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Colombia & Ecuador Trek

Climbing Nevado del Ruiz (5311m) in Colombia and Cotopaxi Volcano (5897m) in Ecuador

Location

Colombia

Ecuador

Duration

13N/14D

Meeting point

Aerodrom Nikola Tesla Beograd

Group size

15

Activiry level

Challenging / Previous experience in mountain climbing above 3000m in summer and winter conditions is required. On average, expect about 6-8 hours of activity every day, except on days when rest, acclimatization or transfer are planned. In addition to hiking fitness, you also need technical knowledge in using ice axes, crampons, and walking on a trail.

What will you experience?

South America and the Andes represent a whole new world because they really offer a lot of variety to even the most experienced adventurers. A handful of lakes, volcanoes, high mountains, but also historical heritage and smiling hosts. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to experience so much in about fifteen days that will surely give you energy for the whole year, as well as the desire to return to these parts again. We tour the beautiful mountains and capital cities of Colombia and Ecuador. We will constantly be at altitudes of 3000+ meters, so these treks are not very easy and require a good hiking condition, but the pleasure you will experience is priceless. During the trek, you will have the opportunity to climb the El Cocuy mountains in Colombia and the Cayambe & Chomborazo volcanoes in Ecuador, as well as visit the most attractive locations in these two countries.

Intinerary

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Day 1

Arrival in Bogota at 7:00 p.m., transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 2

Breakfast. Full day sightseeing of the capital of Colombia. The historical part of the city center, museums, botanical gardens, as well as a tour of the Monserrate monastery. In the evening, transfer from the hotel to the BUS terminal and at 9 pm departure for El Cocuy.

Day 3

Arrival in El Cocuy in the early morning. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation, followed immediately by breakfast. After breakfast, registration in El Cocuy National Park and discussion with the National Park administration. Guided tour of the town of El Cocuy. Lunch. Transportation by 4×4 vehicles up to a height of 3600 m.a.s.l. A 6km walk for acclimatization. Return to El Cocuy. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Note: On all treks in NP El Cocuy you have 1 guide for every 2 of our members.

Day 4

Early breakfast at 5:00 a.m. 4×4 transportation to the entrance to the National Park. Start of the hike (3900 m) towards the Púlpito del Diablo area. Arrival at the border of the glacier (4900 m.a.s.l.). Lunch in the open air in the mountain and the beginning of the hike back to 3900m above sea level.Transportation by 4×4 vehicles to El Cocuy. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 5

Early breakfast at 5.00 am. Transfer to the beginning of the trail “Laguna Grande de La Sierra” (3900 m.a.s.l.). Trek to the border of the glacier (4900 m.a.s.l.). Lunch outdoors in the mountains and the start of the hike back to the entrance to the National Park. Transfer to El Cocuy. Departure for Bogota at 19h.

Day 6

Arrival in Bogotá at 05:00. Transfer to the hotel. The breakfast. Accommodation in a hotel (living room). Afternoon transfer to the airport. At 17:00 flight to Quito (flight lasts 1 hour 30 minutes). Arrival in Quito, transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 7

Breakfast. Transfer to the gondola, then ride up to the height of 3947m. The gondola is 2.5 km long. This is followed by a trek to the Pichincha volcano (4784m). Return to the gondola and descent to the foot of the mountain, then transfer to the hotel in Quito. Overnight stay.

Day 8

Breakfast. We split into two groups. One group goes to the top of Cayambe (5780m) and the other to the top of Chimborazo (6263m). Transfer to the foot of the volcano Chimborazo/Cayambe. For both groups, the service includes all transfers, accommodation in a mountain lodge, three meals a day, complete technical equipment and 1 guide for every 2 members of our group.

Day 9

Get up at midnight, and start the ascent at 01:00. After returning to the home, lunch follows, and then you go down to the parking lot where you will be transferred to Quito. Arrival at the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 10

Breakfast. After climbing Chimborazo/Cayambe, a relaxing day follows. With a great variety of birds, the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve attracts ornithologists from all over the world. In Mindo, we can visit a butterfly farm, an orchid farm, hike to a waterfall and try chocolate and coffee made by the locals. Anyone who wants can rent a horse and go through a small riding school in the beautiful countryside. In the afternoon, transfer to Quito. Overnight stay.

Day 11

Day 12

Breakfast. There are so many possibilities for various adventures in Banos that it is difficult to list them all: Zip line, canyoning, rafting, hiking, the craziest swing in the world… First we visit the town of Machachi, La Casa del Arbol and the Devil’s Cauldron waterfall. We finish the whole day’s adventure in the afternoon when we leave for Quito. Arrival at the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 13

Breakfast. City tour. Transfer to the airport in the evening. Flight Quito – Bogota at 7:50 p.m. Arrival in Bogotá. Overnight stay.

Day 14

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Flight Quito – Bogota. Arrival in Bogotá. Free time to tour the city and buy souvenirs. In the evening, transfer to the airport. Departure.

What`s included?

    air transport on the route Bogota – Quito – Bogota
    all airport taxes
    minibus transfers airport – hotel – airport in Bogota and Quito
    bus transport on all routes in Colombia & Ecuador
    -transfers by minibus airport – hotel – airport in Bogota and Quito
    gondola Quito – Pichincha – Quito
    accommodation in 4* hotels according to the program in Bogota & Quito, in 1/2 rooms, BB
    accommodation in mountain lodges during the ascent to Cayambe & Chimborazo, FB
    accommodation in a 3* hotel in Banos, BB
    accommodation in a 3* hotel El Cocuy, FB
    climb to Cayambe (5790m) and Chimborazo (6263m)
    climb to El Cocuy (4900m)
    complete technical equipment for all climbs: harness, carabiners, crampons, ice ax, helmet…
    Professional guide for every 2 team members / for all three peaks
    one-day trip to Pichincha (4784m) with a guide
    one-day trips to Mindo Nambilio, Quilotoa & Banos with a guide
    all entrance fees for National Parks
    UIAA guide on the climb to the program
    all permits and taxes in Colombia & Ecuador

What`s not included?

    visa for Colombia & Ecuador / only for countries that require a visa
    International health insurance
    personal expenses

    Important: You’ll need to book your flights to and from Bogota, travel insurance and cover other personal expenses (etc. drinks, souvenirs…).

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