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Climbing the volcanos on Ometepe

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Climbing the volcanos on Ometepe

I am wondering how long it takes to climb up and down each of the 2 volcanos on Ometepe ? And which one is a better experience ? Which one gives better views ?

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1. Re: Climbing the volcanos on Ometepe

Good morning NAURU.

About the timing all this depend how fit you are because it can take you from 05:00 am until 12:00 or from the same 05:00 am until 04:00pm but a day to each volcano will be more than enough so you can do it at your own pace and enjoy all the nature around. about this time of the year both volcanoes are nice to climb, a bit hot but for example in Maderas is not that muddy as in Rainy season and there is more flora and fauna than Concepcion as from the 1000 mts and up is harder as there is not vegetation and only gravel but the vie is better.



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2. Re: Climbing the volcanos on Ometepe

i agree with byrons post. It depends on what shape you are in, and how leisurely you want to take it.

maderas is easier and more leisurely. Concepcion is more difficult. Concepcion will give you better views.....if you can see, generally the top has cloud cover, and you dont have much visibility. But the views are amazing if it lifts for a moment.

in general i would plan 8 for concepcion, and 6 for maderas. If you are in good shape and hike nonstop youll be up and down well before that.

it also depends on where you start and what trail you take as there are multiple ways up each volcano.

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