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Ibague Palomar Trek and Nevado del Tolima Ascent

Trek Juntas Salento, Los Nevados National Park
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Join Alex on a mountaineering experience in Los Nevados National Park. It will be an amazing 5-day trip, that includes climbing Nevado del Tolima, a 5200 m peak!

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5 Days

All year




I invite you to a 5-day trip in Los Nevados National Park. We’ll enjoy an exciting trek starting from Ibague 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 Palomar (where we’ll start our adventure) is about 7 to 8 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. 

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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Snacks

- Rope

- Harness

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

Price includes:

-Technical climbing equipment (crampons, ropes, harness, ice pick)

- Camping equipment (Tent, kitchen kid)

- All of the meals on the trip, diners on the farms, camping food, and snacks.

- Horses to carry the duffel bags

Not included: Sleeping Bag and mattress, personal clothing for outdoor activity.


Day 1: Palomar

The trip starts in Ibague from where we will travel to a hostel in Palomar today. From Ibague
we will use a private transfer.

We will arrive in Palomar in the afternoon and check into a hostel. We will have dinner and rest for the next day.

Day 2: The trekking begins

At 8:00 am, after breakfast, we will begin trekking for 8-10 hours.

On the way, we stop at a farm for lunch, and later, the hike will continue until the Cañon hot springs. We will camp there, have dinner and enjoy the rest.

Day 3: High camp

In the morning we have a 4-5 hours hike until the next camp.

In the high camp, 4.400 masl,  we can have dinner and rest
for the next challenge, the summit.

Day 4: Tolima summit (5200 m)

Early in the morning, we will go to the summit for a wonderful view of the sunrise.

We will clean the campsite and organize the package for the horses and then go to La Primavera farm for dinner and rest.

Day 5: Salento

After breakfast, we will go down to cocora valley, and end the trip in Salento.

In Salento, we can organize accommodation in a  hostel.




Hostal. Camp.

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.



What people are saying about Alex Torres

Paul Santilli


March, 2023

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.

Lawrence Delarco


March, 2023

The Nevado del Tolima climb was more challenging than expected, The 4 day 3 night hike was very intense and the rainy weather did not make it any easier. The rubber boots that we bought in Salento for our trip were a life saver due to the mud and rain that we had to hike thru but unfortunally they came with a price of getting blisters and punishing our feet being they were new and did not get them broken in. We made it to base camp but were not able to reach the summit due to the altitude giving us a serious headache and nausea, if we had an extra day to climatize I believed that would of help to reach the summit. Alex our guide was very knowledgeable and in great shape, we felt very safe in his company. He slowed down when we were falling behind our picked up the pace if needed. Unfortunally the weather was horrible it rain on us the 3 days out of the 4 making it more slippery, muddy and difficult. We did gain more confidence and mental toughness with this hike than any other hike we have done in the pass. The Inca trail that we in Machu Pichu was a walk in the park compared to El Nevado del Tolima. We want to thank Alex for his company. expertise and bringing us back safely.

Brandon Ellis


March, 2023

Our climbing trip with Alex was incredible. He is such a fun person to be around and was able to show us some really enjoyable climbing in the area!! We are very pumped that Alex was our guide for the area!

nicolas ainstein


December, 2022

Alex was great, we had an amazing time. He selected perfect routes for us to climb according to our skill level. We were able to do multi pitch, and single pitch lead climb. He provided instructions when need, and made us feel safe all the time which was very important in order to push our limits and get out of our comfort zone. Definitely recommend for any climber who goes to Suesca for the first time. Thank you Alex!

Josh Chipman


December, 2022

Alex and Alfredo did an amazing job guiding us through the Colombian wilderness and to the top of Tolima. Alex went above and beyond with giving a great experience and offered more than what we expected. Tolima is a great beginners route for getting a taste of mountaineering. Great views and great guides!

Elizabeth OGrady


June, 2022

Alex was amazing. He adapted to our levels and desires easily. It felt like climbing with a very knowledgeable and safe friend!

Diego Arce


March, 2022

Alex is a great guide, we had such a great time climbing !

Leonid Kurza


March, 2022

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 Sorokin


December, 2021

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.

Anjali Mehta


March, 2020

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March, 2020

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


August, 2019

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.

Imma Curiel


May, 2019

I spent 5 days rock climbing with this guide. It was fantastic! A lot of fun and very safe!

Isaac Pritchett


April, 2019

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John Ballesteros


January, 2019

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


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