I booked a 3-day Los Nevados Tour with Guamanchi Expeditions in Mérida. You can also do a 2-day tour to Los Nevados if you have less time to spend.
The first day we went with jeeps to the Andean village Los Nevados, a drive that took 4 - 5 hours. After lunch we could walk around on our own in the village, or just rest. We spent the night at Guamanchi’s Posada in Los Nevados.
The next day we rode, mostly uphill, on mules for four hours to Loma Redonda, the forth station along the Teleférico (at 4050m) . Here the people in our group who were doing the 2-day tour took the teleférico down to Mérida. We, who were on the 3-day tour, continued by foot for two hours downhill to a house (at 3200m) where we stayed the night.
After breakfast the next day we walked downhill four hours to the village Mucunutan where we were picked up by a jeep from Guamanchi and then we went back to Mérida.
As you will spend much time at high elevation it is important to bring warm clothes and as it rains a lot you should also bring waterproof clothes. And off course you should wear good shoes to walk in. You will also need high sun protection.
We were only three tourists doing the 3-day tour and therefore it became quite expensive. It was 675 BsF (June 2008).
Next to the table where we were eating I saw this glass of water with an egg in it. I asked one of the guides about it and he told me it was for telling the fortune. The egg will be in the glass all day and then you will read the fortune from the patterns formed during the day. I don’t know though if this is only made in, and around, Los Nevados, and if it is only done during that day, which was a Holiday (Batalla de Carabobo).