Volcan Concepcion, Isla de Ometepe

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#2 of 12 in Parks in Rivas Department
Attempt to scale the majestic heights of Volcan Concepcion, a powerful presence on the Nicaraguan skyline with an elevation of 1610 m (5282 ft). Set off on the gruelling trail through a biodiverse environment, starting in deep jungle and muddy farmland before climbing toward a steep, sparse landscape with rocks and debris becoming more frequent as you get closer to the volcano's rim. Toward the summit, you will encounter strong, cold winds, and if you’re lucky, glimpse panoramic views stretching from the Pacific coast of Nicaragua to the Caribbean Sea. More often than not, thick cloud conceals this view. However, the sight of the volcano’s vast mouth and its almighty power makes the hike worthwhile, no matter the weather. Be prepared for an extremely difficult climb, bring water and appropriate footwear, and consider hiring a guide to help you. Using our online itinerary creator, Isla de Ometepe attractions like Volcan Concepcion can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 18km, 1500meters STRAIGHT UP in potentially muddy, bugs and humid conditions. Make sure to have walking stick and plenty of water/food. Best if you use muscles for climbing/descinding prior to trip. Y...  more »
  • Great place to walk around it and quite a hike to get on top. Its a 8-10 hour round trip and very steep on top. Can only be done in good weather. Well worth it but hard work !  more »
  • In fact the conception volcano is a magnificent place oara adventure sports which have to be preparsdo about it takes his 6 hours the route is steep and you wear buenks shoes and enough water and comfortable clothes.
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  • 4 and a half hours of climb... the fall is more complicated!
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