Los Tres Picos Charity Challenges & Fundraising in Spain's Sierra Nevada
Want something different? The Los Tres Picos, Sierra Nevada Trekking Challenge is here!
Dates- June to October
Prices - from €65 per person per day
Accommodation - hotels from €30 per person per night (sharing)
Looking for a charity fundraising challenge? Something different? Is climbing 3 of the biggest peaks in Spain in 3 days tough enough? Try Los Tres Picos charity challenges in Spain's Sierra Nevada mountains. Mulhacen (3482m), Veleta (3394m) and Alcazaba (3371m)
Get your trekking boots ready... we are off to conquer 3 of Spain's highest peaks in one long weekend! All for a good cause. Crossing the Sierra Nevada is going to be a tough challenge, but the view across Spain's mainland from its highest peaks will reward our tough efforts. In 2009, working in conjunction with a large charity, we came up with the concept of "los Tres Picos". Since then it has become a regular feature on our trekking calendar year.
Located in the stunning Sierra Nevada National Park, our Spanish 3 peak challenge will consist of summiting Alcazaba at 3,371m, Veleta at 3,394m and finally Spain's highest - Mulhacén at 3,482m. The mountain range is the second highest in Europe after the Alps and includes 15 peaks higher than 3,000m.
Be part of something amazing - Trek the Tres Picos and support your local charity!
First Questions? Guarded Mountain Hut or Wild Camping? All inclusive?
The Guarded Refuge gives you the options of travelling with less weight and staying in a mountain hostel with beds, blankets, meal service, WiFi, showers etc. After each days peak you return to the refuge. We have both basic and all inclusive options for this trek.
The Wild Camping option means you will have to share the weight of tent, stove and gas (we can supply foc) in additton to your food and sleeping bag. Not only cheaper, but allows you to wild camp by mountain lakes and rivers and experience the spectacular sunsets and sunrises that abound here
The All Inclusive option is a set itinerary for groups who prefer to let us do all the organisation. These tours make use of the guarded refuge.
The Sierra Nevada "Big 3" (Los Tres Picos) Challenge
The Sierra Nevada contains the highest peaks in Western Europe outside the Alps. This is the ultimate "big one" for all charity fundraising in the Sierra Nevada. Other companies use the highest peak of Mulhacen as a goal. We prefer to up the ante! Our aim is to cover the 3 highest peaks in 3 day challenge!
Beware though, this is a toughie! The effects of altitude will be felt and the peak of Alcazaba is remote. We have many options available in order that you can "tailor" your challenge to fit. Contact us for further details and to obtain a full itinerary.
Your Questions Answered
Is this trip for me?
ABSOLUTELY!! This trek is suitable for people of all ages (minimum 18 years old). The one thing everyone will have in common is a sense of adventure and the desire to help their local Charity. Most people will sign up as individuals meaning you will all be in the same situation!
How fit do I need to be?
This trek has been designed to be challenging, but achievable by anyone as long as you train and prepare accordingly. Remember, you are trekking for three consecutive days and in hot temperatures - the fitter you are the more you will enjoy this Challenge.
Where will we stay?
The first and last night we will stay in a 3 star Hotel; twin share with en-suite washing facilities. Whilst on trek, we will be staying in a mountain refuge, dormitory style rooms with food and vino a plenty! Participants are expected to bring their own sleeping bags.
Do I need specialist kit?
We will supply you with a suggested kit list of what to take once you register to take part. Apart from some broken in trekking boots and sleeping bag, and maybe some trekking poles, you do not need any specialist kit.
What happens if I get tired?
There will be regular rest stops where we can drink and eat some snacks - there is no problem if you need to take more rest stops. A guide will be bringing up the rear of the group ensuring no-one is left alone - remember though, this is not a race!
Do I have to carry my own luggage?
You will need to carry your overnight clothing for 2 nights up to the refuge - remember to pack light! We'll send you a kit list of what to take with you once you register for the challenge. You will wear your trekking clothes each day so items required to take with you to the refuge will be minimal.
Food matters - what's provided?
All meals will be provided whilst we are trekking. You will need to budget for meals whilst in Lanjaron. We can cater for all dietary requirements so long as we know in advance. Please tell us in advance if you are vegetarian or need a special diet.
Can I stay in Spain after the Challenge?
All extensions are strictly limited, subject to availability and are given on a first come first served basis. Those wanting to request an extension should contact Spanish Highs as soon as possible.
What sort of back-up is there?
There will be a strong support Team with a professional Spanish Highs Challenges Leaders. Full, comprehensive medical kits will be taken and satellite communicators.
Fundraising Efforts we are proud to have supported
- One 4 Kids 3 Peak Challenge
- Cancer Research UK
- Islamic Relief
- Yorkshire Cancer Research
- British Heart Foundation Charity Run
- Moving Mountains
- North Bristol NHS Trust Charitable Funds
- Breast Cancer Campaign
- Brain Tumour Research Campaign - Way Ahead
- Motor Neurone Disease Association
- Rowcroft Hospice
- EDM Sierra Nevada Charity Challenge - The Shooting Star Children's Hospice
- Mulhacen Challenge for Motor Neurone Disease
- "Los Tres Picos" for YCR
- "Los Tres Picos" for Brain Tumour Research"
- "Los Tres Picos" for Childrens Hospice
- "Los Tres Picos" for Vision4Kids
- "Los Tres Picos" for EY Foundation