Pico Oriental

Elevation (feet): 8,661
Elevation (meters): 2,640
Continent: South America
Country: Venezuela
Range/Region: Coastal Venezuela
Latitude: 10.537602
Longitude: -66.839361
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec
Year first climbed: 1800
First successful climber(s): Alejandro de Humboldt
Nearest major airport: Aeropuerto Internacional Simon Bolivar
Convenient Center: Caracas

Thanks to Andrȳ Vidal for adding this peak.

It's a nice mountain to climb. The west side is most popular and it's not difficult to climb. The east side requires good fisical conditions. On the summit, the turistic point is called "La Cruz de los Palmeros" because of a 3 meters high cross and the sight of the city is really amazing.

Trip Reports

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

There are 6 trip reports for Pico Oriental.

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  • Log #20861 - by Eloy G. Boulton on July 05, 2007
    It is a beautiful 3 1/2 hour hike by the 2 main routes stablished. The easiest one is the so called "Ruta de Humboldt", used by Alexander Von Humboldt the 2 of january 1800 to climb by the first time...
  • Log #13192 - by Gabriel Paris on Oct 30, 2004
    It's a very complete exercise ascending this mountain from Caracas. The very top doesn't have panoramic view, since vegetation around is tall, but the nearby "Cruz de los Palmeros" (a 10...
  • Log #13193 - by centro excursionista nemesis on June 13, 2004
    Se encuentra dentro del Parque Nacional El Avila, presenta 4 rutas para ascender. La primera por Altamira,La segunda por Dos Caminos subiendo por el Estribo Cachimbo, la tercera por Galipan_Hotel...
  • Log #13194 - by centro excursionista nemesis on Dec 03, 2003
    Es un paseo que todo excursionista tiene que realizar ya que además del ejercicio f'sico extenuante, tiene la recompensa de observar a Caracas desde 2640 metros. Buena opción
  • Log #13196 - by Sergio Perez Acosta on June 09, 2001
    Cumbre de entrenamiento por excelencia !!! CEU (Centro Excursionista de la Universidad Central de Venezuela)
  • Log #13197 - by Daniel Mora on May 28, 2001
    tremendo pico verde en caracas, vayan y tripeenlo!!