25.01.2012 - 01.02.2012 16 °C
You could ask yourself why one would want to spend twelve hours on a night bus from Bogotá to El Cocuy. Roads are in very bad condition or have been washed away by last year's heavy rainfall. The driver was talking loudly to his colleague all night and did not mind to put the stereo system's volume up when there was a song he liked.
Around 9 in the morning we arrived in El Cocuy, a very picturesque little village in the east of Colombia, after a night with very little sleep.
In the afternoon, we started walking in Parque Nacionál El Cocuy, carrying tent, sleeping bag, mattress, clothes and food for five days. Walking up to eight hours per day crossing one or two passes per day, the highest of which 4650m. Of course, showers nor toilets were available. Some days we did not meet a living soul.
Nights were bloody cold and in the late afternoon clouds and mist would appear over the mountains.
But it was all worth it very much!