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Hike to the crater lakes on Nevado de Toluca, Day trip from Mexico City

Join one of our certified guides to the breathtaking Nevado de Toluca crater lakes and enjoy a thrilling day trip just a drive away from Mexico City!

Private

1 Day

All year

Open to everyone

All Levels


Highlights

  • Discover the stunning crater lakes on Nevado de Toluca!
  • Join a day-trip adventure near Mexico City.
  • Enjoy a fun outdoor experience with the whole family.

Description

Would you like to go on one of the best day hikes from Mexico City? Then join one of our guides to the stunning crater lakes on Nevado de Toluca!

Nevado de Toluca is a stunning stratovolcano just 80km away from Mexico City. It has an altitude of 4,680 m.a.s.l and two beautiful crater lakes at an altitude of 4,200 m. Reaching these lakes, the Laguna del Sol (Sun Lake) and Laguna de la Luna (Moon Lake), will be the objective of our hike.

In total, we will take around 4 hours to get to these awe-inspiring spots. It will be an easygoing hike that the whole family will enjoy and everyone is welcome to join. Come with your children and/or your partner and enjoy a truly unique location with breathtaking landscapes!

Are you ready to discover one of the best hiking spots near Mexico City? Then book your place now and start planning your adventure to the crater lakes of Nevado de Toluca!

Would you like a slightly longer, more challenging excursion? Then you can also join this 2-day hike from Nevado de Toluca to Valle de Bravo!

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: Windproof top. Complete change of clothes. Mountain coat. Boots or trainers with a treaded sole and which protect the ankles. Comfortable shirt and trousers, preferably made of synthetic fibre and not cotton, including jeans. Water proof jacket. Gloves.


About the guide

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!

Languages

English

Residence

Mexico


What people are saying about México Travesías

Zak D

5.00

July, 2022

My guide Bernardo was fantastic and super helpful and experienced and friendly. They were also able to provide me vegetarian food, and a sleeping bag. I have particularly large feet (US size 14-15 in sneakers), which means that the ordinary krampons didn’t fit my boots( (US size 13). But they worked to find me some krampons that would fit me in time. I share this as testimony for their good service but also as an advice to give your guide a headsup if your feet are also particularly large. I did not make it to the top, but only becauae i was gassed (out of energy). The aclimitization and pace were good. It was a challenge for me to do so much hiking in the cold and dark hours of the morning before sunrise. But even though i didn’t make the summit, i accomplished a lot and set personal records and had a very unique experience with unbelievable views. And the guide and company were very helpful always.

Richard Asselin

5.00

May, 2022

Great trip! If you get bored sitting on a beach for days on end, this provides excitement, adventure and accomplishment.

Robert Ulph

3.00

January, 2022

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.

Alicia Henry

5.00

December, 2021

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!

Jeffrey Gaughan

5.00

November, 2021

The incredible human being known as Bernardo aka Bernie will be your guide for this once in a lifetime experience and I promise you it will be one of the best decisions you ever make! Myself and 2 other friends did this 8 day hiking tour and Bernie was the perfect guide - not only did he sort out 100% of the logistics for this trip (food, lodging, extra equipment that we didn't have, driving to and from each mountain, etc) he was extremely flexible when a couple of us got food poisoning (not his fault) and had to re-arrange certain dates. He knows the area really well and obviously can climb these mountains in his sleep so he was able to help us navigate any headaches or high altitude issues and he even ran to the store for us to pick up some paracetamol and pepto bismol one day. The mountains are difficult but the itinerary that Bernie has provided means you have the best possible chance at summiting all 3 peaks. Highly recommend this tour and thank you Bernie for an excellent experience in Mexico!

Gleb Kobanenko

5.00

May, 2021

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.

Jessica Tseng

5.00

September, 2019

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!


Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 258 Each

Group of 2

USD 155 Each

Group of 3

USD 124 Each

Group of 4

USD 95 Each

Group of 5

USD 95 Each

Group of 6

USD 95 Each

Group of 7

USD 95 Each

Group of 8

USD 85 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal insurance

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

Prices are per person to join a group. Participants should be over 8 years old. Price includes the loan of a rucksack.




 

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