National Park of El Cocuy. Hiking experience. 5d/4n

In the north of Boyacá department, the impressive Sierra Nevada (snow peaks) is the set of highest peaks of the eastern mountain range in Colombia. They are approximately 25 kilometers of peaks over 5,000 meters above sea level. This is a protected area within ​​the natural national park “El Cocuy, Guican y Chita”, in Gutierrez province. This is an ideal place for hiking, excursions and nature contemplation. Distance from Bogotá: 390Km (10-12 hours).

Throughout the mountain range, there are at least 50 lagoons, among which the Laguna de la Plaza stands. The region offers many alternative routes for both: experienced hikers and travelers without mountain experience.

It is undoubtedly one of the most important and accessible mountain landscapes of Colombia. The region allows you to organize plans for all tastes and physical conditions.

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4 days 12 hours


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  • What's included :
    • 2 nights in hotel el Cocuy (double rooms) and 2 nights Hacienda la Esperanza (multiple rooms)
    • Private van or bus depend of the number of travelers
    • Entrance permits in the park
    • Meals indicated in the program (during the hikes “box lunch”)
    • Bilingual certified guides
    • Mountain trekking insurance
    • Entry/Admission - Nevado del Cocuy
    • Entry/Admission - Pulpito del Diablo
    What's excluded :
    • Hotels in Bogotá
    • Personal expenses
    • Additional activities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, El Cocuy Vereda Jordan, Snow, Climbing, Camping, Uwa, Indigenas, Guican Colombia

    The guide will take you on private transportation from Bogotá to the village of Cocuy (2.900m) in approx 9 to 10 hours. You will arrive at the village at about 6-7 pm. Settling in the hotel of Cocuy. In the evening a short introduction about the upcoming tour and a walk around the town.

    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Nevado del Cocuy, Sierra nevada del cocuy, Boyaca, Colombia, Sur America, Guican Colombia

    In the morning you will go to the National Parks office in order to receive the entrance permits and instructions and recommendations by park officials. After that, you will go up in the van to Kanwara (3.800m) region which sits on the north side of the National Park. In this area you will do an acclimatization hike. You will visit the place called Parada de Romero. The hikes take about 3 hours at a moderate pace. During the hike you will be able to appreciate the glaciers of Ritacuba Blanco (5.350m) and others.
    After the hike, you will be transferred in the car to the central part of the Park to Hacienda La Esperanza. Night in Hacienda (3.800m)

    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Pulpito del Diablo, El Cocuy Colombia

    Today is a long day so you will leave the Hacienda very early in the morning (5 am at the latest). After a 40 min ride by car, you will reach the south part of the park called Valle de Lagunillas. Here you will start the hike towards the edge of the glacier Pan de Azucar (4.900m). To get to the glacier you need to hike 8 km.
    Right next to the peak of Pan de Azucar you will also be able to appreciate the beautify of “Pulpito del Diablo”, which is one of the most remarkable places in the whole park.
    Hike back on the same way to the car. Drive to Hacienda la Esperanza.

    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: El Cocuy, El Cocuy, Boyaca Department

    Today's hike starts directly from the Hacienda. After 9 km hiking uphill you will reach the Laguna Grande de la Sierra (4.500m). The Lake is surrounded by several glaciers and peaks: Pan de Azúcar, Concavo, Concavito and Toti. The descent back to the Hacienda. Car drive back to the village of El Cocuy. Night in the hotel.

    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: El Cocuy, El Cocuy, Boyaca Department

    Travel back to Bogotá.

    Duration: 12 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Private transport will pick you up one hour before departure.
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/1/2020 - 4/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 06:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 6 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-86898P12

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