Sierra Nevada LandScape

Sierra Nevada Challenge



Vacation Style
Holiday Type
Trekking, Vivak, Challenge, Guided Tours
Activity Level
Group Size
Small Group

Sierra Nevada: 3 Peaks Challenge

The integral crossing of the three thousand in Sierra Nevada, is a route that runs through the Sierra Nevada from North to South passing through the entire three thousand rope.

The three thousand rope is a line drawn for about 70 km from Cerro Pelao (3.182meters) to Caballo (3.013meters), passing and crowning the most significant peaks such as Mulhacen (3.482m), Alcazaba (3.366m), Veleta (3.398m) and many more during the route. Up to 15 peaks of more than three thousand meters can be climbed in 3 days.

It is a very interesting route in terms of nature, landscape and adventure; and of medium-high difficulty, we will walk during 11-hour every days.

Although you are almost always three thousand meters high, slopes of 700m to 1200m are overcome every day.

Departure Time

Please arrive by 7:30 AM for a departure at 8:00 AM

Return Time

Approximately 8:30 PM


Not Included


Day 1: Hiking from Refugio del Postero Alto (1.750 meters) – Laguna de las Calderetas (2.980 meters)

From Postero Alto we begin our ascent to the first three thousand: Cerro Pelao (3.182m.). We continue along the summit rope towards Puntal de Vacares (3.182m.), From where we descend to the Laguna de las Calderetas to spend the night in a Vivak from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Day 2: Laguna de las Calderetas (2.980 meters) – Poqueira Refuge (2.500 meters)

We start northwest towards the Alcazaba (3.366m.), We descend to Siete Lagunas and from here we continue our march to Mulhacen, roof of the peninsula (3.482m.). We descend to the Poqueira refuge where we will spend the night.

Day 3: Poqueira Refuge (2.500 meters) – Lagunillas de la Virgen (2.900 meters)

Itinerary begins with the ascent through the valley of the dry river towards the Cerro de los Machos and Pico del Veleta, dedicating the day to the summits of the Central sector of Sierra Nevada. Dinner and overnight in a camping-bivouac regime from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. in the Lagunillas de la Virgen.

Day 4: Lagunillas de la Virgen (2900 meters) – Cortijo Echevarría (1955 meters)

Lagunillas de la Virgen, Elorrieta (3.183m.), Cartujo (3.152m) and Cerro del Caballo (3.013m.). We will descend along the forest track in the direction of Nigüelas to the Cortijo Echevarría (1955m). Where an all-terrain vehicle picks us up to the town. Transfer to Granada.



It was an amazing challenge. My first vivak adventure. I love Spain & Andalucia. Hiking and sleeping in the mountains for 4 days during my holidays was very rewarding and healtier.


Wow, very hard but happy having taken this outdoor adventure. Sleeping under starts was an amazing experience. Thank to the guide. I totally recomend this trekking challenge