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NATIONAL PARK EL COCUY TREKKING TOUR

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NATIONAL PARK EL COCUY TREKKING

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4 people 320 euro

3 people 340 euro

2 people 400 euro

NATIONAL PARK EL COCUY TREKKING TOUR

This is an exciting tour to discover the amazing National Park El Cocuy. You will have a numerous of adventurous activities like camping, mountain climbing and trekking (moderate to advance level). Lakes, snowy mountain peaks and a traditional Colombian farm will be also part of the experience.

Day 1

The tour starts in Bucaramanga, where COLOMBIAN DUDE´s office is located, but you can start it from Bogota (for information about additional costs from Bogota, please ask one of our traveler´s expert). The day will start early morning heading to the mountain village of Cocuy by private transport (a road trip that will take between 9 and 10 hours). You will have time to rest at our arrival in a small but comfortable hotel.

Day 2

Get ready to admire the power of nature and the amazing landscapes and natural resources of Colombia. We will enjoy a traditional breakfast in “Hacienda La Esperanza”, a traditional farm that operates as a hotel as well and is at 3.900 meters of altitude. In order to get used to the “paramo” (an ecosystem above 3.000meter), we have planned a short hike to get your body and mind ready for the trip.

Day 3

The 3rd day of the tour includes a walk to Laguna Grande de la Sierra (4.500m high and will take between 4 and 5 hours). You will enjoy the views from the lakes, snowy mountain peaks and the paramo. We will camp near Laguna Grande de la Sierra for the next three nights.

Day 4

This will be a day of adventure ascending the Concavo mountain. We will provide the security equipment needed for the trip, like crampons, ice-axe and ropes tight around the body. Once we reach the top, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views of the snowy mountain peaks. We will have a snack to get some energy before going back.

Day 5

We will be climbing to the Toti glacier, which is at 4900 meters. From the top it is possible to have an amazing view of Laguna de la Plaza. We will have a snack to get some energy before going back. We will also do a short hike near the camp in the afternoon.

Day 6

After enjoying a nice breakfast, we will be hiking back to the hacienda La Esperanza. Once again, a great view while descending the mountain. Our private transport will be ready for taking us back to the village of Cocuy. We will enjoy a nice lunch before going back to Bucaramanga or Bogota (please let us know in advance your final destination to do the appropriate arrangements).

 

TOUR OPTION 2

 

Day 1

The tour starts in Bucaramanga, where COLOMBIAN DUDE´s office is located, but you can start it from Bogota (for information about additional costs from Bogota, please ask one of our traveler´s expert). The day will start early morning heading to the mountain village of Cocuy by private transport (a road trip that will take between 9 and 10 hours). You will have time to rest at our arrival in a small but comfortable hotel.

Day 2

Get ready to admire the power of nature and the amazing landscapes and natural resources of Colombia. We will enjoy a traditional breakfast in “Hacienda La Esperanza”, a traditional farm that operates as a hotel as well and is at 3.900 meters of altitude. In order to get used to the “paramo” (an ecosystem above 3.000meter), we have planned a short hike to get your body and mind ready for the trip. The night will be spent in tents in the Hacienda.

Day 3

You will have the opportunity to climb one of the highlights of Colombia when it comes to trekking , the peak of Pulpito de Diablo (at 4900 meters). It is a giant rock mass that doesn’t have snow on it. To climb it, though, you need mountain climbing experience, so we kindly ask you to let us know in advance whether you want to climb it or not. From here on we’ll continue to the Pan de Azucar peak at 5120 meters. The view is spectacular as you’ll see some lakes and snowy mountain peaks. We will finish the day in our camp at Hacienda La Esperanza.

Day 4

We will start the day packing our tents and heading towards to the Laguna de la Plaza (4200m, 6 to 7 hours trek). This is probably one of the most beautiful lakes you’ll see in your life so the trip and effort will be worth it. The hike starts at Valle de Lagunillas and we will cross two mountains called Paso de Cusiri and Patio Bolos. When we have arrived to the final destination, we will set up the camp near the lake to enjoy the sunset, a warm cup of tea with some biscuits and the beautiful stars at night.

Day 5

The day will start very early in the morning (around 3 am) to hike to the waterfall. If the weather is good, we will be able to see the mountain Cerro Diamante changing colors and to enjoy a spectacular sunset, so don´t forget your camera to take great photos of your trip. We will hike back to our camp to eat breakfast and to rest a little bit before hiking around the lake for about 3 hours. Lunch will take place at the other side of the lake. For the most eagers travelers, we will have another trek in the afternoon.

Day 6

To go back to the Hacienda, we will need to cross the two mountain passes again and hike through the Valle de Lagunillas. After enjoying a nice lunch at the Hacienda the private transport will take us to Cocuy village. We will finish the day by inviting you to a great dinner together.

Day 7

After breakfast, we will take our private transport back to Bucaramanga, but we can drop you off in Bogota if needed (for information about additional costs, please ask one of our traveler´s expert).

 

The tour includes:

– Breakfasts, lunch and dinner

– Private transport from Bucaramanga to the village Cocuy

– Entrance fee for Cocuy National park

– Private transport or the milk truck to the entrance of the park

– Assistance from the beginning to the end of the tour

– A t-shirt from Colombian Dude

– Crampons and ice axe

– Tent

– Gas cooker, pans and cutlery

– An experienced local guide from the village of Cocuy

 

The tour does not include:

– International flights

– Personal expenses

– Optional activities not listed in the description of the tour

– Transport from/to Bogota

 

Note: Prices are per person based on the number of people traveling within a group. The minimum number of travelers we need to confirm the tour is 2 people. A 100% guarantee of the trip will be given when full payments are made.

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