In this 3 days mountaineering program we’ll climb two peaks in Itatiaia National Park: Agulhas Negras and Prateleiras. Agulhas Negras has 2787 metres, and is one of the highest peaks in Brazil.
Itatiaia is an ideal place for hiking, rock climbing and those getting started in mountaineering, and the landscapes are very beautiful. It was the first national park in the country, and it is easily accessible from the main cities in the central-east region: Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
For this program a basic trekking experience is required. Other from that, just the will to enjoy, learn and have fun! All the guides know very well the region, and have been going to Itaitiaia for more than 20 years. And this program can be done all year round.
Day 1 – Travel to Itamonte
The meeting point is in Itamonte, the closest city to the park. We’ll spend the night in a mountain hostel located just 5 km to the entrance to Itaitaia.
Day 2 – Climbing Agulhas Negras – 2787m
After breakfast we go to the starting point of the trek, Rebouças refuge at 2500. The first part is an easy walk for an hour, but after that we have 4 hours of rock scramble and some technical climbs (some of them quite exposed). We will have all the necessary technical equipment. After the summit we go down rappelling, and hike back to Reboucas. Transport back to the hostel.
Day 3 – Climb to Prateleiras – 2630m
We drive back again to Reboucas, in Itaitiaia highlands. From there we start walking towards Prateleiras, a huge rock massif. The hike is shorter than the one to Agulhas Negras, but the ascent more exposed. We then go down and back to the hostel for a snack and shower. From there we drive to Itamonte, where the trip ends.
Please contact me if you are interested in doing these climbs in an iconic place for mountaineering in Brazil, such as Itaitiaia National Park!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
Mountain hostel 2 km away from the entrance to Itatiaia National Park.