Hiking Los Nevados Park

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The Colombian Central range, is a formation that group different mountains, characterized by its volcanic shape, this is the place where we can find 4 of the intertropical glaciers present in Colombia. Spending more time Hiking Los Nevados Park will be the perfect opportunity to experience all the ecosystems that can be found in the park.
The proposed itinerary allows to see the big picture of the Natural Park and going inside the pure mountain culture, experiencing the loneliness of some not common used paths by travelers. We will have the possibility of reaching the altitude of 5000 m on the summit and then take a comfortable thermal bath at 4000m, a very unexpected experience worldwide.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Pereira International airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
Park Fees Certified guide
1 Night hotel at Salento 1 Night hotel at Pereira
All transfers in private vehicles Mules for carrying personal gear during trek
Accident Insurance All meals described
Camping equipment Climbing gear as helmet, harness
1 night beds at La Pastura camp Hot springs entry fee
Tips for Guides & drivers Meals not described
Excursions, services not described Alcoholic beverages


  • Fantastic views of Los Nevados National Park
  • Admire flora and fauna of the Colombian Andes
  • Share with Local farmers
  • Enjoy beautiful Salento & the Coffee región
  • Relax at a 4000 mts hot spring


  • Physical demand (1-10): 8
  • Travel Style: Active, Hiking
  • Yellow Fever vaccine is mandatory in order to enter colombia
  • Walks of around 5 – 9 hours daily
  • Price For Minimun 4 PAX




Airport reception at Pereira International Airport and ground transfer to Salento. Check in at hotel and free time time to walk and enjoy the town (-/-/-)



Breakfast at Salento, and transport in a traditional private vehicle to Cocora Valley.
After an informative talk we will start our adventure from the bottom of Cocora Valley, along the cannon of the Cardenas River. We will go up until reaching the highland of the cannon where we will enjoy the delicious trekking lunch, with an spectacular view of the whole cannon and the cloud forest. After that we will trek at the side of the curved mountain and arrive to the farm La Argentina. This will be our resting point where we will be able to share with the traditional mountain family. There we will learn, with a cup of coffee and the great feeling of this people, the dynamics of the life at this altitude. (B/L/D)

Average trekking time: 5 hours
Distance: 10 km
Initial altitude: 2400 m
Maximum altitude: 3400 m
Final Altitude: 3400 m
Ascent: 1150 m
Descent: 150m
Accommodation: (Refuge – Farm)



After having a delicious farmer breakfast, we will start the trek to La Primavera, we will keep hiking up until the highest point of 4000m called the Line, If the weather is good enough we will get closer to the Wetlands of the Paramillo (option 1), or if the group is feeling well we can go to the top (4700m) (option 2). Then go a little bit back and then go down until the farm La Primavera where we will sleep for the night (3750m). This day will be a full immersion in the Páramo ecosystem. (B/L/D)

Average trekking time: 10 hours
Distance: 13 km
Initial altitude: 3400 m
Maximum altitude: Option 1: 4200 m Wetlands | Option 2: 4700 m Summit Paramillo
Final Altitude: 3600 m
Ascent: Option 1: 900 m | Option 2: 1400 m
Descent: Option 1: 700 m | Option 2: 1200 m
Accommodation: (Refuge – Farm)



We will start our day after breakfast, and take the trail to Cañon natural hot springs located at 3950 m, where while you are having a relaxing bath you will be looking at Tolima Volcano and Nevado of Ruiz, in the middle of the Páramo and nice hills. The trek will pass the Lake El Encanto, crossing the Pleasure Valley and finally after going up and down and up again son hills we will reach the thermal pools. We will spend the night in tents. (B/L/D)

Average trekking time: 6 hours
Distance: 18 km
Initial altitude: 3600 m
Maximum altitude: 4000 m
Final Altitude: 3950 m
Ascent: 800 m
Descent: 450 m
Accommodation: (Camping)



From the Thermal Waters we will begin the trek to the farm el Africa, this area is not usually used by travelers and keeps natural wonders that we will cross between valleys and cannons, going inside the mountain. We will arrive to a typical farm and rest in the middle of the peaceful mountain

Average trekking time: 5 hours
Distance: 12.5 km
Initial altitude: 4000 m
Maximum altitude: 4030 m
Final Altitude: 3700 m
Ascent: 300 m
Descent: 600 m
Accommodation: (Refuge – Farm)



The trail for this day starts from the farm heading to the Santa Isabel Volcano base. During this trek we will experience a unique ecosystem where the flora has been evolving in a very authentic way. We will enjoy looking at the Silence lake and then reach our camp at the Otún lake, a natural water reservoir, the largest of the National Park.

Average trekking time: 6 hours
Distance: 11.8 km
Initial altitude: 3700 m
Maximum altitude: 4450 m
Final Altitude: 3800 m
Ascent: 750 m
Descent: 650 m
Accommodation: (Refuge – Farm)



After hot coffee and good breakfast, we will start the descent using the Otún River Valley, this water valley provides water for Pereira city and is considered the most well conserved water valley of the country, is protected by three natural parks unified. We will keep going down using ancient mules while noting the change in vegetation and temperature. ON the way we visit Jordan a 1 family community that lives in paradise! With some luck we may see the biggest mammal of America. The Tapir that lives in the forest. We continue to Pastora refuge. Where we will enjoy a great dinner and wine/beer on a bone fire. We will rest here and enjoy the traditional culture. (B/L/D)

Average trekking time: 6 hours
Distance: 14.5 km
Initial altitude: 3850 m
Maximum altitude: 3900 m
Final Altitude: 2600 m
Ascent: 50 m
Descent: 1200 m
Accommodation: (Refuge – Farm)



We will continue our way down to El Cedral point. During this way we will be walking and experimenting one of the most preserved areas of the National Park and Colombia, having the opportunity to see and enjoy a huge variety of fauna and flora.
We will finish our trek having a delicious lunch at the Natural Park Otún Quimbaya, then the vehicle will take us to Pereira. Hotel (B/L/-)

Average trekking time: 2 hours
Distance: 6 km
Initial altitude: 2600 m
Maximum altitude: 2630 m
Final Altitude: 2100 m
Ascent: 30 m
Descent: 500 m


Day 9: HOME

Transfer to airport. End of services (B/-/-)



Reviews (1)

1 review for Hiking Los Nevados Park

  1. Andres Ramirez

    What I liked the most was the warmth of the families that live in the ranches. how they share their home , food and culture with us

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