Duration: 1 day
Name of the route: Cocora Valley
The iconic Cocora Valley, found within the Colombian central Andean mountain range, deep in the ‘eje cafetero’ (coffee region), outside of Salento. We will stand at the door to the ‘Los Nevados’ National Park, at the foot of the mountains. This particular valley has a distinctly unique cultural history, internationally renown for the 60 meter wax palms, the national tree of Colombia. Ideal for travellers with just a day to explore the region, but want to learn about the importance of this area of stunning natural beauty.
Difficulty: LEVEL 2. MODERATE
Ideal for first time mountaineers. Accessible for all those in good health, who do some exercise regularly and who are accustomed to walking for extended periods of time. Walks from 5 to 6 hours each day (with regular, short breaks), distances between 6 and 10 kilometers per day (≈4-6 miles) along mostly flat, sometimes muddy, undulating paths. The elevation change can exceed 500 meters (≈1,600 ft), with an altitude of 2,000+ meters (≈7,000+ ft) and with little weight to carry.
Meet us at 7.30am at the Paramo Trek office, where we jump onto the region’s traditional transport (private), the ‘Willys’ Jeep, for a 25 minute journey to the Cocora Valley and the start of our walk. We begin at an altitude of 2,390 meters looking at the striking landscapes and ecosystems such as, the farmland, wax palm forest and high Andean forest. We will make our way towards the Acaime Nature Reserve and ‘La Montaña’ Nature Reserve- both famous for the abundance of hummingbirds, orchids and other marvels of nature. A typical and delicious lunch is included in the price and the tour finishes back in Salento at the Paramo Trek office .
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Value For Money 12345
A beautiful 3 day hike through the Los Nevados National Park, starting in Salento and finishing in Manizales.
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