Cordillera Central, Colombia

Los Nevados Trek

When: JAN-DEC

Length: 5- 7days

Level: Intermediate

Price: $420

Overview

A challenging trek through a continuously evolving landscape

One of the most scenic treks in Colombia, this is a great choice for those short on exploration time

The Los Nevados Trek brings you face to face with the unbelievable array of ecosystems within Los Nevados National Park. Climb through Valle de Cocora featuring Colombia’s famous wax palms - the tallest palm trees in the world.

Traverse the cloud forest to arrive at the páramo - an ecosystem found in a select few places in the world - where you’ll be delighted by condors, Andean bears, foxes, and rare plant life.

Your last day in the high mountain landscape will bring you around volcano Nevado del Tolima, an impressively symmetrical, snow-covered cone. Fortunately, Los Termales de Cañon hot springs await to soothe exhausted muscles and boast views of the volcanoes located in the park that are quite incredible.

Dominated by multiple snow capped volcanoes, Los Nevados National Park is home to a staggering array of plant and animal life. Located in the central Colombian Andes, the park covers over 225 sq mi and features high mountain landscapes, waterfalls, hot springs - a perfect cure for sore muscles - waterfalls, rainforests, jungles, and high-altitude lakes.

With such a diverse range of environments, the Los Nevados Trek is perfect for all adventure seekers and nature lovers.

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All climbs are customizable options, including fully-inclusive travel itineraries or expedition services only. Usually expeditions begin and end in Medellín, and this trek can also be combined with a climb in the region (for acclimatization).

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 -

MEDELLIN - SALENTO
Private transport from Medellin to Salento (7hrs). Spend the night in this beautiful town. The rest of the afternoon you can enjoy the landscape, take pictures and relax.

Day 2 -

SALENTO- COCORA- LA PRIMAVERA
After breakfast, visit the Cocora Valley and begin the beautiful ascent to La Primavera. We will set up our camp, complete with a stunning view of the Nevado del Tolima volcano and its surrounding high mountain landscape.

Day 3 -

LA PRIMAVERA- TERMALES DE CANON
Walking through the paramo that surrounds the Nevado del Tolima, we'll pass by lago El Encanto, El Placer Valley and numerous streams. Camp by the Termales de Cañón hot springs.

Day 4 -

TERMALES DEL CAÑON- ESCUELA EL SALTO
Begin walking to Las Playas where we will camp and enjoy the views. You'll have the opportunity to visit the local community and have dinner with local families.

Day 5 -

ESCUELA DE SALTO- JUNTAS - IBAGUE- MEDELLIN
Walking back to the town of Juntas, you'll be able to observe the diverse ecosystems. We will then take a 40min bus to Ibague and another one back to Medellin.

What's Included

Can be included

  • All in-country transport during trip
  • Hotel accommodations for specified time
  • Professional, certified English-speaking guides
  • Professional outdoor cook, 3 healthy meals a day plus snacks during the wilderness components of the trip
  • All technical equipment
  • All national park entrance fees
  • All camping and cooking equipment
  • Donkeys or llamas and porters where applicable
  • Sleeping tents

Not usually included:

  • International flights and applicable airport taxes
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • All food during in-town days except the Celebration Banquet
  • Incidental personal expenditures, including emergency evacuations and medical expenditures
  • Insurance: personal travel, high mountain and/or medical insurance

Scheduled Trips

23rd Sep 2017 - 30th Sep 2017

This is an 8 day trek that starts and ends in Salento. Exact dates will be confirmed during booking process.

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Essential Trip Info

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