Agulhas Negras Peak, Itatiaia

(4.9/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
At 2,791 m (9,157 ft), Agulhas Negras Peak, or Black Needles Peak, is the fifth highest mountain in Brazil, and the highest point in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Although the climb to the very top isn't the easiest of undertakings, the base camp Abrigo Rebouças is the highest point in Brazil that you can reach in a regular car, so you are guaranteed spectacular scenery no matter your fitness. If you do make it to the peak, you will be rewarded with a far-reaching, mountainous vista; lush tropical vegetation, pierced here and there by the spiky rock formations that give the peak its name. Put Agulhas Negras Peak into our Itatiaia holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • For this it is necessary to have fitness and reserve with a guide, as well as having two sides with climbing and also to know the round-trip path after the base field, because it is very easy to get lost since there is no marked trail in this part and many holes back. The view is esperacular and it is necessary to take a breakfast reinforced because the lunch is only on the Summit of the agulhas negras. Ride of a lifetime and the view from the top is impressive. It's worth it.
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  • The ascent of the peak must be well programmed, you can take a guided walk but if you choose to go it alone is required the minimum equipment (30 m rope, harness and connectors). The ride consists of a short walk (3 km) to the base of the needles (that in itself is worth, and continues for a steep and uneven track the rock, not always well marked, but are short (maximum of two tickets) points which effectively using climbing gear (people with more experience in rock probably will not use in any passage But even then it is mandatory to be with the equipment, or at the entrance of the Park, will be forbidden to make the ascent, being intended for the other attractions).
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  • Spectacular views, hiking trails and streams on the way comes make the walk to the Summit to be an adventure worth, even if you know the time passing. Very good.
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