Pico Naiguatá

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Pico Naiguatá is the highest elevation of Cordillera de la Costa at Venezuela. It belongs to El Ávila National Park. It´s summit is the local most desirable destination for hikers and backpackers from Caracas and it´s sorroundings. The route can be done on one day roundtrip from 6 to 10 hours, depending on individual fittness; but many prefer to use the very well Known camping site El Anfiteatro (30 minutes from the summit) and turn the climb into a 2 or more days pleasure hike. To replace the old metallic one, a 2,3 meter high stainless steel cross was raised on the summit on 2006, from which there is a beautifull sight that allows you to see either the city of Caracas or the Caribbean Sea and coastline. Pico Naiguatá was named after a famous caribean chief who lived and fought during the early spanish conquest.

Elevation (feet): 9,071
Elevation (meters): 2,765
Continent: South America
Country: Venezuela
Range/Region: Coastal Venezuela
Latitude: 10.543002
Longitude: -66.782584
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec
Year first climbed: 1872
First successful climber(s): James Mudie Spence
Nearest major airport: Internacional Simón Bolívar
Convenient Center: Caracas

Thanks to Bernardo Perez-Castilla for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 6 trip reports for Pico Naiguatá.

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  • Log #12604 - by centro excursionista nemesis on Oct 29, 2004
    Como integrante del Centro Excursionista Némesis de Venezuela lo recomiendo, suficiente agua, vegetacion con una belleza increible, desde su cumbre se puede ver a Caracas, La Guaira,y el Estado...
  • Log #12605 - by centro excursionista nemesis on Oct 29, 2004
    Muy buena opción para los que les gustan caminar entre 5 a 7 horas subiendo, gran variedad de vegetación, se consigue suficiente agua, buen clima' y una vista espectacular donde se observa la costa...
  • Log #12606 - by Kevin Alexander Puche Guaderrama on Oct 31, 2003
    it's a Very easy trekking... any tecnical difucult
  • Log #12607 - by Geordon Rendle on Oct 31, 2003
    The Ascent: First, consider your fitness level. This is an arduous, tough climb with great rewards. The hike up can take anywhere from 5 hours to 8 depending on fitness. Be prepared.
  • Log #12610 - by David Elvira on June 22, 2001
    He subido este pico como 15 veces por 4 de las 5 rutas que tiene. (me falta por el pueblo de naiguat…). Tengo una p…gina dedicada a este pico y a otros de Venezuela y Ecuador. Es genial estar en su...
  • Log #12611 - by Roberto Blasi on June 22, 2001
    Subí con unos amigos y acampamos por dos días, luego realizamos el recorrido hasta Lagunazo y el descenso por el teleférico que para entonces funcionaba.