Details on Caura Mega Challenge

SATURDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2020

Meeting place: The Entrance to Eric Williams Medical Complex, MOUNT HOPE

Meeting time: 6:00am SHARP

Estimated arrival time at the start of the hike: 7:00am

Estimated completion time of the hike: 4:00pm LATEST

The rating of this hike is (7) difficult

We park at Manacal Road in Caura where the hike starts. We start on road heading straight into the mountain of the Northern Range. We will be crossing quite a number of small streams that crosses the main trail and we will eventually start heading uphill. At the summit, we will officially be between "Caura and Morne La Croix Villages". From the summit, of course we start heading downhill through natural forest until we eventually come to a wide dirt road which is called "Mamoral Road". Our walk here becomes quite invigorating as we enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way.

We eventually come out on the well-known "Arima/Blanchisseuse Road" in the heart of Morne La Croix Village. We walk through this village as we make our way to a nearby dirt road parallel to the main road that carries us all the way to the summit of "Las Lapas Road" where at this point is the official entrance to "Lopinot Village".

Steady downhill trekking along dirt road will give us the opportunity in seeing the lovely valley of Lopinot before we eventually come to the first village "La Pastora Village" en route to the main village of Lopinot. At the Savannah is the perfect spot for us to take a break before we embark on our final leg back to Caura.

Departing Caura, we take a historical trail where back in 1944 the inhabitants of Caura Village took on their way to Lopinot when they got their eviction notices from the government back then and had to take up new residence in Lopinot. Of course we head on back to the mountain where it is steady uphill trekking all the way to the summit where at this point, lovely views of Lopinot can be admired before we make our final journey downhill all the way until we eventually see our parked vehicles awaiting our arrival.

 

Duration & Cost

9 Hours

Estimated hike time from Caura to Morne La Croix Village - 3.5 hours

Estimated hike time from Morne La Croix to Lopinot Village - 2.5 hours

Estimated hike time from Lopinot back to Caura Village - 2 hours

HIKE COST

TTD $100. per person

Kindly make payment to any branch of Republic Bank Limited

A/C#320466690701

In the name of "Nature Trekking in T&T"

Once payment is made, kindly Whats app or email a copy of the receipt as proof of payment

Persons wishing to make direct payments, touch base with me and arrangements will be made

Please note that persons making advanced payments will be acknowledged first and foremost

Attire & General Information

Wear long/short trousers.….. Your choice.

Wear long/short sleeve tops…. Your choice.

Wear hiking shoes/trainers/sandals with good grips under the soles . No slippers please.

Use a backpack thereby keeping both hands completely free.

Bring mosquito repellent. Optional

Bring a change of clothing which will be left in the vehicles.

Bring a waterproof camera. Other cameras would be used at your own risk.

Important Notice - Re: COVID-19

Due to the state of  this pandemic the Corona-virus epidemic, in order to maintain my usual high standard of service on to my fellow hikers and fitness enthusiasts, for this "Fitness Event", no more than "(10) ten hikers" will be entertained whatsoever. Safety, and security is NTITT's utmost prime focus and of course, your well-being will be monitored every step of the way throughout the duration of the expedition.

Please read the guidelines carefully that will be the order of the day:

  1. At the meeting point, you are to remain in your respective vehicles. I will entertain each of you by the car window.

  2. A 15 minute grace will be given for late comers. At 6:15am, we depart Mount Hope to our destination. The objective here is to "START EARLY AND FINISH EARLY".

  3. At the meeting point, everybody will be checked for their body temperature to ensure all is well with each and every body on the hike.