A hard and hot trek to Peito do Pombo

A hard and hot trek to Peito do Pombo

Page Type Page Type: Trip Report
Location Lat/Lon: 22.3764°S / 42.1827°W
Date Date Climbed/Hiked: Jul 23, 2005
Seasons Season: Winter
It's very important have some food and water during this trek. Peito do Pombo is very far from the town and the heat is the worst problem. So buy some lunch in Sana and fresh water in the beginning of the trail.

Sana river ( Escorrega fall)
The trail to Peito do Pombo ( Duck Chest) 1400m, starts on Sana town.
The beginning is very easy, with many waterfalls in the way like Mãe, Pai, Sete Quedas and Escorrega waterfalls. Good to a bathe...

Peito do Pombo
After this section, starts the weald, with a great view to the summit. Some cows pastured in that place.

Then, the scramble between the trees turns more difficult.
The jungle is very dense and damp and the ascent turns more tiresome.
In that place is very easy lose the track. And there's no water!
Almost there...

After 2 hours within this forest there is!!
From Peito do Pombo it's possible to see the ocean and the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) surround. It's the most preserved area on Rio de Janeiro.
NW view from the summit

During the descent, enjoy the many rivulets and waterfalls with pellucid water to refresh, after this ardous trek. Me and my crew spent 7 hours on this trek, with 10Km.


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Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Jul 25, 2007 1:10 pm - Voted 10/10

Waterfalls and Jungle Vegetation

Something we don't see in the U.S. Beautiful.


Kellfe - Jul 25, 2007 1:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Waterfalls and Jungle Vegetation

Thanks, Augie!!
You're always very kind. Peito do Pombo is a special place. But is very hot and wild.
Cheers from Brazil.

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