The Northern Sierra Nevada 3 day trek

Escape the rat race and crowds! Trek the Sierra Nevada northern 3000m+ mountains in a glorious 3 day hike


Dates - May to November

Prices - from €65 per person per day

Accommodation - hotels from €30 per person per night (sharing)


The northern Sierra Nevada provide year round high, wild and remote trekking. We have a 2 day circular trek and a 3 day traverse from north to south. Both using wild camps overnight unless in winter conditions when we use unmanned refuges as well.

Grade: Tough

When and for whom?

For those who like remote, quiet, dramatic mountain scenery, rough tracks and are willing to put up with basic shelter and facilities for a few nights

Seasonal notes. We run these treks year round, but from December to April inclusive the mountains will be in full winter condition. This means using ice axe, crampons, carrying more clothing and overnight gear. Subsequently they are tougher propositions than the treks in summer condition. Having said that, we give instruction in axe and crampon use and can tailor the trek somewhat to suit the group wishes.

The huts are very basic but provide adequate shelter from the elements. Some are in remote locations with incredible situations (ie Refugio Peña Partida).

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Trip Report

William and Jolanda wanted to escape civilisation, people, phones and busy jobs. With plenty of snow still remaining a 4 day trek exploring the remote and quiet northerly 3000m mountains in the northern Sierra Nevada seemed as good a way as any.

They were in no rush. The requirement was for peace and quiet, spending time out relaxing in superb mountain scenery. We weren't out to break records! We had no fixed agenda and no pre planned camping places.

Read more in "Escape the rat race by high level trekking in the Sierra Nevada"

Multi day trekking Northern Sierra Nevada

"Vadillo Round" - Northern peaks 2 day circuit

Tough

Outline: Loma de los Cuartos trailhead to Pena Partida and Lavederos de la Reina valley. Wild camp. Ridge walk of the northern peaks to Laguna de Vacares and drop down to Horcajo area. Wild camp. Return down Rio Trevelez valley to Trevelez village.

Time and ascent (ideal summer conditions): Day 1 - 3 hrs (300m ascent). Day 2 - 7 hrs (1000m ascent). Day 3 - 5 hrs (2200m descent).

Major peaks covered: Picon de Jerez, Puntal de Juntillas, Puntal de los Cuartos 3158m, Atalaya 3135m, Pico del Cuervo 3144m

Notes: Great traverse of the northern peaks. The Pena Partida is one of the least visited huts in the Sierras. Great ridge round on day 2. Long descent day 3.

Seasonal notes: Relatively straightforward, if long and tough winter expedition.

Map of the round of the northern peaks and valley of the Rio Vadillo

Mountain Views, Trekking North Sierra Nevada

3 day Traverse Northern Peaks to Trevelez

Challenging

Outline: Loma de los Cuartos trailhead to Pena Partida and Lavederos de la Reina valley. Ascend Picon de Jerez then ridge walk of the northern peaks to Laguna de Vacares area (wild camp en route). Return down the Vereda de Estrella to Guejar Sierra

Time and ascent (ideal summer conditions): Day 1 - 7 hrs (900m ascent). Day 2 - 8 hrs (460m ascent).

Major peaks covered: Picon de Jerez, Puntal de Juntillas, Puntal de los Cuartos 3158m, Atalaya 3135m, Pico del Cuervo 3144m

Seasonal notes: Relatively straightforward winter expedition.

Map of route taken to cross the Sierra Nevada from Guejar Sierra to Trevelez

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

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