Andean scenic trek, culture and traditions

(35,5 Km – 22,10 miles) 3 days, 2 nights

It takes three days walk across the Andes Region in Colombia, going through the rain forest and Paramo Ecosystems. You can enjoy bird singing in their natural habitat, contemplate the mighty peaks of our Andean mountains.

This is an experience where you have the opportunity to get familiar in deep with the traditions and customs of the families up in the mountains.

This is and enriching and complete experience for walkers, families, couples since it does not demand great effort.It is a perfect combination of paths of old ancestral traditions, along with local communities. You can not skip it!

 

Minimum Height

2.390m
(7.841 pies/ft)

Maximum Height

4.200m
(13.779 pies/ft)

Distance traveled

Day 1: (A→B): 9,0 Km
Day 2: (B→C): 7,5 Km
Day 3: (C→A): 19,0 Km

A: Cocora Valley
B: Finca Argentina
C: Finca Primavera

DIFFICULTY - CHALLENGINE MOUNTAIN HIKE

We have based the levels of skill requirement using a combination among the terrain conditions along with the methal and physical conditions of the participants for each trek.

These route is Challengine Mountain Hike

MAPA DE LA RESERVA

GENERAL ITINERAY

Leaving Salento at 7:00am, in a Jeep “Willis” the typical transportation in the coffee region and then heading for Cocora Valley. Starting the walk at an altitude of 2.390meters in direction towards the forest until you get to your destination for the first day at the mountain farm at an altitude of 3.450metes high.

The second day the group of walkers get ready to visit the Paramo Forest getting up and down hill to get through the canyon of River Cardenas. Later on, a break to rest at 4.200meters, after a long walks and enjoys the view of “Paramillo del Quindio - 4.750meters peak”. From that point you start walking down to the farm “La Primavera” where you will spend the night and will share with the mountain family.

After a delicious typical breakfast, the walkers start to hike going down to Cocora Valley and leaving behind the Paramo and “Nevado del Tolima Peak”. Destination at Cocora Valley around 4:00pm

OPINIONES

“Excellent!”, 24 agosto 2015

Friendly, knowledgeable staff, English is spoken. These guys have everything worked out in the best possible way, from what to bring to the snacks to the trails to the customer service. It was the best part of my trip and a great way to see the true beauty of PNN Los Nevados from the Valle de Cocora and beyond.

Highly recommended!