> Environment: Tropical forest, mountain
> Difficulty: medium to difficult
> Suggested season: October to March
> Average time: 3 days
> Elevation gain: 3085 D+
Stretching over more than 50,000 hectares in the heart of the Talamanca mountain range, the Cerro Chirripo National Park includes three high peaks over 3,800 metres. Are you a mountain trekker? Then you've come to the right place! Climbing the 3,821 metre Cerro Chirripo from San Gerardo is a must-do experience in Costa Rica. This climb is worth the detour, if only for the incredible diversity of landscapes you will encounter on your way: tropical forest, waterfalls, rocky cliffs, and more.
This 3-day trek cannot be done on a whim. It is essential that you prepare for your visit and apply for a national park permit several months in advance. This well-marked trekking route can be done without a guide, for a solo immersion in nature. You should also know that the first 4 kilometres of the route are accessible without a permit. You can then continue through Cloudbridge Nature Reserve.