Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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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