Agulhas Negras Peak, Itatiaia

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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. To visit Agulhas Negras Peak on your holiday in Itatiaia, and find out what else Itatiaia has to offer, use our Itatiaia trip maker site .
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  • Needless to describe the famous Pico das Agulhas Negras, but it's fantastic to see all that plutonic rocks, set to "originate from an eruption in which the magma was consolidated within the Earth's crust, cooling slowly". These rocks were exposed after erosion have removed, over millions of years, rocks more soft "the recobriam", showing the cracks "needles". It's a look amazing! Not only the Agulhas Negras as everything in the Parque Nacional do Itatiaia. It's intriguing to think that, in ancient times, there was the Itatiaia volcano ... We climbed the peak in 12/08/2017, and at least until then had a limit of about 80 people per day to visit the Summit. That is, you have to get verrrrry early, get up early in the queue, because is in order of arrival (if anything has changed). For those who like hiking, say it is an unforgettable experience! For those with no experience whatsoever: the base of the peak to the Summit, there are numerous excerpts from "-hike" up "and there are stretches where it is necessary to use ropes and harness. And if I'm not mistaken, it is compulsory to hire a guide. But it's worth a lot to shame! Is a unique setting, both seen from the bottom up, as from the top down.
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  • Located on the top part of the National Park, the Agulhas Negras is a beautiful challenge for your physical. The rise, though relatively brief, is very steep with several-hike "up points. If you have a problem with the time, go to the Creek before it will have a single view of your walls. The visual of the Summit is rewarding.
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  • Simply sensational. However, it is worth the following information: 1) Has the fitness well up to date, because the climb is strenuous enough. 2) Take water and light food to consume at the top. 3) get there early. 4) Hire a guide. There are some points that can be very dangerous if you go with a guide. 5) think positive and go forward. This mountain is very beautiful.
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  • Was once considered the highest peak of Brazil, today is in fifth place in the official ranking of the IBGE. Note that Google Maps marker is in the wrong position.
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  • Pico das agulhas negras has a different vegetation, trailing because of altitude. The places visited are beautiful. The big problem is the road to get, asphalt. But it's worth the sacrifice is a wonderful place.
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  • If you want real emotion can go without fear is there where we can feel closer to God ... and positive energy of nature ... a must not think twice. Go without fear of being happy.
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  • I'm a fan of this park! The rise of the Agulhas Negras is difficult level, must be done with a guide and needs excellent fitness and you can't be afraid of heights. For lovers of extreme sports is sen-sa-cio-nal!!!!!!
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  • Beautiful place! At least once in your life you have to go to it! At least to see. When I went, foolishly climbed with more 1 friend without any kind of experience or protection. I do not recommend, because there are several places that you can get hurt seriously. There are agencies/guides that can make the walk to the Summit
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