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Trekking Farallones del Citará Expedition
Cerro San Nicolás 4,020 masl

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Trekking 14.5k

4,020 masl

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Level 5 

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6 seats max.

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multiple dates


Los Farallones del Citará, is located on the western mountain range between Antioquia and Chocó territories. Near the municipality of Ciudad Bolívar is the most used access to ascend to its maximum summit, the San Nicolás hill, with its 4020 meters above sea level that make it the highest mountain in Antioquia.

This great tour will be divided into 3 days, the first day we will depart from the municipality of Ciudad Bolívar moving in 4x4 jeeps to the Farallones village where we begin our expedition at 1,845 meters above sea level, on a complex and technical route with a high slope and a path full of natural obstacles, steep mountains, rocks, roots, lush forests, and the cold paramo ecosystem make this expedition a challenge suitable for the most adventurous hikers.

Due to the complexity of the terrain, there is no possibility of porting on mules, so each participant must take their own equipment to the base camp located at 3,245 meters above sea level.

On the second day we will have the opportunity to see a great sunrise and then continue with the ascent to the summit of Cerro San Nicolás, passing through an ecosystem of humid paramo and rocky terrain, our maximum objective will be in sight after about 4-5 hours of climbing. constant ascent, we will enjoy a few moments at the summit and then descend to base camp.

On the last day very early we will prepare for the descent from the base camp to the starting point, where we will take our transport to return to Ciudad Bolívar.



  •   Difficulty level: 5 (Difficult) scale from 1 to 5 

  •  Altitude: 4,020 max / 1,815 min

  •  Total distance: 14.50 km

  • Terrain: Wild, rocky, humid moorland. 

  •  Temperatures: Variable between 20°- 5° 


Day 1:

Meeting in Ciudad Bolívar 9:30 pm

Hotel accommodation

Day 2:


Transfer Ciudad Bolívar - Vereda Farallones 4:00 am


Start of the trek 5:30 am 


Path Farallones - Ascent -  Base camp

Day 3:

Base camp- Cerro San Nicolás Summit- Base camp 

Day 4:


Base camp- Descent- Farallones path

Transfer Farallones Vereda-Ciudad Bolívar.

arrival in Ciudad Bolívar: approximately 4:00 pm.


  •   Have no knee or ankle problems, be in healthy physical condition. 

  •  Carry enough food for 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners in the mountains (non-perishable and/or canned) 


  • Bring a gas camping stove and kitchen utensils

  •  Trekking boots, or plastic boots (pantaneras).


  • Sunscreen.

  •  Sportswear for cold weather, preferably quick drying,

(2 changes)  

  •  Cap or hat.

  • windbreaker jacket

  • Fleece bag (fleece) 


  •  Crocs, or comfortable shoes to wear at base camp 


  •  Bring Hydration, minimum 2.5 lt (water suitable for consumption can be refilled on site)

  • Pack everything inside ziploc bags, or plastic bags, this in order to prevent your belongings from getting wet or damp  



  • Transportation 4x4  Ciudad Bolívar - Vereda Farallones- Ciudad Bolívar

  •  Guidance

  • Lodging in Hotel of the municipality of Ciudad Bolívar x 1 night

  •  Camping space Base camp x 2 nights

  •  Medical assistance insurance

Option with equipment  :

  • Tent 3-4 seasons for 2,3 people

  • Sleeping bag  1°/-14°

  • Thermal insulation 

  • Stove + gas

Does not include:

  • Transportation Medellín- Ciudad Bolívar- Medellín

  • Power 

  •  Unspecified expenses

  •  Camping equipment (we have equipment option included)



  • Reserve your space with 50% of the total value and you can pay in full up to 5 days before departure.


  • Date changes or cancellations will be valid only up to 5 days before departure.





equipment included


 Equipment not included

Next dates
April 08-11
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