Granada-Mountain Lodge- The Peak of Caballo
We will meet early in the morning at Hoya de la Mora to take the shuttle service that will drop us off at 2,900 metres, and we will begin our first ascent.
At 3,011 metres, El Caballo is the westernmost 3,000m peak in the Sierra Nevada range.
From the Posiciones del Veleta, the point where we get off the shuttle service , we will go up to the Carihuela mountain refuge , from where we will take the ridge of the mountain. We will pass the old Elorrieta mountain refuge , the highest in Spain. After about 5 kilometres along the ridge, we will arrive at our first 3,000m peak, El Caballo.
On the way back we will do a small loop to enjoy the glacial lakes that are close to the ski resort.
Overnight stay at the mountain refuge.
Distance: 20 km
Accumulated Height Difference: 700 +/-
The Peak of Mulhacén
Today is the most demanding of the three days, in which we will reach the top of the Iberian Peninsula, the peak of Mulhacén(3,479 m).
After breakfast in our mountain refuge, we will take the shuttle service again. From the point where it drops us off, we will enter the Corral del Veleta, and begin to cross the headwaters of the different valleys of the north face of the Sierra Nevada. Crossing several glacial lagoons with turquoise waters and surrounded by green high mountain meadows, we will arrive at the Collado del Ciervo, the final point before the ascent to Mulhacén.
After reaching the summit, we will return along the south face, which is less difficult and less steep than the ascent.
Overnight stay at the mountain refuge.
Distance: 21 km
Accumulated Height Difference: 1400 +/-
The Peak of Veleta
On our last day, we will reach the second highest peak in the Sierra Nevada and the third highest on the Peninsula, Veleta, the emblem of the National Park.
Without needing to take the shuttle, we will begin the ascent straight out of the refuge, a steady climb of about 6 km and 900 metres in altitude.
Downhill by making a small loop around the ski resort.
At the end of our hike , we will have a well-deserved beer at the hostel before returning to Granada.
Distance: 15 km
Accumulated Height Difference: 1000 +/-
- 3 days of guiding by qualified guides
- 2 nights half board accommodation
- Transport from Granada and back
- 2 days of shuttle service
What isn’t included
- Anything not covered on the section included
- Lip protection cream
- Hat or cap
- Trekking shoes or light trekking boots
- Comfortable clothing, breathable (non-cotton) short-sleeved T-shirt, long-sleeved T-shirt, long sleeves
- Warm coat and waterproof layer
- Gloves, buff and hat
- Water bottle or CamelBak
- A change of clothes, toiletries, , pyjamas, and slippers.
- Personal documents, such as ID card and health insurance car
Breakfast and dinner included at the University Hostel, lunch on your own. We recommend energy food that is easy to carry (dried fruit, bars, nuts, dried fruit…).
Starting and finishing each hike
In general, breakfast in the mountains is at 7- 7:15 am.
It’s customary to arrive in the dining room with your rucksacks prepared apart from the picnic lunch.
We will start walking at 8:00 am and arrive at our destination around 5:00 pm.
It is very important to stick to the timetable because it’s necessary to rest between each day’s hike. We will have 3-4 hours rest before dinner, which, including the time to stretch properly, will allow us to be in perfect condition for the following day.
Guides and Safety
All our guides have the necessary training to ensure the complete safety of the group.
We will keep the group together and in contact by using walkie talkies. Our guides have all taken first aid courses.
Weather in the Sierra Nevada
The weather in the summits of the Sierra Nevada is severe, even in summer. The high levels of the sun on a clear sunny day can make us sweat and allow us to walk in shorts and t-shirts. However, we will frequently meet with low temperatures especially in the early morning when we start walking, or winds, which require several layers and windstoppers as well as walking trousers.
The temperature also falls dramatically at night, even to below zero, meaning that we will need to wrap up warmly even to go outside to look at the stars.
According to our terms and conditions, the guide, being the person responsible for the group, can decide to modify the route and the timetable in the case of forecasts of gales or storms, public land closures, etc. which could put the activity and the safety of the group at risk.
We ask that our hikers inform us of the existence of any chronic or cardiovascular illness which could interfere with hiking activities. To this end, we will send out a form which must be completed. The personal information which is given is covered by our data protection policy and will not be used for anything other than to provide us with the information necessary for this activity to be carried out well.
For the same reasons we need to know about any allergies.
The high mountains are demanding. In different guides the routes which we will do are catalogued as being medium difficulty, but it is necessary to remember that these are mountaineering guides and are written for regular mountain users.
A good level of physical fitness is required and previous experience of routes of a similar difficulty and altitude acclimatization is necessary. The pace that we will follow is not a sporting one but a pace which will allow interpretation and interaction, however, experience or regular hiking is essential.
Minimum 4 and maximum 8
Deposit of 25 % for registration
Cancellation and refund policy
In case of cancellation, the following policy applies.
- Cancellation or change of date free of charge Up to 45 days before beginning the trip.
- 50% refund of the deposit if reservation is cancelled 44-30 days before the beginning of the trip.
- 25% refund of the deposit if reservation is cancelled29-21 days before the beginning of the trip.
- No refund if reservation is cancelled is made 19 days before the beginning of the trip.