Volcan Concepcion, Isla de Ometepe

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#2 of 8 in Nature 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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  • If any of you are like me and my partner, you will psych yourself out reading the reviews of this volcano, because the descriptions of how difficult/dangerous/scary/etc are pretty accurate. But I'm he...  more »
  • For the cyclists an absolute must to do. Paramount: actually I have nothing at all with cycling but I found this beautiful! I did a total of six hours over with several short stops and lunch at Ayagolpo. Because of the wind I decided to drive the route against the clock. To Ayagolpo paved road. Between km 12 and 19 many false flat and a single solid rise. I had a hard time! From Ayagolpo the road to a gravel road. Also there a few awkward climbing. The volcano is always to the left (or right as you the route clockwise does). It remains beautiful! Take plenty of water. You'll need it at this beautiful tour. In short: for the bikers a nice challenge!
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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 »
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  • Excellent for climbing mountains in the middle of nature
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  • 4 and a half hours of climb... the fall is more complicated!
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