Nevado del Tolima & Paramillo del Quindio’s Volcano Summits
COL-20c / 8-day trip / Grade: F
Trek: Los Nevados National Park from North to South
Climb: Paramillo del Quindio Volcano (4745 m) – Nevado del Tolima Volcano (5221 m)
Los Nevados National Park, located in the central Andes range and in the traditional coffee area of Colombia, is one of the highest mountain parks in the country. The protected area covers an area 583 km2 and four states: Caldas, Risaralda, Quindio and Tolima. There are three major snow capped volcanoes: Nevado del Ruiz (5321 m), Nevado del Tolima (5221 m) and Nevado del Santa Isabel (4965 m) and two minor craters: Paramillo del Quindio (4745 m) and El Cisne (4750 m), plus many high altitude lakes, being the biggest one: El Otun lake. The treks and climbs are of extraordinary beauty, as many of them pass through the different thermic floors, where it is possible to appreciate the biodiversity that characterizes the country. The ascents are not technically difficult, but the area is known for the long distances to be covered during the daily hikes.
This 8-day program offers one of the most complete itineraries: Trekking from the north to the south, which covers the most beautiful high mountain part of the park and climbing two summits a long the way. It is a challenging program, but an unforgettable experience in the heart of Colombia!
|Day 1||Bogotá – Pereira – “Campo Alegre” farm (3970 m)|
|Day 2||Trekking: “El Otun” campsite (3933 m)|
|Day 3||Trekking: “Berlin” farm (3848 m)|
|Day 4||Climb: Paramillo del Quíndio (4745 m)|
|Day 5||Trekking: Tolima’s high camp (4345 m)|
|Day 6||Climb: Nevado del Tolima (5221 m)|
|Day 7||Trekking: Salento (1919 m)|
|Day 8||Salento (1919 m) – Bogotá|