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Cordillera Oriental, Colombia

El Cocuy Expedition

When: JAN-DEC

Where: Colombia

Length: 4 days

Level: Intermediate

From: $389

Overview

A well-kept secret, El Cocuy boasts dramatic scenery and intense climbs

An immense, sacred land of ice and snow. Journey through a park shrouded in mystery.

For many years Sierra Nevada del Cocuy Chita or El Cocuy has been a favorite destination of mountaineers and climbers, and considered sacred land to the U’wa people, known to neighboring tribes as “the thinking people.”

Home to Colombia's largest glacial mass, a visit to El Cocuy is a journey into a less-traveled world of ice and snow, and one of the most spectacular destinations to experience in Colombia.

Journey through beautiful snowy mountains, immense valleys, lush jungle tracks, and peaceful lagoons and rivers bursting with a huge array of flora and fauna endemic to Colombia.

Due to various reasons, the park has placed restrictions on summiting the peaks and staying overnight within the park. However, the El Cocuy expedition is still a breathtaking experience and one that should not be missed.

On this journey, you’ll have the chance to witness rapidly changing landscapes while trekking the most iconic sections of the park, and spend the evening under the stars surrounded by snowy peaks and wild nature.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 -

EL COCUY - PEAK MAHOMA
Meet in El Cocuy, and trek to Mirador El Cocuy or Mahoma Peak at 3,800m to acclimatize. You will then head back to the town El Cocuy for lunch and have the afternoon for yourself. We will meet for dinner and sleep at Hotel Casa del Montañista.

Day 2 -

PAN DE AZUCAR - PULPITO DEL DIABLO
An early breakfast, and enter El Cocuy National Park to for a trek to the edge of snow to view Pan de Azucar and Pulpito del Diablo (5,000m), one of the best views of the park. We will then eat lunch and head back to town, have dinner and rest at the hotel.

Day 3 -

LAGUNA GRANDE DE LA SIERRA
After an early breakfast head out to Laguna Grande de la Sierra, and to the edge of snow at Peak Concavo (5,000m). Then we will have lunch, head back to the hotel, enjoy dinner and rest.

Day 4 -

PEAK RITACUBAS
Spend the day trekking to Ritacubas, and to the edge of snow at Peak Ritacubas (5,330m). Then we will have lunch, head back to the hotel, have dinner later and rest.

Day 5 -

TRAVEL HOME
Following breakfast, you'll leave the park for Bogota, Medellin, or another selected destination.

What's Included

Can be included

  • Hotel accommodations for specified time
  • Professional, certified English-speaking guides
  • All national park entrance fees
  • First aid kit stocked for wilderness expeditions

Not usually included:

  • International flights and applicable airport taxes
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Incidental personal expenditures, including emergency evacuations and medical expenditures

Extra Information

It includes breakfast, lunch and dinner for days 1- 4. Snacks are not included.

Scheduled Trips

26th Dec 2018 - 30th Dec 2018

This is a 5 day trek. Dates will be confirmed during booking process.

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2nd Jan 2019 - 6th Jan 2019

This is a 5 day trek. Dates will be confirmed during booking process.

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