SNOW SUMMIT OF SANTA ISABEL & TOLIMA

ASCENT TO THE SNOWY SANTA ISABEL AND TOLIMA
Andean
Coffee Region
Adventure
Mountain trekking
Multisports
Nature
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This experience compiles various ecosystems in Colombia, achieving part of the Colombian high mountain. If you like trekking and have experience climbing mountains, snow-capped mountains and volcanoes, you will love this multi-day challenge.
The snowy Santa Isabel is one of the mountains in the Central Cordillera of Colombia. Its summit rises to 4965 meters above sea level, and marks the border between the departments of Risaralda, Caldas and Tolima, being the highest point of the first one.
Nevado del Tolima is perhaps the most attractive mountain for climbing in Colombia. Its volcanic cone shape makes it a mountain that creates a unique setting for practicing outdoor sports. It is located within the Los Nevados National Natural Park and reaches an altitude of 5200m.
If you dare to live this experience for warriors, you will climb these two incredible peaks of Colombia.

All the year
6 nights / 7 days
SNOW SUMMIT OF SANTA ISABEL & TOLIMA

Recommendations

  • Carry a bottle of water of at least one liter per person
  • Sunscreen, dark glasses and a cap
  • Protection from the rain
  • Suitable hiking shoes (no tennis)
  • For your safety, be attentive and follow the recommendations issued by your guide
  • The extraction of plant and / or animal material during the tour is prohibited
  • The consumption of psychoactive substances in the development of activities is prohibited
  • The consumption of alcohol the day before the activity is not recommended
  • Deliver truthful and reliable information at the time of completing the client form
     

Itinerary

DAY 1
Transfer by vehicle from Hacienda Venecia (Manizales) to Finca Potosí 3,800 meters.
Time: 3 hours approximately
Potosí farm accommodation
DAY 2
Santa Isabel Snowy Ascent

You will wake up very early to start the trip (2 am), you will have breakfast and we will take you in the vehicle (approximately 40 min) to the area of the Nevado de Santa Isabel Volcano where the walk begins.
The approach begins from 4100 masl towards the summit that has 5000 masl. The same route will be used to get up and down.
Distance: 12 km
Time: 8 hours approximately
Positive difference: 900
Potosí farm accommodation
DAY 3
Finca Potosí towards Finca Berlín

The walk will take you through the moor, if there is good visibility, you can see volcanoes such as Quindío, Santa Rosa and Nevado Santa Isabel.
Distance: 18 km
Time: 8 hours
Maximum height: 4150 masl
Accommodation Finca Berlin -3750 masl
DAY 4
Finca Berlin - Finca la playa (Tolima)

You will start the walk, during which you will visit the base of the Quindío Volcano, before reaching the farm.
Distance: 15 km
Time: 8 hours
Maximum height: 4300 masl
Accommodation Finca la playa
DAY 5
Base camp - 4450 masl

You will approach the base of the Nevado del Tolima crossing the moor, where you will sleep.
Distance: 6 km
Time: 4 hours
Maximum height: 4450 masl
Sleeping night in tent
DAY 6
Summit - Base Camp - La Playa farm

You will start at 2 am, after a light breakfast and head towards the edge of the Tolima glacier (5000 masl) and its summit (5200 masl).
Upon returning, the camp is took apart and you will return to Finca La Playa for lunch and rest.
Distance: 16 km
Time: 12 hours
Maximum height: 5200 masl
Night at La Playa farm
DAY 7
Finca La Playa - Cocora Valley (2400 masl).

You will start the walk through the paramo and the high Andean forest until you reach the Cocora valley, you will take lunch and a jeep to Salento, where this adventure ends.
Distance: 18 km
Time: 6 hours

 

What does it include and what doesn't?

Included

  • Private transportation 4x4 Manizales- Los Nevados National Natural Park
  • Nevado Santa Isabel summit permit
  • Farm accommodation: 5 nights
  • Food throughout the tour (breakfast - Lunch - dinner)
  • Professional guide (spanish)
  • Travel assistance insurance
  • Transfer of equipment by mule every day

Not included

  • Taxes
  • Tent, sleeping, mat
  • Climbing gear
  • Unspecified expenses
     

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