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Overview

Highlights:

  • Explore one of the most beautiful snow caped ranges in Colombia
  • Stunning panoramic views of the Lagunillas Valley, Pulpito del Diablo, Sugar Loaf Peak, Black and White Bells Peaks, Laguna Grande de la Sierra, Cóncavo Peak, Ritacuba Blanco and Negro Peaks

Trip details:

  • Duration of the trip: 5 days and 4 nights (We depart from Bogotá on the first day at 8:00pm)
  • Trekking time: 2 to 8 hours daily.
  • Distance: 2-15 kms each day.
  • Ecosystem: rain forest, paramount and glaciar.
  • Climate: cold.
  • Elevation: 2.750 – 4.900 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l).

For decades the Sierra Nevada of Cocuy, Guican y Chita has been visited by mountaineers and climbers, both foreign and national.  For those who enjoy climbing rocks, ice, and snow, or those who enjoy hiking or camping, the Sierra Nevada of Cocuy is a true paradise.  Its majestic mountains, highlands, and forests represent different altitudes which offer the delights of the most daring adventures.

This mountain ridge is made up of a series of snow-capped peaks that are unique in the eastern mountain chain. The group represents the largest snow mass which still exists in Colombia. In the zone of perpetual snows in the park, elevations are from 4,700 to 5,330 m.a.s.l.

The Sierra Nevada is ordinarily reached from Guican and El Cocuy. These are connected by a navigable road, 43 kilometers in length, which passes through Alto de la Cuva, from which three main access roads are available:  Valle de Lagunillas (to the south), Hacienda La Esperanza and Cabañas Kanwara (to the north).

Ubication

 

Dates
  • December 5 to 10, 2017 (we depart on the 5th at night)
  • December 12 to 17, 2017 (we depart on the 12th at night)
  • December 20 to 25, 2017 (we depart on the 20th at night)
  • December 27 to January 1, 2018 (we depart on the 27th at night)
  • January 3 to 8, 2018 (we depart on the 3rd at night)
  • January 4 to 10, 2018 (we depart on the 4th at night)
  • January 9 to 14, 2018 (we depart on the 9th at night)
  • March 4 to 9, 2018 (we depart on the 4th at night)
  • March 14-19, 2018 (we depart on the 14th at night)
  • March 27 to April 1, 2018 (we depart on the 27th at night)
  • July 17 to 22, 2018 (we depart on the 17th at night)
  • August 2 to 7, 2018 (we depart on the 2nd at night)
  • December 4 to 9, 2018 (we depart on the 4th at night)
  • December 11 to 16, 2018 (we depart on the 11th at night)
  • December 20-25, 2018 (we depart on the 20th at night)
  • December 27 to January 1, 2019 (we depart on the 27th at night)
  • January 2 to 7, 2019 (we depart on the 2nd at night)
  • January 8 to 13, 2019 (we depart on the 8th at night)
  • January 15 to 20, 2019 (we depart on the 15th at night)
You can also book this trip year around. Please contact us to send you a quotation.
Price
  1.  
    Explorers $/ Person
    1 COP$ 3.190.000
    2 COP$ 1.890.000
    3 COP$ 1.490.000
    4 or more COP$ 1.290.000
       

     

 

How to book

For bookings please email us to info@ecoglobalexpeditions.com or call us to Ph: (+571) 616 9088 – 579 3402 Mobile: (+57) 310 823 3974

You can also book this trip year around. Please contact us to send you a quotation.

What’s included
  • Transfer Bogota – El Cocuy – Bogota / public coach
  • Transfer El Cocuy – Los Herrera – El Cocuy / prívate 4×4
  • 1 Hotel nights at El Cocuy
  • 3 Lodging nights in mountain cabins
  • Full board
  • English speaker guide and Logistics
  • Mountaineering equipment (Pan de Azucar summit expedition)
What’s not included
  • Last day meals
  • National Park Permit
  • Personal equipment
  • Medical insurance
  • Tips
  • Additional drinks
  • Local, national or international calls
  • Activities not included in the itinerary
Itinerary

Itinerary expeditions 5 days and 4 nights edge of glacier:

Note: the following itinerary is of an informative nature and may vary without prior notice in accordance with weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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Day 5
Travel tips

Personal equipment list:

  • Day pack – 20 / 35 lt.
  • Back packing / Trekking leather boots
  • Synthetic / wool socks (2 pair)
  • Sun glasses (UV400)
  • Rain pants and jacket / technical shell – gore-tex
  • Thermal underwear
  • Synthetic / polar fleece pants and jacket
  • Gloves
  • Gaiters (optional)
  • Head lamp and extra batteries
  • 2 lt Water containers (Nalgene type)
  • Trekking poles
  • Personal toiletries
  • Small towel
  • Sun block # 60/100
  • Beanie
  • Hat/Cap
  • Camera and / or binoculars
  • Identity documents (passport)
  • Personal medicine
  • Keep all your clothing and equipment in plastic bags
  • Do not wear military camouflage clothes