On this Mexico Active Tour you climb the third largest volcano in Mexico with a height of 5,220 m. Every effort is rewarded with an impressive view from the top!
Today, you will be picked up from your hotel in Mexico City to begin your 3 day extreme adventure hike to the top of the snowcapped volcano Iztaccihuatl. First, you will be taken to the small town of Amecameca which is one of the most important base camps for climbers and hikers in the region. The next stop is the historical
After a hearty breakfast (included), you will hike to the Iztaccíhuatl “Third Door”. Take in the scenery and vegetation on the invigorating hike while your body acclimatizes to the altitude. The difference in altitude on today´s hike is 700 m. Once you reach the “Third Door”, enjoy a light lunch (included). Explore the area and enjoy an early dinner (included). In preparation for the summit, you will do an equipment check with your guide and by 8:00 pm you will head to bed. You need to get a good night’s sleep before tomorrow’s challenging climb.
Difference in altitude: approx. 700 m / Duration: approx. 6 hours
Very early in the morning you will begin your ascent of the Iztaccihuatl volcano which is the third largest volcano in Mexico at 5220 m. According to Aztec legend the two volcanoes Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl are two lovers whose love ended tragically and the Iztaccihuatl is known as the “sleeping woman”. After an arduous hike all of your effort will be rewarded with the spectacular views from the snow covered peak of this dormant volcano. Enjoy a long break where you will have lunch (included) and time to explore the summit. Afterwards, make your way back down to base camp and depending on the rest of your vacation you will be returned to your hotel, the bus station or the airport in Mexico City.
Difference in altitude: approx. 1.200 m / Duration: approx. 10 hours