Right from the very start, we begin to ascend the hills of El Tucuche, a mighty 3072 feet peak that is the second highest of the Northern Range.
During the strenuous climb to the top through lush green and pristine rainforests, you may see a variety of monkeys, lizards, frogs and small mammals. If luck strikes, you may even see the South America Golden Tree Frog long extinct in South America. Spectacular views appear and disappear as we ascend the cloud-shrouded mountain. Because of the mist, this gruelling climb to the top is called heaven’s staircase. After mastering the mountain, we stand on the tip where we are afforded astounding views of Las Cuevas Bay, the central plains and the southern range. A sight only few hikers ever lay eyes upon.
Rating: Challenging (7)
Duration: 2 hrs one way