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by PROJECT CORDILLERA

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Cordillera Central, Colombia

Santa Isabel Expedition

When: JAN-DEC

Where: Colombia

Length: 4 days

Level: Intermediate

From: $309

Overview

An unparalleled climb through the rare 'páramo' of Los Nevados

Discover the high mountain landscape of one of the fastest evolving regions in the world

The Santa Isabel Expedition is a renowned climb through one of Colombia's most diverse national parks - Los Nevados National Park.

On this adventure, you'll trek through the rare páramos - considered by scientists to be the fastest evolving regions on the planet - and wind through forests, lagoons and rivers, eventually making camp on the edge of the Otún lagoon.

On the third day of the trek, after climbing through the moorland that circle Santa Isabel, you'll attempt the summit at 5,000m. Reaching the summit of Santa Isabel provides spectacular views of Nevado del Ruiz to the north and Nevado del Tolima to the south.

If you're looking for adventure, rare biodiversity, and a touch of Colombian hospitality, this is the trip for you.

Want to know more? Check out our FAQs page and start preparing for your adventure.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 -

VILLAMARIA - EL BOSQUE
Beginning in Villamaría, Caldas, you'll travel by 4x4 through a winding mountain road with spectacular vistas to El Bosque, situated at 3,500m. We'll setup camp to acclimatize and enjoy dinner together.

Day 2 -

OTUN LAGOON
Starting on the Corinto trail, our trek will take us through Los Nevados Park. We'll arrive at Otún lagoon, at 3,800m above sea level where we will camp for the night. We'll also visit the sulfur outcrops near the lagoon.

Day 3 -

SUMMIT DAY
Attempt to reach the southern summit of Nevado Santa Isabel at 5,000m. The ascent will take you through the moor and several lagoons until reaching the glacier. We'll return to camp for lunch, dinner and to rest.

Day 4 -

VILLAMARIA, CALDAS
Trek back to El Bosque. Weather permitting you'll be able to observe Nevado del Ruiz, Nevado del Tolima, Santa Isabel. Upon reaching El Bosque, we will take a vehicle back to Villamaría, Caldas, where our trip ends.

What's Included

Can be included

  • All in-country transport during trip
  • 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
  • Cook tent, eating tent, tables, chairs, and bathroom tent

Not usually included:

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

Enquiry Form

Expedition Enquiry

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