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2-day trekking in Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada

2-day trekking in Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada
2-day trekking in Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada

Join Mariano, a certified mountain guide, ski instructor and UIMLA mountain leader, on this 2-day trekking in Alpujarras and reach the two highest peaks of Sierra Nevada, Spain!

Sierra Nevada

2 Days

Apr - Oct




Come with me on this 2-day trekking in Alpujarras and discover this Spanish hiker's paradise!

This snowy mountain range is located in the region of Andalusia, in the province of Granada. Alpujarras is an ideal place for exploring nature's beauty and enjoying its breathtaking landscapes.

My proposal is to cross the Sierra Nevada by starting on the south slope of Hoya del Portillo. From there, we will start our trekking from Alpujarras and direct ourselves to the highest peaks in the region.

During these two days, we will be ascending the two highest peaks of Sierra Nevada, Mount Mulhacén (3482 meters) and Mount Veleta (3396 meters). 

And after spending one night at the Poqueira mountain hut, located at 2500 meters, our two-day adventure will finish with a comfortable descent all the way down from Mount Veleta to Hoya de la Mora.

Our trek will end on the northern slope of Hoya de la Mora, the closest spot to the capital of Andalusia, Granada.

Some mountaineering experience will be necessary as well as having a good physical condition. Remember that on our second day we will be trekking for almost 10 hours.

If you want to join me on this guided two-day trekking, request to book this trip!

If you wish to do another trekking in Sierra Nevada, you can also join me on this Mulhacen (3482 meters) 2 day guided ascent.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

Price details

Accommodation in mountain huts is $30 EUR per night approx.


Day 1: Capileira – Hoya del Portillo (2150 m) – Puerto Molina – Cascajar Negro – Refugio Poqueira (2500 m).

Transport from our meeting point in Granada to Hoya del Portillo. From here we will start our trekking all the way to Refuge Poqueira, where we will spend the night.

Day 2: Refuge Poqueira (2500 m) - Refugee vivac de la Caldera (3080m) – Mulhacén (3482 m) - Collado de la Carihuela – Veleta (3396 m) – Hoya de la Mora (2500 m).

On our second day, we will be able to hike the two highest peaks of Sierra Nevada, Mount Mulhacen () and Mount Veleta ().

Afterwards, we will descend all the way to Hoya de la Mora where a vehicle will pick us up and take us back to Granada.

We will end our adventure eating some delicious tapas granadinas!



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Required equipment: Minimum backpack 30 liters, trekking shoes, sportswear, breathable T-shirt (not cotton), fleece, trekking pants, goretex jacket, buff, warm clothing (pen, fiber or similar), 1 change of dry clothes, sun cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, canteen, attack food (bars, nuts, etc.).

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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

**Mountain Guide – Ski Guide · High Mountain Superior Sport Technician (Técnico Deportivo Superior en Alta Montaña) and Ski Mountaineering Superior Sport Technician (Técnico Deportivo Superior en Esquí de Montaña) from Spain.

He has more than 20 years doing mountain and skiing. From his early walks in La Pedriza to tens of alpine “four thousanders” summits ascended, to expeditions in North and South America, Caucasus and Central Asia, he has traveled many mountains, especially on his skis, since he is a fan of this sport in all disciplines. Mariano also enjoys classic climbing and mountaineering.

He has Mountain Guide and Ski Mountaineering Guide certifications from the AAGGM.

He's a great teacher and teaches with the same passion with which he enjoys the mountain. He speaks spanish, english, italian, french (basic) and russian (basic).


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What people are saying about Mariano



A fantastic guide and we really enjoyed the experience



Fantastic winter ascent of Mulhacen together with guide Mariano Frutos in mid-January. Very warm and sunny day and extremely icy on the top but fantastic views all the way to the Moroccan Rif mountains. Few people on the mountain and a lot of Iberian mountain goats. Mariano was excellent and Pablo at Explore-Share made the logistics easy and straightforward as always.



This was such a great day. I'm so glad I booked through Mariano's company!



Was great!



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

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