Nevado del Tolima Volcano 5221 M by the Otun River Valley

COL-20b / 8-day trip

Tolima Climbs 5221 m

Our 8 day itinerary is one of the best programs not only to climb the Nevado del Tolima volcano, but also to enjoy and discover less visited areas of Los Nevados National Park. For this purpose, we have included a longer trek that in this 6 days version, visiting some of the most scenic valleys like: the Otun river, La Amargura and la Quebrada Cardenas. The hiking starts just above 2100 meters, through a exuberant tropical vegetation and changes into the rough highland, as it gains altitude. Then the route goes over a series of rarely visited valleys and mountain passes, in a North to South direction, until reaching the Tolima volcano above 5221 meters. After the climb, the descent is done by the Quebrada Cardenas valley, down to the Cocora valley, and onto the traditional coffee town of Salento.

To end this adventure, there is a whole day in Salento with a really good coffee tour and plenty of time to enjoy the slow pace of rural Colombia. Definitely a trip worth considering!


Day 1 Bogotá – Pereira – Trek: “La Pastora” (2460 m)
Day 2 Trekking: “Berlin” farm (3848 m)
Day 3 Trekking: “La Primavera/La Playa” farm (3769 m)
Day 4 Trekking: Tolima’s high camp (4345 m)
Day 5 Climb: Tolima Volcano (5221 m)
Day 6 Trekking: Salento (1919 m) by the Cardenas valley
Day 7 Salento coffee tour
Day 8 Armenia/Pereira – Bogotá
Tags: Climbing, Colombia, Tolima, Cocora, F, F grade