by PROJECT CORDILLERA
Cordillera Central, Colombia
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, and profoundly beautiful agricultural landscapes.
Traverse the cloud forest to arrive at the páramo, an ecosystem found in few places in the world, where you’ll be delighted by condors, Andean bears (if you're lucky), foxes, and rare plant life.
Throughout the trek in this high mountain landscape, nature lovers hike around the high volcano Nevado del Tolima, an impressively symmetrical, snow-covered cone with twisted summit.
Fortunately, the Termales de Cañon hot springs await to soothe exhausted muscles, boasting spellbinding vistas of the mountains of the Los Nevados as well as distint mountains in all directions.
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, 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, and is highly recommended for the truly adventurous visiting Colombia.
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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.
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.
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.
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.