Prateleiras Peak, Itatiaia

(4.7/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Prateleiras Peak is a dream for the truly adventurous! This stunning natural wonder reaches 2539 m (8300 ft) in altitude, so it’s not for those scared of heights, but the view is absolutely breathtaking who are determined to reach the top. The initial part of the ascent is quite easy, but towards the end it gets more difficult, requiring ropes and lots of courage. It’s recommended to go with a guide and be very prepared with boots, walking sticks, snacks, and water. Walk above the clouds and take in the 360 degree view. To visit Prateleiras Peak and other attractions in Itatiaia, use our Itatiaia itinerary builder.
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  • We reached the shelves the ridge of the Hill do couto!! The path until it was really cool!! At the moment the fog was too thick ... ... we're not the vision of it all!! But the path to the base of the shelves have a shag rock to quantitate the emotion! Nice .... would recommend!
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  • The peak of shelves draws attention for having such forms mixed the rest of the peaks of the Park. You can reach the base for a walk leaving the Rebouças or Shelter from the Morro do Couto, walking along the crest of the massif of the Christian. The circuit Morro do Couto-shelves is very beautiful. Provides the best view of the Vale do Paraíba. You can also have a beautiful view of the Pico das Agulhas Negras. The walk starts at the station and terminates at the shelter Atul Raheem. Requires a bit of conditioning to face the ups and downs and of courage for-hike "up snippets for achieving the Summit of Christian. The whole route takes about 6 hours. It is recommended to make the journey with a guide, as it is easy to get lost in more Rocky stretches between the Christian and the shelves. We did with Ivan, the mountains of Itatiaia.
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  • 2 hours walk, reasonable, without need of equipment, can be done even by children. Take sunscreen, food and water. The view is breathtaking, with caution if reaches the base of the peak.
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  • Ascent of peak (shag rocks ") require experience and skill, a lot of attention (go with a guide if you have no experience and height). Spectacular, awesome place.
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  • A wonderful place. High difficulty. Only with climbing material for your safety. Take the gloves because the hand suffers. His "Summit" (rs) 2,539 m altitude which is at the high end of the Park.
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  • I think the view is even more beautiful than the needles due to the great depression that the peak edge.
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  • Spectacular place with a wonderful view. The trail requires some experience and fitness.
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  • Place show too much ... every year we visited the PNI and up their they mountains
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