Cerro Ena is within the Amistad Pacífico Conservation Area, between the Chirripo National Park and La Amistad Internationa Park, at 3.144 meters above sea level. The trek lasts three days, and you will enjoy one of the most beautiful places in the Talamanca Mountain Range.
The first day of the trek, you will go up from the town of San Jeronimo to Sabana Ena through secondary forest. The second day, you will conquer the summit of Cerro Ena and you will enjoy hikes, views and special places that Sabana Ena offers. The third day, we descend to the village of San Jeronimo. During these 3 days, you will have the opportunity to observe plants and animals like Quetzals, Orchids, Tapirs, Oaks, Finches and more native species of the area.
The services include tour guides, experts rangers, tasty mountain cuisine, nights in the lodge and porters.
Trek to Cerro Ena is an interesting cultural experience.
The people of the community of San Gerónimo have organized themselves to bring all the services of the trek to make this experience an exceptional event of your trip. You will share time with the families of San Gerónimo by lodging with them and tasting their home made food.
The porters will carry your luggage (7kg per person) to the lodge at the Sabana Ena. Ladies from the community will climb with the group to cook and provide fresh tasty typical food at the lodge in the mountain.
Upon returning to San Gerónimo, you can take a refreshing shower at the same home where you slept the first night.
We recommend ordering lunch for the return to San Gerónimo (optional) so you can continue your journey to your next stop of your trip.
Arrival and preparation
Orientation and preparation given by the guides
Lodging at bungalows or family houses.
(Includes lodging and dinner)
Sabana Ena Ascent
The ascent to Sabana Ena Refuge is about 11.5 km. The Sabana is located at 3.000 meters above sea level.
It takes approximately 7-9 hours.
(Includes lodging, breakfast, lunch, appetizer and dinner)
Cerro Ena Summit and Sabana
Sunrise on Cerro Ena – The hike from the refuge to the summit of Cerro Ena is about 2km. The summit is 3.144 meters high. There are also several hiking options to special places in the Sabana Ena,
as the Paso de los Indios, the Enchanted Forest and others.
(Includes lodging, breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Descent and returning to San Geronimo
The descent follows the same path of ascent and it takes about 5 hours. At the end of the trek, there will be transportation to a place where you can change clothes / shower and optional lunch could be taken.
✓ Lodging and dinner the first the night before the trek.
✓ Guide service
✓ 2 nights of lodging at Cerro Ena Refuge
✓ Porter service. Luggage: 7 kg. per person. (15.4 lbs.) to be taken by the porter.
✓ Cooking service
✓ 8 meals per person (see itinerary details)
What to bring?
Hiking shoes (waterproof are recommended), rainjacket and rainpants, fleece coat, hat and good sunscreen, camera, sunglasses, hiking poles (recommended), sandals or shoes for inside the lodge, sleeping bag, towel, personal medicines, energy food, warm clothes (for inside and outside), daypack, flashlight with extra batteries.
Sleeping Bags Rentals upon request (Comfort Temperature Rating 35º F)
**Pack everything in plastic bags inside your backpack.
We can arrange your hotel reservations and transportation from any part of the country.
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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*Group rates upon request.