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3-day ascent to the Iztaccihuatl summit

accomplishment Iztaccihuatl, Mexico
3-day ascent to the Iztaccihuatl summit
climbing to the summit of Iztaccihuatl
3-day ascent to the Iztaccihuatl summit

Let one of our local and expert guides take you to the top of Iztaccihuatl. Reach the summit of this incredible mountain in the Valley of Mexico.


Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt

3 Days

All year




* Follow a local guide to the summit of Iztaccihuatl.

* Get breathtaking and incomparable views of Popocatepetl.

* Enjoy fantastic sceneries of this majestic volcano.


Iztaccihuatl or mujer dormida (sleeping woman), stands at 5**,220 meters** over the Valley of Mexico. Reach the summit of Iztaccihuatl and enjoy its mesmerizing sceneries.

Legend says in the time of the Aztec Empire, Iztaccihuatl was the most beautiful princess. She was in love with Popocatepetl, an aztec warrior. With the promise of marriage, he left to fight in a war. Iztaccihuatl heard he succumbed in battle. So she died from a broken heart. When Popocatepetl came back, he couldn’t stand the loss of his love. As a way to honor her, he put together different peaks and laid her on top of them, where she froze on time transforming into the mountain we can see today. Popocatepetl kneeled before her, turning himself into a volcano, that still guards her princess. Learn this and other legends of Iztaccihuatl on this 3-days expedition.

Iztaccihuatl is the third highest peak in Mexico. Its six craters make it a difficult journey to the summit. But, the hypnotizing views we’ll get from the top, specially of Popocatepetl, make it completely worth it. 

The route we’ll follow on our ascent is called Los Portillos, and has two main sections. The first one begins at the La Joya parking lot (3,900 m) to the De Los Cien mountain hut. The path edges the valley of Mexico and Puebla. Then, the second section is the hardest, from the mountain hut to the area know as the knees, standing at 2,000 meters. Thereon, we’ll reach the Paza Glacier, and after a short ascent we’ll be at the summit, above the Pecho Glacier.

Also, please note this is a private trip. Therefore you’ll get an expert guide for every 2 people. And we include all the technical gear needed for the ascent. So you won’t have to worry about bringing it.

Don’t miss out on the fun. Request to book this trip today and join this private trip to the top of Iztaccihuatl. You can also check the shorter version of this trip.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

Price details

On top of the guide fee the price includes accommodation, permit and entrance fees, insurance, transportation during the trip and all meals while on the mountain. Furthermore, we include all the technical equipment, so you don’t have to carry it. And if there is any gear you need, we can arrange renting it for you. Transport from Puebla is included (optional from Mexico City). Accommodation in the city is not included.


Day 1: Arrival

• 14:00 Meeting point.

➢ Personal and common equipment
➢ Signature of documentation
➢ Payment of service (If still pending)

• 14:00 Departure.
• 16:30 Arrival at Altzomoni hut or base camp.

• 18:00 Dinner

Day 2: Acclimatization day

• 09:00 Breakfast
• 10:30 Acclimatization treks
• 14:00 Lunch.
• 17:00 dinner and early to sleep.

Day 3: Summit day

00:00 Wake up and breakfast.
• 01:00 Start climb
• 08:00 SUMMIT (approximately)
• 08:30 Descend begin.
• 13:00 Arrival to base camp.
• 18:00 Arrival to Puebla (approximately)



More info

Participants must have a good fitness level, with a body acclimatization process properly carried out.

Meeting point


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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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 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.



My first mountaineering trek was awesome, from coordination to the guides themselves were all excellent and practiced safety first. I'm will definitely book another trek with 3 Summits!



Great trip for both Izta and Pico with 3Summit Adventure! We had an incredible experience and every detail was thought through. Great communication and we really enjoyed climbing with our guide, not only was he an expert on the mountain, he was also extremely supportive and a pleasure to be around. Thank you for the great trip.



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.

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