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Climbing the highest peaks in Mexico in 15 days, 6 mountains including the Ajusco volcano in Mexico City

Join a certified mountain guide to climb 6 high mountains in Mexico including the Ajusco volcano. Also, visit several historic places in Mexico City.

Duration15 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Climb the famous Ajusco volcano along with 5 other peaks.

  • Visit the historic places of Zocalo, Xochimilco and Chapultepec Castle.

  • Witness gorgeous vistas of the soaring peaks as you rise.

Description

Do you wish to go on a trip which is a perfect mix of hikes and sight-seeing? Then, join us as we take you to climb 6 mountains and visit many historical places in Mexico. For two weeks, you will not only mount several high peaks including the popular Ajusco volcano but also go see several iconic landmarks in and around Mexico City!

The trip has a lot to offer. We will visit the iconic city-center of Zocalo, the popular floating gardens of Xochimilco and the magnificent pyramids of Teotihuacan. Also, in line are the famous Anthropology Museum and the Chapultepec Castle. The museum will provide deeper insights into the lives of native people. Outside of Mexico City, we will drop by at the historic cities of Cholula and Humantle making it one unmissable trip!

Our journey will begin and end in Mexico City. The first week will entail hikes to Ajusco, Xitle, Nevado de Toluca and Malinche. All these are single-day hikes of moderate difficulty which do not require any expertise yet guarantee exceptional vistas. So, if you are used to hill walks, you sure will have an excellent time here.

The following week involves more strenuous climbs to the peaks of Iztaccíhuatl and Pico de Orizaba. Both these trails are demanding and require you to be in good physical shape.

The way to Iztaccíhuatl leads on a ridge covered in snow and glacial ice. The ascent and the descent together can take about 14 to 17 hours. So, if required, we will halt at a high camp before the final leg.  Our final trek will be to Pico de Orizaba, the highest summit in Mexico. The top will offer fantastic views of rugged ridges and soaring peaks.

How can you miss such an incredible trip? Lace-up and send a request now to reserve your seat on this one of a kind trip in Mexico. We will be happy to guide you. Also, check out our week-long trip to 4 mountains in Mexico here.

 

Accommodation

Hotel, Cabin and Mountain Refuge.

More info

Please bring along: Towel, Sleeping bag, Clothes, Wash kit,Thermal underwear, Fleece or fibre pile mid-layer, Gore-Tex or similar outer layer to protect from the wind and rain, Sunglasses, Sun cream, Waterproof jacket, Rucksack (25-30l), Trekking poles, Rigid or semi-rigid mountain boots, High mountain gloves, Insulating mat for the floor.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day

Transfer to your hotel in Stay in Mexico City.

Day 2: Visit the historic plaza of Zócalo

Visit Zócalo-the historic ‘plaza’ or center of Mexico City. It is recognized by UNESCO. Here we have the Metropolitan Cathedral, the antiquity site of Templo Mayor and the National Palace.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 3: Hike to Xitle volcano

Climb Xitle volcano (3,100)  volcano. Go see its craters and caves

Meals: Breakfast, Mountain Lunch, Lunch

Day 4: Visit the famous canals of Xochimilco

See the beautiful canals, floating gardens and Mexican style gondolas of Xochimilco. Next, head towards Nevado Toluca. Overnight in Venados or Las Plumas refuges depending on availability (3,000m or 4,000m).

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 5: Nevado Toluca hike (4,700m)

Hike to Nevado Toluca, the 4th highest peak in Mexico. It is located 80km from Mexico City. Overnight in a Hotel in Mexico City.

Meals: Breakfast, Mountain Lunch and Cooked Lunch

Day 6: Visit Anthropology Museum & Chapultepec Castle

Visit the Anthropology Museum to see the Hispanic culture, Chapultepec castle & the history museum.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Hike to Ajusco Pico del Aguila (3,800m).

Hike to Ajusco Pico del Aguila hike (3,800m), the highest peak near to Mexico City. Overnight in a hotel in Mexico City.  

Meals: Breakfast, Mountain Lunch and Cooked Lunch

 

Day 8: Stay in Malinche Cabins

Visit the UNESCO recognized pyramid site of Teotihuacan. Overnight in Malinche Cabins.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 9: Malinche Hike (4400m)

We will ascend Malinche, the fifth highest peak in Mexico. It is located 3 hours from Mexico City. Overnight at Malinche Cabins.

Meals: Breakfast, Mountain Lunch, Lunch and Dinner

 

 

Day 10: Visit Humantla and stay at Iztacciuhatl refuge

Spend the day visiting the historic city of Huamantla. It is designated as the“Magic” Town of Mexico. Overnight at Iztacciuhatl refuge.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 11: Ascend Iztaccihuatl (5,200m)

Ascend Iztaccihuatl, the 3rd highest peak in Mexico. Overnight at a refuge stay.  

Meals: Breakfast, Mountain Lunch, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 12: Visit Cholula, a historical town

Visit the historic town of Cholula. Overnight in a hotel in Tlachichuca.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 13: Travel to Piedra Grande

Travel to Piedra Grande. Overnight at the refuge. We will have an acclimatization hike today.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14: Ascend Pico de Orizaba (5,700m).

Ascend Pico de Orizaba, the highest peak in Mexico. Later, travel back to your hotel in Mexico City.

Meals: Breakfast, Mountain Lunch and Lunch

 

Day 15: Departure Day!

Airport transfer.

Meal: Breakfast


About the guide

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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!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1920 each

Group of 2

USD 1466 each

Group of 3

USD 1387 each

Group of 4

USD 1387 each

Group of 5

USD 1280 each

Group of 6

USD 1280 each

Group of 7

USD 1280 each

Group of 8

USD 1280 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• Price Includes: Accident Insurance, Safety Equipment, Helmet, Crampons, Ice ax, Meals (those indicated in the itinerary), Accommodation, Airport Transfers, Transportation between excursions, Entrance Tickets.


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