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Trekking through Los Nevados National Natural Park in Colombia (4 days)

Trekking through Los Nevados National Natural Park in Colombia (4 days)
Trekking through Los Nevados National Natural Park in Colombia (4 days)
Trekking through Los Nevados National Natural Park in Colombia (4 days)
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Join a UIAGM certified guide from Ascenso Andino for this super 4-day hike through the spectacular landscapes of Los Nevados National Natural Park in the Andes of Colombia!



4 Days

All year




* Discover the spectacular beauty of the Los Nevados National Natural Park.

* Explore dazzling sceneries brimming with volcanoes, deserts and forests.

* Join local and certified guide who has an intimate knowledge of this region.


Welcome to the spectacular Los Nevados National Natural Park**, situated in the central cordillera of the** Colombian Andes**. This amazing mountain region will take your breath away with every step!**

Located about 30 km southeast of the city of Pereira, the park is dominated by the momunmental volcano Nevado del Ruiz at 5,300m. It also offers quite a remarkable range of diversity in its terrain, biology and views.

Deserts, forests, lakes, rivers, glaciers and more, adorn this majestic region. They all provide a marvellous location for trekking, sight-seeing and camping.

On the first day of our trip, we will meet in Salento. Thereupon we’ll explore this wonderful town along with its fascinating history and culture. Also, we can use the time to set all the final details for our journey.

After a good night sleep, we’ll depart at 06:30 the next day. Then we’ll head to the valley of Cócora, where we will meet the horses that will carry our bags. Finally, we’ll end our day hiking to our camp site at 3,600 m, on a route with stunning views over the forest.

On day three we will climb further until Cañon at 3,950 m. Here we can rest and enjoy the amazing thermals of the volcano.

And to end adventure, on our last day we’ll descend for about 8 hours. Upon completion, an exquisite final meal, in a special local restaurant, will be waiting for us.

If you would like to witness and explore the remarkable wild landscape of the Los Nevados Park, sign up now. Join me on an amazing hike through the beautiful Colombian Andes!

Looking to further explore the country? I also guide this Valle de los Halcones: Half-day trekking in Suesca, Colombia.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

- Drinks


Day 1: Salento

We will meet in Salento, where we will spend the night in the ‘Paisaje Andino’ hostel.

Also, we’ll use this time to acclimatise to the condtions and finish the details of the trip ahead.

We will explore and enjoy this interesting town.

Day 2: La Playa

The day will start early, at 06:30. Then we’ll ride a jeep until the valley of Cócora where we’ll meet our horses. Thereon we’ll hike for about 8 hours until La Playa (the beach) at 3,600m where we will spend the night at our campsite.

This route will give a real appreciation of the forested beauty of the area.

Day 3: Cañon

Our day will begin at 8:30am. We’ll begin trekking towards Cañon at 3,950m.

This 6 hour journey will provide stunning vistas and end with us enjoying its amazing volcanic thermals.

Day 4: Return

Our descent will take us about 8 hours. And we’ll finish the expedition with a great meal at a special local restaurant.



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Personal Equipment list:


  • Hat for the cold
  • Hat for the sun
  • Good quality Sun glasses


  • Waterproof Jacket (Goretex or similar)
  • Waterproof Trousers (Goretex or similar)
  • Winter Coat (Polar)
  • Base layer thermals
  • Walking Trousers (Windproof, softshell or similar)
  • Warm winter Jumper
  • Waterproof Poncho (optional)

Hands and Feet:

  • Thermal and/or Waterproof Gloves
  • Hiking Boots, warm and waterproof
  • Walking Cane
  • Walking Socks x 2 pairs -Thermal socks


  • Backpack of 30/40 litres
  • Seperate backpack to be exported by the horses


  • Camelback o bottle – 2 litres minimum

Meeting point


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel El Mirador del Cocora Salento Colombia
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Posada Los Guaduales Salento Colombia
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Finca Hotel Rancho San Antonio Salento Colombia
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About the guide

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Ascenso Andino Colombia



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Ascenso Andino is a rock climbing and high mountain agency based in Suesca, Colombia. Our staff of guides is professional, with more than 10 years of experience climbing and in expeditions in different mountains around the world.



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What people are saying about this trip



We did the Nevado Santa Isabel trip in Los Nevados (not listed specifically on exploreshare, but we asked if we could do it). It was really spectacular and the service was great.

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