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Ibague Palomar Trek and Nevado del Tolima Ascent

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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!


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

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Tents

- Rope

- Cooking utensils

- Harness

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Snacks

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.


About the guide

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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.



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What people are saying about Alex



What an amazing experience! I couldn't have asked for a better one for my first time climbing. Thank you Explore-Share and Alex!



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.



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.


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.


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.

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