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2-day Summit on the Iztaccihuatl volcano (5,230m) in Mexico with acclimatization

2-day Summit on the Iztaccihuatl volcano (5,230m) in Mexico with acclimatization | Mexico

Come and enjoy a 2-day ascent to the summit of the stunning Iztaccihuatl volcano in Mexico with one of our experienced mountain guides.

Private and Group

2 Days

All year

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

* Enjoy a 2-day climb to the summit of the Iztaccihuatl volcano in Mexico.

* Bask in the breathtaking views from the volcano's summit.

* Spend a night in the comfortable Altzomoni Hut.

Description

The third highest peak in Mexico, Iztaccihuatl (5,230m) is a gorgeous peak with a rich, amazing story behind it, a story that dates back centuries, back to the times of the Aztecs. And, on this 2-day trip, we would like to guide you to the summit of the beautiful volcano.

Our journey to the top of Iztaccihuatl will begin in Mexico City. After leaving the sprawling metropolis, we will make our way to the Paso de Cortes. From there, we will go to the Altzomoni Hut. From the hut, we will take a hike to the mountain’s first pass for the purpose of getting you properly acclimatized. Afterwards, we will return to the hut, where you can enjoy a tasty meal and get some sleep.

On the following day, we will wake up very early and start making our ascent at 2:00 am. We should arrive at the summit of the peak at midday. From the top of the Iztaccihuatl, you will get to enjoy amazing views of the landscape, as well as the peak’s twin, Popocatepetl (5,426m), which has an equally amazing story that also dates back to Aztec times. After you’ve taken in the wonder from the summit, we will make our way back down to the hut, where we will catch our transport back to Mexico City.

Participants on this trip should be in good physical condition. Prior climbing experience is also recommended.

A fantastic climb with equally amazing views, this 2-day trip to the top of the Iztaccihuatl volcano will take your breath away. To join us on this adventure, please send a request.

We also offer a 2-day climb to the top of the Pico de Orizaba, which you can enjoy here.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees


Details

More info

Participants should bring the following items: Towel Sleeping bag Clothes to sleep in Wash kit Two complete changes of clothes Thermal underwear Fleece or fibre pile mid layer Gore-Tex or similar outer layer to protect from the wind and rain Sunglasses with ultraviolet protection with a close fit to the face or side protection Sun cream of at least factor 30 Mountain head wear (wool or synthetic) Rucksack (25-30l) Trekking poles Rigid or semi-rigid mountain boots, previously used and waterproof High mountain gloves

Meeting point

Mexico City

FAQs

What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

This trip is recommended for people who exercise themself 4 to 6 days in the week, for people who have experience with mountainnering, and high altitude. This trip is not recommended for children, people with heart sickness and lungs sickness.

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

We recommend start training 2 or 3 months in before if you don't have experience with hihg mountains, and if you have with 1 month. We reccomend anaerobic exercises.

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment, and if so, what would be the approximate cost of that?

We included ice axe, crampons, helmet, lamp, trekking poles, backpack and camp. We do not included clothes, boots, sleeping bag (Available to rent $300.00 MXN) and sleeping pad (Available to rent $150.00 MXN).

Will there be porters to help to carry group and personal equipment?

We really want you keep comfortable. You don't need to carry all your stuff, only the equipment (Ice axe, crampons, etc) and your lunch. The rest of your loggaje you can leave it on the van, it's secure.

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

The accommodation during the trip (2 days one night) is in a camp, about the meals we include 2 lunches, water, dinner on the 1st day and breakfast on the 2nd day.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

If one day before the trip the weather conditions are really bad we give you the option to reschedule

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that we need to consider before the tour?

Have an excellent healthy

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

The guide need to be with you in every single moment on the mountain.

What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?

We do this trip all the year but the best season is from September to May (January, February, March, April, May- September, October, November, December)

Can I join a group?

Sure, we have open groups on the 3rd weekend of the month.

About the guide

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México

4.86

(14)

Tour Operator

We are a team of experienced and qualified guides based in Mexico, offering adventure tourism tours in the central region of the country. We promote the sustainable development of the local communities we visit, together with respect for the environment.

We offer a personalized service and look to provide our clients with an enjoyable, safe and harmonious experience. Contact us and we will take you on an unforgettable adventure!

Languages

English

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What people are saying about this trip

Valentin

5.00

It was awesome one of the best experiences so far. The guide was amazing. I had a great time, even though it was exhausting. The only negative thing was that the rental of the few things i needed was a bit expensive.


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