Cerro Chirripó - 3 days 2 night hike

14,5 km lodge 8-10 Hrs Ascending 4-5 Hrs Descending Difficulty: Medium


Note: Two days, one nights spent in the National Park

Total Trip Duration: Three days, two nights

  • First Night: San Gerardo de Rivas
  • Second Night: Crestones Base-Chirripó
  • Third Day: Return to San Gerardo
Day 1 Arriving to San Gerardo
You should arrive in San Gerardo de Rivas (1350 meters above sea level) a day before your walk begins, preferably before 4:00 pm, since you will need to register in order to be able to enter the National Park. Also, early arrival is necessary for the tourist who wishes to give their luggage to the Asociación de Porteadores Guías y Arrieros (the association that takes bags up to Crestones Base).
Day 2 Ascending to Base Crestones
You will begin hiking at 5 o’clock in the morning to avoid rain and any other inconveniences that may present themselves throughout your ascent up the mountain. After three to four hours of hiking, you will arrive at Albergue Llano Bonito (the midpoint of the trail) where you will be able to rest and eat breakfast. Upon your arrival at Albergue Base Crestones, you will have the option of visiting the Alrededores and observing the sunset from Sabana de los Leones Viewpoint.
Day 3 Summit and descending
If you wish to see the beautiful sunrise that occurs in Cerro Chirripó, you should begin hiking preferably around 3 o’clock in the morning. After hiking to the top and enjoying the marvelous view that the highest point in Costa Rica has to offer, you will return to the refuge where we will prepare breakfast to gain strength to return to San Gerardo de Rivas You will arrive in San Gerardo de Rivas around 8:00 am.

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