Crossing to Nevado del Tolima - North router shimer glacier

5 days & 5 nights

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5 days, 5 nights

Prices include accommodation in the “Casa vieja” the night before and the night after the excursion.

Nevados National Park is located in the departments of Tolima, Quindío and Risaralda.

The journey begins in Palomar Anzopategui, Tolima. It is located 4 hours from Ibagué (Tolima). It is considered one of the representative icons of the muleteer and peasant culture of Colombia.

Here we will find Colonial architecture and a lot of biodiversity.

We are totally sure that you will descend and return to the city with another perspective of life and nature after experiencing all this magic.

DAY 1: VALLE DE COCORA QUINDIO / FINCO LA PRIMAVERA

  • 6 a.m. We pick you up at Casa Vieja.
  • We will travel by private jeep from Ibagué to Palomar Anzoátegui north entrance to Los Nevados PNNN Park.
  • We will arrive at the San Sebastian farm to have breakfast and to start our walk.
  • The walk begins at a height of 3125 M.S.N.M. We will cross humid and tropical forests, high Aldino forests and cloud forests.
  • We will arrive at the Termales del Cañon, located in Valle del Placer.

FUN FACT: You will see the “Laguna Bombona”, it is the third largest lagoon in the park. We will pass by the waterfall El Salto which is the first largest in the park

APPROXIMATE DISTANCE. 18 km APPROX

APPROXIMATE TIME 8 HOURS APPROX

3890 M.S.N.M APPROX

DAY 2: FINCA PRIMAVERA / CAMPO BASE AVANAZADO

  • We will enjoy hot springs and prepare the technical team.
  • We will teach you a basic technical training on the progression of the glacier and the appropriate rules to transit it.

APPROXIMATE DISTANCE. 6 km APPROX

APPROXIMATE TIME 5 HOURS APPROX

4.500M.S.N.M APPROX

Day 3: THERMAL SPRINGS – ARENAL BASE CAMP.

  • We will leave from the hot springs towards the Arenales high camp from which we will climb the summit of the snow-capped Tolima.
  • Visit base camp.

APPROXIMATE DISTANCE 6 KM

APPROXIMATE TIME 4 HRS

45550 MSNM APPROX

Day 4 ARENALES- SNOWY SUMMIT OF TOLIMA- PRIMAVERA FARM.

  • We will reach 5222 meters above sea level. We will get in touch with the snow and we will be able to see the entire Los Nevados National Natural Park.
  • 1AM We will go to the summit to see the sunrise.
  • 6am we are at the top.
  • 10am We return back to the camp.
  • We descend to the farm in spring to finish the longest and most difficult day.

APPROXIMATE DISTANCE 14 KM

APPROXIMATE TIME 12 HORAS

3200 M.S.N.M APPROXIMATE

Day 5: PRIMAVERA FARM- COCORA VALLEY- SALENTO

Return 

 

  • Medical assistance insurance.
  • Personal biosafety kit.
  • Complete feeding the 5 days of expedition.
  • Transportation of heavy luggage on mules.
  • Camping service- includes tent 3 high mountain stations
  • Mountain guide for every 3 people, maneuvers and accompaniment on the glacier crossing and throughout the expedition. Certified Guides WFR (rescuers in remote areas by the CEMMMA study center in high mountain medicine), ACGME (Colombian association of mountain and climbing guides)
  • Complete glacier technical equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, pole and rope)
  • Logistics for the entire trip, pack mules for the bag and equipment.
  • Photographs, videos and a physical reminder.
  • Information and advice before, during and after the trip.
  • Transportation Ibagué, Palomar, Ibagué.

Includes payment for camping on the farms.

Type of requirement: Irregular terrain, very little traveled or narrow paths, walking on snow and glacier, vertical rock ascents, tropical climate – cold – frost.

Temperature: between 10 to 18 degrees Celsius during the day, between 5 and -2 degrees at night, early morning and dawn.

Items I should take on my trek:

  • Backpack of between 30 and 50 or 90 liters comfortable to carry the necessary elements during the walks and for the attempt to the summit
  • Comfortable tennis shoes preferably high-top boots
  • Thermal clothing, jacket, glasses with high UV protection.
  • Medications, allergy pastes, headache medications, flavored serum powder, toilet paper, toiletries, gloves, socks, bags for our garbage, sunscreen, Vaseline or medicated chapstick.

PAY $170.000 COP

 TOTAL $1.700.000

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