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Mulhacen (3482 meters) 2-day guided ascent

Mariano, a UIMLA-certified mountain leader, wants to take you on this 2-day guided ascent to Mulhacen (3482 meters), the highest peak in Sierra Nevada!

Mountain RangeSierra Nevada
Duration2 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


Come with me on this amazing 2-day guided ascent to Mount Mulhacen (3482 meters) and let’s climb together to the roof of the Iberian Peninsula!

Located in the Sierra Nevada National Park, Mount Mulhacen with an altitude of 3482 meters, is the highest peak of the Iberian Peninsula. My proposal is for us to venture into this amazing park, discovering its old paths full of rich history and breathtaking landscapes.

In order to make the ascent less challenging, I have organized our climbing in two days so that climbers can rest one night at the Poqueria mountain hut. It will be on our second day that we will start the ascent to Mulhacen, directly from the refuge.

You may find a detailed itinerary below.

Some mountaineering experience will be necessary as well as having a good physical condition. Although the trip is suitable for the intermediate climber, remember that on our second day we will be walking between 8 or 10 hours.

If you want to join me on this 2-day guided trek, request to book this trip!

If you wish to do another trekking in Sierra Nevada, you can also join me on this 2 day trekking in Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada.


Poqueira Mountain Hut

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

Meeting point

Capileira or Granada




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

Meeting point in Capileira (or Granada, in case of not having ), transport to the Hoya del Portillo where we will start our trekking to the Poqueira Refuge.

Spend the night at Poqueira Refuge.

Slope: 350 m  Distance: 9 km

Day 2: Poqueira Refuge (2500 m) – Valle del Río Mulhacén – Vivac de la Caldera (3100 m) – Mulhacén (3482 m) – Hoya del Portillo:

We will make the ascent of the highest peak of the peninsula (Mulhacén) from the Poqueira refuge by the most sheltered route of possible winds, the right margin of the Mulhacén River valley. The ascent to the Mulhacén will be done by the path of its western slope. After the summit we will descend to the Hoya del Portillo.

End of the activity and farewell!

Slope: 958 m to the top. · Distance: 4.2 km to the top.

About the guide

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High Mountain Sports Technician (Técnico Deportivo en Alta 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 South America, Caucasus and Central Asia, has traveled many mountains, especially on his skis, since it is a fan of this sport in all disciplines. Also enjoy the classic climbing and mountaineering.

Born competitor, started in mountain biking, went through the skijoring (in which discipline was Champion of Spain), skiing, mountain duathlon, mountain running and finally cross-country skiing and ski-mountaineering, where several successes also treasures.

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

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 310 each

Group of 2

EUR 155 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Personal Insurance

Price details

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

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