Day 1: Herradura / Rodolfo´s Hut
Our adventure begins in San Isidro de El General. We will pick you up from your hotel at about 6:00 a.m., and then drive up to Herradura de Rivas where our hike begins. After a good Costa Rican breakfast in Rodolfo´s country side house in Herradura we begin our trek. Today we hike 4 to 5 hours to the famous Rodolfo´s Hut on the slopes of the Fila Uran where we will spend the night. Lunch and dinner in the hut. (B,L,D)
Day 2: Rodolfo´s Hut / Indian Pass Camp Area (3,290 m / 10,793 ft)
An early breakfast and then our hike up starts to reach the mountain fila known as Fila Uran. The tropical cloud forest is amazing here and we have a great chance to see interesting wildlife. Birds are abundant: Resplendent Quetzals, Spotted Wood-Quails, Black Guans, Collared Redstarts, Silver-throated Jays, among many others, and of course beautiful oak trees with bromeliads and mosses growing all over them. Once we reach the mountain fila by crossing timberline we will be trekking through the tropical paramo life zone which is Andian like vegetation. By walking on the continental divide we reach the Indian Pass Camp Area (3290 m) where we will spend the night. Picnic lunch during the hike, and dinner at the Indian Pass. Weather permitting it is possible to see San Isidro de El General from our camp as well as the Pacific Ocean. (Today´s trekking time: 8 hours approx.)(B,L,D)
Day 3: Indian Pass Camp Area / Mount Urán / Mount Chirripó / Crestones Base Lodge
Now on the range and after having breakfast early while it is still dark, we will continue our trek for 5 km towards Mount Uran (3600 m / 11,811 ft), and later on continue our trek for other 5 km to conquer the highest peak in the country Mount Chirripó (3820 m / 12,532 ft). Lunch is picnic style today. Once atop Chirripó we sign the hikers´ book and then descend to Crestones Base Lodge (3372 m / 11,063 ft) by going accross the Rabbits´ Valley (6 km more). Dinner at the lodge. (Total trekking distance today 16 km)(B,L,D)
Day 4: Crestones Base Lodge / San Gerardo de Rivas
Today after breakfast, we will get prepared to hike down the mountains. Our snack lunch will be in Llano Bonito - half way point. Our hike down will be 14.5 km and after leaving the paramo we will again enter the tropical cloud forest where mixed flocks of birds are a highlight, and as we reach lower elevation we might run into White-faced Monkey and Spider Monkey troops. Once we arrive to San Gerardo de Rivas we will enjoy a traditional lunch and then travel back to San Isidro de El General where our trip ends. (B,L)
Transportation from Hotel in San Isidro to Herradura de Rivas - San Gerardo de Rivas to San Isidro, meals (4B,4L,3D), entrance fees to the national park, 3 nights camping/lodging, hikes in the park, bilingual guide.
It doesn´t include: -Energy food during hikes, -lodging in San Isidro the night before the trek..
Our guides: They are equipped with radio communication to keep in contact with Chirripó Trek´s Office in San Isidro, as well as equipped with first aid kit, they are bilingual and very knowledgeable of the area.
Note: Chirripo.com reserves the right to change or omit portions of any itinerary due to bad weather or rain conditions.
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