Paramo de Oceta Hike

Hike:Parámo de Ocetá Hike
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The Hike

What should we know?

Name in local script:Parámo de Ocetá Tur
Also known as:The Oceta Highlands Hike
 
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Environment type:field, meadow, mountain, paramo, rocky, stream, waterfall
Location type:remote, rural, village, wilderness

What can we see or do there?

Attractions:laguna negra
 
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Colombian Peso (COP)
Cost:guides cost between COP60,000 - 100,000 for a group of 1 to 6
 
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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:8 hours
 
Busiest day(s):
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High season:December, January, June, July
Low season:
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How can we get in contact?

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Telephone:guides: 313 479 8492 (Maria), 313 479 8492 (la Maruja), 314 444 1808 (Jose)
 
Language(s):English, Spanish
Timezone:UTC+05:00
Country calling code:57

How can we get there?

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Geographical feature:Ocetá Páramo
 
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Transportation type:bus
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Nearest stop:the plaza in

The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

It’s possible to catch a bus to from in about 30 minutes or so. The buses leave from Parque el Laguito, Carrera 11 and Calle 22 – although they’re not always reliable!
 
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What are the numbers and averages?

Distance:20 to 25km
Altitude:3,000 to 4,000m

Top Descriptions

This hike is a challenging one, mainly due to the high altitude, marshy ground and wet and foggy conditions. Don’t let that put you off though; the Ocetá Páramo is absolutely worth experiencing – especially if you have any interest in high altitude flora. The bizarre landscape is certainly picturesque and unforgettable, and there ate some ancient Muisca carvings here too. There truly are few places in the word quite like it. – Daniel
 
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Top Tips

If you’re on a budget and don’t want to hire a guide from either or your guesthouse in , it is possible to explore this area without one. Don’t go too deep though, otherwise you’ll be certain to get lost, especially with how quickly the fog rolls in.
Expect drizzly and marshy conditions, so boots are almost mandatory. Bring sufficient snacks and weatherproof gear and you’ll be fine.
You may feel some effects of altitude sickness such as nausea or headaches. Just take it easy as you go, stay well hydrated and fed, and don’t forget to take photos of this amazing landscape!
 
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Mohama Falls Hike

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Hike:Mahoma Falls Hike
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The Hike

What should we know?

Name in local script:
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Environment type:forest, hill, lake
Location type:rural, village

What can we see or do there?

Attractions:Mahoma waterfalls
 
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
adult (non-resident)UGX15,000
 
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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:2 hours, 30 minutes
 
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How can we get in contact?

Email:
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Telephone:0772 562 513, 0773 640 655
 
Language(s):English, Swahili
Timezone:UTC+03:00
Country calling code:256

How can we get there?

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Geographical feature:Albertine Rift Valley
 
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The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Distance:10km
Altitude:1,600m

Top Descriptions

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Top Tips

This hike is run by the for a very reasonable UGX15,000 per person, which includes the services of a friendly and knowledgeable guide.
You could try to do this hike unguided, but you would be mostly following roads instead of taking beautiful rural paths through the local villages (and stopping at viewpoints of three lakes along the way). Plus, you would probably be charged the same amount upon arriving at the falls anyway.
The sun can be pretty strong on this hike, so do pack plenty of sun cream and a hat if it’s a clear day. Also expect a pretty steep down and up at the itself.
 
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