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Nevado del Huila Trekking South Route

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Conquer the top of the imposing Nevado del Huila, in the company of Nasa indigenous guides

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Ecotourismroadtrip:info.difficultyLevel Alto departuresFrom Páez 4 roadtrip:info.days

Are you looking for a unique trekking experience in Colombia? Discover the Nevado del Huila! Live 4 days surrounded by spectacular landscapes, this majestic volcano offers you the opportunity to explore its trails in the middle of virgin nature. From the heights you can appreciate the majesty of the Andean mountain range, breathe fresh air and enjoy the tranquility that only the mountains can offer.

This is a challenging, high-level experience in which you can share with indigenous guides who have created an ideal space for the most adventurous travelers, who love to take on challenges and push their limits, to conquer the top of this incredible mountain.

On this trip you will be able to:

-Get to know the Nasa indigenous reservation

-Walk in the High Andean Forest

-Camping in high mountain camp bases

-Conquer the summit of the South Peak of Huila

Note: Our experience begins from Paez Cauca, it is important to take into account the following recommendations according to the type of transportation chosen:

-If you leave from the city of Bogotá: You can take a flight to Neiva, then you must take ground transportation to Plata Huila and from there another bus to Belalcazar

-By land from Bogotá, there is a bus that leaves from the saltpeter terminal every day at 6:00 PM in module one, this bus comes directly from Bogota to Belalcazar Páez.

-If you come from Santander or Medellín there is an air route ✈ from these two destinations to the city of Neiva. Then you must take land transportation to Plata Huila and from there another bus to Belalcazar.

- There are air routes from Bogotá to Popayán with airlines such as: Avianca, EasyFly and then take transportation to Belalcazar


We will experience one of the best high level trekking routes in Colombia to conquer the second highest mountain in Colombia

First day: we will have a cultural exchange in the indigenous reservation, and then take courage to the meeting point and walk up to the paramo area at 3600 meters above sea level.

Second Day: We will get up early to arrive at the Marte Base Camp, we will learn about the proper use of high mountain assault equipment necessary for the summit attempt. 4600 meters above sea level.

Third day: We will leave at dawn to make the Summit Attempt of the second highest mountain in Colombia, from 4800 meters above sea level to the South Peak of Nevado and we will descend to the Marte Base Camp.

Fourth day: We will descend to the indigenous reservation and return to our initial meeting point in Belalcázar.


Belalcázar, Páez Cauca

They say that the Paeces indigenous people lived in this municipality, who were the ones who fought hard with the Spanish and who are currently fighting for their rights before the different governments.

Wila Indigenous Reservation

Protection of the Nasa indigenous people who work for the harmonious management of the territory in favor of the conservation of nature and ancestral knowledge.

Nevado del Huila

Protected area that is declared by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve, which has the largest glacial relic of the imposing central mountain range. It is considered important since there are strategic ecosystems for the maintenance of biodiversity and human life such as the paramos. Here the Magdalena River and the Cauca River are born, this snow-capped mountain is cataloged as the water star of the Colombian massif.


Guidance throughout the expedition
Private transportation Belalcazar Páez to Resguardo Indigena
Permits along with contributions to indigenous communities and entrances to the Nevado del Huila PNN
Porting service (person who will be in charge of carrying all your equipment to the base camp and back, except for all clothing)
Climbing equipment for the Summit attempt (Crampons, Ice Axes, Harness, Rope, Carabiners, Helmet)
Food for 4 days, 3 nights (Breakfast, lunch and dinner). It is important to bring your own snacks to complement caloric requirements
Personalized photographic record throughout the expedition.
Accommodation and Camping-(Tent, sleeping and insulation)


Carry an identity document
Physical preparation for trekking
This journey is of a high level of difficulty, recommended only for people who practice high-performance hiking.
The entire trip must be paid through the website 5 days before departure
The minimum age for this trip is 18 years old. Maximum age 60 years


😷 Bring a kit of biodegradable and zero waste personal cleaning items, in small quantities: toilet paper, sunscreen, lip balm, mosquito repellent, toothbrush, etc.

💧 It is important to carry a bottle of water and maintain constant hydration, we will go on long walks and maintaining hydration is healthy. Enough SNAKS, cereal bars, sandwiches, chocolate, peanuts, dried fruits, seeds, etc

🧢 Wear a hat or cap to protect yourself from the sun. It is important to use sunscreen, remember to use a mineral sunscreen for your face.

👕 Clothes for the cold such as: quick-drying clothes (t-shirts and pants), fleece jacket and down jacket, waterproof jacket, thermal pants, thermal tights and leggings.

🥾Swamp boots and dry bags to pack clothes.

Cash for products you wish to purchase during the excursion.

🔦 Bring protective equipment in the high mountains both for your stay at the base camp and for the summit attempt, such as: coats, gloves, socks, hats, balaclavas, goggles or glasses with dark UV protection, appropriate high-top or trekking boots. for snow, headlamp with extra batteries. Sleeping, Thermal insulation, thermal blanket, Carry plate, spoon and glass.

🎒 Don't use a wheeled suitcase. Carry a hands-free backpack to store all the luggage that must be well distributed in plastic bags. Bring a small backpack so you can take your personal items on hikes. Trekking backpack (50 - 70 Liters).

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


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.


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Esta ruta es bastante fuerte y compleja, la experiencia es grandiosa y es un gran reto. Recomendado...


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