The high peaks of the Sierra Nevada

Guided day or multi-day summer or winter mountain ascents of the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada

The High Peaks

The main summits of the Sierra Nevada can be ascended by either 1 or 2 day trips. Why not tailor make your own activity holiday and include the ascent of some of the finest peaks in Spain? 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.

An amazing experience!

We just completed a 2 day trek to the highest point in Spains mainland with Spanish Highs. This was such an amazing experience and to make it even better the guides were the best and our entire group summited. We felt in safe hands the whole time and the view from the top was worth the slog. Highly recommend them!


Dates - Year Round

Prices - from €65 per person per day

Months Available

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Grade: Tough Kit List

Trip Reports Photos Mountains, environment & safety

Reserve a Tour

Mountain Ascents in the Sierra Nevada

Trekking high peaks of the Sierra Nevada

Popular Mountain Ascents

Mulhacen (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 a high 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.

Sierra Nevada high mountain peaks

Remote Unfrequented Summits

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.

The company

Contact us via our Contact Page
[email protected]
UK Office tel: +44 7307 690281 (by prior appointment via email)

Spanish Highs Tours Ltd
Company Number 09960909 Registered in England & Wales

Head Office: 41 Axholme Drive, Epworth, DN91EL, North Lincolnshire, UK. Registered Office: 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU, England

© 2018 Spanish Highs, Sierra Nevada

Information & resources

About us


Self Guided

Accommodation options

Blog - articles

Weather & Mountain conditions

Route Database - maps & guides

Mountain database, refuges, altitude sickness, avalanche dangers, equipment lists, gear rental, FAQs etc