Chingaza National Park in the fog

A few hours outside Bogotá is the Páramo, or moorlands of Chingaza. A wet national park high in the mountains (the highest peaks reach just over 4000 meters) and home to some 40 lakes. The fresh drinkable tap-water the rolos (people from Bogotá) are so proud of comes from here. We went to the part close to the little village of Guesca, and the day was foggy, and windy, and cold, but I love fog and the atmosphere it creates (and we managed to see some great views in between here and there) so I was happy.

For people interested in going to Chingaza national park: there’s a limit on the number of people who can visit in a day, and you have to register and pay the entrance fee in advance.

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(Hitchiking back to Guesca)

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