5 Peaks Challenge (Spanish Pyrenees)
Why take this trip?
- Get to travel with our very own Cheif Guanabana and world class adventurer - Omar Samra
- Climb 5 peaks above 3000m each
- Discover the beauty of the Spanish Pyrenees while hiking from Village to Village
- Get the Pirineista Stamp which is given by the first woman
to climb the 14- eight thousands highest peaks of the world, Edurne Pasaban.
Pumpkin soup at camp, crossing the equator, sleeping lion & above all making my way to the summit at night are all memories that are hard to wipe out! My life has been forever changed by this magical travel experience!!
Hala Mohie Eldin
The trip was beyond awesome!!
This trip really exceeded my expectations! Wild Guanabana offered me a life altering experience that I'll never forget for as long as I live. They had us well prepared & everything was well organized upon our arrival :)
- Sightseeing and/or relaxation
- Light adventure, no previous experience or training required
- A challenge, no previous experience necessary. A moderate level of fitness and preparation are required
- Previous experience and intensive training is required
- Basic: lodging in guest houses, small hotels and/or camping. Mix of private and public transportation
- Standard: Clean and comfortable accommodation and/or well-maintained campsites. Mostly private transportation with occasional public transport when unavoidable.
- Luxury: Hand-picked luxury lodging or pampered campsites. Private and upgraded transportation facilities.
tCO2 = Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent
How we do it
As an ethical and responsible travel company, we reduce our carbon footprint by designing trips that are low carbon impact and carefully calculating the impact with the help of an environmental consultancy. We then buy carbon credit equivalents to offset all emissions that cannot be reduced including those resulting from our day-to-day business operations. Our offsetting is done through an energy efficient stoves project in Kenya. On request, every traveller receives their own PDF offset certificate post-travel. Wild Guanabana is the first carbon-neutral travel company in the Middle East & North Africa. Note: We do not sell or issue flight tickets ourselves so consequently we don't offset those emissions.
What does offsetting mean anyway?
It's a way of reducing your ecological impact by 'neutralizing' the impact of your carbon footprint. Actions associated with travel amount to around a third of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Carbon offsetting offers a solution to reduce the impact of your travel by purchasing carbon credits that are invested in activities that reduce CO2. While this doesn't erase all of the environmental impact, it does serve to help reinvest into the planet and contribute to activities which help its conversation. For more information on Carbon offsetting read more from our partners ERCC Carbon and our Sustainable Travel International.
Which month to travel:
Itinerary Details / Price Inclusions & Exclusions
Day 1 - : Arrival - (D)
Upon your arrival at Barcelona Airport, you will be picked up by a Wild Guanabana representative and transferred to your hotel in Vielha. Once you’ve checked-in, you will head to the main office for a briefing and meet and greet with your guide.
Day 2: Trekking Salenques Valley (B,L,D)
Our experience begins by trekking the central massif of the Pyrenees, in the Salenques Valley. This route follows the river with the same name, followed by a forest filled with beautiful beech trees. Along the way we will be able to see amazing waterfalls. We will reach the Llauset mountain hut, one of the most modern refugees in the Pyrenees, since its opening.
Day 3 - Peak 1 (Culebras at 3051m) and Peak 2 (Vallibierna at 3067m) (B,L,D)
Our first great climb will be the Tuc de Culebras, and with the help of a rope we will pass the peak of Vallibierna, making this day one of the most amazing ones with two great peaks. From here, we will head down to the Coronas mountain hut where a private transfer will be waiting to take us to the “Chamonix” of the Spanish Pyrenees, a small charming town called Benasque, where we will spend the night.
Day 4 - Peak 3 (Posets at 3375m) (B,L,D)
Today we will hike our way to the town of Eriste, where we will have the opportunity to start one of the most emblematic routes of the Pyrenees. We will spend the night at the Angel Orus refugee, but before getting there we will ascend the peak El Posets (3375m).
Day 5 - Rest Day (B,L,D)
On this day we will not reach any summit, we will head north-east from the refugee and throughout the day we will see lots of beautiful mountain lakes, hiking to our next stop: Estos Mountain Hut, where we will be spending the night.
Day 6 - Peak 4 (Perdiguero at 3218m) (B,L,D)
Our last day on the most emblematic route of the Pyrenees, and to finish this route, we will head to the summit of one of the biggest massifs of the Pyrenees, the Perdiguero peak (3218 m) and spend the night in Benasque.
Day 7 - Benasque Natural Park (B,L,D)
Today will be a more relaxed and chilled day where we can walk and visit the Benasque Natural Park and learn a little bit of its history before heading up to the Renclusa Mountain hut where we will be spending the night.
Day 8 - Peak 5 (Aneto at 3404 m) - (B,L)
Aneto, one of the most well known peaks of the Spanish Pyrenees, it still has one of the few glaciers left in the peninsula. The climb can be a little demanding, but everyone who reaches the summit of this great mountain can say he/she is an experienced Pyrenees hiker. After reaching the summit, we will head down to Renclusa Mountain hut to spend the night.
Day 9 - Departure - (B)
After climbing the most well known and demanding peaks of the Pyrenees, and getting your Stamp, it is time to head back home. A private transfer will be waiting for you to take you to Barcelona’s Airport, heading home with wonderful memories of the Spanish Pyrenees.
- Consultation on every aspect of the preparation including physical and mental
- All public transports during the trip
- All meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- All accommodation on a double occupancy basis in comfortable hotels and mountain huts
- Experienced English speaking guides.
- All activities as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Branded T-shirt
Price excludes- International flight to and from Barcelona- Any additional food or beverage- Your travel and health insurance- Spain Visa fee- Tips and gratuities