Day 1: Transportation in 4x4 vehicle from Tegucigalpa or La Ceiba to Gualaco, at approximately 500m above sea level(4 hrs). This day we walk up to the first camp located near a refreshing crystal water stream (4 hrs.). Gear carried on backpacks by guides and tourists.
Day 2: We enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds us, taking a rest at our camping area and going for some hikes along the stream to observe the nature and visit the beautiful waterfall just a few minutes away from our camp.
Day 3: We climb up to the second camp, reaching about 2000 m above sea level (5 hrs.). At this point we start seeing the typical cloud forest vegetation: orchids, bromeliads, mosses, lichens, tree ferns and others. With some luck we will also see the beautiful green toucans, quetzals, and some mammals.
Day 4: We leave most of our gear at the second camp, taking some warm clothes, water, a snack for lunch and our cameras with us to hike on up a steep slope to La Picucha, the top of the mountain (2500m above sea level) (2 hrs.). Here we enjoy the typical dwarf vegetation with its impressive colors. On clear days it is possible to take in a superb 360 degrees panoramic view. It is a Garden of Eden. In the afternoon we hike down back to our first camp (3 hrs.).
Day 5: We walk back down to the starting point (4 hrs.) to return to Tegucigalpa or La Ceiba by car.
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