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THE 4 SUMMITS

Pico Duarte (3,087 m / 10,128 ft.)
La Pelona (3,084 m / 10,118 ft.)
La Rusilla (3,038 m / 9,967 ft.)
Pico Yaque (2,764 m / 9,068 ft.)

Round trip hike: 55K (34.2 mi) • 3.5 days • Elevation gain 4,034 m / 13,235 ft.

The 4 Summits hike, our Signature Adventure, will lead you to conquer the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th highest summits in the Caribbean in an unforgettable 3.5-day experience. Each day will provide varied trails, including marked cross-country hikes, on your way to 4 exhilarating summits.

Day 1 (well, it’s really half a day)

Arrival at base camp

Our adventure begins with ground transportation to base camp at the trailhead, in the small town of La Ciénaga (1,100 m / 3,609 ft.).

There, after meeting our guides, we’ll have a brief orientation talk as well as a review of the trip itinerary and gear list. We’ll enjoy dinner and afterwards we’ll turn in for the night in order to be well-rested for our next day’s hike.

Day 2

Pico Yaque summit day + La Compartición Shelter

Hiking: 19K (11.8 mi) • Elevation gain 2,064 m / 6,772 ft. • Elevation loss 364 m / 1,194 ft.

 After a tasty breakfast at base camp we’ll start our 19K (11.8 mi) hike. This first day we’ll reach our first summit, Pico Yaque (2,764 m / 9,068 ft.), leaving the main trail to La Compartición shelter, and walking cross-country within a well-marked 500 meters (0.31 mi) path to the summit. We will then re-enter the main trail, and continue our way to La Compartición shelter. The hike is divided as follows: 4K (2.4 mi) flat, 12K (7.5 mi) uphill and 3K (1.9 mi) downhill. When we arrive at La Compartición, a delicious meal in front of a cozy campfire and stories shared under a starlit sky will help us recover from the day’s hike.

Day 3

Pico Duarte + La Pelona’s summit day

Hiking: 14K (8.7 mi) • Elevation gain 1,312 m / 4,304 ft.

The day’s first hike will be 5K (3.1 mi) to the summit of Pico Duarte (3,087 m / 10,128 ft.), the highest peak in our expedition, the country and in all the Caribbean islands. After enjoying the breathtaking 360-degree views of the majestic Cordillera Central, we’ll hike another 3K (1.9 mi) in order to reach La Pelona (3,084 m / 10,118 ft.), the Caribbean’s second highest peak. After a 6K (3.7 mi) hike back to La Compartición, we’ll enjoy dinner and then turn in for the night in order to be well-rested for next day’s very early and demanding hike.

Day 4

La Rusilla’s summit day + return to base camp

Hiking: 22K (13.7 mi) • Elevation gain 658 m / 2,159 ft. • Elevation loss 2,358 m / 7,736 ft.

The day starts early, with a wake-up call at 3 am. After breakfast, we’ll trek 4K (2.5 mi) with our headlamps, under the stars, to summit the Caribbean’s 3rd highest peak, La Rusilla (3,038 m / 9,967 ft.). We’ll reach the summit – a beautiful high mountain plateau– at around sunrise. After hiking 18 K (11.5 mi) to base camp in La Ciénaga, a warm typical lunch and a cold river bath will be the perfect farewell to an unforgettable trip.

TOURS OPTIONS

ECONO

Includes:

  • Park Fee
  • Cargo mules
  • Back-up riding mules
  • Guides
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner for 3.5 days
  • Coleman camping tents
  • Paramedic
  • Medical kit
  • Insurance with emergency evacuation coverage
  • Emergency satellite communication

Optional: Ground transportation, additional riding mules, professional photography and summit certificate.

EDUCA

Includes:

  • Park Fee
  • Cargo mules
  • Back-up riding mules
  • Guides
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner for 3.5 days
  • Coleman camping tents
  • Paramedic
  • Medical kit
  • Insurance with emergency evacuation coverage
  • Emergency satellite communication
  • Coleman sleeping bags, professionally laundered
  • Clean bathroom with toilets and sinks
  • Summit certificate
  • EcoRally: Our insignia educational tool, designed to not only tell, but also show students wilderness skills, local geography, history, flora and fauna.

Optional: Ground transportation, additional riding mules and professional photography.

vip

VIP

Includes:

  • Park Fee
  • Cargo mules
  • Back-up riding mules
  • Guides
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner for 3.5 days
  • 6 persons tents for only 3 campers
  • Paramedic
  • Medical kit
  • Insurance with emergency evacuation coverage
  • Emergency satellite communication
  • Coleman sleeping bags, professionally laundered
  • Thick comfortable sleeping mattresses
  • Nightstand table
  • Camping tent light
  • Camping folding chair
  • Recharging station for cell phones, cameras
  • Warm daily shower inside a privacy shelter
  • Clean bathroom with toilets and sinks
  • Special VIP menu, desserts included
  • Special needs menu available upon request

Optional: Ground transportation, additional riding mules, professional photography and summit certificate.

OTHER DESTINATIONS

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PICO DUARTE

Reach the top of Pico Duarte, the highest peak in all the Caribbean, in an unforgettable adventure

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VALLE DEL TETERO

An adventure that strikes the perfect balance of thrill and chill. The hike is exhilarating and the stay at the valley itself is nothing but idyllic

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