Make an invigorating ascent to T&Ts 3rd. highest peak @ 936m/3071 ft, then, on the flipside, make an equally invigorating descent into the Morang waterfall and basin.
Our Morangtucuche tour combines a steep ascent to 936m/3071ft. On the way back you switch off the reverse to make an even steeper descent.
The ascent takes you to Mt. El Tucuche. This is the 3rd highest peak in T&T falling just 1m/3ft behind El Pico Es Condido which in turn is second to El Cerro Del Aripo which stands at 940m/3084ft. The mountain is named after the 1st Peoples word for Hummngbird; if you get lucky, you may have encounters with some of the many species which call that area home. If you get really lucky, you may get a sighting of the Ruby Topaz!
The area also well known for the indigenous Golden Tree Frog; a highly sought after sighting amongst naturalists. They are know to life (even the tadpoles) in the giant Bromeliad plant which tends to be found at alttudes in excess of 245m/800ft.
Although the loop is only 10km/6.2mi. of clear trails, there are a few steep gradients which are collectively dubbed the 'Devil's Staircase'; this feature will give the best of us a challenge. At the summit, you will get a well deserved photo opp. as proof of your conquest. Here you will also get a well deserved rest before embarking on the return leg.
On your way up and on a clear day, you can see the popular bays of Maracas and Las Cuevas. When it is rainy and misty, you get a traverse through what I can only describe as our very own enchanted forest.
For the return, we make a diversion, onbound to the Morang waterfall and pools. If the humidity is high (which is usually the case), you will surley be longing to get there!
Maracas Village, Trinidad and Tobago
Shorts/sport leggings (dry fit)
Sport top (dry fit)
Nutrition & water for 4 HRS
Suggested daypack items:
Waterproof phone case/bag
Back pack with water reservoir (15 TTD rental fee)
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Map of Route
Elevation Profile of Route
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