May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Leaving at 8 am, car transfer until the start of the trail. Firstly we cross a dense forest. Then we reach altitude vegetation and get to see the sky above us. This day is quite short, although not light since it includes some steep climbing. We reach the Castelos do Açu camp in the afternoon, where we have dinner and spend the night.
Early breakfast and camp disassembling. The most challenging section of the hike awaits: a short via ferrata climb. During the day we will go through 6 different peaks. We will enjoy the sunset on the Pedra do Sino summit, with beautiful views. Overnight in its base camp.
Early rise, before sunrise! We descend through the rainforest to the NP control. Transfer to Teresopolis and end of the trip.
Breakfasts, dinner and trail snacks during the trek are included. Food and drinks at Itamonte and dinner on the last day are not included.
You need to bring: sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, head torch with spare batteries, warm wind/rain proof jacket, t-shirt, fleece jacket, trekking pants, goretex or similar pants, fleece or polartec gloves, waterproof trekking boots, thick trekking socks, water purifying tablets/drops, carbo gels, stuff sacks or bin bags, sleeping bag (-5C), rucksack with hip belt and rain cover, medicine (ibuprofen, loperamide), personal hygiene kit, sleeping mattress, water bottle, trekking poles.
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.
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