The Sierra Nevada Cocuy National Park is one of the most important mountains of Colombia and is the highest elevation of the Andean Cordillera Occidental. It consists of two parallel mountain ranges that extend north-south direction over a distance of 30 km. The western side of the Sierra rises from the Andean highlands, its eastern side rises from the hot lowlands of 700 meters over all climate zones to 5330m at.
Cocuy National Park is in the northeast of the country in the departments of Boyacá and Arauca, in the communities Cocuy, Guicán and Chita, 280 line kilometers northeast of the capital Bogota. The Sierra is a National Park (Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada del Cocuy) protected. A permit for hiking and camping will be issued by the National Park Service in Bogota or a field office in Cocuy. Cocuy Guicán and can be reached on country roads from the capital in about 10 hours of driving. The ascent to the mountain huts require vehicles with four-wheel drive.