Summit of Maracas Waterfall

SATURDAY 04TH JULY 2020

Meeting place: The Entrance of Eric Williams Medical Science Complex, Mt. Hope

Meeting time: 6:00am SHARP

Estimated arrival time at the start of the hike: 6:45am

Estimated completion time of the hike: 1:30pm LATEST

HIKE FEE

 

$100.TTD per hiker

 

Kindly make payment to any branch of Republic Bank Limited....A/C#320466690701 in the name of "Nature Trekking in T&T"

Once payment is made, kindly Whats app or email a copy of the receipt as proof of payment toemile@naturetrektnt.com

Details of the hike

CAUTION: This hike is exclusively for FIT HIKERS.

In the village of Lluengo Village, our journey starts on the trail that takes you to the ever popular Maracas Waterfall. Along the way, we make a diversion into uncharted territory that once upon a time was a cocoa estate as remnants of cocoa trees are prominent here. Our constant uphill trek starts and it is here your fitness condition will come to a stern test. It is important that we all stay together as there is literally no trail along the way. We eventually reach at the summit of our climb where at this point, we will be 1,650 feet and about 2.5 miles of trekking would've been accomplished. From the summit here, we head on downhill until we eventually reach to a stream that will ultimately lead us to a really beautiful waterfall ideal for a swim. That waterfall is 1,585 feet and 2.6 miles is accomplished.

Leaving the waterfall, we trek along the stream that will lead us to the very top of the tallest waterfall of Trinidad and Tobago where the elevation here is 1,532 feet. From the summit, we turn around and start our constant steep downhill trek along a totally different trail that will bring us back on to the popular trail to the waterfall that everybody knows.

For those wishing to visit this here waterfall, the trek to there is a relatively short one along first gently uphill terrain until we taper off along gentle trail until we eventually reach at our destination. Pending on the season of the year, the waterfall may have enough water to make the environment a spectacular one or in the dry season, little water will be seen.

In all, the entire hike's distance is 6.75 miles hereby ending an enthralling day.

Attire

Wear long/short trousers. ...........your choice.

Wear long/short sleeve tops and even sleeveless can be worn..........your choice.

Wear hiking shoes/trainers/sandals with good grips under the soles. No slippers please.

Use a  Backpack thereby keeping both hands totally free.

Bring mosquito repellent.

Important Notice - Re: COVID-19

Due to the state of  this pandemic the Corona-virus epidemic, in order to maintain my usual high standard of service on to my fellow hikers and fitness enthusiasts, for this "Hike Funatic Event", no more than "(15) fifteen hikers" will be entertained whatsoever. Safety, and security is NTITT's utmost prime focus and of course, your well-being will be monitored every step of the way throughout the duration of the expedition.

Please read the guidelines carefully that will be the order of the day:

  1. At the meeting point, you are to remain in your respective vehicles. I will entertain each of you by the car window.

  2. A 15 minute grace will be given for late comers. At 6:15am, we depart Mount Hope to our destination. The objective here is to "START EARLY AND FINISH EARLY".

  3. Social distancing will be the order of the day throughout our beach walk.

  4. Wear your face mask if you so desire.

  5. Along the way, there will be 2 stops to ensure that our convoy remain together and no one is displaced.