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Tolima Glacier

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Enjoy this unique experience! Watching the sunrise from 5215 meters above sea level, contemplating the amazing views from the top of the imposing Nevado del Tolima, Recharge your lungs and free your mind with this life experience in Los Nevados National Park.

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All about the Tolima Glacier.

Enjoy this unique experience! watching the sunrise from 5215 meters above sea level, contemplating the amazing views from the top of the imposing Nevado del Tolima, Recharge your lungs and free your mind with this life experience in Los Nevados National Park.

Prices in USD

1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax
$ 794 $ 794 $ 992 $ 1320

 

Data & Altitudes

  • Total Distance: 54 kms
  • Higher Altitude Reached: 5.212 meters
  • Salento: 1.950 meters
  • Cocora: 2.200 meters
  • Acaime: 2.400 meters
  • Romerales: 3.700 meters
  • La Playa: 3700 meters
  • El Calvito: 4300 meters
  • Arenales: 4400 meters

What will we See?

At the arrival in Cocora we will find ourselves surrounded by a beautiful landscape of mountains, wax palms, milk farms a Horse stables.

A bit further we will blow our minds away with the amazing Bosque de Niebla (cloud forest) where a wide variety of fauna and flora is found. Plants such as Siete Cueros, Yarumos, Helecho Gigante (Giant Fern) can be found. Heads up! Ferrets are usually around this forest. Then we will proceed through Five hanging bridges made of wood that will lead us to “Acaime” the house of the Hummingbirds.

A bit up we will find a wide variety of unique flora which can only be seen in the paramos, after a good walk you will be rewarded with the stunning view and the pure air of the mountains.
Plants such as Frailejones (Espeletia), Piñuela, Briofitos (Bryophyte) can be seen.
The Fauna we might be able to appreciate is very special too, animals as “Leon de montaña” (White lion), eagles, parrots, ocelots, Andean condor, and the spectacled bear could be seen. There are multiple rivers and waterfalls carrying the pure water  from the mountains.

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Transportation:

  • Salento – Cocora
  • Cocora – Salento

Lodging:

  • Accommodation for all nights during the trip (Camping or farmhouse rooms).

Food:

  • Hot drinks
  • 4 breakfasts in farmhouses
  • 4 lunches on the go
  • 3 dinners in farmhouse/base camp
  • Snacks & water

Others:

  • Insurance
  • Guidance
  • All entry fees to farmhouses
  • Camping equipment
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Harness, ice axe, helmet, carabiner, crampons
  • Trekking Poles
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Others:

  • Jackets, trekking shoes or any personal equipment required.
  • International or Domestic flights
  1. Day 1 18 Kms

    6:00 am
    We meet up in our office to catch the private transport to Cocora (25 minutes)

    7:00 am
    We start our walk through the Cocora valley towards the cloud forest

    12:00 am
    Quick snack at Estrella de agua

    12:15 pm
    We start the walk to Paramo Romerales

    2:00 pm
    Lunch on the way at Paramo Romerales

    2:30 pm
    We walk to Finca la Primavera

    3:30 pm
    Arrive to finca la Primavera, we take a quick break

    3:40 pm
    We walk to finca la playa

    4:30 pm
    Arrive to Finca la playa where we stay for the first night

    6:30 pm
    Dinner at finca la playa

  2. Day 2 7 Kms

    8:00 am:

    Typical Breakfast at Finca la Playa

    8:30 am:

    We start our walk towards Laguna del encanto (Enchanted Lagoon)

    12:00 am

    Arrive to laguna del encanto

    12:30 am

    Walk towards el Calvito where we would have lunch

    2:00 pm 

    Arrive to Arenales (Base Camp)

    5:30 pm

    Dinner at Arenales

    6:00 pm 

    Time to Sleep

     

     

     

  3. Day 3 9 Kms

    2:00 am

    Start the ascending to the summit

    6:00 am

    Arrive to the Summit

    9:30 am

    Breakfast at Base Camp

    10:00 am

    Return to finca la playa

    2:30 pm

    Lunch at finca la playa

    6:00 pm

    Dinner at finca la playa

     

  4. Day 4 20 Kms

    7:30 am

    Breakfast at finca la playa

    8:00 am

    Walk towards finca Buenos Aires

    11:00 am 

    Arrive to finca Buenos Aires

    11:20 am

    We walk towards Cocora trough la Argentina

    2:30 pm  

    Arrive to Cocora

    3:00 pm

    Lunch in Salento

     

For high mountain Hiking:

As the track might be wet and muddy Waterproof boots are highly recommended, Walking gaiters are also very handy during the trip, for the summit it is important to have a good warm waterproof boots.

For Village Walks:

Runners or any light footwear is recommended.

Upper body:

  • You will need a windproof, breakable jacket and a medium jacket full of down or synthetic fill.
  • Breathable t-shirt is recommended for the trekking.
  • Pants should be waterproof or any material which dries easily.
  • Thermal clothes are highly recommended especially at night time.
  • Rain ponchos are essential

For your hands:
Try wearing lightweight or midweight fleece gloves under waterproof shell mittens or shell gloves. It’s also a good idea to bring an extra pair of fleece gloves that you keep stowed in your pack in case the ones you’re wearing get wet.

Salento Hikers provides insurance for all activities however we HIGHLY RECOMMEND you take out your own medical/travel insurance.

To enjoy your walk you should be able to carry a medium sized backpack for 7 to 9 hours over 10-21km of mountain track each day. To maximize your enjoyment we encourage you to set your own pace while walking the track. The track surface varies from smooth well-formed paths to rough terrain broken up by rocks and tree roots and we recommend you wear hiking boots, which provide firm ankle support. If you are not a regular walker, we suggest you begin a daily walk regime 6-8 weeks before your departure. Some practice carrying a pack and hill/staircase walking during this time will make you even better prepared for your walk.

The unpredictable nature of the weather in this region means that high winds and rain can occur at any time of the year. It is therefore very important to be prepared for the worst weather conditions, and carry the appropriate clothing at all times.

Farm houses rooms can sleep up to 10 people in bunk style beds, usually on each bed up to 2 people could sleep together if desired otherwise you will have your own bed. All farm rooms have shared bathroom facilities.

No problem. It is a great opportunity to walk with like-minded individuals from around the world. Please note however that we cannot always guarantee same sex farm rooms.

Please advise us of any specific dietary requirements when you make your booking. We will endeavor to cater for them, however please remember we operate in an extremely isolated and challenging environment.

No, only the farmhouses have toilet facilities.

We take full payment at the time of the booking.

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