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Trekking Fausto Lagoon and The Water Route

4.62(26 reviews)Bogotá, D.C. - Guasca - Bogotá, D.C.

If you like challenges, this trail is for you. A high mountain route to discover the water wealth of our moors

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Ecotourismroadtrip:info.difficultyLevel Alto departuresFrom Bogotá, D.C. 12 roadtrip:info.hours

If you are looking for plans in Guasca, we have the best option for you. This is the water route, a demanding, contemplative route of 16 km in high mountains, where we will discover the charming ravines and part of the water wealth of the Guasca region. Along the way we will see the exuberant vegetation representative of the Andean moors, which stand out for their biodiversity. We will advance along ecological trails that are part of the pilgrimage paths of the Muisca community in their payments of running the land, trails in which the blades and the Fausto Lagoon stand out.

🌱 Dare to challenge your limits with this high mountain experience.

🌱 See the upper basin of the Guavio River.

🌱 Marvel at the change of slopes of the Magdalena and Orinoquía rivers.

🌱 Connect with nature in a more challenging way.

🌱 Contemplate all the power of nature.

🌱 Enjoy an incredible swim under crystal clear waters that fall from a beautiful waterfall and three different streams.


Live a weekend of adventure. This trekking begins in the Páramo Grande in Guasca. We will walk through a natural reserve to discover the Water Route. In a paramo ecosystem above 3,600 meters above sea level. Along the way we will enjoy a beautiful waterfall and cross three streams of pure, crystalline water. We will visit the lagoon and the Fausto rock and if the weather permits and there is not much fog, we will see the peaks of the Siecha blades in the Chingaza National Natural Park.

We must be prepared for the unpredictable weather of the wastelands. Strong winds, the paramo ecosystem has extreme climates, very cold mornings and, if the sky clears clouds, very hot days. Get ready to enjoy!

Difficulty level: Medium - High

Travel time: approximately 7 hours.

Cold weather

Altimetry: 3,300 – 3,900 m.a.s.l.


Faust's Lagoon

Located in the upper part of the Páramo Grande de Guasca. The surroundings are characterized by having rocky outcrops, viewpoints of the Junín region, a paramo ecosystem full of frailejones and abundant water sources.

Páramo Grande de Guasca

Located in the municipality of Guasca in the province of Guavio east of Cundinamarca, the Páramo Grande is part of the Chingaza paramos complex. The surface of the Páramo Grande covers 20.64% of the total area of the Chingaza paramos complex (Morales et al., 2007). According to (Diaz & Zamora, 2011), it is estimated that the total area of paramo in the municipality of Guasca is 19,177 ha, that is, the equivalent of 52.85% of the total area of the municipality.

Guavio Dam

Learn about the hydroelectric plant that provides Colombia with 20% of the energy it consumes. Marvel at the incredible view this place has.


Private transportation to and from Bogotá
Entrance to the nature reserve
Snack-type lunch (vegetarian sandwich, mix of nuts and natural juice)
Environmental Guidance and Interpretation
Medical Assistance Insurance


Carry out a screening survey and report if you present any of the corona symptoms
Make use of PPE Personal Protection Elements during the trip, follow the recommendations of the trip coordinators and guides.
This hike is of a medium - high level. Take into account the distance to be covered, the difficulty of the trail and the travel time, the level of this route is 4.20 (Medium - High Level).
The minimum age for this route is 15 years. Maximum Age 55 years
Pets are not allowed on this journey. Because it is a natural reserve area.


😷 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 to enjoy the water and therefore we are going to get wet, 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 between ravines and waterfalls. 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.


How do you know if this plan is for you?

This is a route with great physical challenges, if you exercise regularly, this route is for you. This trail is level 4.20 (medium - high) due to the difficulty of the trail, the demand in most of the sections, the height and the distance we will travel, this requires considerable physical effort. Please verify the difficulty of the route and the physical conditions necessary to undertake this trail.

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 also make a stop before starting the tour for those who wish to have breakfast. This route is demanding, 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.

Relevant information:

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.


4.62(26 reviews)

Avatar Esmeralda

Buena logistica, amabilidada de parte de los guias...

Avatar Diana

amé las estrellas de páramo que estan a lo largo del sendero. Gracias por las explicaciones e interpretaciones del ambiente....

Avatar Nikola

El camino era bueno, la ruta muy interesante en la plena naturaleza del páramo Guasca. Ciertamente recomendaría a cada uno a quién le guste el clima d...

Avatar Noe

Es una caminata muy buena y el guia nos enseño bastante sobre el ecosistema....

Avatar Victoria

Increible experiencia en el páramo!! Camilo super buen guia, nos fue explicando la flora y fauna durante el camino. Es un sendero exigente, sobre todo...

Avatar Nidia

Un destino recomendado, muy exigente...


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