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Take off to the Andes north of the equator and reach summits over 5,000 meters on a mountain climbing trip in Colombia!

Between the three sub-ranges of the Colombian Andes and the second highest coastal mountain range in the world – the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, there are few mountains that won’t impress you as a mountaineer. The highest peaks of the country are some of the world’s most prominent, while the Andes have seamless access to the towns and cities of this incredible beautiful, diverse, and wonderfully unique South American country. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Mountain Climbing trips in Colombia. The mountains are calling!

Mountain Climbing in Colombia

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Colombia

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Colombia?

Colombia is a country in South America bordered by Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador. Known for its mountainous terrain, the country has myriad options for intrepid mountaineers, from the Andes reaching across the southern border to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in the north with the country’s tallest peaks (Pico Simon Bolivar and Pico Cristobal Colon at 5,700m). The countless options objectives across a wide spectrum of altitude and terrain include rainforests, deserts, high plateaus, and savannas. Most of the populations are in the elevated central part of Colombia, making access to a majority of the mountains and climbs manageable.

Why should I choose Colombia for my Mountain Climbing adventure?


Colombia, the world's second most bio-diverse country as a whole, is the most diverse country in terms of bird species. Whether this is surprising or not, it is impressive for a country with an area of just over 1.1 million square kilometers. The 40,000-plus plant species will supplement your climb, offering a new perspective to beauty at every elevation increase. There are few places as unique and relentless in their natural aesthetics as the high altitude regions of Colombia.

Wild Landscapes!

You are bound to come across a few different areas on your climb. You may start in the jungle, cross a desert, pass below a dense forest canopy, or climb through a gorge. Or you may combine a bit of each on your way to the summit of a 5,000 meter peak. The land compliments itself with both quality and quantity, never running out of geologic splendor that is indicative of the Andes and remote South America.

Tropical Culture!

The colorful heritage of Colombia is a great blend of Spanish and indigenous cultures, maintaining strong ties to its location at the equator and Caribbean. The weather is tropical and cultivates a kindness and streak of hospitality into its people. From guides and vendors to village locals, climbing through the incredibly diverse regions of the country will bring you face to face with one of the most compelling factors in Colombia's mountaineering popularity: its people.

What can I expect from the weather in Colombia?

While most of the country is tropical, the high mountain areas have a much different climate. At extreme altitudes (4,000m+), constant snow and ice is common. Cold weather defines the Andes, and mean temperatures fall below 10 degrees (Celsius) once you exceed 3,000 meters.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Colombia?


What currency is accepted in Colombia?

Peso (COP)

How to Get There

Bogota is centrally located, so flying into the capital is the best way to get there. Direct flights connect much of North and South America, with some flights to Paris and London. Within Colombia, buses run efficiently, though it takes a longer amount of time.

What’s the country code of Colombia?


What’s the high season for Mountain Climbing in Colombia?

December through March are the best months to visit, boasting the most popular and common mountain climbing trips. Depending on your objective, it is possible to take on some of the mountains are various times throughout the year.

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Colombia



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.


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!



I had a blast! While challenging (both physically and mentally) the guides supported me throughout the entire trip. It was great to make the summit, and get some of the most spectacular views that only Colombia can offer. Totally recommend doing this expedition!!

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