Serra Fina Crossing (05 days) – The Most Difficult Trekking in Brazil

The ‘Serra Fina‘ mountain rage is located in the triple border of the states of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo,  in Brazil along the Serra da Mantiqueira mountains.

The Serra Fina Crossing has one of the largest topographic differences in the Brazilian territory, above 2,000m, and the highest point of the mountain range, Pedra da Mina, is the fourth higher point in Brazil and has a height of 2,798m.

Considered one of the most difficult crossings in Brazil, the Serra Fina has fewer water points during the crossing, many hours of walking a day in stretches of great differences and requires high level of endurance and physical exertion.

The trekking takes 04 trekking days to be covered, with approximately 32 km.

We will start and finish our Adventure in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Serra Fina Trekking Expedition (05 days)  Highlights

What is the itinerary of Serra Fina Crossing (05 days)?

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro City (hotel Pick-up) x Passa Quatro City (Minas Gerais State) x Overnight at Passa Quatro

Hiking distance: –
Overnight mode: Lodge at Passa-Quatro

Day 2: Passa-quatro x Toca do Lobo Cave x Capim Amarelo Peak 

Hiking distance: 09km
Overnight mode: Wild Camping

Day 3: Capim Amarelo Peak x Pedra da Mina Peak

Hiking distance: 09km
Overnight mode: Wild Camping

Day 4: Pedra da Mina x 3 States Peak Camp

Hiking distance: 09km
Overnight mode: Wild Camping

Day 5: 3 States Peak Camp x Passa Quatro City x Rio de Janeiro (Transfer)

Hiking distance: 09km
Overnight mode: –

  • Trekking requires good experience in mountain trekking and wild camping;
  • Temperatures at night can reach -5ºc, being important to check the equipmentto be carried.

What’s included in the Serra Fina Crossing (05 days)?

  • Specialists Guides in long-distance trekking;
  • Guided Serra Fina Crossing;
  • Transportation Rio de Janeiro x Passa Quatro (Minas Gerias);
  • Transportation Passa Quatro (Minas Gerias) x Rio de Janeiro ;
  • Overnight in Lodge at Passa Quatro on day 01;
  • Breakfast at Lodge at day 2;
  • Gear purchasing advisory before departure (at your disposal);
  • First-aid kit ;
  • Remote monitoring expedition;
  • Nattrip Expeditio Gift ;
  • Breakfast every day of trekking;
  • Snacks every day of trekking;
  • Mountain dinner every day of trekking;
  • Carriers (Sherpas) for tents and food;
  • Camping tents (2-person shared)
  • Post Expedition bath at Passa Quatro;
Not included:
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal use medice;
  • Meals not described as includeds (out of the trekking);
  • Any item not described as included.

What to bring to the Serra Fina Crossing (05 days)?

What you need to bring (Mandatory) :

  • ID or Passaport
  • Trekking Backpack minimum of 50 liters
  • Sleeping bag – minimum of -5ºc confort
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Walking stick (01 or 02)
  • Headlight and batteries
  • Bottle of water (minimun of 4 liters)
  • Boot / Hiking shoes
  • Dry Fit / Polyamide shirts (at least 05)
  • Anorak /Fleece
  • Second Skin (Shirt and Legs)
  • Socks (at least 04)
  • Gloves an Cap
  • Plastic bags (for trash)
  • Toilet paper
  • Cell phone
  • Sancks for the day
  • Slippers

Where do we meet to go to Serra Fina Trekking Expedition (05 days)

Departure Time

Pick-up time: 09:00 am
Pick-up point: Your hosting hotel in the city of Rio de Janeiro

Departure Time Comments

  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.


After Booking, please inform your Hosting Adress in Rio.

Directions to Departure Location

Your Hosting in Rio de Janeiro.

Return Location

  • Your hosting hotel in the city of Rio de Janeiro or Rio airport

FAQ Serra Fina Trekking Expedition (05 days) 

Is it safe?

Nattrip operates this tour regularly and never had any issues regarding safety. Regarding inherent risks involved, please be aware to read “Exposure” iconograph before booking this product. Incidents such as falls, twists and scratches happen very often. It is mandatory to follow the instructions of the Leaders and to use safety equipment when requested.

Will my cell phone work? Wi-fi spots?
How does the food works? What do we eat?
How do we get water?

The water is 100% natural water and contains living microorganisms. If you’re not used to this type of ingestion, we recommend the use of water purification.

Are there bathroom facilities?
How’s the group? Who will I be travelling with?

Our expeditions consists of small groups. In case of large number of people, we will divide into small groups that will hike with minimum interval. Other people might join the same group. If you want to go on a private group, contact us before booking.

What kind of gear do I need? What are the luggage restrictions? Packing tips?

A comfortable backpacking pack (60L minimum) is mandatory. Camping gear will be provided. Rentals are available in case you need, please let us know prior to departure. Assistance before departure is available, contact us.

What are the vaccines needed? What about the Zyka Virus?

Yellow fever vaccine is mandatory. Aedes Aegypti is an urban mosquito, it does not proliferate in wild natural environments. No diseases transmitted by this mosquito will be found in the natural places visited (dengue, zyka, etc)

Do I have to bring cash?
Where do we sleep?
Any wildlife risks?
What’s the physical effort involved?
What ages is it suitable?

Each person knows their limits. We don’t limit anybody, but we don’t recommend to young people less than 12 years old



1025USD per person (for 03 or more persons group)

1120USD per person (for 02 or more persons group)

1865USD per person (for 01 person group)

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Schedule and Outings

This tour has daily departure

• Daily departure available

• Please consider that this tour requires booking 3 days in advance and depends on minimum quorum


  • More than 5 participants, contact us!

Group type

  • Small groups (10 persons max)
  • Bilingual Leaders (Professional Tour Guides)
  • Satellite monitoring with SPOT Gen3

Group type

  • Small groups (10 persons max)
  • Open for any customer to join
  • Bilingual Leaders (Professional Tour Guides)
  • Satellite monitoring with SPOT Gen3
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