Los Nevados: South-North Trail

COL-34 / 8-day trip / Grade: T2-T3

Trekking: Los Nevados National Park from South to North
Climb-optional: Paramillo del Quindio (4745 m)

Los Nevados National Park located in the central Andes range and in the traditional coffee area of Colombia, is one of the high mountain parks in the country. Our South-North trail program covers the central section of the park, which is one of the most beautiful. The trail elapses four states: Tolima, Quindío, Risaralda and Caldas, over high mountain passes and with the option to climb/hike a very nice summit called Paramillo del Quindío (4745 m), the highest summit in that state, located right in the middle of the National Park. The Paramillo has one of the best 360º panoramic views, overlooking the three major snow capped volcanoes: Nevado del Ruiz (5321 m), Nevado del Tolima (5221 m) and Nevado del Santa Isabel (4965 m). On top of all this, the hikes are of extraordinary beauty, as many of them passes through different thermic floors, where it is possible to appreciate the biodiversity that characterizes the country. The hikes are not that difficult, but the area is known for the long distances to be cover during the daily itineraries.


Day 1 Bogotá – Salento (1919 m)
Day 2 Trekking: “La Argentina” farm (3483 m)
Day 3 Trekking: “La Primavera” farm (3769 m) and “El Encanto Lake” (4026 m)
Day 4 Climb: Paramillo del Quindío (4745 m)
Day 5 Trekking: “El Otun” campsite (4054 m)
Day 6 Trekking: “Corinto” farm (3652 m) – Coffee farm
Day 7 Coffee farm: Coffee tour
Day 8 Bogotá
Tags: Colombia, Los Nevados, Cocora, T2, T3