SUMMARY

The Quindio Paramillo is a mountain (with no snow) part of the National Natural Park of Los Nevados that offers, perhaps, the best panoramic view from its summit (4750m). Its location between the Tolima volcano, Santa Isabel and Ruiz, allows the view of the most wonderful points of the National Park. This mountain is considered one of the beauties of the national park, due to its geomorphology is unique and its splendid colorful sands make it a paradise for mountain trekking lovers.

In just 3 days you could get to know this mountain in the middle of the Andean tropical ecosystems.

 

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ITINERARY

Day 1: 


7am. Starting point from Cocora Valley (Salento). Trekking along the cloud forest passing by the Acaime natural reserve and keeping up until Estrella de Agua (Water star 3100m). Estimate time 3.5 hours. 9 km

12.30 pm. After the lunch we start again the path from Estrella de Agua to the farm La Primavera where we will sleep for the night (3750m) Estimate time 3 hours. 9 km

Day 2:


6am. After the breakfast we get out of the farm La Primavera and start our way to the Paramillo of Quindio. This summit doesn´t have snow but its difficulty is intermediate. Is considered one of the most beautiful treks in the park. Estimate time 8 hours go and back to the farm.

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Day 3:


8 am: Descending back to Cocora Valley, taking a different rout along the valley of the Cardenas river, plenty and with and infinite richness of fauna and flora. Estimate time: 7 hours. 19 km.

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REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

For all of our plans and itineraries the ideal is to have experience in short and long treks, this way each person will know best their body and how it adapts to the altitude. The Paramillo of Quindio is a non-technical mountain, it doesn´t have a glacier. However, it is not to take it easy, like with any other mountain. This itinerary has been planned for people with some mountain experience, it is required to have a considerable physical condition and that depending on a medical diagnosis (sent by us by email) the person doesn´t have health problems to undertake the itinerary. If in any case do you feel that maybe you are not prepared, there is no problem, we can plan according with your characteristics a more suitable itinerary.

  • ALTITUDE EXPERIENCE

    No prior experience at altitude required.

  • TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

    No technical climbing experience required.

TO HAVE IN MIND:

UIAA Participation statement: The UIAA recognize that climbing and mountaineering are activities that represent the risk of suffer personal injuries or death. The participants in this activities must be aware of this risks and accept them, and be responsible of their own actions.

We suggest that you hire a health and emergency insurance in your county, please let us have a copy of this insurance.


¿WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE MONTAÑAS COLOMBIANAS?

A few companies offer Tolima´s Mountain – Why our people choose MONTAÑAS COLOMBIANAS? We offer a personalized and pragmatic Expedition approach, which allows you to enjoy the experience at a maximum. This, combined with a realistic mountain itinerary allows you to have the best altitude acclimatization, enough to give you the best preparation to achieve and reach the summit in the perfect condition to actually enjoy that magnificent moment.

The smallest details are important and MONTAÑAS COLOMBIANAS appreciate and take in account that everyone has different expectations and requirements.  For many this is the first big mountain ever climbed so a few nerves and some anxiety is perfectly normal, here is where MONTAÑAS COLOMBIANAS make the difference, our guides understand this and are perfectly aware, they will be always there to help you in the ascension and will always try to be sure that your experience becomes incredible.