[well]Pico da Neblina Quick Facts
Pico da Neblina is the highest mountain found throughout all of Brazil. It stands at a height of 9,823 feet (2,994 m) above sea level and translated into English means, ‘Peak of the Mists’. Just like the name suggests, the top of the mountain is usually found to be cloaked in dense clouds throughout most of the year.
Though members of a Brazilian Army expedition in the year 1965 first ascended it, it has still yet to be extensively explored or studied due to its rather high peaks and difficulty levels of climbing it. There is now two National Parks that have been established and together they make one of the largest National Parks systems in tropical rainforests throughout the entire world. The total area they comprise when put together is 80,000 square kilometers (30,888 square miles).
Within these national parks and throughout various parts of the mountain, there is a rich and vibrant flora and fauna life within. Because of its location near the Amazon, there are still untouched and untamed natural parts where the particular plant life and animal life are impressively diverse and tropical. For example, there are over 215 species of hard-wood trees, a growing population of orchids, bromeliads and so much more found within the lands of Pico da Neblina.
The animal life that abounds here includes blue and yellow chested macaw birds, the poisonous black widow, black howler monkeys and several reptiles such as caiman snakes, iguanas and turtles. One of the most fascinating facts about this natural wonder of the world is that because of the hard to reach areas of the mountain, there are still so many different plants and animals that have yet to be discovered.
Pico da Neblina is located in the municipality of Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, which is a state of Amazonas. There are have been controversies about this because although it is located there, there are in fact no possible routes to access the mountain from that point. The nearest city is Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira with a distance of about 140 kilometers (87 miles) away where almost everyone hoping to explore the mountain departs from.
The coordinates of the mountain are 0°48′17″ N and 66°0′24″ W.
Only in the more recent years have their been guided expeditions and climbs of Pico da Neblina. Now, locals and people from all over the world with permission to do so, are leading trips up that can last anywhere from 5 days to 3 weeks camping and exploring all that the mountain and its national parks have to offer.
Through the trails and climbs up, visitors will be able to see and witness a wide range of plant and animal life and get an up close and personal look at some of the most beautiful and awe inspiring sceneries. It is advised that only well-seasoned hikers, trekkers and climbers take on such a big climb due to the amount of difficulty that occurs virtually throughout the entire journey.
October is the warmest month with temperatures around 79 F with February being the coldest with temperatures around 57 F. Temperatures are fairly consistent throughout the year with May delivering the most rain and September delivering the most sunshine.
More travel tips coming for Pico da Neblina. If you are a travel expert familiar with Brazil and the Pico da Neblina area, you are invited to contact Seven Natural Wonders with advice and tips.
Safety is a concern because of the area’s location in the Yanomami territory. Permits and guides are required before venturing out to climb the mountain. Onchocerciasis, malaria and yellow fever are all possible concerns.