COMPLETE INMERSION COCUY MOUNTAIN RANGE 4 O 5 DAYS

Description

¡Páramo, lakes, White mountains landscapes in 3 different valleys!

From $900,000 COP Colombian Pesos

Day 1: Traditional Cocuy Town
  • 5 am: 5 am arrival to Cocuy town and welcome breakfast
  • Register and introduction at the National Park Office
  • Patrimonial and cultural tour around town
  • Traditional lunch (Additional drinks not included)
  • Private 4WD transport, approximately for 1 hour until our mountain refuge. (Typical mountain hosting with private or shared bedrooms, depending on availability, with beds, covers and sheets), basic toilets.
  • After setting up things, we will start a short acclimatization hike, where we will be able to see very ancient plants, more than 500 years old. Then, we go back to rest in the farm.
Day 2: Lagunillas River, Pulpito del Diablo and Pan de Azúcar

6 am: We will have an early breakfast at 6 am and then start the trekking.

We will reach the high La Cueva (the cave) where we will start having possibilities to see the Glacier range, and this will be the beginning of the route to the Pulpito del Diablo.

Once there, our trekking will go along the Lagunillas river Valley, we will pass beautiful Paramo ecosystems and wet lands. Reaching the middle of the valley we will start going higher, reaching the old lake La Plazuela, and then arrive to the place called El Hotelito, we will take a break and prepare ourselves to summit the rabbit´s High, this will be a slowly climbing, taking a breath while we can enjoy the spectacular view of Pan de Azucar glacier, Campanillas negro and blanco, and the amazing colored lakes at the middle of the cannon.

After an approximation using the flat stone huge balconies, we will get closer to the glacier until 20 meters from it, from this spot we will enjoy the panoramic, take pictures, drink water and have some snack to eat and get more energies, and then start the descending.

We will take a different path, passing by a nice Páramo and the Tablonera lake, in this place, some months of the year we can find migrating duck flocks. Close to the end, we will head to the white cave and then arrive to the farm La Esperanza, where we can rest and have a very nice dinner, cooked by the owners.

 

Day 3: Frailejones Valley and Laguna Grande de la Sierra

7 am: Delicious farm breakfast.

We will start the trek to the Lake Laguna Grande de la Sierra and the Cóncavos glacier border. Along this route, we will have the opportunity to meet the Andean high cloud forest, then, one of the most beautiful waterfall of the park, and arrive to 4000 meters to cross the Frailejones Valley. After that, we will start ascending more continual, until reaching the Big Lake, and then go up to the view point of the glacier border, where we will have time to rest, taking pictures, drink some water and eat our snack.

We will go back using the same path until the farm La Esperanza, where we will enjoy another resting night in this traditional place.

 

Day 4: Ritakuwa Blanco and Güicán Hot Springs

For the 4 days option, the visit to the thermal waters will depends on the time when we go back from the Ritakuwa route, if the time is to short we will go straight from the route end to Cocuy, in order to be ready to take the night bus to Bogotá.

For the 4 days option, the visit to the thermal waters will depends on the time when we go back from the Ritakuwa route, if the time is to short we will go straight from the route end to Cocuy, in order to be ready to take the night bus to Bogotá.

Day 5: Local industries show

Traditional breakfast.

  • Free time to enjoy and walk the town visiting the local handcrafts shops.
  • At lunch time, we will enjoy a delicious lunch served to celebrate the wonderful trip.
  • In the afternoon, we will participate in a workshop and a experiential tour where you will be involved in the wool processes and the ancient salt dynamics that have place between this culture and the Casanare tribes. The afternoon will be finished with a delicious traditional snack and a beautiful souvenir made by Cocuy craftswomen.
  • Night travel to Bogotá.

**** Optional: for day 5, taking the morning bus to Bogota, to be at the city at night.

 

Basic needed equipment
  • Sun glasses with uv filter (not using it can cause eye damage and temporal blindness) Headlamp
  • Bottle for water and some hydrating beverage.
  • Concerning the clothing we are going to wear like the three layers mountain theory. Cap, night head cover, gloves, spare socks.
  • Sun screen with a high quality uv protection filter. Trekking poles (optional)
  • Mountain boots or trekking boots
  • A day back pack between 20 to 40 lts
  • Personal medication and health care items.

Extras a la medida (Antes o Después):
– Transporte privado desde Bogotá, Medellín o Bucaramanga
– Cortar el transporte de venida o de regreso desde o hacia Bogotá con una pausa en el
lindo pueblo de Soata y sus alrededores.
– Seguir descubriendo el departamento de Boyacá en el pueblo de Mongui, capital del
cuero, dominado por el Páramo de Oceta.

Included in the 4 days Itinerary option
  • National Park entrance cost
  • Meals and Breakfasts for day 1, 2, 3, 4. Trekking Lunch: for day 2, 3, 4.
  • Town lunch for day 1 Dinners: for day 1, 2, 3. Snacks.
  • Accommodation 3 nights in farms and mountain refuges, with basic services, depending on the availability at the booking time, the accommodation will be defined. Emergency insurance for 4 days.
  • Specialized local guidance for the 4 days. Patrimonial tour
  • Wool workshop and salt experiential tour.
  • Internal private transports specified in the itinerary.
  • Entrance cost to the thermal waters pools. (This activity will be done depending on the time at the end of the Ritakuwa route).
Included in the 5 days Itinerary option
  • National Park entrance cost 

  • Meals and Breakfasts for day 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Trekking Lunch: for day 2, 3, 4. 

  • Town lunch for day 1 Special lunch for day 5. 

  • Dinners: for day 1, 2, 3 and 4. Snacks. 

  • Accommodation 4 nights in farms and mountain refuges, with basic services, depending on the availability at the booking time, the accommodation will be defined. Emergency insurance for 5 days. 

  • Specialized local guidance for the 5 days. Patrimonial tour

  • Wool workshop and salt experiencial tour.

  • Internal private transports specified in the itinerary.

  • Entrance cost to the thermal waters pools. (This activity will be done depending on the time at the end of the Ritakuwa route).

Not included for option 4 days and 5 days
  • Transport from main cities to Cocuy and back Services not specified before.
Taylor-made extra services
  • Visit to Güican hot springs
  • Private transport from Bogotá, Medellín or Bucaramanga
  • Split the way from Bogota to Cocuy (or when coming back) in two days, visiting the traditional Soata town exploring the surroundings of the big Soata cannon.
  • One or two days visit to another beautiful mountain town in Boyaca, Monguí described internationally as the most beautiful Páramo. And where the main economical factor is the leather handcrafts, like soccer balls.


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