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)!




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Private and Group


  • 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

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Price per person

Group of 1
450 USD

Group of 2
350 USD

Group of 3
350 USD

Group of 4
350 USD

Group of 5
350 USD

Group of 6
300 USD

Group of 7
300 USD

Group of 8
300 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Personal Insurance
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 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 1From 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 2From 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.


Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

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


De los Cien hut

More info


- 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.


About the Guide


We are a group of mountain and rock climbing passionet 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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