Day and multi-day hiking trips to visit the beautiful, quiet mountain lakes of the Sierra Nevada
Escape the heat and walk to high mountain lakes on the northern flanks or secret places of the Sierra Nevada. For many local people the mountain lakes of the upper Lanjaron valley is the "Shangri-La", a mystical place that provides year round water to the lower levels of the Alpujarras. It is almost a pilgrimage for them. Our walks are designed to take in the best these mountain lakes have to offer.
The walks can only be done when the snow has retreated and almost disappeared. That generally means from July to October, inclusive each year, but you should check with us first to ensure we are able to run the trip.
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Much of the walking is above 3000m on rough but well tracked paths. Some steep sections are met but generally the trekking is relaxed and easy. We allow plenty of opportunity to relax by the lakes. The upper Rio Lanjaron valley is lush and green and has the delightful rio constantly sending it's waters south towards the populated Alpujarras. It is a special place!
We have 4 tours of different grades and difficulty so that families as well as hardened trekking types can visit these lovely lakes
Access via the ski area (chair lifts or Hoya de la Mora high trailhead)
Multi Day Wild Camping by Rivers and Lakes in the Sierra Nevada
Between June and October the Sierra Nevada provides some superb locations for high altitude trekking and for wild camping. Water is plentiful thanks to the numerous rivers, streams and lakes. They are beautiful and peaceful situations to spend the night. Locations: Lavaderos de la Reina, Laguna de Calderetas, upper Rio Lanjaron valley
Contact us for more options and availability