Climb Agulhas Negras and Prateleiras, two iconic peaks of Itaitiaia National Park. The best mountaineering in Brazil, close to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
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!
Mountain hostel 2 km away from the entrance to Itatiaia National Park.
Rock climbing guide from Brazil.
I started climbing and mountaineering in 1990, and I’ve been doing it for more than 25 years. During those years I climbed in most climbing routes in Brazil, and opened some of the largest routes in the country.
Additionally, I wrote and published 2 climbing books "Dividir and Conquistar" (To Share and To Conquer, 2000) and "Manual de abertura de vias" (Route Opening Manual, 2013). And I also wrote articles for several media and websites.
I’m Industrial Rope Access supervisor and is a certified rescuer in height and confined spaces.
Going up to Pão de Açúcar was an amazing experience. Alex Ribeiro was an excellent guide and he was super friendly. I would highly recommend anyone who enjoys climbing to go with Alex. The entire process of booking was very simple. Maca and Alex were both very accommodating and flexible with my schedule. I very much appreciate it. It will be an experience I won\'t forget.
Helpful guide and an interesting route to climb Pão de Açúcar. Conditions were wet so at times it felt a little bit dangerous, but we managed alright safely!
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It was excellent! Adilio was fantastic, I couldn\'t have asked for a better guide.
Group of 1
|USD 1598 each|
Group of 2
|USD 877 each|
Group of 3
|USD 671 each|
Group of 4
|USD 593 each|
Group of 5
|USD 516 each|
Group of 6
|USD 604 each|
Group of 7
|USD 542 each|
Group of 8
|USD 500 each|
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- Guiding fee
- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
- Transport during the trip
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
* PRICE is for trips starting on Fridays
* A DISCOUNT offered for trips on Mondays or Tuesdays, or any day of the week booked at least 30 days in advance. The discount depends on the number of people in the group:
- 1 person: 15%
- 2 people: 15%
- 3 people: 15%
- 4 people: 20%
- 5 people: 20%
- 6 people: 25%
- 7 people: 25%
- 8 people: 30%