Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Sierra Nevada of Cocuy


Sierra Nevada Del Cocuy

The Sierra Nevada Del Cocuy, about 8 hours from Bogota, has over 20 snow capped peaks and some forty lagoons - the trekking scenery is quite stunning and possibly the best in all of Colombia. There are various mountaineering packages of up to 10 days that can be arranged by local tour operators, though it's possible to do the complete 10 circuit hike on your own if you're an experienced trekker and have a good map. Those who prefer not to spend a week trekking and sleeping in a tent can find accommodation in the park at Hacienda La Esperanza or Kanwara Cabanas. Hotels in El Cocuy include Casa Museo Aposentos de la Morenita, La Casona, Casa Herrera, Villa Real and Hospedaje El Cocuy. There are also hotels in nearby Guican. December to March are the best months for trekking in Sierra Nevada Del Cocuy.

Thanks, Alfrebu for your interesting pictures.

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