El Cóncavo Sector - El Cocuy National Park

Sector of El Concavo in El Cocuy National ParkEl Cóncavo Sector: in the middle of the park between the sectors of Güicán and El Pan de Azúcar, you can access the area via Güicán de la Sierra or El Cocuy through La Capilla.

Less visited, it includes the magnificent Valle de los Frailejones, the Cuchumba waterfall and the Laguna Grande de la Sierra. From there, you can climb El Cóncavo peak (5,200m), which a bit easier than Ritacuba blanco or the Pan de Azúcar.

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Hikes, visits and Activities
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All hikes to the El Cóncavo Sector start from the Hacienda la Esperanza.

Te Majestic Laguna Grande de la Sierra El CocuyThe main hike is to go to the Laguna Grande de la Sierra. It is an amazing 8 hours roundtrip that will take you to the Valle de los Frailejones, the Cañon del río Cóncavo and then on to the Laguna where you can see the peaks of El Cóncavo and his little brother El Concavito. On a nice day, you will have magnificent views of the nearby Pulpito del Diablo and Pan de Azucar

There's a quick hike near the Hacienda Esperanza to visit the Cuchumba cave and waterfall, previously an important ceremonial ground for the U'wa people.

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Climbing "Los Cóncavos": El Cóncavo and his little brother El Concavito
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El Concavo in El Cocuy National Park

What about hiking 2 peaks of more than 5,000m on the same day? Well, you can just do that by first climbing El Cóncavo at 5,200m and then on your way down climb El Concavito at 5,100m

The climb starts from the Laguna Grande de la Sierra, a good option is to go direct through the glacier, a steeper option than the normal route but with better views and less rocks.

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Accommodation and Camping
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Hacienda La Esperanza
A great place to relax by the fireside after a day of hiking.
It costs 40k COP per person and per night, expect to pay 20K COP for a hot meal.
You can also camp there.
Tel: +57 320 328 16 74 
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You can also find some options in the tiny town of La Capilla for a rural Colombian experience.

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How to Get There
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As for the Pan de Azucar sector, you can get to la Capilla using the milk truck leaving from El Cocuy at 4am (10,000 COP). Once at La Capilla, it is a 2 kilometres walk to get to the Hacienda Esperanza.

You can also et a private jeep in El Cocuy or by contacting your accommodation Hacienda La Esperanza in advance to organize a lift. Prices are around 80/100K COP for the journey depending on the number of people.

You can also walk from Güicán de la Sierra, a really nice but long walk, we'd say 8 hours.  

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