Caparao National Park, Alto Caparao

4.9
#18 of 99 in Nature in State of Minas Gerais
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A 26,000 hectare (64,247 acre) protected region of mountainous rain forest, Caparao National Park contains Brazil's third and fourth highest peaks--Pico da Bandeira and Pico do Calçado. Make the nighttime climb to the summit of Pico da Bandeira and you will be awarded with a spectacular sunrise over the mountain Pico do Cristal. Throughout the park are many trails, taking you past waterfalls, lush vegetation, and a lake that freezes in winter. Put Caparao National Park and other Alto Caparao attractions into our Alto Caparao vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We left in the morning and went to the camp tronqueira. We set up tent (rented in town). We spent the day at the Park. We saw the Sun for the lookout of tronqueira. At 10:30 pm we start the ascent to the peak. In the middle of the night we reached the camp land and continue. Around 5:30 the morning we reached the peak. We saw the sun rise over there and even freezing it was all worth it!
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  • take the guided tour, especially if you make the night track. even he knows the place tends to get lost there. Stunning views and priceless
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  • I made the ascent to the peak and I can tell you to go need of physical conditioning and take what is needed. I went with the local guide and food and were very warm clothes, as did the rise in winter saw many people walking around totally unprepared. I might point out that it is very important to take appropriate clothing if hypothermia is common and very risky. Unfortunately when I got to the peak time was closed and I couldn't see anything, but the walk is very worthwhile. The Park is beautiful and has other waterfalls to meet.
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