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Overview

Highlights:

  • Explore one of the most beautiful snow caped ranges in Colombia
  • Impressive views of Lagunillas Valley, “Pulpito del Diablo” rocky formation, and “Pan de Azucar”and “Campanillas” peaks.

Trip details:

  • Duration of the trip:
    • 4 days and 3 nights (We depart from Bogotá on the first day at 8:00pm)
    • 6 days and 5 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 – 5.350 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
  • January 3st to 7th, 2016
  • January 3st to 9th, 2016
  • January 8th to 12th, 2016
  • January 8th to 14th, 2016
  • January 15th to 19th, 2016
  • January 15th to 21th, 2016
  • February 15th to 21th, 2016
  • March 23rd to 27th, 2016
You can also book this trip year around. Please contact us to send you a quotation.
Price
  1. Pulpito del Diablo Edge Expedition (3 nights): COP$880.000.oo per person
  2. Pulpito del Diablo, Laguna Grande de la Sierra and Ritacuba Edge Expedition (5 nights): COP$1.390.000.oo per person

 

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
  • 2 or 4 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

Note: the following itineraries are informative and may change without notice according to weather conditions or unforeseen events that may arise.

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Itinerary for 6 days expeditions:

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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