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Join Alex into a mountaineering experience in Los Nevados National Park. It will be an amazing 7-day trip, that includes climbing a 5200 m peak!
I invite you to a 7-day trip in Los Nevados National Park. We’ll enjoy an exciting trek starting from Juntas to Salento, and we’ll reach the summit of Nevado del Tolima at 5200 m.
Los Nevados National Park is located in the Central Range of Colombia. In fact, its main route crosses the Colombian coffee region.
From Bogota, the distance to Ibague and Juntas (where we’ll start our adventure) is about 5 or 6 hours. However, the topography and its complex highways make it difficult to measure distances.
Bogota is the capital of Colombia and its altitude is 2600 m. Because of this, the weather is cold most part of the year.
Ibague, on the other hand, is 4 hours away from Bogota. It is much warmer, smaller and nicer. Although it looks like a village, it is the capital of the Tolima region.
Juntas is close to Ibague, at 1800 m above sea level. This is the place where our trek will begin.
For further information, you can find all the details of the itinerary below this description.
Please contact me if you want to be a part of this amazing trek experience in the wild environment of Los Nevados National Park. I will be happy to be your guide there!
The trip starts in Bogota. We will pass through Ibague and we will sleep in Juntas in a hostal. We’ll do those trips by bus.
Remember that we can reorganize the details of the itinerary this day.
Early in the morning we will organize the baggage for the horse.
The idea is to use a horse to carry the tent, the food, and the technical equipment for the expedition.
In the hike we will use the bag pack or day-pack. The back pack contains: a bottle water, a water proof jacket, extra clothes, a camera, sun glasses, sun protector, head lamp and day food and snacks.
All days we’ll use the same technique.
We will have breakfast in Juntas. Lunch will be taken in the middle of the trek and dinner in “La escuela” the first refuge or camp.
On the first day we will only walk uphill so it will be a hard day.
After having breakfast and organizing our luggage on the horses we will start hiking. Our next goal is El Cañon Hot springs. In this place we will cook dinner. This night we will sleep in the tent at 4000 meters about sea level (13000 feet).
After having breakfast and organizing luggage on the horses we will start hiking. This day we will go to “El placer”. This valley is a little flat and the next camp is “laguna el encanto”. This lagoon is the camp from which we’ll approach the Tolima Summit.
We will have dinner and sleep in the camp.
Early in the morning at 3 or 4 am we will go to the summit of Tolima and then come back to the camp. The summit height is 5200 m. After that we will rest and pick up the camp to then go to the next refuge.
After having breakfast and organizing the baggage for the horses we will start hiking to Cocora valley. In Cocora we will eat in a great restaurant and take the local transfer to Salento.
In Salento we will rest in a hostal.
We will wake up on the hostal and have breakfast. Before returning to Bogota -and if we still have enough energy- we will go to a coffee tour for several hours.
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.
- 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.
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Group of 1
|USD 1238 each|
Group of 2
|USD 774 each|
Group of 3
|USD 619 each|
Group of 4
|USD 464 each|
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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.
Simonpietro Ruiz Agostini
I had a fanatastic experience climbing the Nevado del Tolima with Alex Torres. He is technically very prepared and is able to challenge you always keeping in mind your safety and comfort zone. His kind nature, good humor and positive attitude make a special guide. I am looking forward to future experiences with him.
I spent 5 days rock climbing with this guide. It was fantastic! A lot of fun and very safe!
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Explore share came through for me! So helpful!
The trip to the summit will challenge you even if you consider yourself fit and healthy. The feeling at the summit is insane - like winning a sports championship. You really have to push through mentally and physically to make it
Alex was a wonderful guide. He prioritized safety and suited the day’s activities to match our ability levels and interests. Climbing in Suesca was a Highlight of our vacation
Alex is an absolutely amazing guide. Very knowledgeable, safe, strong climber with a great sense of humour. He picked great climbs for us and taught us many things about outdoor trad climbing. Would highly recommend.
I booked a four days trip with Alex to climb Tolima. Alex is a very experienced mountain guide and also very socialable. He knows to ask you the right questions to make your climb successfully and well organised. Unfortunately I got sick and had to break up at 3700 metres. Alex cared the rest of the time about me while I was recovering in the mountain hut and later in the hotel. Alex is also a great doctor not only a excellent mountain guide. Thx for taking care of me. See you soon, Felix
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!!
This was a wonderful opportunity to get outdoors close to Bogota. Alex was a fantastic guide, very capable, and found some routes that fit my abilities and challenged me. It seems that the entire Suesca climbing community knows each other and everyone was super-friendly. I can\'t say enough about the day I spent out there, it\'s the best day I\'ve had climbing in a very long time!
The trip was great and Alex did a fantastic job. Everything worked out fine and we had a great adventure!
We summited Nevado del Tolima last August. We really had a great trip and Alex is a very good guide. You can see part of the ascent and summit in the following video, starting on minute 8.40: https://youtu.be/8e89-dL8k_8?t=8m39s
We did Nevado Tolima\'s South Face ascent from Ibagué. It was very good. Alex and the cook were professional and fit. The only thing was it was almost impossible to do it 3 days. 4 days would have been better and it would have been nice to know that before we started. But I really liked the trip. It was hard though.