Mountain Climbing trips – Mount Mulhacen

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At 3,478.6 m (11,413 ft), Mount Mulhacen is the highest peak in Spain and a Sierra Nevada classic. According to legend, king Muley Hacén was buried at its summit, which is where it gets its name from.

Mulhacen boasts several routes that range from easy and non-technical, to steep and technically challenging. Therefore, it is perfect for climbers of all levels and usually does not take more than 2 days to climb. Capileira and Trevelez Villages are nearby and common starting points for the ascent.




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In winter, the temperature at low altitudes average around 6 degrees celsius and are below freezing at high altitudes. In summer, the temperature averages around 24 degrees celsius. July is the driest month and November is the wettest.





How to get there

Málaga has the closest international airport to the Sierra Nevada Range where Mulhacen is located.

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Best time to visit

For mountain climbing, the best time to visit is during the summer months between June and September.






What People are Saying

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This trip was amazing and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in hiking. We went on 9 and 10 of December but we were lucky and the weather conditions was really good. The nature and the view were fascinating. Alejandro was an excellent guide! Very professional and a very nice guy. All these elements combining together made this trip an unforgettable experience!
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At our designated departure time it was raining and looking very unlikely that we would even get out of town, let alone get to climb. Jon took us through the weather for the area and said there as a good chance we’d summit the next day if we were willing to take the chance. We did and so got the chance to summit the next day. Jon took me up off the usual routes and showed me some lovely parts of the mountain. As we climbed many others were turning back but Jon found a safe path mostly out of the weather and we managed to summit a few hours later. Jon’s knowledge of the weather, Mt Mulhacen, the surrounding area and Spanish history added another level to the experience. He is a very capable mountaineer and a guide who knows his clients early and knows how to get the best out of them. I highly recommend Jon if you are looking for a guide to help you achieve your goals. Pete
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Peter McFadyen
That was a blast, I truly had a wonderful time! Everything went just perfectly, thanks a lot to my guide Alejandro for your professionalism, patience and flexibility. I am looking forward to my next trek in the Sierra Nevada (or elsewhere, who knows?) and will definitely think of Nevalia
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Excellent knowledge on the location, route, alternative options, technical aspects, etc. Highly recommended.
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João Pedro Sousa



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