Most of the high peaks can be ascended in either 1 or 2 days. Why not tailor make your own activity holiday and include the ascent of some of the finest peaks in Spain?Grade: Tough
The main summits of the Sierra Nevada can be ascended by either 1 or 2 day trips. Below are some examples. All prices include transport, guiding, camping gear and any other specialised equipment when necessary. When we stay at the Poqueira Hut there will be a 15 euro supplement to cover the accommodation cost. You may combine any of these trips into a week or 2 weeks walking.
Seasonal note: In winter the ability to use crampons and ice axe is essential. Rope may be required for some ascents. Learn the basics on a winter skills mountaineering course. Some ascents will require overnight bivvy in unguarded mountain refuges.
(3483 m) from the south - 1 day - 8 to10hrs and 1300 metres ascent.
From the Hoya de Portillo to the mirador de Trevelez. Up the south ridge.
Return via the west flank and mirador. A long but rewarding day.
Mulhacen (3483 m) via Siete Lagunas - 2 days. This takes us to the best camping site in the range, Siete Lagunas.
Mulhacen (3483 m) via Poqueira Hut - 2 days. Travelling light we traverse Mulhacen utilising the Poqueira Hut overnight. The hut is guarded with beds, blankets, meals etc
Veleta (3394 m) from the north - 1 day - 5 to 6hrs and 900 metres ascent. Straightforward walking from ahigh start point. We first ascend Los Machos from the Corral de Veleta and then Veleta itself, returning down the north ridge.
Tajos de la Virgen Traverse including Pico de Cartujo - 1 day - 5 to 6 hrs and 500 metres ascent. An interesting day with some simple scrambling.
Alcazaba (3371 m) from Trevelez - 2 days. Alcazaba is the most difficult peak to ascend because of its remoteness. We stay overnight at Siete Lagunas. This makes an interesting 2 day trip in which other peaks may be ascended en route.
Puntal de la Caldera (3225 m) via Poqueira Hut - 2 days. A fine ridge scramble which may be combined with Mulhacen if required.
Cerrillo Redondo (2909 m) & Tajos de los Machos from Puente Palo - 1 day - 6 to 8hrs and 1400 metres ascent. A long day doing a round of the peaks surrounding Puente Palo.
Cerro de Caballo (3009 m) from Lanjaron - 1 day - 5 to 7 hrs and 1000 metres ascent. The most southerly 3000m peak in the range gives fine viewpoints.
Link to great photos taken by Matthijs Becker during a multi-day trekking trip
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• Caballo and Laguna de Lanjaron
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• Cerro de Caballo
Normal summer ascent of the Cerro de Caballo from the Ventura hut above the Lanjaron valley.
• Puntal de la Caldera
A fine 3223m peak just west of Mulhacen in Spain’s Sierra Nevada mountains. Nestling at it’s foot, the beautiful Lagu...
• Cerro de los Machos to Capileira
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• Crossing the Sierra Nevada
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• Mulhacen Acazaba 3 day trek
In August 2010. Mulhacen, Alcazaba and also shots of mountain lakes at Siete Lagunas and Griffon Vultures...
• Cebollar Hut and Cerrillo Redondo
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• Tajos de la Virgen and Pico del Cartujo
A superb winters day in the high Sierras. Taken from the southern shoulder of Veleta near the Cariguela refugio.