Our tour of La Cara del Indio region lasts 4 days.
It’s a loop that will pass just behind the big rocks
of La Cara del Indio. This is a little-known, but magical
Starting the first day with a jeep drive (30 minutes) to El
Manzano Alto, we will hike 4 to 5 hours up hill passing through
the cloud forest. After that we will hike to Las Canalejas
(water channels that bring water to the city of Merida) and
the Cascada de la Luna waterfall.
There are stunning mountain scenery to enjoy.
We will spend the night camping at El Paramo de los Conejos.
The second day our hike continues in the paramo
region, rich of Frailejones (Espeletia), a typical plant unique
to the high Andes with soft leaves belonging to the same family
of the Edelweiss from the Alpes. We will pass some nice mountain
lagoons, quite good for trout fishing and spend the night
in a tent.
The third day we walk through a nice paramo region
behind the Indian Face passin by some more beautiful lakes.
At the end of the day we will arrive at Laguna Albarrega and
camp for the night close to this lake. The region has a sort
of magic aura about it. People believe that gnomes, the small
men of the wood, live here.
The last day we hike downhill passing the paramo
region to the cloud forest. On the way we pass two caves,
Cueva del Oso and Cueva del Diablo. After 6-7 hours of downhill
hiking we arrive in Santa Rosa, where a jeep will be waiting
for us to take us back to the city.