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Los Nevados National Natural Park is located in the Central Andes mountain range in Colombia, in the traditional coffee-growing region of the country. Los Nevados has a wide extension, with very diverse scenery, different microclimates and ecosystems, and unique flora and fauna. It is a beautiful place to enjoy all kinds of hiking activities and also visit the watersheds of some of the most wonderful rivers in Colombia, that runs through the park. Take a pick from some of the most amazing hiking programs below in Los Nevados National Park, hire a certified guide and enjoy an unforgettable hiking experience. Explore-Share only promotes trips led by certified mountain guides.

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What should I know about Hiking Los Nevados National Park?

The beautiful Laguna del Otún is one of the park highlights, together with the ascent of Nevado del Tolima, Nevado de Santa Isabel and Nevado del Ruiz, the three snow-capped volcanoes in the park.

Glaciers occupy 4% of the park, belonging to the three snow-capped volcanoes mentioned before. Countless sources of water are originated from the glaciers: the melting water give birth to the rivers that originate in the park and that conform 10 basins and 19 streams of different sizes and characteristics. The hydrographic network of the park provides water to over 2,000,000 inhabitants, and also to coffee-growers in the region.

Why should I choose Los Nevados National Park for my Hiking adventure?

Stunning scenery

Los Nevados National Park is a hidden treasure with amazing scenery and untouched nature at the heart of Colombia. From Andean forests and páramos to snow-capped volcanic peaks, glaciers, wax palms, lakes and rivers, you will be amazed by unique landscapes along your hikes!

Something for everyone

There is a wide diversity of hiking trails in the park, for all fitness levels. From short hikes that can be accomplished in just one day, to several-day treks, there are plenty of options to choose from. Spending the night in Los Nevados is a great way to connect with local farmers that live there.

Volcanoes (Nevados)

Los Nevados National Park is home to eight volcanoes: the snow-capped Nevado de Tolima (5225m), Nevado del Ruiz and Santa Isabel, and the Nevado del Quindío, Cerro Bravo, Cerro Machín, Nevado del Cisne and Santa Rosa. The Nevado de Tolima is a challenging trekking ascent.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Los Nevados National Park?

Los Nevados National Park is accessible all-year-round, but you should bear in mind there are two dry seasons: from December to February and June to August. The two rainy seasons go from March to May and from September to November. Also the weather can change in a second in Los Nevados: a sunny day can turn into windy and foggy one with low visibility in a short time.

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What currency is accepted around Los Nevados National Park?

Colombian Peso (COP)

How can I get to Los Nevados National Park?

Most visitors reach the park via the cities of Manizales, Pereira or via the smaller town of Salento on the south side, through the Cocora Valley. There is no public transportation going directly to the park, so you will need to either contract a private transport, book a tour or take a jeep to the park.

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When is the best time to travel to Los Nevados National Park for Hiking?

December to March, July and August. During these months it is usually drier and less cloudy, therefore the views are evern more spectacular.

What people are saying about Hiking | Los Nevados National Park



Me and my girlfriend took 4 day ascent to Nevado de Tolima. Our guide- Alex Torres was very friendly, helpful and responsible. I can highly recommend him as guarantee of safe and enjoyable hiking.



Our tour was great and Alex is an awesome, well prepared and experienced guide. He told us a lot of interesting information not just about national park and its flora but also about Colombia culture, history and etc. My wife and I can definitely recommend him and the tour itself.



We did the Nevado Santa Isabel trip in Los Nevados (not listed specifically on exploreshare, but we asked if we could do it). It was really spectacular and the service was great.


Trip was perfect. Amazing landscape I've never seen before in my life and great adventure. Alex is a perfect guide you want to have in such trip. He knows region very well. Alex is attentive to details and adjust route and speed to your conditions. If I go to mountains in Colombia again, it would be with Alex. Thanks for such amazing trip.



The trip was great and Alex did a fantastic job. Everything worked out fine and we had a great adventure!

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