Mount Roraima

Mount Roraima (Monte Roraima, Tepuy Roraima, Cerro Roraima)

Mount Roraima, Venezuela, South America

Mount Roraima is known to have an otherworldly ambiance, with rare plant species and often shrouded in a mysterious fog. It is a tabletop mountain in a group of flat-topped mountains which are also known as “tepui,” which translates to mean “house of the gods” in the local Pémon language.

It sits in Venezuela’s 12,000-square-mile Canaima National Park, in what is called the “Guiana Shield” in the Highland Mountain Range. The tabletop mountains of Canaima National Park are the remains of a massive block of sandstone, and are some of the oldest known geological formations in the world, dating to the Precambrian era of two billion years ago.

Fog and rain on Mount Roraima, Venezuela

Many unique species of fauna and flora can be found in the tabletop mountains, including pitcher plants (Heliamphora), bellflowers (Campanula), and a rare heather (Rapatea).

Up

Mount Roraima and the tepui mountains were inspiration for the Disney/Pixar film “Up” in the Paradise Falls scene (“Paradise Falls” are fictional).

Countries: Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil

Mount Roraima forms the tri-point of the borders of Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil.

Mountain Range: Pakaraima Mountains, Highland Range

Elevation: 9,220 feet / 2,810 meters

First Ascent: December 1884, by English explorer Sir Everard im Thurn who hiked the mountain via a forested ramp, along with Harry Inniss Perkins and a party of Guyanese natives. The route that they took is still a popular trail for climbers.

Fun Fact: Mount Roraima is the highest peak in the Pakaraima Mountains, and it is also the highest point of Guyana’s Highland Range.

Photos

Mount Roraima

View from the Roraima tepui on Kukenan tepui at the fog – Venezuela, Latin America
A view towards Kukenan while hiking Mount Roraima on the border between Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana
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Mount Roraima in Venezuela, South America.
Group of tourists on Mount Roraima, Venezuela. Roraima is the main tourist attraction on the Border of Venezuela, Brazil and the Guyana
Kukenan next to Mount Roraima on the border between Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana in South America
Mount Roraima in Venezuela, South America.
Mount Roraima Summit – Venezuela
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Mount Roraima, Venezuela, South America
Mount Roraima, Venezuela, South America
Mount Roraima, Venezuela, South America.
Kukenan tepui, mount Roraima, Venezuela.
View from the plateau Roraima to Gran Sabana region – Venezuela, South America
Trekking Mount Roraima in Venezuela, South America.
Mount Roraima, Venezuela, South America.
Rock formations, Mount Roraima, Venezuela
Rocky terrain of Mount Roraima covered with mysterious fog
Mount Roraima, Venezuela
Fog and rain on Mount Roraima, Venezuela

Plants of Mount Roraima

Plants of Mount Roraima in Venezuela, South America.
Trekking Mount Roraima in Venezuela, South America.
Trekking Mount Roraima in Venezuela, South America.
Indigenous plant on top of Mount Roraima on the border between Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana in South America
Bonnetia Roraimae Plant – Venezuela

The Region

Typical indigenous house of Gran Savana, Venezuela with Monte Roraima in the background.

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