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Climb to the top of Nevado del Tolima, 6 days from Bogotá, Colombia

Join Diego Cortes Guzman, an ASEGUIM-certified guide, as he leads you on this truly spectacular 6-day climb to the top of Nevado del Tolima, from Bogota, Colombia, where you will encounter a myriad of amazing landscapes and terrain whilst testing yourself with this challenging and rewarding climb.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration7 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Dec
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelExtremely Fit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Scale the imposing summit of Nevado del Tolima in Colombia!

  • Experience massive variation in scenery, from forest and jungle to volcanic rock

  • Test yourself mentally and physically with the high altitudes and hard terrain

Description

I will guide you on this absolutely epic, awesome, challenging and rewarding 6-day climb of Nevado del Tolima, from Bogota, Colombia, where we will experience tropical forest and jungle vegetation, as well as valleys, rivers and waterfalls in the lower reaches, before hitting the upper reaches of volcanic and arctic conditions, with hot springs sitting next to mesmerizing glaciers, alpine lakes and snow-capped peaks.

Nevado del Tolima is a volcano nestled within the Los Nevados National Park in the Colombian Andes, 235km West from the capital city of Bogota. It is renowned for its variety of landscape, scenery and terrain, as we all being a difficult accomplishment to climb to the summit.

Our journey begins in Bogota, from where we then head by car to Ibague and then onwards to the sleepy settlement of Juntas, an area known for its lovely countryside.

We then head to the camp of Escuela El Salto, where we will acclimatize to the increasingly high altitude, and admire the lush green forest and jungle around us.

After this acclimatization we head up to base camp via Termales de Canon, and it is here that the scenery begins to change to a more volcanic and arctic setting, with the rocky terrain and large glaciers providing a great challenge to climb on and around.

Day 5 is when we tackle the undoubted highlight of the trip, the summit of Nevado del Tolima, a very difficult and time-consuming process, due to the need to move slowly, and the steep incline not helping matters.

Once at the top, the sense of accomplishment and satisfaction you will feel is like nothing else, with brilliant sweeping panoramic views back out over the country, making you feel like you’re on top of the world.

The penultimate day is spent descending back down, this time to the quaint and rustique town of Salento, via the Cocora Valley, before we head back to Bogota and finish the trip on day 7, physically and emotionally shattered but also immensely proud and happy at our achievement.

Climbing Nevado del Tolima is a true once-in-a-lifetime experience – book now to tick it off the list!

Accommodation

2 nights in tents, 1 night shared room in Juntas, 2 nights in shared room in local farms, 1 night in shared room in Salento.

Meeting point

Bogota, Colombia


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Itinerary

Day 1: Bogotá - Ibagué

Bogotá – Ibagué

Day 2: Ibagué - Juntas - Escuela El Salto

Ibagué – Juntas – Escuela El Salto

Day 3: Escuela El Salto - Termales de Cañón

Escuela El Salto – Termales de Cañón

Day 4: Termales de Cañón - Campo base Arenales

Termales de Cañón – Campo base Arenales

Day 5: Ascenso a la cumbre

Ascenso a la cumbre

Day 6: Descenso hacia el Valle del Cocora y traslado a Salento

Descenso hacia el Valle del Cocora y traslado a Salento

Day 7: Salento - Pereira - Bogotá

Salento – Pereira – Bogotá


About the guide

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I've got my base camp in Suesca, a small town close to Bogotá, Colombia, where I began to climb and dream of the mountains around 16 years ago.

I guide all around the Andes, from the tropical mountains in Colombia and Ecuador to the highest peaks in Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile.

Please get in touch with me if you wish to be guided during your next trips in the mountains or if you want to learn basic or advanced techniques for rock climbing and mountaineering.

It will be my pleasure to accompany you and make sure that the time we spend outdoors is a unique, safety and unforgettable experience.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1444 each

Group of 2

USD 980 each

Group of 3

USD 877 each

Group of 4

USD 877 each

Group of 5

USD 784 each

Group of 6

USD 784 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Luggage transfer during the trip

Price details

• Price does not include: International flights, domestic flights, personal camping equipment (sleeping bag, mattress, etc.), tips


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