Volcan Concepcion, Isla de Ometepe

4.5
#3 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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  • Great hike about 12 miles in total (19km). Started @7am and finished around 3pm with my guide Danilo Flores. I greatly enjoyed doing the hike with him as he offered much guidance and ensured we...  more »
  • I highly recommend this hike! It was beautiful. My girlfriend and I made it up and down in about 6-7 hours. You have to take a guide and can be fined if found without one. We did not think the...  more »
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  • Concepcion is a wonderful volcano. Once I heard a rumble and soon after a large cloud of ash was falling over the lake.
  • Excellent hike, and the guide we were given was very knowledgable of the volcano and the path itself and was able to identify lots of plants along the way. Prepare for the humidity at the bottom. Prepare for the exposure at the top. You should get to a point where theres a bundle of walking sticks right before the incline increases, our guide said we could take them if we wanted to...do it, take one. On the day we hiked there was a lark ring of cloud surround the summit so once we got about 3/4 of the way up visibility was quite poor, but it did nothing to lessen the experience. The last couple hundred yards can be intimidating and you get to crawling on hands and knees at times, but I still recommend this to any avid hikers who want a unique challenge. Our time round trip was just under 6 hours

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