Pico da Neblina Trekking Expedition is an epic 17-day itinerary combining unique cultural encounters with the natives of the Amazon rainforest, the Yanomami people. The extraordinary national park of Pico da Neblina offers a kaleidoscope of natural beauty, being one of the most preserved regions in the Brazilian Amazon. It is located in the northwest of the Amazonas state, all along the upper part of Rio Negro, in the midst of vast indigenous territories. This is truly a once in a lifetime experiences in one of the most remote places in the world, where you will cross the Equator line, navigating wild rivers by boat and trekking through pristine rainforest, while challenging yourself to ascent up to the 3000 m summit of Brazil’s highest peak, Yaripo. Reaching this peak is a dream for every mountaineer. Without exaggeration, it is the most difficult trails in Brazil. The expedition not only delivers a sensational mountain experience, it’s also an experience of finding oneself, of achieving personal goals and testing one’s limits.
Operated in full partnership with the Yanomami and other local communities, the expedition is guided by highly experienced, English-speaking expedition leaders, who are authorized by the Brazilian authorities to perform this trip. They will ensure everyone feels safe, confident and welcome. Expect a high quality of the logistics & service, however, be prepared for improvisation, as nature is unpredictable.
The expedition is designed for hikers with a good physical condition and an unimpaired mobility. Ideally, you should have experience in trekking and hiking at higher altitudes. The routine involves early morning rises and hikes on moderate to steep slopes between 6-10 hours a day during at least 10 days of the experience. You should be prepared for swimming in moderate currents. Yanomami porters will assist at all times, including transportation of some of the gear. Staff will be on standby to assist anyone down the mountain in case of inability to reach the summit. Accommodation comfort is high-end in Manaus, but simple and comfortable in Sao Gabriel. The rest of the itinerary is performed in regions with no available infrastructure, therefore makeshift overnight camps with hammocks will be prepared by the staff.