- Location: Heights of Guanapo, Northern Range
- Type of Journey: Return trip
- Distance: 5 miles (8km)
- Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
- Highest Elevation: 1550 feet
- Degree of Difficulty: 6 (challenging).
Get to Lalaja Road from the Arima/Blanchisseuse Road. As we trek along the Lalaja Road until the road turns into a trail, we continue our journey for about 2 hours and 30 minutes until we come to a tree with a very large trunk on our left with paint markings on it; we take this route and follow the very narrow trail all the way into an old plantation and secondary forest. We will see remnants of old cocoa trees. We will eventually come to a small stream which we will cross and proceed further until we come to another small stream; again, cross and proceed until we hear a faint sound of water falling from a height. As we approach a sharp descent, we will by then hear the distinct sound of a waterfall.
At the bottom of the drop is the upper Guanapo River. Turn left upstream until you come across a tall but very narrow waterfall and a small pool to take a dip. This is Lalaja Waterfall. Do not be disappointed at all, for the best is yet to come, but with a price. We come back to the base of where we came, cross the stream and continue uphill along the narrow trail which will eventually carry us across the face of the hill. There are some erosion along the way and we will have to be very, very careful about crossing. After that hurdle, the next hiccup is to cross some very slippery stones. A rope is a must here, but once achieved, welcome to heaven. Sombasson waterfalls, though not as tall as Lalaja falls, is twice as nice with a beautiful pool. Plunge in luscious cool waters in the middle of nowhere.
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