The Nevado del Tolima is considered the most difficult mountain in the Los Nevados National Park. Its steep slopes are a challenge for the most experienced adventurers as well as for the novice who intends to conquer it. Accompanied by expert guides from our team, you will be able to reach the summit of this symbolic mountain in the Pijao territory. You will face 5,250 meters of altitude that your heart and mind, with your inner power, can conquer.
You will spend five days pushing your body to reach the summit of Nevado del Tolima (5,250 meters above sea level). Starting from Ibagué, you will ascend the "boquerones" of Las Nieves and Mesetas, and then relax in hot springs. Afterwards, you will ascend to Camp 4600 and then to the summit via the western slope, known as the Helipad Route, facing the harsh weather conditions. It will be a challenging experience, but one that you can definitely achieve. View map.
After spending the night at Ukuku Rural Lodge (Juntas), we will take the road towards Escuela El Salto (Quebrada Las Perlas). It will be a strenuous journey with very steep slopes, approximately 8 hours long.
For five days, we will first visit the Palomar valley and its iconic mountain, La Teta de Juanbeima, before exploring the Anzoátegui lagoon complex: Laguna Bomboná and Vancouver. Afterwards, we will relax in the hot springs of Cañón, and then make our way to the high-altitude camp at 4,600 meters above sea level.
We will wake up early to face the western slope. The summit will be waiting for us if we overcome the rigor of the mountain.View map.
We will hike from Palomar to Vancouver farm through the high Andean forest and golden paramo of the Tolima snowy valleys. We will visit Bomboná lagoon and camp at Vancouver farm, and perhaps we will be able to visit Vancouver lagoon.
Canyon Hot Springs-Juntas-Ibagué. After a relaxing thermal bath and a night of rest, a long descent to the town of Juntas awaits us, through a tough mule trail, for about eight hours through different types of vegetation. The adventure will end in Juntas, and if you wish, we can provide transportation by vehicle to the city of Ibagué.
It will be a four-day adventure with physical demands, starting in Salento. The next day we will begin the hike from Cocora Valley through canyons, forests, and paramo, with a demanding ascent. We will spend two nights at La Playa farm and one night at Campamento 4600. The ascent to the summit will be long and demanding, starting at 2:00 am. The summit will be the objective. View map
After meeting up and spending the night in Salento, we will take an express jeep to the Cocora Valley. From there, we will begin the ascent to Finca La Playa, where we will spend the night in shared accommodation. It will be an approximately nine-hour demanding hike.
At 2:00 am we will depart for the summit, an demanding ascent through steep terrain, then over rocks and finally the glacier, the gateway to the summit. It will be a long day to return back to La Playa.