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Trekking in Teide Volcano, Canary Islands

Trekking in Teide Volcano, Canary Islands | Spain

Embark on a remarkable journey to ascend Mount Teide, highest peak in Spain. Discover the iconic symbol of Tenerife and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the guidance of Ivan, an experienced, IFMGA-certified mountaineering guide.

Group

4 Days

All year

Occasional

Beginner


Highlights

* Ascend Mount Teide, the legendary highest peak in both the Canary Islands and Spain.

* Conquer the spectacular volcano crater of Mount Teide

* Discover nearby attractions like the lagoon and village in Tenerife

Description

Ascend the highest peak in both the Canary Islands and Spain, the mythical Mount Teide, a remarkable stratovolcano that stands proudly at an elevation of 3,718 meters (12,198 feet). Explore this iconic symbol of Tenerife and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an experienced, IFMGA-certified guide.

Teide holds the distinction of being the highest geographic elevation in the Canary Islands and all of Spain. Its formation dates back approximately 170,000 years when a colossal ancient stratovolcano experienced a massive collapse. During the significant European migration of peoples, Teide was revered as the tallest mountain in the world at the time. It served as a guiding beacon for sailors from Spain, Portugal, and Britain, as they navigated through their maritime journeys.

As you arrive to Tenerife, you will be able to enjoy leisurely walks to explore nearby attractions such as the lagoon and village and spend the night in the comfort of the villa. The next day, before our thrilling expedition, we'll partake in an Atlantic nail washing ceremony, a traditional ritual performed as a symbol of purification, renewal, and starting afresh.

Ascend to an altitude of 2,000 meters (6,561 feet), where you will traverse the rugged and dramatic landscape of Mount Teide. During the excursion, you will also have the pleasure of indulging in a delightful lunch at a charming local restaurant.

We'll rise early on the next day to embark on a journey to climb the magnificent volcano crater of Mount Teide. Ascend to the summit and immerse yourself in the beauty that awaits, including the surrounding landscapes of the Atlantic Ocean and is neighboring islands.

On the last day of our trip, you will have the chance to embark on other thrilling excursions and take some time for souvenir shopping, allowing you to bring back memorable keepsakes from this unforgettable adventure.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

The price includes the following:

3 nights of accommodation

4-day car rental

Guide services with all associated expenses

In addition, the following items are not included in the price:

Flight tickets

Meals

Souvenirs

Alcoholic beverages


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tenerife

On Day 1, you will arrive in Tenerife and proceed with the car rental. Afterward, you will be transferred to the villa where you will be staying. In the afternoon, you can enjoy leisurely walks to explore nearby attractions such as the lagoon and village. You will spend the night in the comfort of the villa.

Day 2: Start of Ascent

The day will commence with an Atlantic nail washing ceremony, symbolizing a fresh start for the adventure ahead.

The journey begins with a climb up to an elevation of 2,000 meters, where you will traverse the picturesque landscape. During the excursion, a delightful lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant.

To conclude the day's activities, a taxi will transport you back to the villa, where you will spend the night.

Day 3:

The day will commence early at 1:00 AM as you embark on a challenging adventure. The objective is to climb the magnificent volcano crater.

Throughout the day, you will ascend to the summit and explore its incredible beauty. The descent will take approximately 10 to 13 hours, providing ample opportunity to soak in the stunning surroundings.

After a day full of exploration, you will return to the villa.

Day 4: End of Trip

On the final day of our trip, you will have the opportunity to go on various exciting excursions and indulge in some souvenir shopping.

In the afternoon, you will savor a delicious lunch at a Pakistani restaurant, experiencing flavors from a different culture.

Later, it will be time to bid farewell to Tenerife as you catch your flight back home.

 

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: Gear you will need for this trip: * Poles * Sunglasses * Backpack * Water bottle


FAQs

How fit should I be to climb Teide Volcano?

To climb Teide Volcano, it is important to have a reasonable level of fitness. Mount Teide involves a significant elevation gain, and the air becomes thinner as you ascend. Having good cardiovascular fitness will help you endure the physical exertion and adjust to the altitude. The climb may involve walking on uneven terrain, ascending steep slopes, and possibly traversing rocky sections.

What is included in the price?

The price covers the following:
Guiding fee, accommodation, transportation during the trip, permit and entrance fees and expenses related to the mountain guide.

About the guide

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Ivan

4.69

(16)

Mountain Guide

I'm an IFMGA-certified guide and have been guiding for the past 15 years.

I got the chance to do beautiful ascents like the Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Mont Cook, McKinley, 7000m Peaks in ex-USSR, technical climbing In the Caucasus, new climbing routes in the USA, ski-touring in Alps, Russia etc.

I'm an expert in the Elbrus region. I know every corner of it and will be happy to guide you to the summit, at 5.642m high, skiing or walking.
Please get in touch with me and let's leave together for a wonderful adventure in the incredible Caucasus mountain range!

I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available, one of my colleagues will guide you!

My favorite saying: "We will either find a way, or make one".

Languages

Russian | English

Certificates

KMGA | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about Ivan

Michael

5.00

Ivan is a master of his craft. His knowledge, instincts and skills are of the highest quality. He is the best guide I've ever climbed with and when I return to Russia, I'll be climbing with him again. Also, his character is also of the highest quality, he is responsible, smart, and incredibly professional in every aspect. When you're doing something risky (like climbing a mountain), he's the exact person you need with you. I'd climb with him anywhere, any weather any time of year.

Arkadijs

3.00

No info from travel agent essential information about imigration cards, That mens no info that taht cards important ( No Info dont loose them). About transfer from airport was very good. Food excelent. No additional guide for ascenting Elbruss. I had different habit for ascenting. The Guide doesnt like. TIn the Summit ascenting he said that i should keep same style climbing as them. And put all responsibility on me if i wpould refuse contnues ascent to summit. So i this result bad sleep. And did not feel well to make summit ascent. I refuses to go. So that day i am ski touring myself due to arriving Caucasus. Rest was ok. Please return 250 euros . So incomplete mission

Cristina

4.00

Everything was just perfect. Our local Guide Sergey showed us the best spots with really nice descends in amazing powder. His hut was very cute and our cook Tonja did a great job. Everything was just perfect. A dream came true. Thanks Sergey for the perfect guiding.

Maximilian

5.00

This was my second trip together with Ivan Moshnikov. It's safe to say that everbody in our group absolutely loved it. We had a great time in Russia and it was an absolut blast. Even though we were not able to experience "true Mamay snorking powder" we still skied perfect snow for 7 days in a row. I threw my mobile in a corner in the first day and did not pick it up until 8 wonderfull days filled with skiing, amazing food, going to sauna and enyoing wonderfull company. However, if you a looking for a super lonely place, Mamay is probably not the right choice. The valley gets visited frequently by locals and other tourists. Still, there is enough place for everybody I think. 10/10 I will definitly come again. Many thanks to Yulia, Roma and Stepan!

3.00

The guide was actually not Ivan Mishnikov but Denis who was a Junior guide with CetNeva. Overall the guide company is really good. Cook and the barrels where I stayed were excellent. Lisa, manager of CetNeva, were attentive and always present to help out. Guide was excellent in skills, just a little shy. Would recommend 100%. Thanks!


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