Length: 12 km; Accumulated height difference: 500 m ascent; Highest point: 3,000 m
Difficulty: Medium-High. The hike is not technically difficult but it requires a good level of fitness.
Departure time in Granada: 6:45 am
Meeting point at the Visitors office of the National Park in Capileira: 8:25 am
Return time: Capileira 5:45 pm and Granada 7:30 pm
The hike to Siete Lagunas is one of the most beautiful hikes in the Sierra Nevada National Park. Our hike goes through high mountain vegetation. We will cross irrigation channels, streams as well as middle and high-mountain pastures. Hopefully, we will spot some wild mountain goats on our way.
After about 2 hours of ascending we will reach the spectacular 7 Lakes area. First, we will arrive at La Laguna Hondera. This lake is the lowest and largest one. We will have magnificent views of the peaks Mulhacén and Alcazaba. We will discover endemic plants and have our picnic. It is an area with high-mountain lakes and pastures. Those who want to discover the surroundings can explore other lakes and enjoy the stunning setting.
After this time to rest, we will continue descending next to the impressive waterfalls called Chorreras Negras. We will follow the path that goes to Trevelez just for one kilometer. From this point, we will cross the river leaving the most used path and following an unexplored and little-known path. It is a trail used by the cattle breeders and shepherds of the mountains and that is not usually followed by the hikers. Therefore, in this part of the excursion we will find authentically solitary landscapes. The footpath leads to the starting point where the minibus waits for us
Landscape and heritage:
- Sierra Nevada National Park
- The diversity of ecosystems: forests, high mountain pastures, meadows and environmental features formed by glaciers
- Views and stunning scenery
- Fauna: possibility of seeing mountain goats, alpine accentors, wheatears, blue rock thrush and with luck we will see bearded vultures
- Flora: endemic plants
We recommend carrying 2l of water and hiking sticks. Sunglasses, sun cream, protective lip cream and a hat. Be aware of the weather forecast and take several kinds of clothes because we will reach an altitude of nearly 3,000m.
Participants should take nuts, dried fruits, and sandwiches for our picnic in the countryside.
Price of “custom date”: €85/pp. 2 people minimum. It includes the guided trip, insurance, and transportation from Granada. It doesn’t include the SIAC service fee.
On these days the SIAC service fee (13€) is included in the price. The price of €50 corresponds from Capileira meeting point. The price of €60 also includes transportation from Granada.
Purchasing Conditions: Excursions must be booked and paid for at least five days in advance. Participants must arrive at the meeting point on time. Is not, no money will be reimbursed. All participants should ensure that they know how to get to the meeting point and if you have any questions or doubts, please do not hesitate to contact us.