Teta de Niquitao

Elevation (feet): 13,143
Elevation (meters): 4,006
Continent: South America
Country: Venezuela
Range/Region: Cordillera de Merida
Latitude: 9.118029
Longitude: -70.493131
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Year first climbed: 1910
First successful climber(s): Alfredo Jahn Hartmann
Nearest major airport: Valera
Convenient Center: Niquitao

Thanks to Eloy G. Boulton for adding this peak.

Beautiful and easy 2½ hour climb of a 4000 meters mountain of the Venezuelan Andes, the highest of Trujillo state. The first reported climb was made by de venezuelan engineer Alfredo Jahn on november 23, 1910.

From the town of Niquitao take a paved road to Las Mesitas, then a steep dirt road that starts at El Bisum (4x4 needed)up to the base of the mountain (aprox. 3600 m.). There are 4x4 vehicles that can be hired at Niquitao. Ask for information if you are planning by your own. With clean skies, the views from the summit are overwhelming.

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