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Climb the highest volcano in Colombia: Nevado del Huila

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Enjoy climbing to the top of Nevado de Huila, Colombia's highest volcano, with a certified local guide. Discover the stunning beauty of the region from the top of this awe-inspiring peak.

Private

Andes

6 Days

Jan - Mar, Jul - Oct

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

* Climb Nevado de Huila, Colombia’s highest volcano.

* Reach the summit with an expert and certified guide.

* Enjoy breathtaking views of the Cordillera Central from the top.

Description

Nevado del Huila is the highest volcano in Colombia. This natural paradise, very close to Cali, is the ideal location for a mountaineering adventure, And, on this 6-day trip, we’ll explore Its most incredible spots.

Also known as the blushing woman, or mujer sonrojada, Nevado del Huila lies in the heart of the Colombian Andes. Its highest point is at an altitude of 5,360 meters. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful peaks in the country.  Furthermore, this massif has some of the biggest water reserves in Colombia. From its summit, we will be able to enjoy the best views of the surrounding region. 

Nevado del Huila is the central point of the Nevado del Huila National Park, divided between the departments of Cauca, Tolima, and Huila. It offers the chance to explore its more than 13 square kilometer glacier. Additionally, on this adventure, we will be able to admire the Andean forest and alpine tundras with unique flora and fauna.

If you wish to explore this fantastic volcano, just send us a request. It would be our pleasure to guide you to the summit of Nevado del Huila.

Are you looking for a different type of trip? We also offer this amazing rock climbing program in Suesca.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

The price includes:

Guiding + assistant fees

All meals from Tacueyo, indigenous hut, high camp and on return to Tacueyó;

Transport from Cali to Tacueyó and back;

Community permits;

Porter fees;

Group technical and camping equipment.


Itinerary

Day 1: Cali-Tacueyo

We will drive 5 hours from Cali to Tacueyo where we will change vehicles and go in a 4*4 pick-up truck to the indigenous hut.

Day 2: Colombia Camp

We will have breakfast at the indigenous hut and then head 4 km towards Belalcázar. We will turn to cross the Páez River towards the mountain,(3.000 m.a.s.l) before 8am. We will eat on the go and then have dinner at Colombia Camp  (4.500 m.a.s.l).

8-10 hours

Day 3: Rest and acclimatization

We can go hiking or to a nearby glacier. The day is meant for rest and acclimatization.

Day 4: Summit Day

Very early in the morning, we will set off towards the summit, which we should reach between 6 and 8 am. After enjoying the wonderful view, we will return to our campsite.

Day 5: Return

It will take us 5 hours to descend back to the indigenous hut. We have the option of returning in the same day to Tacueyó or Santander de Quilachó and to Cali.

Day 6: Extra day

Extra day for contingencies. If we didn’t return to Cali by day 5, then we will return on day 6.

 

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Dann Cali Cali Colombia
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InterContinental Cali Cali Colombia
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Hotel Spiwak Chipichape Cali Cali Colombia
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About the guide

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Alex

5.00

(19)

Mountain 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.

Languages

English

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What people are saying about Alex

Gary

5.00

Alex is the best guidee ever! He is thoughtful, considerate, and taught us a lot of rope management skills and multipitch skills. The routes are designed in a way that let us gradually progress to learn, with challenges along the way. Will definitely recommend Alex for a guided climb in Suesca.

5.00

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.

Egor

5.00

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.

PIOTR

5.00

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.

Paul

5.00

Great guide, super knowledgeable and adaptable. Connected us with people that helped us plan the rest of our trip even. All in all, feel super empowered and confident to lead climb, clean anchors and rappel now.


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