Ready to ascend the most amazing volcanoes in Mexico? Conquer four breathtaking 4,000-meter peaks: Cofre de Perote, Sierra Negra, Malinche, and Nevado de Toluca. With the guidance of our experienced local guides, you will have the opportunity to summit these magnificent mountains. You'll also delve into Mexico's rich history with guided tours to some of the country's most significant historical sites, such as the Historic Center of Mexico City and the town of Huamantla.
* Challenge yourself as you ascend four of Mexico's most magnificent 4,000-meter peaks.
* Discover the rich history of Mexico as we explore its most significant historical sites.
* Explore the most significant tourist sites in the region.
Ascend four of Mexico's most beautiful 4,000-meter peaks: Cofre de Perote, Sierra Negra, Malinche, and Nevado de Toluca. This journey is designed to allow for proper acclimatization while also exploring important tourist sites amidst the magnificent mountains of Mexico.
We will start by climbing Cofre de Perote and Sierra Negra, the 8th and 5th highest mountains in the country. Cofre de Perote stands out for its characteristic silhouette, distinguished by its unique contour, reminiscent of a chest or "cofre" in Spanish, while Sierra Negra boasts the largest caldera in all of Mexico with a diameter of about 7 kilometers (4.3 miles). Each ascent offers unique perspectives and truly spectacular views.
The latter part of the journey presents an exciting challenge as we ascend Malinche and Nevado de Toluca, which rank as the 6th and 4th highest mountains in Mexico. Malinche offers diverse landscapes, beginning in a wooded area with a peaceful hike that will allow us to appreciate its views, scents, and sounds. As we progress, the scenery undergoes a drastic transformation, transitioning from forested areas to sparse vegetation. Finally, we arrive at the rocky zone, culminating our journey at the summit.
To conquer Nevado de Toluca, we will climb to the rim of the crater to witness the Sol and Luna lagoons, which are the highest of their kind in the world. Then, we will venture into the crater and begin the ascent to the peak of El Fraile, the highest point of this impressive volcano. After enjoying the best panoramic view of the journey, we will descend to circle around the Sol lagoon and return to the starting point.
Between each mountain ascent, we will take breaks to rest and explore Mexico's most significant historical sites. Guided tours will be provided to these places, including visits to the Historic Center of Mexico City and Huamantla.
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- Accommodation included
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
- Personal insurance
We will start our trip by climbing El Cofre. After, we will stay at a hostel in Tlachichuca. During our stay, meals including lunch, dinner, and breakfast will be provided.
After ascending Sierra Negra, we will return to our hostel in Tlachichuca. Meals provided will include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks throughout the day.
We will visit Huamantla and then transfer to cabins in La Malinche. Breakfast and dinner will be provided during our stay.
We will climb La Malinche and then transfer to our hotel in Mexico City. Meals provided will include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
We will take a guided tour of the historic center of Mexico City, including visits to the UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Cathedral, the Templo Mayor, and the Palacio Nacional. After the tour, we will return to our hotel in Mexico City. Lunch will be provided during the day.
We will ascend Nevado de Toluca and then return to Mexico City. Meals including lunch and dinner will be provided.
Other gear: **It is recommended that you bring the following items for this trip:** * Tennis shoes or hiking boots (previously worn) with a large tread pattern * Thick, long socks preferably made of wool * Comfortable and warm walking pants * Nylon or synthetic fiber t-shirt * Thick jacket * Waterproof raincoat * Cold-weather hat * Sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 * Sunglasses with UV protection * Gloves * Complete change of clothes for each day * Personal hygiene kit * Towel * Tennis shoes or sandals * Sweatshirt or jacket
What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain? Is this program suitable for children or older people?
How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?
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 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!
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!
It was a really unforgettable experience! Personal thanks to our guide, Raul, for interesting stories, tasty food in the shelter and support! But you need to be sure that you are in a good physical condition. Unfortunately due to circumstances we did not make it to the peak of Orizaba and reached only the glacier, but such length was perfect for acclimatization as we nearly did not feel mountain sickness. Also guys from the agency forgot to put the sleeping bags as we discussed, but Raul solved this problem at the mountain by giving his own sleeping bag to my wife and organizing two more bags delivery from the campus next day.
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
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