Hike to Lower North Oropouche Gorge

SUNDAY 26TH JANUARY 2020

Meeting place: The "EXIT" of Pricesmart, Churchill Roosevelt Highway, ARIMA

Meeting time: 7:00am SHARP

Estimated arrival time at the start of the hike: 7:40am

Estimated completion time of the hike: 1:00pm LATEST

COST OF EXPEDITION: $75.TTD per hiker

Details of the Hike

From the word "GO", is water-trekking every step of the way upstream the North Oropouche River. Trekking in the waters is completely safe and shallow throughout.

We eventually reach at a point where we distinctively see the difference of the river where clear "limestone" coated rocks are visible and the overall ambience of our surroundings changes.

There are a combination of shallow and deep waters to your leisure. You are a swimmer, you are in for a treat. You are not a swimmer, do nor despair for life jackets will be available so that you can enjoy just as the swimmers. If you are just for the hike and no swimming at all, that is certainly not a problem as well.

We arrive at the gorge eventually and there is the river bank to rest your bags and other belongings and at the gorge, of course there is the shallow end and the deep end in the middle of the gorge.

For the adventurous, in the middle of the gorge, you can climb the rocks at the side and either dive or just plunge into the deep emerald green waters.

A rope will be in place from end to end so that you need not overexert yourself swimming from end to end that takes so much energy from especially the unfit.

The route we took to get to the gorge is the identical route we take to get back out.

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.