Summer Sunsets on Mulhacen & Alcazaba, Sierra Nevada

Wonderful sunsets & sunrises on this 2 day trek, Sierra Nevada

Sunset from the Rooftops of Spain
Sunset from the Rooftops of Spain

Experience mountain Sunrises and Sunsets!

Unique and Spectacular! Available July, August and September. Escape the heat with 2 nights sleeping out on the summits of two of the highest and best mountains in Spain. "An unbelievable and unforgettable experience".

Basic Itinerary

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Wild camping on mountain summits

See the sunrise on Mulhacen

Suitability. Is this for you?

When? July, August, September

The basic itinerary is suitable for anybody used to high mountain walking. Although the ground may be steep and loose in places we generally keep to well marked tracks. Overnight temperatures in the summer may drop to 10 degrees C (maybe slightly lower mid September onwards).

The harder optional extensions will take you over rougher ground, some of it very exposed, so it better suited to those used to dealing with such terrain.

Tents are not suitable as the summit areas are very rocky and uneven. A better option is a bivouac bag, mat and 3 season sleeping bag. The aim is to travel as lightweight as we can. Our guides will take stove and gas and advise re water. We can supply freeze dried or dehydrated food if required (at extra cost).

Equipment Required

In addition to a normal day pack the main extra items you will require are

  • Sleeping mat
  • Bivouac bag
  • Sleeping bag (3 season)
  • Plate and utensils
  • Torch
  • Warm insulated jacket

Full list of Suggested Equipment

Trekking Mulhacen at Sunrise


Group size (per booking):

3 days trekking (2 nights sleeping out on the mountain).

  • 1 person - cost €130 per day
  • 2 persons - cost €85 per day
  • 3 persons - cost €75 per day
  • 4 persons - cost €65 per day

Over 4 persons - Group discounts apply. Enquire via email or contact form

Price includes:

  • Guiding
  • Local transport to and from Lanjaron/Capileira
  • Bus transfers to/from Mirador de Trevelez
  • Cooking stove and gas

Harder Optional Extensions (at same cost)

  • Gran Vasar de Mulhacen - gain Alcazaba via crossing Mulhacen N face and climbing Puntal de Siete Lagunas. A tougher option but not technically difficult. Only simple scrambling
  • Gran Vasar de Alcazaba and Espolon de Alcazaba - only for experienced scramblers (used to grade 3S+) with a head for heights!
  • Paso de las Zetas - a simple scrambling alternative to the summit of Alcazaba via the ridge line from the north. Tougher trekking.
  • Puntal de la Caldera - scrambling (Grade 1-2) to the summit of this 3283m peak before ascending Mulhacen.

Dates & Prices


Moon Dates 2020

2020 "Full" Moon Dates (best for visibility)

  • 5th June, 2020
  • 5th July, 2020
  • 3rd August, 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
  • 1st October, 2020

2020 "New" Moon Dates (best for star gazing)

  • 21st June June, 2020
  • 20th July, 2020
  • 19th August, 2020
  • 17th September, 2020
  • 16th October, 2020


Group size (per booking): (prices are per person per day)
  • 1 person - cost €130
  • 2 persons - cost €85
  • 3 persons - cost €75
  • 4 persons - cost €65

Definition of "Group" - if you are booking a trip for 2 persons the 2 person rate applies, 3 persons - 3 person rate etc (not dependent on eventual total group size!).

Price includes:
  • Guiding
  • Local transport to and from Lanjaron/trailhead
  • Backup vehicles
  • We have a limited number of walking poles for the use of guests if required
  • Gear hire in winter conditions ie ice axe, crampons, helmet

Price excludes (if used): summer bus (€13/person), night in Refugio Poqueira (€17/person - €11 with reciprocal rights alpine card), food (buy at refuge or self-cook in refuge kitchen)

Over 4 persons - Group discounts apply. Enquire via email or contact form