PNN Chingaza

Lagunas de Siecha in PNN ChingazaPNN Chingaza is one of the best treks around Bogotá. It can be done as a day trip offering you the ability to experience one of the most fascinating landscapes in South America : the Paramo. Set above 3000m, the park hosts unique Colombian fauna and flora including deers or the amazing "frailejones" plants.

Flowers in PNN Chingaza

The park was created in 1977. Shaped like a butterfly, it is the smallest national park in Colombia with an area of 76,600 hectares. Chingaza is a very wet place, it includes 40 lakes and 80% of Bogotá's drinking water.


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=> Check our video of Chingaza on the right!
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View of the surrounding mountains, Lagunas de Siecha

There are several routes and hikes within the park. The closest ones from Bogotá are Lagunas de Siecha near Guasca and Piedras Gordas near La Calera. There are 2 other entrances for people with more time and a car: Fomeque (at about 7 hours from Bogota) and Monte Redondo (about 4 hours from Bogota via La Calera). Monte Redondo is located in the center of Chingaza and is a great place to spend a weekend. It has cabins, camping facilities, a restaurant and lots hiking routes to explore.

=> The best time to visit the Park is in December and January when it is the dryest.

Mushroom PNN ChingazaCheck our travel guide to Guasca and Lagunas de Siecha, a great day hike from Bogotá.

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