Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jun, Aug, Sep, Dec
We will meet in Pereira City and drive or 4-6 hours to Potosi Farm, at 3.900 meters above sea level. The first night will be in a bed and we will share dinner on the same farm.
We will hike for 4-6 hours while the mules we will help us carry the big bag packs. We will share a picnic and then have dinner in a camp. The altitude reached by the end of the day is 3.900 (m,a,s,l).
This is an acclimatization hike. Breakfast and dinner will be taken in a camp. Lunch may be taken at the Santa Isabel summit.
Our hike will start early and we will move our equipment by mules to the next farm. Dinner and night in Berlin.
After breakfast, we will start the hike to our next goal. Our objective is Paramillo del Quindio, with 4.750 meters of altitude. This will be a long day. We will cover approx 24 km to the next farm, La Primavera. We will have dinner and sleep in a bed there (10 hours approx).
This day is easier. Our next camp to climb will be the Tolima Volcano. We will go slowly for 4 hours and take a good rest in the high camp at 4.400 meters approx.
We will wake up at night and go for the summit! After some tea or coffee for breakfast, we will start walking. We will the summit after 5-7 hours and return to the farm for a well-deserved rest in the evening. We will have dinner and sleep in a bed on the farm (10 – 12 hours approx. in total)
We will organize all the bag packs for the mules and begin a hike until Cocora valley (6 hours approx.). In Cocora we will have lunch and then take a transport until the hotel in Salento.
If you want and have time in your itinerary you may have one coffee tour in Salento and then you can take a transfer to the airport in Pereira or
Manizales (Caldas Department) or Pereira (Risaralda Department) cities, to be agreed by the group.
2 nights at Laguna de Otun, 1 night at Nevado del Tolima campsite, 1 night at Finca Berlin farm, and 2 nights at Finca La Playa farm (or Finca La Primavera).
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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