Bogota is a riotous, exciting, complex and beautiful place, full of good times and captivating things to see and do. Its location on a high plateau in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes means the surrounding mountainous countryside is a climbers dream, with plenty of mountain climbing options close to the city. Mountain climbers have been coming to Bogota for years due to it being a gateway to the nearby mountains, with plenty of challenging and rewarding peaks to climb. Take a pick from our selection of mountain climbing trips in Bogota, and hear the mountains calling!
Ritacuba Blanco ascent in Colombia
What should I know about Mountain Climbing Colombia?
Due to the high altitude location of Bogota and its surroundings, it is recommended that one spends a few days in the city acclimatizing to the altitude before undertaking any mountain climbs.
Temperatures can get very cold closer to the summits of the mountains, so please pack and wear appropriate clothing so as not to get caught out.
Why should I choose Colombia for my Mountain Climbing adventure?
The Thrilling Climbs
Bogota is the 3rd highest capital city in South America and indeed the world, situated on a high plateau in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes. This means the city is surrounded by many mountains, each containing some uniquely thrilling and enjoyable climbs. Some of the nearby peaks such as Pico Concavo (5170m) and Pico Toti (5071m) are mountain climbing highlights, with each providing truly epic and awesome views out over the gorgeous Colombian countryside.
Due to its proximity to the equator, Bogota and its surroundings maintains a steady climate for the entire year, with temperature averaging 20 degrees celsius every day. This ensures fantastic mountain climbing conditions, as it is not too hot or cold to undertake climbs, with only 2 short wet seasons during the year.
A Fun Place For All
Bogota is the administrative, political, economic and industrial centre of Colombia, and its associated massive population means there is something to do for everyone here, from the world famous nightlife to the museums, art galleries and beautiful buildings, there are seemingly endless cultural pursuits. The general vibe and atmosphere is alluring and intoxicating, and its complex and fascinating history is great to discover. It is very difficult to not have fun in Bogota.
What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Colombia?
The same throughout the entire year, with daytime averaging 20 degrees celsius and nighttime averaging 8-9 degrees celsius. Wet seasons from April-May and September to November.
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How can I get to Colombia?
Flights to El Dorado International Airport from most major North, Central and South American hubs.
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When is the best time to travel to Colombia for Mountain Climbing?
December-March and June-August, which are the dry seasons.
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