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Trekking to Siecha Lagoons - Chingaza National Natural Park

4.79(137 reviews)Bogotá, D.C. - La Calera - Bogotá, D.C.

Join us on this journey in Chingaza, a natural sanctuary very close to Bogotá that will connect us with nature and our ancestors.

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Ecotourismroadtrip:info.difficultyLevel Medio departuresFrom Bogotá, D.C. 9 roadtrip:info.hours

The Chingaza National Natural Park is a natural and cultural treasure in Colombia. Here lies the magic of the Andes mountains, preserving secrets and thoughts of our ancient Muisca civilization. Chingaza is a refuge for fauna and flora in an ecosystem of high Andean forest, sub-paramo, and paramo, with countless water sources that supply almost 70% of the water needed to supply more than 10 million inhabitants of Bogotá and more than 11 municipalities in Cundinamarca.

🌱 Marvel at the incredible landscape from the viewpoint where you can glimpse the Siecha Lakes.

🌱 Break free from routine and embark on this path full of life and nature.

🌱 You might encounter the White-tailed Deer or the Andean Bear while walking in their habitat.

🌱 Learn about the history of our ancestors and the importance of this place to them.

🌱 Enjoy the mist that envelops this incredible landscape.


We'll depart from Bogotá very early to meet our environmental interpreter, who belongs to the communities surrounding the park and will accompany us throughout the tour of the Chingaza National Natural Park. Upon our arrival at the park, we'll have an introductory talk and learn more about its extent, fauna, flora, and ecological importance.

Then, we'll start our hike along the circuit towards the Siecha Lakes, where we'll be able to feel the tranquility of nature and have the opportunity to learn about the fauna and flora of this wonderful place. Our guide will tell us about some plant species, their characteristics, and uses. We'll also have conversations about the rural customs and stories of the Muisca communities in this territory.

We'll learn about the importance of the paramo ecosystem and enjoy a spectacular view of the Siecha Lakes from an incredible viewpoint. Additionally, we'll have the opportunity to escape the city for an adventure amidst the mountains in the Andes.

Difficulty level: Medium

Duration: Approximately 5 hours.

Weather: Cold

Altitude: 3,200 - 3,900 meters above sea level.


Chingaza National Natural Park

It is an extensive territory that contains one of the main water sources supplying water to a large part of Bogotá. We will explore the lush mountains of this beautiful natural park. We will travel to the Monteredondo refuge, where we will begin a 4-hour hiking adventure to have a unique contact with the paramo ecosystem.

Circuit Trail to Buitrago Lagoons and Siecha Blades

We will be able to contemplate the magic of the paramo in its entirety along with 3 glacial origin lagoons, from the first of which the Muisca raft, representing the El Dorado ceremony, was plundered.

Municipality of Guasca

This beautiful municipality will give us access to the Natural Park, located in Cundinamarca and just a few hours from Bogotá.


Private transportation to and from Bogotá
Entrance fee to Chingaza National Park (Non-residents of Colombia must pay an additional $50,000 COP)
Guided environmental interpretation
Snack lunch (sandwich, nutritious bar, and natural juice)
Medical assistance insurance
You can request English-speaking assistance for an additional cost via WhatsApp before making the reservation.


This hike does not require experience. Difficulty level 3.0 (Medium).
The minimum age for this route is 10 years.
Pets are not allowed on this journey due to being a natural reserve area.
According to the regulations of the National Parks, the entry of single-use plastic into the park is prohibited.
The entire trip must be paid through the website 3 days before departure.


😷 Bring your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Kit (face masks, hand sanitizer gel or alcohol spray, disposable tissues, bag for personal waste disposal).

💦 This trail is in a paramo ecosystem, so there may be rain and humidity. Please don't forget to bring a change of clothes for after the hike. Avoid wearing jeans or cotton clothing; preferably, wear quick-drying garments.

🥾 We'll hike through rocky and wet terrain. Wear shoes that can get wet, boots, or footwear with a good grip sole and ankle protection is ideal. Avoid wearing Converse-style sneakers or ballet flats. Don't wear new shoes on these outings.

🧢 Bring a hat or cap, sunscreen.

💊 Bring your medications and personal documents (medical insurance card and ID).

🎒 Use a two-strap ergonomic backpack to carry on your back.

🥤 As per National Parks regulations, single-use plastic is prohibited in the park.


How to know if this plan is for you?

This trail is level 3 (medium). It covers a distance of 7 km in a paramo ecosystem above 3,700 meters above sea level, with the possibility of rain and wind. The terrain has several ascending points with wet and muddy soil. This route poses some physical challenges; you don't need experience, but it's important to engage in some exercise during the week.

What about the meals?

At Road Trip, we are mindful of our impact on nature, so we offer a vegetarian meal option. If you believe animal protein is necessary in your diet, you can leave this observation in our comments box when making your reservation.

We recommend having breakfast before or bringing it to consume before the hike. We'll make a stop before the hike for those who wish to have breakfast. Your body may need more energy, so we suggest bringing snacks like fruits, nuts, sandwiches, or cereal bars. Don't forget to bring at least one liter of water to stay hydrated during the journey.

Relevant Information:

Please remember that you are responsible for your belongings. Protect your electronic devices and personal documents from rain and humidity.

Keep your phone charged; this will allow you to take photos and use it in case of an emergency.

Your safety is paramount; please be prudent, always keep the group in sight, and follow the guide's instructions.

Do not bring cigarettes or alcoholic beverages. Do not hike while sleep-deprived, intoxicated, pregnant, or with medical conditions.

Strictly follow your doctor's instructions regarding injuries, and if necessary, bring your personal medications.

You can request English assistance via WhatsApp before making the reservation for an additional cost.


4.79(137 reviews)

Avatar Angela

Buen plan, muy estructurado el ingreso lo cual genera seguridad....

Avatar Laura

Es una experiencia hermosa, el paisaje y los guías hicieron de la caminata un camino muy agradable. La van es muy incomoda, definitivamente no se pued...

Avatar Andrea

El sandwich puede mejorar, el sabor es muy plano. Gracias!...

Avatar Luis

Lindo destino, lleno de historia y de importancia ecológica. Me disfrute hasta la lluvia...

Avatar Paola

Muy lindo el destino y el paisaje, pero la caminata es muy corta y muy pausada....

Avatar Laura

Es mi plan favorito cerca de Bogota y vale mucho la pena ir a Chingaza, es hermoso y Road siempre cumple....


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