- 3 days (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Experience the Andean thermal floors, get to know the Paramo ecosystem and, the marvels of tropical glaciers in this astonishing 3-day hike in the Colombian Coffee Region.
- Hotel pick-up
- Certified mountain guide
- Accomodation as specified in the program
- Insurance Policy
- Daily Snack Package
- Water purification during the trek
- Unspecified food or beverage
- Rental equipment
- Mule or porter
- Unspecified services
At the hotel
At the hotel
This amazing adventure will take you through Los Nevados National Park and many of its natural attractions, wonders, and imposing mountains and landscapes while you learn about the importance and uniqueness of these types of ecosystems.
Day 1: Leaving Salento at 6:00 am in a Jeep “Willis”, the typical transportation of the coffee region, you will head to Cocora Valley. Starting at an altitude of 2.390meters you will enter the forest among the tall Wax Palm trees. The first ascent goes as far 3.400meters high to the lookout where we will stop for a trail lunch. Afterward, we will visit the Paramo Forest and "Alto de la Amargura" at 4.000m; the highest point of this day. If weather conditions allow us, we will be able to see Paramillo del Quindio and Nevado del Tolima. After a break, we will continue descending to Finca El Berlin ( 3.700m), for 6 to 8km more where you will spend the night.
Day 2: After a typical countryside breakfast, we will get ready to visit Laguna del Otun at 3.900m. Here we will make a stop for a trail lunch while we enjoy the view of the snowy peaks, waterfalls, and the numerous Frailejones. After lunch, we will hike to the lookout point called La Asomadera at 4.100m getting closer to Nevado Santa Isabel until the National Park Cabin Called "Potosi". Finally, we will finish the day descending to a farmer's house called Campo Alegre at 3900m.
Day 3: at 6:30 am a 4x4 car will pick up the group for a 40min drive until Conejeras, where you will start the hike at 4200m. It will take around 4hrs to ascend to the glacier's border of Santa Isabel at 4800m. There the group will stay for 1hr before descending to the car again to Manizales. On this day you have a trail lunch and a meal in Manizales. You have the choice of staying in Manizales or returning to Salento.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- THINGS TO BRING:
- Water Canteen.
- Warm and comfortable clothes and gloves
- Waterproof clothing
- Hiking boots
- IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
- Please note that hiking at high altitudes is a demanding activity and that it is not recommended to perform these activities right after an arrival from a low altitude city.
- This tour ends in Manizales, but it is possible to book a flight to any other city in Colombia, please contact us.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.