Tropical Snow Peaks Climb & Lost City Trek

COL-16 / 15-day trip / Grade: F, T2

Climb: Nevado del Tolima Volcano (5221 m)
Trek: Lost City in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

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The Tropical Snow Peaks and Lost City program combines active and cultural experiences, on an itinerary that provides a good picture of Colombia’s cultural and natural diversity.

The program goes from the metropolitan atmosphere of Bogotá, to the remote snowcapped volcanoes of the central Andes, and down to the tropical rain forest and archeological ruins of the lost City, ending on the beautiful beaches of the Colombian Caribbean coast.

Trip’s highlights:

– 5-day climb of the snowcapped Tolima volcano (5221 m), situated in Los Nevados National Park on the central Andes range. In addition to the climb, the coffee culture enriches the experience and can be enjoyed in the town of Salento, right in the heart of Colombia’s traditional coffee area.

– 4-day trek to La Ciudad Perdida of the Tayronas, known as “The Lost City”, one of the best restored and preserved archeological sites in the country. It is located in the Buritaca valley in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the highest costal range in the world.

– Tayrona National Park and Caribbean beach lodge. To end this amazing program, there will be a visit to the famous Tayrona park with a easy gentle walk to enjoy some of Colombia’s best beaches.


Day 1 Arrival in Bogotá (2660 m)
Day 2 Bogotá – City tour
Day 3 Bogotá – Salento (1919 m) – Coffee tour
Day 4 Trekking: “La Argentina” farm (3483 m)
Day 5 Trekking: “La Primavera” farm (3769 m)
Day 6 Trekking: Tolima’s high camp (4345 m)
Day 7 Climb: Tolima Volcano (5221 m)
Day 8 Trekking: Salento (1919 m)
Day 9 Armenia/Pereira – Santa Marta
Day 10 Pick-up – Trekking: “Donde Adan” lodge (480 m)
Day 11 Trekking: “El Paraiso” lodge (800 m)
Day 12 Trekking: Lost City (1320 m)
Day 13 Trekking: El Mamey (150 m) – End of trek
Day 14 Tayrona National Park
Day 15 Departure

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE LOST CITY TREK:
– The Lost City trek closes once a year for a period of a month, usually around the beginning of September. This is due to Indigenous religious ceremonies.

If you are planning your trip around this time of the year, please contact us to confirm the exact restricted dates, as they vary slightly from year to year.

– This itinerary is the regular program, but it can be altered due to climatic and/or force majeure factors.

Tags: Climbing, Colombia, Santa Marta, Lost City, Los Nevados, Paramillo del Quindio, F, T2, F grade, Nevado Tolima, Nevado del Tolima Volcano, Tayrona National Park