The Andean moorlands and their water wells are a unique environment. Between 3,500 and 4,000 meters above sea level, with its 178 thousand hectares, Sumapaz páramo is a biodiversity hotspot like no other.
The largest of its kind in the world, Sumapaz is also the most important water source in the region. It is a cold, humid, and vast environment, and a natural wonder you can’t miss.
So why not join us in this ecological hike tour to páramo of Sumapaz and see for yourself? Trek the muddy trails and marvel at the amazing sights!
Before starting the hike to Sumapaz properly, you’ll need an energy boost. So you’ll be invited to share a local breakfast at our special moorlands guide’s home. Then, come to the local market and pick from the local produce market what you’ll like to have for lunch. It will be cooked by our guide’s family while we venture into the moorlands.
During the Sumapaz páramo tour, learn about the important indigenous traditions that were practiced before colonization. The park’s ecological and cultural importance will become apparent. Also, get a sense of local flora and fauna and the importance of preserving the moorlands and its social and political challenges.
Finally, rest your weary feet and enjoy a homecooked meal in the moorland. Once fully rested, we’ll head back to Bogotá.
Know before you book
This hike is perfect for experienced hikers. You’ll find slopes of every steepness and kind, and the walking times are longer than on other hikes. Perfect for the surefooted and gutsy and eager to do some exercise.
Remember to bring comfortable hiking shoes and clothing, and a cane if you need it. Also, please have in mind that we are several hundred meters above sea level, so breathing can prove difficult to some.