Venezuela is a land of dramatic and unique landscapes, home to the world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls and the huge tabletop mountains of the Pakaraima mountain chain, some of the oldest geological formations on Earth.
The best known trek in Venezuela is up Mount Roraima (2810 m). The inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel, ‘The Lost World’, the mountain also holds special significance for the indigenous people of the area. Mount Roraima was first climbed in 1884 making it the first recorded major tepui (tabletop mountain) to be scaled. The same route taken by Sir Everard im Thurn in 1884 is used by hikers to this day.
This is a challenging hike but from the top walkers will be rewarded with magnificent views of the surrounding tepuis as well as discovering many unique flora and fauna which is endemic to the plateau.