TREK NEVADO SANTA ISABEL
- Roundtrip transportation (From Pereira,Manizales o Santa Rosa de Cabal)
- Accompanying guide
- Full board
- Travel insurence
- Glacier climbing equipment: harness, helmet, crampons, ice ax, canes and carabiners
The snow-capped volcano of Santa Isabel is the third summit in height of the massif and is located in the center of the Nevados Park. It can be said that the climb to its summit is one of the most accessible in Colombia since it can be done in only two days. It is a route that does not require experience in ascents to summits.
DAY 1: ENTRANCE TO THE NATURAL PARK LOS NEVADOS AND LAGUNA DEL OTÚN
We will leave from the city of Pereira, Santa Rosa de Cabal or Manizales by 4×4 vehicle for 2.5 hours. In this tour we will be able to enjoy the mountain landscapes in Colombia, appreciate canyons and inter-Andean valleys that open the way until reaching the central mountain range of the Andes. We will have breakfast in a typical mountain farm and we will enter the national park. We will get an informative talk before continuing our tour. 11am: Departure from Finca Potosí towards the Otún lagoon, natural reservoir of great beauty and grandeur of the protected area. This will be an acclimatization walk over 4000m. With a total duration of approximately 3.5 hours.
1pm: We will have lunch on the way, from the viewpoint of the Otún lagoon and we will return to our refuge where the preparation of the equipment will begin and will be oriented to its proper use. 5pm: We will take dinner and rest to start the ascent from 1:30 am the next day.
Bus: 2.5 hr Walking: 3.5 hr Incluided: Lucnh – Dinner
DAY 2: ATTEMPT OF THE SUMMIT NEVADO SANTA ISABEL
1:30 am. Starting time with a hot drink and some energy bars. We will take the vehicle for 30 minutes which will take us on the road to the place known as Conejeras (4100m). Once there, we will start the route along the path that leads to the Glacier Center called Conejeras (4700m). We will walk 3.7km in the ecosystem of Páramo and Super Páramo. At this point we will get ready with the glacier team and begin the ascent to its central peak. From there, with luck, we will be able to observe the sunrise over the Nevado del Ruiz volcano and the central and southern peaks of the Nevado Santa Isabel. After enjoying the top, we will start our descent towards the vehicle.
1pm: We will have lunch at the Potosí farm and descend to the city of Pereira, Manizales or Santa Rosa de Cabal.
Bus: 2.5 hr Walking: 4 hr Incluided: Breakfest – Lucnh