ASK FOR OUR PRICES!. Maximun number of 10 people. ask us for the private transport option.

Colombia has the tallest mountain in the world with respect to its location at sea level, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

El Cocuy National Park is located in the western mountain range of the Colombian Andes, between the Boyacá, Arauca and Casanare departments. El Cocuy’s majestic geography offers snowy mountains, paramos, jungles, valleys, lakes and streams. Within the park exists a vast array of animal and plants species. The park spans an area of 3,060 km2 (1,180 sq mi), with a maximum altitude of 5,330 meters (17,487 feet) above the sea level at the top of the Ritacuba Blanco peak, and a minimum altitude of 2,700 meters (8,858 feet) at the forested areas of the Andean foothills.

This excursion follows a splendid route through some of the most emblematic locations at El Cocuy, including an ascent of the Pan de Azúcar peak.

ASK FOR OUR PRICES!. Maximun number of 10 people. ask us for the private transport option.

Best season: December to March and July to September

This trip Includes: Explorer Leader for the entire trip, insurance, return transport from Bogota, all meals on the mountain (camping), and 3 bags with snacks for the trekking days per person, hydrating beverages, mules for carrying the luggage. Entrance to Sierra Nevada Del Cocuy National Park, camping tents and all the kitchen accessories needed for the trip.

Technical equipment available for rent: crampons, ice axes, ropes, harnesses, gaiters, etc

Not included: food on the road or non-specified expenses.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Bring three layers of specialized clothes for cold and wet weather at mountain altitudes between 2000mts (6560Feet) to 5000mts (16400feet), where we will face cold temperatures between -6C° (21F°) and 15C° (60F°) plus the occasional wind chill factor. We should bring also protection against sun, wind and rain.

ACTIVITIES

ITINERARY 6 DAYS

Bogotá – El Cocuy – Sisuma

We meet in the afternoon at the bus terminal in Bogotá to take a bus to El Cocuy village. We will arrive ten hours later, early in the morning.  After having breakfast we will register at the park entrance. Then, a four-wheel drive car will take us on the one-hour trip to the park entrance.

Thenceforth we will start a beautiful walk up the mountains of the park. The trekking will last around an hour before we arrive at our campsite next to the Sisuma refuge. The afternoon will be dedicated to relaxing and taking pictures of the lakes and peaks that surround the campsite.

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