Come, explore and observe virgin forests of the Andean forest, bordered by ravines and habitat of the Andean Bear
The "Rincón del Oso" trail is located in the Andean forests of the area of influence of the Chingaza National Natural Park. Through this route you can observe the natural and cultural values that make these places strategic in the conservation of water resources. You will have the opportunity to explore the wonderful universe of wild flora and fauna typical of the high Andean forest and paramo ecosystems and appreciate two spectacular ravines that, in turn, are the beginning of the White River. We will follow the trails of the Spectacled Bear and hopefully we will be able to find him along the way.
🌱 Learn about the diversity of flora and fauna of this ecosystem
🌱 Walk through the paramo ecosystem.
🌱 Learn and get to know our ancestors through the stories that this place hides.
🌱 Contemplate the incredible landscapes that this natural park has to offer you.
🌱 Get out of the routine and embark on this path full of life and nature.
We will leave Bogotá very early in the morning to meet our environmental interpreter who belongs to the communities surrounding the park and will accompany us throughout the entire tour of the Chingaza PNN. Upon our arrival at the park we will have an introductory talk and we will learn a little more about the extension, the fauna and flora and the ecological importance of this Natural Park.
The "Rincón del Oso" trail is located in the Andean forests of the area of influence of the Chingaza National Natural Park (PNN), through this route you can observe the natural and cultural values that make these places strategic in the conservation of the resource. water, the first 3 km go through a path surrounded by moorland, which leads to the old bases of the aerial cable that transported the limestone of the cement company, from this point, the path enters the high Andean forest . With a little luck and the skill of the guide it will be possible to observe samples of the native fauna and flora of these beautiful landscapes.
Difficulty level: Medium
Travel time: approximately 5 hours.
Altimetry: 3,200 – 3,700 m.a.s.l.
Chingaza National Natural Park
We will tour the lush mountains of this beautiful natural park. We will travel to the refuge in Monteredondo where we will begin the 4-hour walking adventure to have a unique contact with the paramo ecosystem.
Ecopalacios Reserve - Rincón del Oso Trail
The Palacio Reserve is linked to the CORPOCHINGAZA Community Corporation “Water Cultivating Conservationist Families”, where several organizations that currently provide Ecotourism services within the Chingaza National Natural Park and in its area of influence are represented.
😷 Bring your EPP Personal Protection Elements Kit (Masks, antibacterial gel or alcohol in a spray bottle, 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 tour. Do not wear jeans or cotton clothing, preferably wear quick-drying clothing.
🥾 We will take a walk through rocky and humid terrain. Wearing shoes that can get wet, boots or footwear with a good grip sole that protects the ankle is ideal. Avoid wearing converse-type sneakers or ballet shoes. Don't wear new shoes on these outings.
🧢 Wear a hat or cap, sunscreen.
💊 Bring your medications and personal documents (medical insurance card and ID).
🎒 Use an ergonomic two-strap backpack to carry on your back.
🥤By National Park regulations, single-use plastic is prohibited from entering the park.
How do you know if this plan is for you?
This trail is level 3 (medium). It is not necessary to have experience in hiking but it is necessary to be in good physical condition. This trail has a distance of 11 km that takes 5 hours. The path is well defined, depending on the rain conditions it can get a little smooth and we will have to cross a ravine.
What will the food be like?
At Road Trip we are aware of our impact on nature, which is why we choose to offer a vegetarian food option. If you consider that animal protein is necessary in your diet, you can leave this observation in our comment box when making the reservation.
We recommend having breakfast before or bringing it to consume before the tour, we will make a stop before the trail for those who wish to have breakfast. Your body may ask for more energy, so we suggest you bring snacks such as fruits, nuts, sandwiches or cereal bars. Don't forget to bring at least a liter of water to hydrate yourself along the way.
Keep in mind that you are responsible for your belongings. Protect your electronic devices and personal documents from rain and humidity.
Carry your cell phone charged, this will allow you to take photographs and use it in case of emergency.
Your safety is very important, please be cautious, always keep the group in sight and follow the guide's instructions.
Do not bring cigarettes or alcoholic beverages. Do not attend a walk late at night, while intoxicated, pregnant, or with medical disabilities.
Strictly follow your doctor's instructions regarding injuries and, if necessary, carry your personal medications.
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