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Climbing Tour on Mexico's Tallest Mountains

Nevado de Toluca climb
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Climbing Tour on Mexico's Tallest Mountains

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.


Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt

6 Days





* 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.

Book your trip today by contacting us and explore these magnificent peaks in the heart of Mexico

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal insurance

- Rope

- Harness

- Crampons

- Quickdraws


Day 1: Ascend El Cofre

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.

Day 2: Sierra Negra Climb

After ascending Sierra Negra, we will return to our hostel in Tlachichuca. Meals provided will include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks throughout the day.

Day 3: Trip to Huamantla

We will visit Huamantla and then transfer to cabins in La Malinche. Breakfast and dinner will be provided during our stay.

Day 4: Summit La Malinche

We will climb La Malinche and then transfer to our hotel in Mexico City. Meals provided will include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 5: Mexico City Tour

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.

Day 6: Final Climb in Nevado de Toluca

We will ascend Nevado de Toluca and then return to Mexico City. Meals including lunch and dinner will be provided.


Equipment you will need to bring

**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?

Participants should possess a reasonable level of fitness and hiking experience, including prior exposure to high-altitude hiking and comfort with extended periods of hiking. It's important to note that climbing any mountain carries inherent risks, and proper preparation is essential.

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

Preparing for a mountain ascent requires careful planning and physical preparation. Prioritize the development of your cardiovascular endurance, strength, and stamina. Integrate activities like hiking, running, cycling, and strength training into your regular exercise regimen. Gradually progress the intensity and duration of your workouts to simulate the physical challenges you'll face during the ascent.

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?

To ensure a successful trip, it is advisable to pack the following items:

Previously worn tennis shoes or hiking boots with a substantial tread pattern

Thick, long woolen socks for added warmth and comfort

Comfortable and insulated walking pants

Nylon or synthetic fiber t-shirt for moisture-wicking properties

A thick jacket to shield against cold temperatures

Waterproof raincoat to stay dry during precipitation

Cold-weather hat to protect against chilly winds

Sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 to safeguard against harmful UV rays

UV protection sunglasses for eye safety

Gloves to keep your hands warm and protected

Sufficient changes of clothes for each day

Personal hygiene kit to maintain cleanliness

Towel for various purposes

Tennis shoes or sandals for relaxing moments

Sweatshirt or jacket for additional warmth when needed

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
St. Regis Mexico City Mexico City Mexico
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Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City Mexico City Mexico
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Hotel Zocalo Central Mexico City Mexico
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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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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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