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Activity

Trekking

Difficulty

High

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Duration

One day

Price:

$75,000

Martus Swamp (pantano) – Guatanfur

 

The region of Swamp of Martos (Martus) corresponds to the eastern mountainous strip of the municipalities of Guasca and Guatavita. Geographically it is the prolongation towards the north, of the natural park Chingaza but it is not within the official area of ​​the park. It is a protected nature reserve by local municipalities and it also provides water to the Junin region in eastern Cundinamarca. This ecosystem is a refuge for population of deers and spectacled bears.

 

Our trail begins in the swamp and continues ascending towards the “páramo” of Guatanfur (the summit of Pan de Azúcar).

 

Approximate trail distance: 14 km.

Includes:

Transportation

Guidance

 

Not inluded:

Any meals

Other expenses

How to be prepared for one day treks
  • Carry an ergonomic backpack of about 30 liter capacity.
  • Wear breathable, water resistant clothes. Dress accordingly to climate conditions of the destination your are going to visit. Quick dry clothes are strongly recommended. Avoid jeans.
  • Do not use brand new shoes in any of our treks. Hiking or trekking boots are recommended.
  • Bring additional clothes just in case you need to change for a comfortable trip back to Bogota. Your additional clothes can be stored in our bus while you are trekking. You don’t have to carry them in your backpack.
  • Please bring a plastic bag to take trash you produce back to the city.
  • Protect yourself from the sun. Use caps or hats, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • For some people, trek poles are useful to keep a good balance while walking.
  • If needed, bring any medicine you might have to take.
  • Bring your personal documents always with you. Personal ID and medical insurance.
  • Bring your own food and beverages. Restaurants will not be found along the day. We recommend to take sandwiches, peanutsor cereal bars and about 350ml to 500ml of your preferred hydration beverage.
  • Do not bring jewelry.
  • Protect your electronic devices and documents from rain and dust. If you don’t have a highly protective case for your electronics, a plastic ziploc bag will do.
  • Do not use camo clothes. They are forbidden for civil use in Colombia.
  • Do not bring cigarettes, beer, wines or spirits.
  • If you haven’t had enough sleep, if you feel sick or if you have a hangover, please do not  book trekking activities.
  • If you are pregnant, have an injury or a medical condition that represents a limitation for physical activities, please follow your physician’s instructions accordingly.

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Altitude

3.000 m.a.s.l.

Temperature

8-15 ºC

Region

Andean region

Additional information

Fecha de entrega

24 of February

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