Telica Volcano

El Telica is a volcano located in the department of León, Nicaragua. It is located in the Cordillera de los Maribios; It is 1060 meters high above sea level. It is named for being near the municipality of the same name.

It is a complex cineritic cone of several overlapping craters, the most recent of which has been throwing sporadic sand rains intermittently. The oxidized pyroclasts that line the skirts of the volcano give it a rusty color; the slopes devoid of vegetation are undercut by deep gullies, as if a gigantic paw had scratched the slopes of the volcano; there are also very old lava flows that go down the southeast slope.

One of these flows reaches the León-Chinandega road. The Telica is mounted on the entablature of an even older volcano that looks east, the Ribbon (800 m) that has a small semi-ruined crater. At the foot of the complex are the fumaroles of San Jacinto and Santa Clara; It has erupted frequently, among others in the years 1982, 1986, 1994, 1998 and 1999. The last eruption was in 2008.

The Telica volcano began activity in May 2015 and the last explosion continued was on November 29, 2015 considered the strongest and most violent. It covered the entire western sky for several minutes. The ash fell in large quantities that in less than a minute, the streets were completely covered with ashes. The volcano has thrown large stones and continues to make explosions. On June 26, 2018, at 7:08. to. m. The volcano launched a 500-meter column of smoke, also releasing fragments of rock, sandy material and gases.

It is a complex cineritic cone of several overlapping craters, the most recent of which has been throwing sporadic sand rains intermittently. The oxidized pyroclasts that line the skirts of the volcano give it a rusty color; the slopes lacking vegetation are undercut by deep gullies, as if a gigantic paw had scratched the slopes of the volcano; there are also very old lava flows that go down the southeast slope.

One of these flows reaches the León-Chinandega road. The Telica is mounted on the entablature of an even older volcano that looks east, the Ribbon (800 m) that has a small semi-ruined crater. At the foot of the complex are the fumaroles of San Jacinto and Santa Clara; It has erupted frequently, among others in the years 1982, 1986, 1994, 1998 and 1999. The last eruption was in 2008.

The Telica volcano began activity in May 2015 and the last explosion continued was on November 29, 2015 considered the strongest and most violent. It covered the entire western sky for several minutes. The ash fell in large quantities than in less than a minute. The streets were completely covered with ashes. The volcano has thrown large stones and continues to make explosions. On June 26, 2018, at 7:08. to. m. The volcano launched a 500-meter column of smoke, also releasing fragments of rock, sandy material and gases.

Description of the Tour

Day 1:

Tourists are sought at the pick-up location indicated in León or Managua to take the minibus that takes them to the Cosigüina Volcano. They climb the Cosigüina Volcano to the edge of its crater where you can observe the lagoon and have good views of the Gulf of Fonseca and even Honduran and Salvadoran territory. When you get off the Cosigüina Volcano, you go to the base of San Cristóbal. And there they sleep.

Day 2:

At 6:00 am they climb the San Cristobal Volcano, is active and is the highest in Nicaragua. This is one of the most challenging volcanoes to climb and when climbing it is 1745 meters above sea level.

When you get off, you take the van to travel to the Telica Volcano where you climb to camp in the crater that night. At night, depending on the luck, you can observe the lava of the volcano and when there is daylight, as in the San Cristobal Volcano, you can have panoramic views of the rest of the volcanic mountain range.

Day 3:

In the morning begins the descent of the Telica Volcano and continues to the town of San Jacinto, where you can see the hot springs connected to the Volcano. E the town takes lunch and is expected to visit the Cerro Negro Volcano, famous for sandboarding. Camping in the Volcano.

Day 4:

Upon waking up and after breakfast, the trek to Pilas-El Hoyo begins, a volcanic complex composed of several structures, including the Asososca volcanic lagoon, where you will camp that night.

Day 5:

Transfer by van to Mombacho Volcano in Granada. The Volcano is visited, which has the peculiarity of having a forest of nebliselva. After making the tour, you return to make a barbecue and then go to the place indicated as “drop off”.

Recomendations:

Wearing good walking shoes, hiking boots, repellent, sunscreen, medicine (if needed), comfortable camping clothes, sweater, long pants and a cap.

Included

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Taxes
  • Transport
  • Pick up / drop off in León or Managua
  • Country house, local health insurance
  • Entrances to the volcanoes
  • Food (1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner per person per day)

Practical Information

  • Tour duration: 5 days
  • Departure time: 6:00 am
  • Arrival time: 6:00 pm

Prices

$350
  • No.Participants<---------/---------> $ Prices
  • 5 Personas <---------/---------> $ 400.00 per person
  • 6 Personas <---------/---------> $ 400.00 per person
  • 7 Personas <---------/---------> $ 400.00 per person
  • 8 Personas <---------/---------> $ 360.00 per person
  • 9 Personas <---------/---------> $ 350.00 per person
  • 10 Personas <-------/-------> $ 350.00 per person