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2-day ascent to Iztaccihuatl Volcano 5286m


Climb the impressive Iztaccihuatl volcano, located east of Mexico City. A certified guide will take you on this 2-day adventure.


Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt

2 Days

Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec




  • Reach the summit of the third highest mountain in Mexico.
  • Explore the stunning Iztaccihuatl mountain.
  • Take part in a demanding ascent with an experienced guide.


Iztaccihuatl or Sleeping Woman is the third highest mountain in the country at an altitude of 5286 m.

It lies on the border between the state of Puebla and the state of Mexico, east of Mexico City. Iztaccihuatl is located in front of the majestic Popocatépetl (5500 m), a volcano with constant activity. It is a high mountain hike with medium difficulty.

The route that we will take is called “Los Portillos”. We will set off from La Joya car park, and over the course of the ascent, we will head to the Panza (belly) Glacier until we reach the summit just above the Pecho (chest) Glacier. We will spend the night at De los Cien hut.

A good fitness level is mandatory for this ascent. Furthermore, we recommend some prior acclimatization. Of course, we will be there to help and guide you on the way!

So, are you ready for an unforgettable Mexican adventure? Then contact us now and let’s start planning your Iztaccihuatl ascent! We look forward to guiding you. 




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Technical equipment: helmet, ice-axe, crampons, harness, cooking equipment, ropes, kit, GPS. Undoubtedly, you have to take full gear for high mountains, ice axe, crampons, helmet and harness. You may not use it, but not bringing it can complicate strongly the ascent or descent. So let's go fully equipped!

Personal equipment: comfortable boots (preferably waterproof and light), backpack of at least 30 L, head lamp, sunscreen, sunglasses, coats, thermal underwear (first layer), comfortable and athletic pants (no jeans, long-sleeved shirt (preferably be breathable or athletic type), sweater or sweatshirt (polar type or thermal material), waterproof jacket, hat, cap, scarf or bandana, gloves (preferably two pairs: the first thin and the second thick and waterproof), thermal socks (a polypropylene layer is recommended, also 1 pair in wool and 2 pairs in cotton).

It is recommended to dress in layers to keep warm, i.e. a thermal and breathable inner first layer (thermal clothing, leggings); second layer, a coat (canvas trousers or pans) preferably waterproof and wind stopper, no jeans, etc.; third layer waterproof and wind stopper (jacket or parka). In addition: socks, gloves, scarves, hats and the same principle of layers apply. Remember that heat escapes primarily by the feet, hands and head.

Equipment rental: crampons 25$, piolet 10$, helmet 10$, harness 10$, backpack 15$, tent 20$.


About the guide

Tomás and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides, leaders and rock climbing instructors (Alvaro, Juliana, Merlin, Rodrigo, Armin, Alfredo, and Camila) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Latin America.

Whether you wish to climb some of the most stunning mountains in the Andes or discover the vibrant peaks of Central America, among other amazing options, you will find yourself in good hands with this lively team of professional local guides that will not only show you the top spots in Latin America for outdoor adventures but also, bring you closer to the colorful local cultures of the places that you visit with them.

Tomás will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the E-S Latam Adventure Guides' programs and start planning an unforgettable experience in the beautiful mountains of Latin America!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 464 Each

Group of 2

USD 392 Each

Group of 3

USD 392 Each

Group of 4

USD 392 Each

Group of 5

USD 330 Each

Group of 6

USD 330 Each

Group of 7

USD 330 Each

Group of 8

USD 330 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Price details

• 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.


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