Las Pilas/El Hoyo and Lagoon Asososca – 2 days

Hike on two atypical volcanoes: Las Pilas and El Hoyo and enjoy a nice swim in a volcanic lagoon.

We will leave SONATI around 9 am and take private transportation to the bottom of the volcano Las Pilas. We will start the hike on a steep path up the volcano Las Pilas. Once on top, we will walk on the ridge of the volcano until we reach the iconic volcano el Hoyo: “The volcanic eye”. El Hoyo has indeed an impressive crater formed when part of the volcano collapsed during an eruption. Once we arrive on top, we will setup camp just underneath the crater and continue to explore the area, walking at the edge of the crater making our way up to the peak of the volcano 1088m above sea level. Here we will enjoy an epic moment, enjoying a view on Managua, Managua Lake, the volcanic chain Los Maribios and the Asososca Lagoon. If it is a clear day, you might even see Omotepe, Mombacho and Honduras! After watching a beautiful sunset, we will head back to camp and gather around the campfire enjoying the rest of the night.

After enjoying the sunrise from the campsite on day 2, we will put our camp down and start to descent El Hoyo continuing our hike until we reach the Laguna Asososca, a volcanic lake. On the way, you will discover a rich fauna and flora. Once you reached the Laguna, you will have the possibility of taking a nice swim, often needed after the two days hike and enjoy the surrounding nature. After resting by the lake, we will find a bus back to León and arrive to SONATI around 3am.

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Key facts:

Trek level: Medium
Needed fitness level: Medium
Duration: 1 1/2 days
Precio: US$50*


What is included:

Private and public transport, entrance, guide, snack


What to bring:

  • 4 to 6 liters of water
  • Sun protection
  • Hiking shoes
  • Light jacket, long clothes, and a change of clothes
  • Swim wear and towel
  • Headlamp/flashlight**
  • Camping gear: tent, backpack, sleeping mat, sleeping bag**
  • Food (2x lunch, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast that does not need to be cooked)**
  • During rainy season pack a rain jacket, insect repellent and daypack cover




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