Pico Duarte

PICO DUARTE

The Tallest Mountain In The Caribbean

With 3,101 M.A.S.L. (10,173 ft) Pico Duarte is the highest peak in the DR and the Caribbean. This place is magical and you will be sorrounded by a pristine and exotic nature everywhere. The shortest route to the summit is called La Cienaga. This is where your excursion will start. La Cienaga route has a length of 23 kilometers (15 miles) from base camp to summit and a 46 kilometers (30 miles) roundtrip.

Pricing Chart

Individual & Group Rates:

-If you are one: US$335
-If you are two hikers: US$260 each
-If you are three hikers: US$235 each


Note: This price is not for a private guided-hike. There is a possibility that we can join you with some other hikers that want to do this hike on your same date. 


We include:


  • 1 acclimatization night at Base Camp in our tents
  • 1 night at Comparticion Pico Duarte High Camp
  • Watch the highest sunrise in the Caribbean at Pico Duarte summit
  • The best local guides
  • Guide that cooks for you 🙂
  • Radio-comm between guides
  • Previous complete advisory
  • Pre-trip virtual or personal meeting with our staff (Optional)
  • Commemorative patch
  • Mules for your gear & luggage
  • Taxi mules
  • National Park permits
  • National Park fees
  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping pads
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Hot chocolate
  • Foods at camps:
  • Dinner at base camp at arrival day
  • Day 1: Light breakfast and dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast and lunch

-We offer transportation options from/to any city in DR. Feel free to ask our prices.

-If you want an english-speaking guide let us know. Feel free to ask our rates.

-If you prefer to sleep in a room at base camp instead of our tents, we have a room nearby. Feel free to ask our prices.

 

2.5 Itinerary:

  • Acclimatizacion day: Arrival at Base Camp La Cienaga at 7-8PM 
  • Day 1: Hike from La Cienaga base camp to Comparticion Camp (18 kms – 9 hours)
  • Day 2: Hike from Comparticion to SUMMIT (To watch the sunrise) and to Comparticion to Base Camp (28 kms – 12 hours)

Individual & Group Rates:

-If you are one: US$355
-If you are two hikers: US$275 each
-If you are three hikers: US$245 each


Note: This price is not for a private guided-hike. There is a possibility that we can join you with some other hikers that want to do this hike on your same date. 


We include:


  • 1 acclimatization night at Base Camp in our tents
  • 2 nights at Comparticion Pico Duarte High Camp
  • Pico Duarte summit
  • The best local guides
  • Guide that cooks for you 🙂
  • Radio-comm between guides
  • Previous complete advisory
  • Pre-trip virtual meeting with our staff (Optional)
  • Commemorative patch
  • Mules for your gear & luggage
  • Taxi mules
  • National Park permits
  • National Park fees
  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping pads
  • Hot chocolate
  • Foods at camps:
  • Dinner at base camp at arrival
  • Light breakfast and dinner Day 1
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner Day 2
  • Breakfast and lunch Day 3
  • Water
  • Coffee

-We offer transportation options from/to any city in DR. Feel free to ask our rates.

-If you need an english-speaking guide let us know. Feel free to ask our rates.

-If you prefer to sleep in a room at base camp instead of our tents, we have a room nearby. Feel free to ask our prices.

 

3.5 Itinerary:

  • Acclimatizacion day: Arrival at Base Camp La Cienaga at 7PM – Meet our staff
  • Day 1: Hike from La Cienaga Base Camp to Comparticion Camp (18 kms – 9 hours)
  • Day 2: Hike from Comparticion to SUMMIT to Comparticion (10 kms – 5 hours)
  • Day 3: Hike from Comparticion to Base Camp (18 kms – 7 hours)

We offer some options to get to base camp in an easy and safe way in case you do not have access to a car.

If you have access to a car you need to know that the road is in very good condition and there is a safe parking lot next to the trail entrance.



Here are our transfer options for a maximum of 2 person:


  • From Jarabacoa to La Cienaga base camp: US$ 50 (1 hour)
  • From Santiago city (Center) to La Cienaga base camp: US$ 120 (2 hours – 85 kms)
  • From Santo Domingo city (Center) to La Cienaga base camp: US$ 195 (3.5 hours – 180 kms)
  • From SDQ Airport to La Cienaga base camp: US$ 215 (4 Hours – 210 kms)

Notes:

-There is a US$25 increase for a third person.
-We have transfer options for bigger groups

The night before the first hike we will meet at La Cienaga base camp so we can talk a bit about the hike, get you the permits and have dinner at the village of La Cienaga. 

For this night we have two sleeping options:

  1. Sleep in our tents: Here we will include you a tent, sleeping bags and sleeping pads.
  2. Sleep in our room: We have a room near base camp where you can sleep properly before the first hike. In this option we also include how water and wifi.

The price for the room is this:

  • 1-2 person: US$39 per night-per room

 

Previous complete advisory

Before signing up for this amazing adventure we will provide you a lot of information beforehand so you can know every detail about the route, what to bring, what we include, etc.

Transportation

We offer a lot of transportation options if you do not have a car.

Easy Access

Getting to base camp is easy if you use Google Maps. Big and safe parking lot for your car.

Professional Local Guides

We work very close with the community around Pico Duarte to ensure local guides can improve their quality of life.

Our guides can answer your questions by WhatsApp or email:

Want to book this adventure?

Step 1: Write to our whatsapp or email so we can send you a detailed itinerary and provide you tips and recommendations.
Step 2: Fill our digital application form.
 
Whatsapp: 1-809-974-0036
Email: info@guiasdealturas.com

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We had an amazing hiking experience with Guias de Alturas. We went up to Pico Duarte with our 2 kids aged 7 and 9. For sure, it’s tough and long but it really worth it! Having the mules is reassuring and our kids could ride them a little while on the first day (the longest one with 8 hours walking) our 2 guides were very caring for us and even though we don’t speak spanish, it was really nice having them. Joel arranged very well the trek for us, he’s very kind and helpful. I highly recommend his services!
Eleanor Clerc
France
We had a really great trip with guia. Joel was super helpful and answered all of our questions before our trip. Our guides were beyond nice and everything was above our expectations for the entirety of the trip!
Emily N.
USA

11 Comments

  1. Patrick Edmiston

    We are looking at hiking July 7-9. We will be flying into Santo Domingo the morning of July 6 and flying back out July 11. We have not arranged any accommodations in Jarabacoa yet. From your website is sounds like we can stay at the camp base the night of July 6 if we decide not to book a hotel in Jarabacoa. There will be two of us hiking. We may be interested in reserving a transfer from Santo Domingo but not sure yet.

    Regards,

    Patrick Edmiston

  2. Melina

    Hello,

    we would like to have more informations (schedule, trip itenary, additional costs) about the Pico Duarte Tour (2,5 Days). We are two persons. Is this a group or a private Tour? We need transportation from Bayahibe and we would like to do the tour somewehre inbetween August 9 to August 20.

    Please send us further information.

    Kind Regards,

    Melina B.

  3. Chris Kochanowicz

    I am interested in some additional information on the 2.5 days Pico Duarte hike and availability leaving on Jan. 2, 2022 for 3 people.

  4. Mark Ballantyne

    Hello

    I am interested in some additional information on the 2.5 days/2 night Pico Duarte hike. We are 2 people looking to start the hike on January 25, 2022. We would be coming from Cabarete and may need to arrange transport. I look forward to your response.

    Thanks!

  5. Jean-Michel MENDOUSSE

    Estamos 3 frances. actualmente en Sabaña
    Queremos subir al pico Duarte en 2.5 dias (viernes) sabado 19 y domingo 20 si se puede o (domingo) lunes 21 y martes 22..
    Puede decirnos si es possible y que puede acer como transporte asta La cienaga de Samaña o Santo domingo por ejemplo.
    Cordialmente

  6. Kathi

    Hi,
    we (4 persons) would love to do the 2,5 days hike. Is there any way to do it without the mules? We are prepared to carry the stuff, that the mules usually carry, that would be no problem.
    Best regards,
    Kathi

  7. Sandra

    Saludos para mayo tienen al fin grupo para pico Duarte?

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