Trekking In Columbia – Main Destinations To Consider
In Columbia, trekking is quite popular and travelers from all around the world come to experience the country through trekking. The countryside is stunning and we can say that the natural beauty offered is definitely something that outdoorsmen will love. The only real problem will be to choose your trekking destination in Columbia. Let’s take a look at some that you will want to seriously consider.
Cuchillas De Bocagrande
This is basically a rock formation. It is located in the Sumapaz National Park. This means it is around 30 kilometers away from the popular tourist town Bogota. The ecosystem is quite wonderful since it sits at a height of over 4,000 feet. You will surely find condors, eagles and bears on your trek.
Cuchillas De Bocagrande offers a lot of options as it stretches 2 kilometers and gives you beautiful views all around the valley. On your trek you will get to see lakes, wet grasslands and sea cliffs. If the day is clear, Bogota is actually visible.
The Muiscas saw this region as being sacred. This is where indigenous people lived in the beautiful Colombian highlights. When Spain conquered the area during the sixteenth century, the lakes became a part of the Chingaza National Park.
SIecha Lakes lies in a protect area. It is a really attractive cultural hotspot and stands out as a drinking water source, the most important one in the area. Here you will see beautiful natural mountains, a perfect refugee for countless eagles, rabbits, deer and even spectacled bears.
Choachi is a small city that is not often considered by trekkers but if you want to give it a try, it is a certainty that you will like the experience. The city is close to the Chorrea waterfall, which you will want to trek to. This is a waterfall that falls from the Colombian Andes rocky outcrops. When you look at all the waterfalls in the country, this is the highest one. To make the destination even more attractive, you should be aware of the presence of lovely thermal pools, cloud forests and a peaceful countryside. The hiking destination to the waterfall from Choachi is of around 15 kilometers.
La Quiebra trekking is a train tunnel that was built in the year 1929. It appeared as the solution to the transportation problem that appeared when connecting Puerto Berrio to Meddelin throughout the Magdalena River. This tunnel is the second in Latin America when thinking about length and number 7 in the entire world.
The activity of walking through this tunnel (around 3 and a half minutes) is really popular in the area, especially among those that visit La Quebra town. You will be on a total time walk of 3 hours till Nus River Bank.
El Cocuy National Park
Last but not least, in this park you will find Sierra Nevada de Cocuy, which is made out of more than 20 snow covered peaks. These are all surrounded by glaciers, waterfalls and lakes. In this region you will find the country’s largest ice mass. The only problem is that here you will find a challenging environment caused by the high altitude. There is a 6 day hike that you want to experience here but it should only be considered by the experienced trekkers.