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Climbing Nevado de Toluca via Paso del Quetzal, Mexico

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Join one of our experienced mountain guides for a full day climb of the amazing Nevado de Toluca in Mexico.

1 Day

All year




* Enjoy a full-day ascent to the summit of the Nevado de Toluca peak in Mexico.

* Trek along the famous and beautiful Paso del Quetzal route.

* Marvel at some amazing views throughout the trip and from the summit.


One of the most iconic peaks in all of Mexico, the Nevado de Toluca is truly incredible. And, on this full expedition, we would like to guide you to the summit of this great peak along the Paso del Quetzal.

Enjoy a unique ascent to the Nevado de Toluca summit. Enjoy splendid views of the surrounding valleys and woods. You will also get to see the lovely lakes in the peak’s crater. Definitely one of the finest routes you can take to reach the summit of this amazing mountain, you will have a fantastic time.

Along with being a great route, it is also not an exceedingly difficult one. However, participants on this trip should be in good physical condition. Furthermore, prior experience trekking in similar terrain is also recommended.

When it comes to great peaks in Mexico, The Nevado de Toluca is one of the finest. And, during this trip, you will get to enjoy one of the best routes to reach the summit of this great mountain.

If you would like to join us on this full-day trip, please send a request. We look forward to hearing from you and guiding you.

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees


More info

Participants should bring the following items with them: Towel Windproof top Complete change of clothes Mountain coat Boots or trainers with a treaded sole and which protect the ankles Sunglasses with ultraviolet protection with a close fit to the face or side protection Sun cream of at least factor 30 Comfortable shirt and trousers, preferably made of synthetic fibres and not cotton, including jeans. Water proof jacket Gloves

Meeting point

Mexico City


What is the average distance and altitude gain that we will hike each day?

Distance 8 km / Altitude 4,680 meters above the sea.

What experience do I need to have? How fit do I need to be? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

This trip is recommended for people who exercise 4 to 5 days a week and for people who have some experience in trekking. This trip is not recommended for children and persons with heart and lung sickness.

How can I get to the trailhead/meeting point?

The meeting point is in Av. Vicente Suárez 38, Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06170 Ciudad de México, CDMX. At 7 am, in the middle of Panam shoe store and Wings Army restaurant, in front of Mercado Michoacán in a blue door. You can take an UBER.

How will accommodation and meals be handled during the trek?

The meal is included at the end of the trip; we offer tacos, quesadillas, and beverages without alcohol.

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

You should have an excellent health.

What is the best time of the year for this hike?

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

Can I join a group?

Sure, we have open groups every Tuesday to Sunday.

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.

About the guide

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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!



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What people are saying about México


The guides on Malinche and Orizaba were very good. But there was a big problem on Iztaccihuatl. I said to each of the guides that I had there that I wasn't bothered about seeing the sunrise from the top, and would it be possible to start a bit later than the usual 1am? They both agreed that it was, one saying that the reason for leaving so early was that normally they needed to take clients back to Mexico City after the climb, and in my case that wasn't necessary as I would stay at the visitor's centre. So in the end we left the visitor's centre at 4:30am. When we got to a foresummit of Iztaccihuatl at 11am, my guide said that we had left very late, and would have to turn back. So we never reached the top, to my great annoyance. In retrospect the best option would have been to have spent one night at the refuge at 4700m before going to the top, but this was never really offered as a possibility.



I love Carlos and the team! We ended up changing our itinerary to 3 mountains in 8 days and had a great experience. I will recommend Carlos and his wonderful hospitality and working with logistics anytime!



Bernardo was so nice and made sure that we were all safe and sound at all time. The taco place we went afterwards were so good. I had a wonderful trip that day and will definitely recommend it to everyone! Thank you!



The guides were awesome and supportive. I will absoutely be using explore share in the future



Great experience, glad I had the opportunity to do this hikes. I was only able to summit one of 3 peaks. One of them Malinche was because the cops didn't let us go up. make sure to start really early so that won't be a problem. The cops stop everyone in bad weather regardless if you have a guide or not. Iztaccihuatl I was able to summit bc the guide Carlos make sure we save our energy for the key areas. Pico de Orizaba it was not possible, because 40 mph winds and snow or hail, the guide make sure we returned safely back to the refuge. If we were able to extend the trip by one day we could have summit, no one summit that day but those that tried the following day had much better success rate. Either way always respect the mountain

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