The Sierra is located in the eastern part of the park and is the main tourist attraction. It is a mountain range streching north to south that contains several snow covered peaks. The western part of the park is low lands tropical forest all the way to the Llanos region and is off limit to tourism because of absence of tracks and guerilla presence.
You need to register with the park offices either in El Cocuy or in Güicán. Entrance fee is 34,000 COP for foreigners, 10,000 COP for Colombians and 6,000 COP for students and kids between 5 and 12. If you go in the park without a guide, you'll have to tell the ranges how long you plan to be in the sierra. Make sure to check in with the office again once you've exited the park safely or rescue teams will be launched to look for you.
The cheapest option to reach the park is the milktruck or lechero (10,000 COP). It leaves Güicán at 5:30 am everyday, reaches El Cocuy around 6 am and then goes up towards the Sierra to collect milk before going back to Güicán. It can drop you at various location close to the cabanas.
If you miss the milktruck or get to town late, you can hire a private car to drive you up there but this is a much more expensive option (at least 80,000 COP).
Hotel Villa Real, Calle 7 No 4-50, ☎ 8-789-0038 / 311-475-6495 / 311-810-2808 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Family run hostel close to the main square that offers dark rooms with hard beds and TV.Single with shared bath : 12,000 COP. edit
Cabaña Hotel El Edén, Transversal 2 No 9-58 Urbanización Villa Nevada (10 min walk from the center), ☎ (8)7897093 / 3118088334 / 3144153019 (email@example.com). Very clean rooms with wooden ceilings and private bathrooms. Duplex rooms on the 1st floor that sleep up to 5 persons with nice views of the valley. Very friendly owners.Single with bath : 15,000 COP. edit
Hotel El Frailejón, Carrera 4 No 3–34 (On the main square), ☎ 312-586-0619. Cheapest option in town.edit
Internet (Guic@n net), (Follow the road from the lower corner opposite the church of the main plaza). M-Sa : 9 am to 12 pm, 2 pm to 8 pm / Su : 2 pm to 8 pm. edit
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