4 Days / 3 Nights Nevado del Cocuy Tour: You will visit the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, enjoying one of the most beautiful national parks of Colombia. Here you will find great lakes, large valleys, and a unique geography, making it an attractive place to visit. As you walk through the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, you will enter a place filled with magic and unique sites, demanding a great effort. This hidden place is surrounded by over twenty snowy peaks. You will be able to contemplate the moors of the Eastern mountain range (Cordillera Oriental) with its snowy peaks and beautiful bodies of water, reflecting scenic skies. You will not be able to see the difference between land and skies.
After living this experience, you will not be the same person again, and you will have a feeling of self-accomplishment, overpowering the obstacles that the mountain presents.
We pick up the traveler at the hotel, to take him to the transportation terminal with the company of a guide. Around 7pm-8pm, we then leave in a 10 hour bus ride towards Güican – Boyacá and spend the night in the bus.
In the morning, after enjoying a nice breakfast, we leave for Güicán Boyacá, where we will get registered in the National Park office. We will then take a vehicle that will take us to the shelter. Once we are settled, we will begin a short walk in order to get acclimated, and later we will have a delicious dinner back in the shelter.
Early this day, we will have a delicious breakfast to gain energy for the day, and later we will prepare to reach the edge of the snow in Ritak´uwa, the highest peak in la Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, with 5340 m. The tour will be a personal challenge that will test your mind and body. Once the objective is fulfilled, you will realize that the effort was worth doing in order to visit one of the most wonderful places in Colombia. Two factors are important, climate conditions have to be favorable, and attitude and determination must be on point. Once we meet our objective, we will return to the shelter where we will have a delicious meal before resting.
In the morning we will rest before having breakfast and leaving in a vehicle towards the thermal springs, where we will enjoy a nice traditional lunch. Around noon, we will head back to Bogota where the adventure ends.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.
Duration: 3 days.
Start/opening time: At 8am on day 2.
End/closing time: At 8pm on the last day.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Medical restrictions: Customers must be in good health to participate in this trip.
It is recommended that you have the yellow fever vaccines as a precaution.
Required documentation: Passport, ID or citizenship card.
Included: 2 Nights Lodging in Cabins near Snowy, complete meals three (3) breakfasts, three (3) lunches and two (2) dinners, Accident travel insurance throughout the tour, all services include a professional guide, native to the region, transportation, transfers to and from the Bogota transportation terminal, transportation on public bus Bogotá – Güicán – Bogotá, 4x4 cars in Güicán and National Park Cocuy.
Others: We recommend to wear comfortable clothes according to each climate (you will visit several regions with cold and temperate climates), and bring light-wind jacket, a hat or cap, sunscreen, a bottle of water, personal grooming items, and use insect repellent.
Pack only what is necessary, the weight of your bag pack is something to have in mind during the walks.
Please respect the privacy of the natives of the region (indigenous and/or peasants). If you want to take pictures with them you must ask for permission first. Do not leave any kind of trash in the places you visited.
You are responsible for medical prescriptions that could forbid you from performing certain activities.