On our second to last day of trekking in Colombia in the remote Sierra Nevada del Cocuy range we hiked up and over two passes to arrive at Laguna Grande de los Verdess.
We had lucked out again with sunshine for most of the day though the temperatures were all over the map. It seemed as though we were either removing clothes or putting them back on every 15 minutes. Fortunately it wasn’t until we arrived in camp that the fog rolled in.
The day ended up being one of my favourites. A quick look at the pictures will show you why. From the moment we left camp the scenery was outstanding. I’d give the day a 10/10.
The trekking was steady, especially with two passes to climb including the 4,550 metre (14,469 feet) Boqueron de la Sierra but it passed all too quickly. There were places I wanted time to stand still so I could etch the views in memory forever.
All told we hiked about six hours. Our final campsite didn’t have the remote feel of the others. In fact nearby was a family who owned the land and looked after an assortment of sheep and horses. But it was still very beautiful; you just didn’t get the wilderness feeling or the sense of isolation that we’d had over the past four days.
Here’s a look at the outstanding scenery we experienced over the course of the day.
After seeing these photos would you like to go trekking in Colombia?
Here are more posts from our trek in the Sierra del Cocuy you might find helpful or interesting.
- Hiking in the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy Range, Colombia
- Hiking in the Sierra Nevada Range in Colombia: Day 1
- Day 2 of Hiking in Colombia: High Passes and Heavy Breathing
- Hiking the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy: Dazzled on Day 3
- The Bus Ride from Hell: Bogota to Guican in 14 Hours