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Climbing Iztaccihuatl: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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If you're fan of outdoor adventures, you should not miss a guided mountain climbing trip to Iztaccihuatl

From its 5230-meter summit, you will enjoy the privileged geography of Mexico and its impressive landscapes. The Iztaccíhuatl is a volcano in the center of the country, between Mexico City and Puebla. The ascent of this mountain is a must-do for outdoor enthusiasts who visit Mexico. Along with your guide you will hike for about 3 hours on a trail of intermediate difficulty, which ends about 300 meters before the snow-capped summit, from where you will see the Popocatepetl and the entire Valley of Mexico. Check out our selection of guided mountain climbing trips in Iztaccihuatl.

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Mexico

Why should I choose Iztaccihuatl for my Mountain Climbing adventure?


If you have time, visit Puebla. It has a very picturesque center, with a unique architectural beauty. You must also try its exquisite cuisine and the never-failing "mole poblano". You can also visit the nearby town of Tonantzintla, with an imposing church and the pyramid of Cholula, which has the largest foundation in the world.

Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park

It covers more than 25 thousand hectares distributed between Puebla and Mexico City. There are many trails to enjoy and a wide animal variety consisting of armadillos, deer, rabbits, mice and squirrels. This park was created in 1935 to protect the mountains, so it is one of the oldest in Mexico. As of 2010 it is known as Los Volcanes Biosphere Reserve.

Amazing surroundings

There are very well marked hiking trails around the volcano. Among the most important is the one dedicated to "teporingo", an endemic species of the Neovolcanic Range. Another is the Alpine Trail, a 7-km tour that ends at La Joya viewpoint, where the Iztaccíhuatl ascent begins. Along the way you find waterfalls and native birds.

How can I get to Iztaccihuatl?

You must go to Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park, which is located two hours from Puebla and Mexico City, so you can get to any of these two airports. If you go by car, you can take the 150 Mexico-Puebla highway, take the route to Cuautla and then, the one to Amecameca. You have to park at Alsomoni station, where the ascent starts.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Iztaccihuatl?

The winds are freezing and the temperature can range between 8 and -4 degrees in winter.

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing |



outstanding guide Mesh (and cook "heraldo?"), understanding, knowlegdeable, supportive, empathetic, safe, and great fun!



Great trip - Alvaro and the boys took care of everything for my wife and I during the Trilogy/Triple Peak Trip! Food, transports, tents, gear - all went well. Gustavo, Meesh, Abrahim, Dani, and Oscar were awesome guides and got us there and back. They even helped with a flexible itinerary to help changes in our party's schedule.



The trip was great. We were well looked after both during the climb and in the base camp. Mesh our guide was helpful and attentive. I highly recommend 3 summits. I would recommend making sure you are acclimatized before hand.



Trip was absolutely wonderful! Very professionally organized logistics and amazing guides. 5 stars all over!


The guides were very attentive. The driver service was not good. Got lost and no GPS ... I had to use my cell phone and GPS to find the routes to base camp. The food provided on mountain was ... OK. The planning was changing and was not appropriate to succeed. Don't go with 3summits!

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