Serra Fina Crossing (05 days) - The Most Difficult Trekking in Brazil

The ‘Serra Fina‘ mountain rage is located in the triple border of the states of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo,  in Brazil along the Serra da Mantiqueira mountains.

The Serra Fina Crossing has one of the largest topographic differences in the Brazilian territory, above 2,000m, and the highest point of the mountain range, Pedra da Mina, is the fourth higher point in Brazil and has a height of 2,798m.

Considered one of the most difficult crossings in Brazil, the Serra Fina has fewer water points during the crossing, many hours of walking a day in stretches of great differences and requires high level of endurance and physical exertion.

The trekking takes 04 trekking days to be covered, with approximately 32 km.

We will start and finish our Adventure in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

per adult from

$1,126

NZD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Specialists Guides in long-distance trekking;
    • Guided Serra Fina Crossing;
    • Transportation Rio de Janeiro x Passa Quatro (Minas Gerias)
    • Transportation Passa Quatro (Minas Gerias) x Rio de Janeiro
    • Overnight in Lodge at Passa Quatro on day 01;
    • Gear purchasing advisory before departure (at your disposal)
    • First-aid kit
    • Remote monitoring expedition;
    • Nattrip Expeditio Gift
    • Snacks every day of trekking;
    • Carriers (Sherpas) for tents and food;
    • Camping tents (2-person shared)
    • Post Expedition bath at Passa Quatro;
    • Entry/Admission - Floresta Nacional de Passa Quatro
    • Entry/Admission - Pico Pedra Da Mina
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Personal use medice;
    • Meals not described as includeds (out of the trekking)
    • Any item not described as included.

  • Day 1: Rio de Janeiro City (hotel Pick-up) x Passa Quatro City (Minas Gerais State) x Overnight at Passa Quatro

    Stop At: Passa Quatro, Passa Quatro, State of Minas Gerais
    On this first day of adventures, we'll do the group reception at Rio de Janiro Airport (or at your lodging) and we'll have a transfer to the beautiful and quiet mining town of Passa-Quatro in the Serra da Mantiqueira mountain range (Minas Gerais state).
    On this day we will do a Serra Fina Expedition briefing , checking equipment and we will rest for the day to get ready for the beginning of one of the most difficult treks in Brazil.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Lodge at Passa-Quatro

    Day 2: Passa-quatro x Toca do Lobo Cave x Capim Amarelo Peak

    Stop At: Floresta Nacional de Passa Quatro, Passa Quatro, State of Minas Gerais 37.460.000 Brazil
    The beginning of the adventure will be at the 'Toca do Lobo' Cave (an old miner shelter of the region). We will cross a river and begin a long climb between bushes to the top of the mountain range. From this point, we will enjoy the magnificent views of valleys and farms of the region. After four hours of hike through crests we will leave for the final challenge,the Capim Amarelo Summit. Camping place of the first day trekking, in a beautiful and challenging hike to our destination.

    Hiking distance: 10km

    Overnight mode: Wild Camping 
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Wild Camping

    Day 3: Capim Amarelo Peak x Pedra da Mina Peak

    Stop At: Pico Pedra Da Mina, Border between the state of MG and SP, Passa Quatro, State of Minas Gerais Brazil
    The next morning we'll continue to a clearing called the 'Maracanã', then by the trail to the Pedra da Mina Peak, the fourth highest point in Brazil. The hike will follow the muntain crests where we will face an intense gap up to the summit of the fourth highest mountain in Brazil and the highest in the Serra da Mantiqueira Moutains, from its height we will have a 360º view of the entire region.
    We will camp at the top of Pedra da Mina or Vale do Ruah.
    For many, the Pedra da Mina sunrise is the most beautiful one of all Brazil.

    Hiking distance: 10km

    Overnight mode: Wild Camping
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Wild Camping

    Day 4: Pedra da Mina x 3 States Peak Camp

    Stop At: Pico Pedra Da Mina, Border between the state of MG and SP, Passa Quatro, State of Minas Gerais Brazil
    After our mountain breakfast, we will begin the descent of Pedra da Mina Peak, towards the Three States Peak, passing through the 'Cupim de Boi' Peak. The Three States Peak marks the meeting of three frontiers (São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro / Minas Gerais), and will set up our last camping in Serra Fina Crossing.
    We rest from the tiring day for another beautiful sunrise in the Serra da Mantiqueira mountains range.

    Hiking distance: 10km

    Overnight mode: Wild Camping
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Wild Camping

    Day 5: 3 States Peak Camp x Passa Quatro City x Rio de Janeiro (Transfer)

    Stop At: Passa Quatro, Passa Quatro, State of Minas Gerais
    After sunrise, we will have breakfast and begin the descent of the Three States Peak. We will reach the 'Alto dos Ívos' and finish the Crossig with the view to the 'Picú de Itamonte' Peak, in the same city, and then we will return to Passa-Quatro (Minas Gerais State), finishing the Serra Fina Crossing Expedition, the most difficult and complete trekking route in Brazil.
    Transfer to Rio de Janeiro at your lodging finishing the adventure.

    Hiking distance: 09km

    Overnight mode: -

    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
    • Internacional Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 18 years;
    • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions;
    • A high amount of walking (moutain trekking) is involved;
    • Good physical condition is required for the activity.
    • Each participant will carry a minimum of 4 liters of water in their onw backpacks.
    • After booking, atention to infromations at Viator Plataform (confirmations and more information).
    • What you need to bring (Mandatory)
    • ID or Passaport
    • Trekking Backpack minimum of 50 liters
    • Sleeping bag - minimum of -5ºc confort
    • Sleeping Pad
    • Walking stick (01 or 02)
    • Headlight and batteries
    • Bottle of water (minimun of 4 liters)
    • Boot / Hiking shoes
    • Dry Fit / Polyamide shirts (at least 05)
    • Anorak /Fleece
    • Second Skin (Shirt and Legs)
    • Socks (at least 04)
    • Gloves an Cap
    • Plastic bags (for trash)
    • Toilet paper
    • Cell phone
    • Sancks for the day
    • Trekking requires good experience in mountain trekking and wild camping;
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • Temperatures at night can reach -5ºc, being important to check the equipmentto be carried.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Nattrip - Tourism, Ecotourism and Adventure in Rio de Janeiro

Activity ID: V-13877P52

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