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Hiking Weekend in Iguaque!

Hosted by the Consul of the Bogotá Travel & Adventure Sports Group
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Took place 3 months ago
Sat 19 Aug 09:00 - Mon 21 Aug 15:30

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Iguaque Lagoon is one of the mythical centers of the world. This legend Bachué "Good Woman" Mother Goddess of the Muiscas follows.

This shrine was sacred to the ancient gods Muiscas and it is not uncommon in lagoons ceremonies were held with offerings of gold and Chia SUE gods. Pilgrimages to these sacred lakes, cleanses the soul and purifies the spirit.

Area
6,750 hectares.
Av. Temperature
13 ° C.

Iguaque is a small space moor and Andean forest inserted in the eastern cordillera. And covers the municipalities of Tunja, Villa de Leyva and Arcabuco in the department of Boyaca.

In the sanctuary is the sacred lake of Iguaque, which, according to legend muisca is the cradle of humanity. Bachué there emerged the mother of Muiscas men. Clean pilgrimage to this sacred lake purifies the soul and the spirit.

The Sanctuary covers an area of 6,750 hectares and has elevations ranging from 2,400 meters to 3,800 meters. His wealth is represented in the flora and abundant streams that supply the aqueducts of neighboring towns like Sáchica, San Pedro de Iguaque, Hagia Sophia, Gachantivá and Arcabuco.El highest branch is the Black Morro visible from Villa de Leyva and passes from 3,400 meters; the western most is the Esterillal hill, which exceeds 3,000 meters.

Variety of flora, fauna and abundant streams that are born in the mountainous part of the Sanctuary. Páramo eight lagoons. Because of its varied climate, soils and vegetation has different conformation. Is varied fauna includes species such as Faras, fruit bats, squirrels, deer soche, white, Reinoso and moorland.

Sanctuary animal species belong to the Andean flora and fauna wilderness. Intervened in some little areas, you can find wildlife like Faras, fruit bats, squirrels, armadillos, wild rabbits, guinea pigs, borugos, foxes and deer. Among birds stand skylarks, partridges, turkeys, green toucans, tanagers, ducks, hummingbirds, buglers and occasionally migratory caicas North America and some endemic species.

In forests, the main species are oak, frailejón, gaque seven hides, cannelloni, Tobo, red, hayuelo pine, pine romerón, encenillo, mosses, lichens, quiches, orchids and ferns. They stand on the moor frailejones, the scrublands and mortiño.

INFRASTRUCTURE

There is a camping area in the field of Carrizal (3,250 m asl). There is also the visitor center Furachiogua with 40 seats and a restaurant.

SCHEDULE
On Saturday We will depart from Bogotá in our own cars two have 2 nights of Camping in the parK.
On second day We will have an 8 hours HIKING to the highest lagoon of the parK, from 2.800 to Protected content . To return in the night to Our camping Station.
On Monday We Will enjoy the day in our campament and We"ll prepare Our return.

RECCOMENDATIONS

This Is a hight mountain plan, with low temperatures and Long and hard hiking...
So please BE SURE THAT THIS IS A PLAN FOR YOU!!

WHAT DO YOU NEED

-Camp equipment suitable for cold weather.
-Warm clothes and appropiate shoes.
-Bring your own food and drinks.
-Don't forget to not leave trash and not contaminate creeks and ponds.

Fee includes:

- Transport fee, Park entrance, 2 camping nights.

As We need to reserve the entrance to the park, I can guarantee spots only for people that reserve until next TUESDAY AUG 15th.

Contact me for reservation details.