Three 3,000m peaks in three days

Over three days, we’ll climb the three highest peaks in the Sierra Nevada: Mulhacén, Alcazaba and Veleta. On the way, we’ll pass through the almost moonlike landscape, dotted with high mountain tarns and meadows. The 360° views are breathtaking, and on a clear day you can see across to Africa.

Season: late spring, summer, early autumn

For winter routes in the high mountains, see for example Winter ascent of Mulhacén.

Level: medium – hard

Day 1

Transfer from Granada to the Alpujarra by minibus then by National Park bus to the trailhead at Paraje del Cascajar

Ascent of Mulhacén, the highest mountain in the Sierra Nevada (altitude 3,479 m).

Walk to our overnight accommodation in the Refugio Poqueira, a staffed mountain lodge.

Distance: 16 km (approx. 6 hours)

Accumlated height difference: 850 m

Day 2

A tougher climb of the more remote and rugged peak of Alcazaba (3,371 m).

Return to the Refugio Poqueira to stay the night.

Distance: 20 km (approx. 8-9 hours)

Accumlated height difference: 1,280 m

Day 3

Our third peak is Veleta (3,397 m). Starting from the Refugio, we’ll make our way up via Rio Seco before crossing to the northern side of the Sierra Nevada and descending to Hoya de la Mora, above the ski station.

Distance: 16 km (approx. 8 hours)

Accumlated height difference: 1,150m

Transfer from Hoya de la Mora back to Granada by minibus

  • qualified mountain guide for 3 days
  • civil liability and accident insurance
  • accommodation and meals: 2 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast
  • return transport from Granada, including the National Park bus service to the trailhead

Maximum group size: 8 people

Prices depend on season and the number of people in your party. Please contact us for more information.

Tailored itineraries

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