Maunga Terevaka

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bukagirl
New Jersey3 735 contributions
Not as dramatic as Rano Kau
Dec 2019 • Solo
The highest point on the island, not as crowded since you can only hike up or go by horse.
I made it round trip in 2 hours and 10 minutes.
No lagoon on top.
Make sure at the sign about 40 minutes into the hike you go left if you stay right you go to Rano Aroi.
You can see Rano Kau in the distance.
You'll know you are there when you see the stick hut with Terevaka on it.
Check out my pictures to see what the sign looks like.
If you don't have much time on the island you can pass this ip.
Written 31 December 2019
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Robert D
37 contributions
The High Point of the Island
Mar 2019 • Solo
The top of Terevaka is visited either by hiking or on horseback. I chose the latter and it was a great way to see the scenery and the 360 degree vistas from one end of the island to the others. Worth a climb.
Written 20 March 2019
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Rodrigo Montefusco
16 contributions
Very nice view
Apr 2018
Easy walk to the highest place in Easter Island, giving you a really nice view. It will take you 45 minutes if you are in decent shape. Very easy to get there, although there is no signed path...just walk to the top and you are done.
Written 3 March 2019
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Tomás F
6 contributions
A different trekking path
Jan 2019 • Solo
Beautiful and easy trekking path, it's around 500 Mts of altitude, and it's very green and lush.
The most beautiful thing, is that when you get to the top, you can see the ocean in every direction you look, so it's possible to take a 360º panoramic picture with the sea.
Written 14 February 2019
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4 154 contributions
Highest point on the island
Oct 2018 • Couples
Terevaka is the largest, tallest, and youngest of Easter Island’s three main extinct volcanoes. Standing at 500 m (1,664 ft) tall, its summit is the highest point on the island. The reward for the hike to the top: a spectacular 360° landscape view. You can see (and feel) the total isolation of the island in the vast Pacific Ocean. We parked at Akivi, from there it’s a gentle uphill walk of about 3.5 km (2.25 miles) amid rolling hillside volcano cones. We passed only a handful of other hikers and 2 people on horseback. Taking our time, our total round-trip took about 3 hours. There are markers pointing the way along dirt tracks. Terevaka doesn’t have a main crater so it’s easy to get mislead. You’ll first come across a summit with a steep trail up. Keep going around to the back, where the slope is gentler. Note: It’s not Terevaka, but this ridge also provides a nice view and has a large crater. This summit is marked by a pile of stones. Terevaka is marked with a pile of sticks and a small sign. Take binoculars! Bring water, snacks, and a jacket. It was unbelievably windy. Barren too, no shade. On our way up, we had just started our journey when a truck pulled alongside, and the driver offered us a ride. He was the owner of a property on the way. I’m sorry I didn’t get his name, and I’m not sure how far we rode with him, but the lift was much appreciated! When we passed the farm on the way back, he was far out in the field, but somehow saw us and waved! What an amazing act of friendliness and hospitality to total strangers. I hiked the North Coast the previous day with Green Island Tours. I’d put that hike in the number one slot, but keep in mind that is about 10 miles over moderate terrain. That distance isn’t for everyone, but Terevaka can be done by most if you’re in reasonable health. My husband enjoyed Terevaka, and I rarely get him on hikes with me! If you’ve seen all the main sights on the island and are looking for a unique experience, this is it.
Written 12 December 2018
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Unelma333
Karlsruhe, Germany1 161 contributions
Great views & a pleasant hike
Oct 2018 • Couples
We started hiking from Ahu Akivi (the road leading up to Terevaka is clearly marked) and it took about 3 hours there and back, including a break at the top. It is a pleasant, not too strenuous hike if you have at least an average fitness level. The only alternative is horseback riding as cars and motorbikes are not allowed.
The views were beautiful all the way up. From the top you can enjoy stunning vistas in all directions - beautiful green hills, dark blue ocean, horses, cows... A crater-like area close to the top looks nice and you can climb up, but be aware that this is not the actual top. It is marked with a large pile of wood and a sign.
More people were doing this hike than expected (we saw somewhere between 10-20 other hikers). Still, it felt like a tranquil, off-the-beaten-track activity and we truly enjoyed it.
Written 15 November 2018
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mrdom
4 882 contributions
Easy walk up the highest point
Mar 2018 • Solo
I took the signposted dirt road next to Ahu Akivi and walked 1.5 hours up a gentle uphill (1 hour downhill) to reach the top, with little shade along the way. At one point, there is a short steep path to a crater ridge with great views, but this is not the top, so go around it if you don't want a detour. At the top, where there's a woodpile and a sign, the views of the town are not as good as along the way, but you do get views off to the east and all over the sea. Also a lot of wind. It's an easy way to appreciate the remoteness and barrenness of the island.
Written 12 March 2018
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thaisfuncia
Sao Paulo, SP249 contributions
Highest Point in the island
Mar 2018 • Couples
Its a great hike mainly having the opportunity to see the island from a 360 perspective and realized that you are in the middle of the pacifi so so far away!
Written 1 March 2018
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Granules2013
Darwin, Australia1 861 contributions
Horse riding!
Jan 2018 • Friends
Probably the best way to get to the highest point of Easter island is by horse back. Did a great hire riding tour over half a day up the slopes of the mountain and explored the landscape.
Written 27 January 2018
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GunnfromNorway
Bergen, Norway88 contributions
Very nice tour to walk to the top from the Ahu Akiwi site.
Dec 2017 • Family
The trek starts from the right hand side as you enter the Ahu Akiwi moai site and is super to combine with this inland moai site, which is absolutely worht a visit! The trek is well marked with a sign. After visiting Ahu Akiwi, we walked up the Terevaka Volcano in about one and half hour. It is a beautiful landscape and the view is marvelous, you can basically see the whole island as you ascend to the top. It is not hard, pleasently rolling hills, a couple of craters to see on the way. It is a relaxing and different thing to do during a visit to Easter Island. No guide needed. We only met 4 other people, 3 of them horsebackriding.
Written 8 January 2018
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