Kukenan Tepui Trek
VEN-22 / 10-day trip / Grade: T2
Kukenan Tepui (flat-topped mountain with vertical walls) is located in the “Gran Sabana” in the southeast of Venezuela. This is one of those hidden jewels standing just beside its famous neighbor: Roraima tepui. Kukenan is seldom visited due to its difficult and demanding access and the logistics it implies. But is a well-rewarded effort, standing in such a pristine place. The endemic flora and fauna, plus the astounding views from the summits are a lifetime experience.
Kukenan has an altitude of 2300 meters with an amazing 675 meters waterfall, one of the highest in the Gran Sabana. The weather can be quite extreme and changeable on this mountain; therefore it is advisable to choose the dry period for the trek.
This trip is worth every step of the way, specially for those looking for an off-the-beaten trail adventure!
|Day 1||Arrival in Venezuela’s Gran Sabana|
|Day 3||Tokwono Camp|
|Day 4||Kukenan’s Base Camp|
|Day 5||Kukenan’s high plateau|
|Day 6||Hike to “La Gran Grieta” (The Big Gorge)|
|Day 7||“La Gran Grieta” – Rest day|
|Day 8||Back to Kukenan’s base camp|
|Day 9||Paraitepui – Puerto Ordaz|
|Day 10||Caracas & Departure|