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Climbing Mulhacen

The roof of the Iberian Peninsula

Mulhacen (3478 m) is the highest peak in the Iberian Peninsula and the second in Spain. It is located in the Sierra Nevada National Park, in Granada. You can climb it in a single day from the villages of Capileira or Trevélez. However, the most common and fun thing is to spend a night in the  Poqueira mountain hut, or in the bivouac of La Caldera next to its beautiful lagoon. Check out our selection of guided mountain climbing trips in Mulhacen!

There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Mulhacen

You can climb its south or west faces, which do not represent technical difficulties. The north and east slopes, however, are indicated only for experts, unless you set off from a closer point of the route, which is also an option.


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Best time to visit

The best time to ascend the Mulhacen is in summer, due to the absence of snow on most of the route. The weather is usually stable, although you have to be careful with gusts of wind that can make the climb difficult

More info about Mountain Climbing in Mulhacen:

Although in the past you could ascend with vehicles, today you can only climb on foot, on horseback or even by bicycle (through its southern slope). The climbing trip to Mulhacen does not require technical difficulty, but you should keep in mind that an altitude change of 4,000 meters in just two days can be a very exhausting itinerary, unless you have an adequate physical condition

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