Ascent to Nevado del Tolima

Explore the most beautiful of the Colombian Andes with Alex, IFMGA certified guide. 4 days to discover the coffee region, Cocora valley, Los Nevados Park, and going up Nevado del Tolima!




Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


Join me for a 4-day trip in the Colombian Andes. We will start trekking in the coffee region, then into the Cocora valley and Los Nevados National Park. Towards the end, we will go up the impressive Nevado del Tolima.

Nevado del Tolima is a 5225 m volcanic peak. It stands in the Tolima department, between the regions of Quindio, Risaralda and Caldas. It is the second highest summit in Los Nevados National Park, after Nevado del Ruiz.

Because of the wide range of landscapes you can see as you go up, this place is one of the main attractions for mountaineers and hikers in Colombia.

In fact, most of the routes start at a low altitude, so you’ll hike across tropical vegetation first and find glaciers closer to the summit.

Many people consider the ascent to Nevado del Tolima one of the most difficult and technical in the country. The access is not easy, it is quite steep and the glacier makes it even more challenging. Nevertheless, is a great experience!

Below this description, you can look at the itinerary I propose.

Please contact me if you want to join me for this trip in the central Andes in Colombia. You will discover the beautiful coffee region, and also go up one of the country’s most iconic peaks!

Price per person

1 Person
800 USD

Group of 2
475 USD

Group of 3
385 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.



  • Day 1: Salento - Cocora - Finca la Argentina

    Arrival to the town of Salento, in a beautiful region known as the coffee axis. From there we’ll head to Cocora valley. The hike starts at 2350 meters, and we’ll have horses to carry the heavy load. So it is a nice and enjoyable trek up to Finca La Argentina. Here we will set the camp for the first night.

  • Day 2: Finca la Argentina - Finca la Playa.

    Trekking from Finca la Argentina to Finca La Playa.

  • Day 3: Finca La playa - Summit at Nevado del Tolima

    This is the most challenging day. We will go up the 5225 meters peak, and then back to Finca La Playa. 

  • Day 4: Finca La Playa - Valle del Cocora - Salento.

    We’ll go our way back to Finca La Playa, then Valle del Cocora and finally return to Salento.


Other details

Meeting point


More info

If you want to camp before the summit of Nevado del Tolima because you need more acclimatization, we can change the itinerary and go directly from Cocora Valley to Finca La Playa on the first day.


About the Guide


IFMGA Mountain Guide from Colombia

I was born in Suesca, Colombia in 1986 and started rock climbing in 1999. I’ve been working as a rock climbing and mountain guide since 2006 at the Colombian Mountains, part of the Andes range.

I then continued my formation as a guide in Bolivia, and became UIAGM/IFMGA certified in 2013. I worked as a guide in the Andes in Peru, Bolivia and Colombia, and I also participated in international expeditions to Manaslu Mountain in the Himalayas and to Denali in Alaska.

Some Highlights:

- Rock climbing Guide since 2006
- Certification Mountain Guide with the UIAGMA/IFMGA 2013
- Certification WAFA 2014
- Leader trip children and teenagers in environmental education or outdoor.
- Countries visited for climbing: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Venezuela, USA, and Nepal.

FROM 385 USD per person


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