• Trip duration
    5 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    4 people
  • Mountain range
    -
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Nov, Dec

Description

This is probably the most beautiful mountain tour in the Talamanca mountain range which includes Cerro Uran (3600 m) and Cerro Chirripo (3820 m).

During this unique hike we will have the chance to go through Paso de los Indios, where the Bri Bri Indians coming from the Caribbean used to do trading.

We will stay one night in the very cosy Rodolfo’s mountain hut where we will cook our food on the wood burning furnace and enjoy some delicious tea on the terrace. At the Paso de los Indios we will camp and admire the amazing views on the Caribbean coast.

The ascent will start early in the morning, first with a climb to Cerro Uran and then to the highest point of Costa Rica, Cerro Chirripo.

The views from the summit are breathtaking…! From there, we can see:
– the mountains of Panama, looking south;
– the Pacific Ocean, looking west;
– the Caribbean coast, looking east;
– Cerro de la Muerte, Vulcan Turrialba, Vulcan Irazu, Vulcan Poas… looking north.

This trek is absolutely a must if you pass by Costa Rica. I will guide you there with much pleasure and let you discover all the secrets spots of this area.

Please find below the program I usually propose. I can adapt it based on your time here, your wishes and your fitness level.

Day 1 – I will meet you in San Gerado de Rivas at the Hotel Albergue Pelicano approximately at 5PM. I will give you a briefing about the following days. We will then check the equipment and hand it over to the porters. We will end the day by enjoying a good diner together.
Night at Albergue Pelicano (-/-/D)

Day 2 – After enjoying a delicious Costa Rican breakfast we will drive until Herradura de Rivas, the starting point of our hike. The hike to Rodolfo’s Hut through Fila Uran takes 4-5 hours. We will cook dinner and sleep here.
Night at Rodolfo’s Hut. (B,L,D)

Day 3 – We have breakfast early in the morning and then start our hike to Fila Uran. It’s an incredible tropical cloud forest, filled with beautiful wildlife that we might get to see. In particular, some of the birds are: Resplendent Quetzals, Black Guans, Spotted Wood-Quails, Silver-throated Jays, Collared Redstarts, just to name a few. Also stunning oak trees which have bromeliads and mosses growing on them.
We will have a picnic during the hiking day. If the weather permits it we will see San Isidro del General from our camp and also the Pacific Ocean. Today’s hiking duration is approximatively of 8 hours. Dinner at the Indian Pass (3290 m).
Night at Lager (B,L,D)

Day 4 – After having an early breakfast before sunrise, we continue our hike 5 km further towards Mount Uran (3600 m). Then another 5 km trek takes us to the summit of the highest peak of the country, Mount Chirripo (3820 m).
We will have a picnic for lunch. At the top of Cerro Chirripo we will sign the hikers´ book and then descend to Crestones Base Lodge (3372 m) by going across the Rabbits´ Valley (6 km more).
We will have dinner at the lodge. The total trekking distance today is 16 km.
Night in Refugio Crestones (B,L,D)

Day 5 – We have breakfast, then start hiking down the mountain. Usually the hiking time on the way down is shorter than when ascending. This will be a chance to discover so many things that you probably didn’t get to see on the way up because you were a little tired. In addition, you will enjoy again our favourite places. We will have snacks during the hike. Once in San Gerardo we will have lunch, then return to San Jose o other destinations.
(B,L)

This trek is technically not difficult. We will be supported by porters, which will allow us to have light backpack during the hike. We will walk from 4 to 8 hours every day.

Please get in touch with me if you are interested in experiencing this fantastic hike on two of the most famous peaks of Costa Rica. We will discuss about your stay here and organise the hike which answers your expectations.

Price per person

1 Person1220USD
Group of 2750USD
Group of 3630USD
Group of 4550USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Porters

Extras

Accommodation

1 night in the Rodolfo’s Hut,1 night in the tent, 1 night in the Refugio Base Crestones, 1 night in Albergue Pelicano.

More info

Included accommodation: 1 night in the Rodolfo’s Hut,1 night in the tent, 1 night in the Refugio Base Crestones.

Meeting point

We will meet in San Gerado de Rivas at the Hotel Albergue Pelicano approximately at 5PM.