Colombia has more than 60 different Frailejones trees, unique at the Paramo ecosystem. Frailejones trees grows one centimeter each year, and in some cases only 1 centimeter each 10 years, exist specimens of 10 meters height.
Los Nevados National Park is located in the central mountain range of the Colombian Andes, between the Caldas, Risaralda, Quindío and Tolima departments. Within the park boundaries one can find three snow-covered volcanoes (Ruiz, Santa Isabel and Tolima), large expanses of paramo forests, lakes and streams, where a diverse array of animal and plant species coexist. The park spans an area of 583 km2 (225 sq mi), with a maximum altitude of 5,321 meters (1,053 feet) above the sea level at the top of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, and a minimum altitude of 2,600 meters (8,530 feet).
The following excursion is a beautiful hiking trip through the Central Mountain Range of the Colombian Andes. It starts on its western side of Los Nevados Natural National Park at the Cocora Valley or at Santa Rosade Cabal. The trip ascends through the cloud forests, the moor, and the barren and sandy zones until reaching the Nevado del Tolima summit (5.240 m). We have 4 to 5 days options for this trip.