3000m Peaks of the Sierra Nevada
Taking part in 3000m Peaks of the Sierra Nevada you’ll get to know the High Mountains of the Sierra Nevada in depth.
Please keep in mind that a high level of physical fitness is needed to participate in this activity and you should be used to hiking with a heavy backpack.
That said, “Los Tres Miles” 3000m Peak Ridges is far from a race. We want you to get the most out of your time in the Sierra Nevada, getting to know its landscapes and terrain at your own pace.
Imagine sleeping in a thousand-star hotel…
This is the true essence of 3000m Peaks of the Sierra Nevada. You won’t be coming back down at night to sleep in shelters, losing precious time in the high mountains with unnecessary toing and froing.
Staying up at high altitudes, you’ll be able to climb the majority of the Sierra Nevada’s peaks of over 3000 metres and sleep among landscapes dotted with glacial tarns, experiencing the high mountains’ magical sunsets and dawns.
And by night, the greatest spectacle of all. As you drift off to sleep, floating above you in the clear skies of the Sierra Nevada you’ll see the Milky Way, constellations and countless shooting stars.
How many days is “Los Tres Miles” 3000m Peak Ridges
In just four days you can conquer the majority of the Sierra Nevada’s peaks over 3000 metres.
You’ll climb the Iberian Peninsula’s highest peak (Mulhacén, 3,482 mts.), following the dividing line between two great bodies of water: the north-western slope facing the Atlantic and the southern, the Mediterranean. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the African continent rising out of the distance.
We would like to remind you that this route is unmarked and includes some complicated sections, that’s why our expert team at Mamut Sierra Nevada is here to lead the way, ensuring everything runs smoothly, offering you interesting facts about the area along the way.
This is the itinerary you’ll be following:
- DAY 1:Postero Alto Shelter – Piedra de los Ladrones – Picón de Jeres – Juntillas Tarn. Ascent: 1,150m – 7-8 hours
- DAY 2: Juntillas Tarn – Covatillas – El Cuervo – Cuneta de Vacares – Puntal de Vacares – Puntal del Goterón – Lagunillos del Goterón – Alcazaba – Siete Lagunas Tarns. Ascent: 900m – 7-8 hours
- DAY 3:Siete Lagunas Tarns – Mulhacén – La Caldera Tarn – Loma Pelá – Río Seco Tarn – Crestones de Río Seco – Paso de los Machos – La Carihuela – Veleta – Tajos de la Virgen – Elorrieta Shelter – Lanjarón Tarn. Ascent: 950m – 7-8 hours
- DAY 4:Lanjarón Tarn – Lagunilla Cuadrá – Tajos Altos – El Caballo Tarn – El Caballo – Ventura Shelter. Ascent: 400m – 5-6 hours.
As with all our activities, we adapt each route to the abilities of its participants so that you can relax and enjoy the experience, deepening your knowledge of the Sierra Nevada National Park along the way.
✅ We’ll tell you interesting facts about the history of the Sierra Nevada and visit some of its Historic Shelters.
✅ You’ll learn about the importance of the Acequias (irrigation canals) de Careo.
✅ You’ll learn to identify many of the Sierra Nevada’s endemic species. Did you know that that this area is home to wildlife found nowhere else in the world?
✅ You’ll also learn about the National Park’s glacial origins and formations.
What equipment do I need?
It’s essential to keep in mind that you’ll be spending 4 days in the High Mountains at altitudes of between 2,500m and 3,482m.
✅ Comfortable, preferably specialised clothing suitable for trekking in the mountains (trousers, short-sleeved breathable top, long-sleeved breathable top, Primaloft jacket or similar and waterproof jacket). Please remember that you will be in the High Mountains for the duration of the trip.
✅ Well broken-in hiking boots or shoes. Keep in mind that this itinerary includes sections without trails or paths.
✅ Hat, sunglasses and sun cream.
✅ Sleeping bag, comfort level 5º.
✅ Bivouac tarp, or if accompanied by friends or family you can carry a tent between various member of your group.
✅ 50L backpack with water and food.
✅ Trekking poles are highly recommended.
✅ And it goes without saying, a keen desire to get the most out of the fantastic glacial landscapes of the Sierra Nevada!
How much does 3000m Peaks of the Sierra Nevada cost?
The price is €227 per person, 21% VAT included
This excursion will take place from the 2nd to the 5th of July with a maximum of 6 participants.
The price includes:
✅ An expert guide
✅ Limited places for personalised service
✅ Transfer from Granada to Postero Alto shelter
✅ Transfer from Ventura shelter to Granada
✅ Water purification for all participants
✅ Portable stove set, saucepan
✅ Health Care and Liability Insurance
A unique experience which can also serve as preparation and acclimatisation to high altitudes should you be thinking of taking on treks in the Himalayas, Andes, Moroccan Atlas…
IMPORTANT: To ensure that each participant accepts the regulations in place due to COVID-19, you must sign up individually from your own device.