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NEVADO DEL TOLIMA SUMMIT ATTEMPT (4D3N)

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Nevado del Tolima is a volcano that has a conic form in a steep summit formed by wash, which ends in a snow-capped layer on its peak. In order appreciate the awesomeness of this volcano, which is one of the most majestic mountains of Colombia, it is necessary to do a challenging 62 kms trek inside Los Nevados National Park.

During our expedition that begins at 2.400 m.a.s.l. (7.800 ft) you will pass by different ecosystems of Colombia such as the rainforest, cloud forest, “paramo” (moor), “super-páramo” before finally getting to the one of the few glacier ecosystems of the country, only found at the highest mountains of the Andes. Once there you will do a summit attempt of this volcano with its peak located at more than 5.200 m.a.s.l. (17.000 ft).

Itinerary

Day 1

(07:00) – Meeting in Salento main square (or pick up in your accommodation in Salento), after that a Jeep ride towards Cocora Valley. Once you received the final previous recommendations from our team and from the authorities we will start the trek towards La Primavera farm. On the way up, you will optionally pass by the hummingbird house and have lunch on the way at a point called Estrella de agua. This will be a challenging trek (specially in rainy season) and will end with accommodation in bunk beds in a farmers’ cabin at 3.750 m.a.s.l.

Day 2

(07:00) – Breakfast at the cabin and after that you will do the softest hike of the expedition with a length of 10 kms through super-páramo ecosystem having great views of the mountains of the national park. On this day we will aim to get to the campsite at the skirts of the Nevado del Tolima volcano at an area that is rocky. We will set the camp there and will have lunch, then you will have rest and will have dinner in the late afternoon, resting for the next day challenge.

Day 3

(02:30) – Beginning of the trek towards the snow-border line at 4900 m.a.s.l. (16.000 ft), once there you will have breakfast and will prepare all the gear in order to attempt the summit of the snow-capped mountain at 5220 m.a.s.l (17.125 ft) in groups of maximum 4 travelers per expert guide, having to be at the top before 7:30 AM. If somebody feels altitude sickness at any point of the expedition, the guide will analyze the situation and will take decisions. After the summit the group will head back towards La Primavera farm where you will have rest and the meals of the day sleeping again in bunk beds.

Day 4

(07:30) – Breakfast in the cabin and then trek back towards the Cocora valley where you will pass again by Estrella de agua point, a place where the Quindío river is originated, having lunch there and during this day you will walk at your own pass in order to enjoy the trail and the last part of the expedition before arriving to Cocora valley and be taken back to Salento in a traditional jeep.

Price includes

  • Summit attempt of the Nevado del Tolima volcano.
  • Professional ice-climbing equipment.
  • 62 kms guided trek in the magnificent Los Nevados National Park and passing by different ecosystems of Colombia.
  • All the main meals during the expedition (in the cabins and with portable stoves).
  • 2 nights of accommodation in bunk beds in a typical farmers’ cabin.
  • 1 night of high mountain camping with all the professional equipment included.
  • Jeep transfer SalentoCocora valley and back.
  • Donkey for carryng 1 backpack of 10 kg per person.
  • All the professional camping elements for the camping night.
  • Spanish-speaking mountain guides (1 guide every 4 people).
  • Travel Assistance Card.

Not included

  • Snacks & souvenirs.
  • Other expenses not explicit in the plan.
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