Volcan Concepcion, Isla de Ometepe

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Volcano
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. With our international travel planner, Isla de Ometepe attractions like Volcan Concepcion can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Concepción Volcano, one of the hardest volcano treks in Nicaragua. It's my first volcano trek/hike/climb in life. 5,500 foot hike/climb started at the early morning, 4 hours to reach the top, 6 hours ...  more »
  • This was so much fun! Our guide could run to the top in 2 hours he said and I believe him! He was fast... We made it in about 4 hours and we had a great view from the top. Quite a few people turn arou...  more »
  • What can I say about this hike. It was the hardest thing I've ever done. I'm in decent shape. Not a marathon runner by any means. I finished it, we were a big group of people. I feel like through tour...  more »