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Mountain Climbing in the Sierra Nevada

Discover the snow-capped 3,000 meter peaks of Spain’s largest national park!

No matter the time of year, there is plenty of amazing scenery to explore on foot in Spain’s Sierra Nevada National Park. Boasting more than 850 square kilometers and 20 mountains that exceed 3,000 meters in height, there’s plenty to explore. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Mountain Climbing trips in Sierra Nevada. The mountains are calling!

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What people are saying about these trips

Jonas Svenningsson


February, 2023

Climbing Mulhacén (3,482m) in the winter, 2-day Guided ascent in the Sierra Nevada

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Lidia Szekely


February, 2023

Climbing Mulhacén (3,482m) in the winter, 2-day Guided ascent in the Sierra Nevada

Great trip, I had the pleasure to meet such nice people including our guide, stayed at a mountain hut which had an amazing atmosphere and smell of some awesome traditional food! Even though in the sleeping area wasn't warm, I had a very good night sleep (with my ''best friend'' = earplugs). It was one of the best guided trips in my life!

Rune Steffensen


January, 2023

Climbing Mulhacén (3,482m) in the winter, 2-day Guided ascent in the Sierra Nevada

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Rasmus Lüthgens


November, 2022

Climbing Mulhacén (3,482m) in the winter, 2-day Guided ascent in the Sierra Nevada

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Ryan Ellis


August, 2022

Summit Mulhacén (3,479m) & Alcazaba (3,371m) near Granada in the Sierra Nevada, 2 days

Excellent service. Great communication from company and flexible to meet needs. Guide was superb. Very accommodating and suggestive of different routes and activities to maximise the experience. Highly recommend to anyone looking to hire a guide.

Lies Peeters


July, 2022

2-day Mulhacen ascent in Sierra Nevada

Because of a weekday trip it was not crowded and this was very nice



December, 2018

2-day Mulhacen ascent in Sierra Nevada

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!

Patrick den Elzen


September, 2018

1-day guided ascent to Veleta Peak in Sierra Nevada

Nice guide - great professional. Nice day-trip. Recommended!



August, 2018

2-day Mulhacen ascent in Sierra Nevada

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



April, 2018

2-day Mulhacen ascent in Sierra Nevada

Alejandro could not be more perfect for anyone looking to summit Mulhacén! He planned our winter ascent impeccably and although we were very lucky with the weather (blue skies and epic views - if a tad chilly!), our successful and joyful climb was very much down to him and his attitude . I would also add that as far as mountain refuges go, Mulhacén's is a goodie :)


There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Sierra Nevada

Home to snow-capped mountains, alpine meadows, valleys and lakes, Sierra Nevada National Park is a stunningly scenic place to climb. Take in the stunning views on the approaches to various mountains and enjoy the great views as you wander valley floors. Higher up, enjoy the chance to see out over southern Spain and into other mountains in the range. Regardless of what you do, great views are sure to accompany you.


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Best time to visit:

June to October, but many guides offer trips all year

What’s the weather like?

During the summer, average daily temperatures reach between 25 ºC and 30 ºC in the national park. These decrease a bit ads you gain in altitude. Rain is infrequent in the summer months

How to get there:

Any trip to Spain’s Sierra Nevada likely begins with a flight into the Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport (GRX), which can be reached from several major European airports. From here, it is easiest to rent a car and drive southeast to the national park

More info about Mountain Climbing in Sierra Nevada:

Spain’s Sierra Nevada is an amazing spot for all sorts of mountain climbing adventures. The national park boasts more than 20 peaks that are 3,000 meters in elevation or more. Among the most popular climbing options in the park are taking two or three days to summit Mulhacén (3,479 meters), Veleta (3,396 meters) and Alcazaba (3,371 meters). These three peaks, known as the Sierra Nevada Trilogy, are the highest in the mountain range and located conveniently nearby one another. While the three days are long, the views are well-worth the effort. Capileira, Trevélez, Monachil, Güéjar Sierra and Bubión are all popular starting points for mountain climbing adventures in the national park. From any of these villages you can strike out into the wilderness, staying at mountain huts as you head up various peaks in the range. Not a bad way to spend a summer holiday!

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