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Paramo de Oceta

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Paramo de Oceta, 152207, Colombia
+57 317 6651268
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Impossible to walk alone

We walked 2 hours by ourselves before being stop by some guy telling us that we had to go back to... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Charline A
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Loved the Frailejones

We got a lift up to the start of the hike, glad we did as we were struggling with the altitude... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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Trekking in the paramo de octa Oceta is considered one of the most beautiful paramos in the world. Trekking - Ecological hike, to develop this activity a specialized guide will lead you through this place, with the possibility of doing it any day of the year. Guide the region will guide you through each of its attractions, and will describe in detail each part of this beautiful paramo. Trekking difficulty 6/10 It is recommended to go with children older than 8 years The walks on average last 6 hours and will depend on the physical capacity of the walkers. The Paramo of Oceta is considered one of the most beautiful moors in the world. It is located at 3,800 m.s.n.m. In the western part of the municipality of Mongui. We will start our tour in the main park of Mongui, we will enter the mountain to visit the mythical stone of the Chest that the locals respect for the legends that exist there, we will pass by the Waterfall of Penagos, the Stone City or Lost City, some formations Rocky areas that evoke a city built by nature surrounded by gigantic stones and vegetation. About 3,800 m.s.n.m. We can appreciate the spectacular Laguna Negra. The wonderful thing about this site and what makes it unique is the formation of gardens with these typical species, small enclaves of flora, permanent water factories and shelter of animal species, in short a place that is worth knowing and to conserve .. The other attraction of this place is the City of Stone, a name that was placed by the peasants to this rocky area, where by the detachment of stone floorboards have horizontally separated and have formed alleys that resemble a small town. There the walls are about 15 meters high and about 12 meters wide, they are covered with green, yellow and red mosses, there is also a series of rocks along the paths forming small gardens of micro vegetation in which it gives pleasure to let fly the imagination . In total the alley is about 100 meters long The other element that makes of Oceta a very special place are the peaks whose walls exhibit well defined rock strata, from the central peak you can see the Black Lagoon and the waterfalls that fill it, the Colombian explorer Andres Hurtado Garcia baptized one of these Peaks the ship by its form of great ship, since it rises of the valley in monumental form and its horn seems the bow, and the tail the stern. From these high areas we can also observe in the distance the great Paramo de Pisba to the north. With its almost 4,000 meters above sea level, Oceta has a magical spectacle that, surprisingly, being on the moor, it is very possible that he leaves him in awe and ready to return someday; At times the ghost of the everlasting mist of the 3,000 meters eternal surrounds the environment, and generates with the help of the rays of the sun a multicolored spectacle of beauty without equal. A call from nature to help us conserve. Fauna and Flora As for fauna can be sabaneros rabbits, frogs, Condor, eagles, guatines and white-tailed deer. Within the typical flora that is in Oceta we find the silver frailejones, the yellow ones and the whites, the yellow senecios, purple lupinus, and great amount of moss and lichen attached to the rocks. As for flora are senecios, lupinus, mosses, lichens and the frailejon which is in the greater part of the paramo. The frailejon grows only one centimeter per year and its stem conserves water. recommendations Wear clothes suitable for the climate of moor, raincoat, jackets, cream or face blocker, hats and gloves, spare clothing, camera. As for food it is necessary to carry all food. If you go camping do not forget your tent and a good sleeping bag. Do not forget to leave no litter and do not contaminate water sources.
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Paramo de Oceta, 152207, Colombia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We walked 2 hours by ourselves before being stop by some guy telling us that we had to go back to mongui to hire a mandatory guide for 40'000 pesos / person. Hiring a guide is totally unnecessary, the path is very clear and everything...More

Thank Charline A
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We got a lift up to the start of the hike, glad we did as we were struggling with the altitude. The hike through the Frailejones was great having only seen the ground high ones before. I am sure our guide would have liked to...More

Thank lI0ve2h0liday
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the Paramo de Oceta with a guide of Mongui Travels (the office is at the main square, next to the tourist information). To be honest, most of the track is in maps.me. But the guide (Camilo) gave a lot of information (about plants,...More

Thank CaraAny
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This hike was one of the best I have ever done, mostly because our guide, Maria, is so passionate about the region and her work. She believes in protecting the Paramo and is a voice for the voiceless land. She shared much of her Muisca...More

Thank Craolyn L
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

I went with some friends, we found a guide Named Jose he was super nice, he explained us everything, he was also the park ranger, he explained us about the importance of having a guide. For me a guide was pretty useful you can get...More

Thank Adon R
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We did a morning hiking trip with Maria (+57 313 479 8492), and we really enjoyed it. We left at 8:00 with a car that she arranged before, so that we could go out of Mongui and skip the less interesting part of the way,...More

2  Thank celine_lyon
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

I had done various trek in colombian paramos especially around Bogota and i have to admit that the Paramo de Oceta is the most beautiful. This paramo is unique with different species of Frailejones, small lagunas, and other suprise Before going at Mongui, i have...More

2  Thank Sitem
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Camping at this páramo was great, a great trip get back to basics and connect with nature and our indigenous roots. Our guide, the famous Maruja Soto Sierra is an incredible person. She and her husband, Moisés, helped us understand the Muisca culture and the...More

Thank Juan T
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We went for a hike through the paramo with Maria +57 313 4798492. It was absolutely fantastic. Maria speaks spanish clearly and slowly so we could understand her very well. The route was beautiful and the stories about muisca history and culture were very interesting!...More

1  Thank Tom B
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We had read at lot of great comments on this day trip from Mongui so we decided to contact Maria by Whatsapp and see if she could take us up there. Maria was quick to answer, she offered to stop by at the place we...More

3  Thank Marie-Laure C
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