

Cambio de vegetación en el Pico Occidental

Vista desde el Pico Occidental

El hotel Humboldt

Suddenly, there is a sudden change in the vegetation. We left behind those big trees and now we have in front of us small bushes. This also allows us to sea at our same level the Humboldt Hotel (El Avila Peak, which is 2200 meters above sea level). You also have a spectacular view of the city.

Only a few minutes after, you arrive to the “ Asiento de la Silla de Caracas” (the Chair of Caracas). This little place is right in the middle of a bifurcation. To the left, the path leads you to the Western Peak (2.480 meters), to the right the Eastern Peak (2620 meters). We continue to our goal, the Western Peak.

the Chair of Caracas
the Chair of Caracas

Western Peak
Western Peak


Estern Peak

Caraballeda and the sea
Caraballeda and the sea

Soon after you have a new reward to the effort you have made: The view to the Central Littoral, this means the sea and the population of Caraballeda, which is in the coast, in the other side of the mountain.The vegetation from the coast-side is also different. You can watch far away some palms in the abrupt hillside of the mountain.


Nevertheless, one of the best attractions of the place is a huge rock that outstands above the empty. Those without fear to the heights can enjoy of an unforgettable experience, admiring the view, with their feet hanging over the empty.

Palms
Palms


With the feet hanging…
With the feet hanging…

...and under, nothing
...and under, nothing

After a while – The raise from the Chair to the Western Peak lasts about 30 minutes – you arrive the summit of the Western Peak.

The summit of the Western Peak
The summit of the Western Peak

Close to us, the Eastern Peak and far away, the Naiguata Peak
Close to us, the Eastern Peak and far away, the Naiguata Peak

From the summit the sight is spectacular: On one side the side, on the other one Caracas, in the middle the Eastern Peak and, far away, the Naiguata Peak, the highest of the national park “El Avila”, with 2700 meters.

The view of Caracas
The view of Caracas

The Humboldt Hotel and the population of Galipan
The Humboldt Hotel and the population of Galipan

If you continue walking a little to the West, you will soon see bellow you the Humboldt Hotel and, to the right, the population of Galipán. The path – called the “Fila Maestra” (Master Row), is one of the most beautiful of the Avila. In a clear day you can see in one side the city and in the other one they see. If you continue walking through this path you’ll get to “Lagunazo” and later on to the Humboldt Hotel.


Ver además

El Ávila - La Julia - The national park El Avila, that separates the city of Caracas from the coast, offers many excursions. One of these excursions is to the national park ranger’s place of “La Julia” located 1140 meters above sea level.

The Avila - Sabas Nieves - No Te Apures - Every day, at sunrise, dring the day, and at sunset, hundreds and hundreds of persons go to Sabas Nieves, looking for contact with nature, exercise or a little scattering.

The Avila - Eastern Peak - There are two ways to get to the Eastern Peak: From Sabas Nieves (the west side) and also from Cachimbo (the east side). In this page we’ll narrate the raise from Cachimbo and the Aborigine Stone

The Avila - Chacaito - In the Geographic center of Caracas, at the level of Chacaito, you find the raise to the national park ranger’s place Chacaito, in the national park El Avila.

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