Physical fitness and surefootedness are required in order to master the stages of up to seven hours at altitudes of 4,000 to 4,600 metres. In order to prepare and acclimate yourself to the altitude, you will start with a hike near Villa de Leyva to Laguna de Iguaque (altitude of 3,600 metres). Following this tour, you will have the opportunity to relax in the thermal baths of Paipa. During the trek you will be staying in a tent, with comfortable hotels before and after. January to March and July/August are the best times of the year to travel.