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Trekking the El Cocuy Mountain Range

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Day 1: The town of El Cocuy

Stop At: El Cocuy Mountain, Cra. 5 #5 83, El Cocuy, Boyacá, Colombia
From Bogota, you take the long bus ride to the town of El Cocuy, passing through quaint pueblos and scenic countryside along the way. When you arrive in El Cocuy you check into your hostel and do a quick tour of the town and its surroundings before having dinner and getting some rest for your first day of trekking.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a hostel in El Cocuy town.

Day 2: Lagunillas

Stop At: El Cocuy National Park, Calle 4 #41, Guican, Güicán, Boyacá, Colombia
You begin your hiking adventure in the southern part of El Cocuy mountain range and trek to the Lagunillas, an area with small lakes surrounded by mountains. From there you can see some of El Cocuy's most well-known and imaginatively named peaks: Pan de Azucar (sugar loaf) and the two Campanillas (bells) – Negro and Blanco. After about 7 hours of trekking you end the day at the scenic Pulpito mountain cabanas.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Pulpito mountain cabanas.

Day 3: Laguna Grande de la Sierra

Stop At: El Cocuy National Park, Calle 4 #41, Guican, Güicán, Boyacá, Colombia
Today you hike to the Laguna Grande, the largest of El Cocuy's glacial lakes. You trek through the Valley of the frailejones, an area filled with the strange-looking succulents, before arriving at the sandy shore of the lake. If not for the five snow-capped mountains surrounding you, you might think you were at the beach. Millennia of glacier movement has ground rock into fine sand. The sapphire blue lake and its backdrop of sheer rock faces and snowy peaks create one of the most impressive landscapes in Colombia. Your 7 to 8 hour trek ends at the Hacienda de la Esperanza, a charming inn and sheep farm in the mountains.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Hacienda de la Esperanza farm and inn.

Day 4: The Ritacubas

Stop At: El Cocuy National Park, Calle 4 #41, Guican, Güicán, Boyacá, Colombia
For your final day of trekking you visit the northern part of the Cocuy mountain range and see the big one: Ritacuba Blanco rising to 5,320 meters above sea level. It lords over several adjacent peaks – Ritacubo Negro, Picacho, Ritacuba Norte, San Pablines and others – all of which are over 5,000 meters high. After your 7 hour hike to the land of the giants you drive back to the town of El Cocuy where you spend the night back at the hostel.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a hostel in El Cocuy town.

Day 5: Back to Bogota

Stop At: El Cocuy Mountain, Cra. 5 #5 83, El Cocuy, Boyacá, Colombia
After breakfast you say goodbye to El Cocuy and travel back to Bogota.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Terminal de Transporte, Bogota, Colombia
Duration
5 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Entry/Admission - El Cocuy National Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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  • Uncharted Colombia Adventure Travel Company
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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