Volcan Concepcion, Isla de Ometepe

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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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  • We booked our guide at Villa Paraiso (45$ each) which included transportation, lunch and water. The lady told us that they only do tours up to 1000metres, not to the top (1600 metres) and we were okay...  more »
  • If you decide to do this hike, you will need to be prepared for the pain, mentally and physically. We are fit individuals and this was the hardest hike of our trip by far. Take plenty of food and wate...  more »
  • This is Hard! about 1600M up and then back down again, Going up isnt too bad, we started walking at around 6.45 Our guide said we needed to reach the top by 12.00. its starts off in farmland, then jun...  more »