ASK FOR OUR PRICES!. Maximun number of 10 people.

Paramo is a unique ecosystem that only exists near the terrestrial equator line countries, and Colombia has more than the 60% of the existing Paramos in the world.

Los Nevados National Park is located in the central mountain range of the Colombian Andes, between the Caldas, Risaralda, Quindío and Tolima departments (states). 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).

This excursion is a beautiful four-day trek that includes a summit attempt to the snowed peak Santa Isabel. The trail crosses the paramos that surround the snow covered peaks and the campsite is situated by the shore of the majestic Otún Lagoon.

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 Medellin or Bogota, will cost an average of 230 USD with private transport, all meals on the mountain (camping), 3 bags with snacks for the trekking days, hydration drinks, mules for carrying the luggage.

Entrance to Los Nevados National Park, camping tents and all the kitchen accessories needed for the trip.

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

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


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.



City of origin – Manizales – Potosí

Early in the morning we will meet at the southern bus terminal in Medellin to take a bus to Manizales. There, a four-wheel drive car will take us to Los Nevados National Park through a spectacular route. Once we reach the Potosí farm we will leave the car to set up our campsite. This location will offer us stunning views of the high Andean mountains and a chance to spend some time with the local peasant community.

Note: Those not embarking from Medellin may travel to Manizales to start the trip from there.


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