Trekking Roraima


BestHike.com always has interesting suggestions when you’re looking for a new adventure, either in your own backyard or on the the other side of the planet. Nearly any day that you swing by the Best Hike Blog you’ll find some cool new place to consider exploring, and trust me, the site will make your “Life List” grow considerably if you read it often enough. You’ve been warned.

Today they’re spotlighting an amazing place called Roraima which is a vast, remote region of Venezuela, found where that country’s border meets Brazil and Guyana. It is also noted that this region was the inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, and for good reason.

Be sure to check out Best Hike’s Roraima page for even more details on this amazing place. As always, you’ll find reasons to like the hike, in this case the mention it’s remoteness, the fact that it can be explored in a six-day, five-night trek, and that there are many unique creatures in the area. In the “things to consider” section they mention the need to hire a guide (no independent trekking), the hike is wet, even in the “dry” season, and there are plenty of nasty biting insects to contend with. You’ll also find suggestions for the best routes, logistics for finding a guide, along with links to online resources, as well as recommended books and maps for the area.

If you’ve never heard of this location, and many people haven’t, you owe it to yourself to check it out. I caught a Discovery Channel special on it a few months back, and was amazed. It truly does look like a Lost World!

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