In Venezuela is the tallest and longest cable car in the world


A modern cable car called Mukumbari, is a luxury elevator, considered the longest and highest, located in the Andean mountains of the state of Mérida

The Mérida cable car, considered the highest and longest in the world in its type, aims to become the most modern tourist infrastructure on the planet; Whose transformation is due to more than 300 heroes who work in minimum temperatures in the Andean peaks under ecological visions.


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Mukumbarí, is a luxury elevator that gives entrance to the most beautiful Venezuelan mountains. Unique landscape in the world, it has six ecological units ranging from 1,577 meters above sea level (msnm) to 4,765 (msnm), in a course of 12.5 kilometers. It has 5 stations: Barinitas at 1,577 (msnm), La Montaña with 2,436 (msnm), La Aguada at 3,452 (msnm), Loma Redonda at a height of 4,045 (m) and Pico Espejo the most remote and high at 4,765 ) Connected by four sections that have up-to-date technology, making it the safest and most reliable cable car.

This cable car was inaugurated in March of 1960, but due to the time of use, was closed and intervened by the National Government for its respective maintenance, rescue and modernization in 2008 and in April 2016 again goes into activity to offer service to tourists And inhabitants of the region.

In 50 minutes you can enjoy the altitude and the cold

        Its total route is 12.5 kilometers, the same is done by 5 stations at a speed of 5 meters per second, in 8 modern cabins that for 50 minutes can be reached and enjoy the cold in the Venezuelan Andes at a height of 4765 (Msnm)

It has the capacity to transport 2760 users every day. Starts its services or operations to the public at 11 in the morning until 8 in the night period of time that will be repeated in that same form on Saturday and Sunday.

Mukumbarí, place where the sun sleeps

Mukumbarí means in indigenous voice “place where the sun sleeps”. This denomination was given by the first inhabitants of the Venezuelan Andes to what is now known as the imposing Sierra Nevada National Park.

Station Barinitas


Barinitas Station

       Barinitas is the gateway to the Mukumbarí, architecturally, the new station which has 6,357 square meters of construction, draws attention to the large undulating roof that unifies all buildings, squares and variety of trees.

At this station there are boxes for the sale of tickets, organization and access to the booths, services of craft shops and souvenirs, children’s playground, food fair, public toilets, nursing, bus stop and changing rooms for employees and Firefighters, commercial premises and gastronomic fair.

The first station can accommodate more than 800 people simultaneously in a modern and minimalist tonic infrastructure with neutral colors, which makes Barinitas a dynamic space.

U It is composed of 4 stretches that together complete the 12.5 km

  First section: Barinitas Station at 1,577 masl to La Montaña station with 2436 masl, that is to say, from the Chama River canyon to the top, the Meseta of Mérida with its neighboring towns of Tabay, La Parroquia and Ejido.

Second section: La Montaña station to La Aguada station with 3452 (msnm) composed of cloud forest and altiandina to the high moors, where the peak El Toro emerges with 4.756 (msnm). The Sierra Nevada National Park and to the north, you can see the Sierra de la Culata National Park, in the heart of the Venezuelan Andes.

Third stage: It develops from La Aguada station with 3.452 (msnm) to the station Loma Redonda with 4,045 (msnm) in Los Páramos, here you can observe more than 86 species of frailejón, an exclusive plant of the mountain range of the Andes. To the front we see the north flank of the Bolivar Peak and below, you can see the road that leads to the village of Los Nevados, on the other side of the mountains.

Fourth section will connect to the Loma Redonda station with 4,045 (msnm) with the Pico Espejo station at 4,760 (msnm) to reach the Bolivar Peak with 4,980 (msnm).

Rates or prices

The tariffs differ according to the nationality of the user, Venezuelans and Venezuelans pay a price of Bs 3,500 and foreign visitors or tourists pay US $ 50 and do it with a credit card.

Written by: Luis Augusto Gonzalez


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