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)!
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* 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
- Accommodation included
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Personal insurance
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.
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.
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.
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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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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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