Prateleiras Peak, Itatiaia

#7 of 18 in Parks in Itatiaia
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. Put Prateleiras Peak on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Itatiaia online road trip planner .
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  • Arrive by car to the entrance of the upper part of the Park. From there it's only walk. The walk is quiet until the shelves. The look is stunning.
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  • The location is beautiful, in fact, the entire Park is beautiful! To get to the Christian is very quiet and doesn't need a guide, but it's good to follow the trail using a specific app.
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  • Anyone can climb the mountain shelf. We went with a group in which a boy of 11 years participated of the climb. Who has the most old can stop in certain part of the climb and enjoy the view of the site-people more willing can reach the top without much problem, but always with a guide to making a safe ride. We climbed up to the peak without appliances-only at the very end it was necessary to use rope to get from one stone to another, but very simple. The downside to who is more sedentary is the walk you have to do to get to the foot of the mountain: almost 2 hours walking. Over the same time in the back after going down. The ascent itself does not get tired because you go super slow. Going with a guide, you can get around 7:00 and go around 5:00 pm.
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  • How great are the shelves of the Itatiaia National Park. The scenario is. The climate is comfortable for hiking and it is still possible to make a mega rappelling negative. For the adventurers on duty this site won't be in the plans.
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  • I'm a lover of the Parque Nacional do Itatiaia. And with goal to reach the Summit but the weather prevented. We arrived to the base and return. I'm practicing mountaineering and vertical technique. Rappelling both South as North are fantastic. Via North wonderful visual. Super recommend.
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  • This place has a lot of stones in the way and for that, you have to be very careful not to cause injury to the feet. .. This is great for those who practice exercises, and adventurous activities, and more. .. Before walking very far, you have to follow a guide to protect people not to get lost in the forest which is very dangerous. Also, need to have fitness to withstand many hours of hiking, hot sun or rain, etc.. .. and have to bring water to drink, snacks to eat and some things to strengthen the muscles of the legs. .. Good Health!!
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  • Great trekking for those seeking personal resilience and energy with the environment.
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  • Is the mountain which gives the greatest adrenaline in Itatiaia National Park. Fantastic.
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