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2-day expedition to the Iztaccihuatl summit (5220m) in Mexico

Experience the ultimate Mexican adventure with Alvaro and his team of guides on this 2-day expedition to the summit of Iztaccihuatl (5,220m /17,130 ft)!

Private and Group

2 Days

All year




* Reach the summit of the third highest mountain in Mexico.

* Improve your mountaineering skills in the company of an expert local guide.

* Overcome the barrier of 5,000 meters (16,400 ft).


Challenge yourself and reach the top of the third highest mountain in Mexico, the eighth-highest peak in North America. Join one of our experienced local guides on this 2-day expedition to Iztaccihuatl (5,220m /17,130 ft)!

On the border between the State of Mexico and Puebla, Iztaccihuatl is also known as"white woman" or "the sleeping woman". We’ll take on the route known as  “Los Portillos” which is divided into two main sections. First, we'll start ascending from the La Joya car park, located at 3,900 m  (12,800 ft) to de "De los Cien" hut.

From the hut starts the second and most challenging part of our journey. From there, we'll ascend all the way to the Panza (stomach) Glacier until we reach the summit just above the “Pecho” (breast) Glacier .

What will make this adventure even more special is that climbers, will be amazed by the spectacular views of the unique Popocatepetl Volcano, one the most active in the country.

We may split this expedition into two days or, if participants desire and have an excellent fitness level, we can do it in just one. However, for both options, participants need a good fitness level and previous acclimatization. 

If you are ready to take on this adventure in the beautiful country of Mexico, request to book this trip and get ready for a experience you’ll never forget!

Looking for more mountaineering adventures in Mexico? Then you may also be interested in this 2-day expedition on Pico de Orizaba, Mexico

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

Price details

Transport from Mexico City to Puebla and accommodation in the city are not included in the price. The equipment includes: crampons, ice-axe, helmet, harness and hiking poles.


Day 1: From La Joya Car Park to "De los Cien" hut

We will start our climb at the La Joya Car Park. We´ll cover four “portillos” (sections) that cross over from the Mexico State Valley to the Puebla State Valley. After the fourth “portillo” a short descent leads to the hut.

Day 2: From the "De los Cien" hut to the summit

The most difficult section of the climb starts right after we leave the hut. After a while we reach the Panza Glacier from where we continue our ascent to the summit.



More info

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS: - Pick you up at your hotel. 1 person: 130 USD. 2 people 75 USD/person. One way (2hrs). - Buses Mexico-Puebla from TAPO bus station. About 10 USD. One way. No stops (2hrs.) and running all day long. - Buses Mexico Airport-Puebla. About 20 USD one way (2hrs). No stops and running all day long. - Bus to Amecameca from TAPO bus station (in the base of the mountain) and we pick you up at Amecameca Station (5 USD). One way (1:30 hrs) with stop and running from early in the morning to late afternoon. - If you decide to come by bus, we would pick you up at Puebla bus station.

Meeting point

Puebla. (Departures from Mexico and Hotel accommodation can be arranged too).


What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain?

Participants must be in good health and have some prior experience at high altitude.

What kind of training do you suggest to prepare for this ascent?

Focus on building cardiovascular endurance, as altitude can make even moderate physical activity more challenging. Incorporate aerobic exercises like running, hiking, cycling, and stair climbing. Aim for 3-4 days of cardio workouts per week, gradually increasing intensity and duration.

How will accommodation be handled?

We'll be staying in De los Cien hut.

When and where will we meet?

We will meet in Puebla, with departures from Mexico and hotel accommodation available upon request.

What's included in the price?

The price includes the guiding fee, meals, accommodation, transport during the trip, personal insurance, and group equipment such as crampons, ice-axes, helmets, harnesses, and hiking poles.

What is NOT included in the price?

The price of the tour does not include the transfer to and from Mexico City or accommodations in Puebla.

What is the best time of the year to embark on this trip?

This trip can take place all year round.

Can I join a group?

Yes, you are welcome to join a group on the specified dates.

What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

We have a 1:2 guide-to-client ratio.

About the guide

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Guiding agency

We are a group of passionate mountain and rock climbing local guides in Mexico, members of the AMGME (Mexican Mountain and Climbing Guides Association), where we have been practicing and guiding around the country for 10 years.

Our main goal is to make people enjoy our mountains as much as we do and get a real experience of out Mexican style of life having a close and friendly relationship with all our clients and trying to help as much as we can.

Everybody has different needs so we can modify all our programs to what is best for you, wether you need everything from transport, accommodation, food, gear... or just want to be guided in the mountain.

Please get in contact with us to climb our beautiful mountains and we'll do our best so that you get the most of your trip.


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What people are saying about this trip



The crew was great! Mesh, Dani, Patty were absolutely amazing. The food was brilliant. The gear we hired was not optimal, boots were super uncomfortable, so would definitely recommend you bring your own, even if that means buying it. Otherwise it may ruin the experience. The sleeping bags got us feeling cold, although they were meant for -5C. We had brought a second lighter sleeping bag that helped us pull through. Transportation from Puebla was great. The hike was once in a lifetime. Tricky and full of surprises but worth it!



Una experiencia inolvidable. Desde que nos buscaron al aeropuerto el primer día hasta el último día de nuestra expedición todo fue súper profesional. La guiada a cumbre del Iztaccíhuatl fue bastante retadora, la cual el guía Christian se encargó de proveer toda la confianza y ánimo posible para hacer de esta hazaña única y exitosa. Muchísimas gracias por todo! Espero poder regresar un día con ustedes 🙌



My guide Abraham did an excellent job! I was very impressed with the logistical organization and attention to my transportation needs. I would use 3Summits Adventure service again and highly recommend it to others.



Mesh was an excellent guide! Very knowledgeable and helpful. Enjoyed the time I spent with him. Highly recommend him and 3Summits



First time ever to Mexico. First time ever seeing a Volcano. First time ever attempting a 17,000+ ft peak. From start to finish this could not have been a better experience. If you can, try to request “Mesh” as your guide. Unbelievably knowledgeable and incredibly patient. Will be back for another trip sometime this year!

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