16,207 ft / 4,940 m

#2 in Mérida

#2 in Venezuela


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  • Pico Humboldt is Venezuela's second highest peak.
  • Located in the Sierra Nevada de Merida, in the Venezuelan Andes.
  • The peak with its sister peak Pico Bonpland and the surrounding p‡ramos are protected by Sierra Nevada National Park.
  • The summit is surrounded by the Eastern Coromoto glacier and the Sievers glacier, the two largest out of the five glaciers remaining in the country.
  • The glaciers on Humboldt Peak have been receding quickly since the 1970s and are forecast to melt completely in a couple of decades.