Climb the Iztaccíhuatl Volcano – Active Tour

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  • Duration: 3 days
  • Price: from 540 USD

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!


Day 1:

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 Paso de Cortés, where we will obtain your park permits, and enjoy spectacular views of the Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl volcanoes. Continue to La Joyita, the park’s main parking lot, and enjoy a hike over several kilometers of beautiful forest landscapes until you reach the lookout point of “La Boca del Tiburón”. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the volcanoes and spend the night in a mountain hut “Altzomoni Base Camp” in shared rooms or in a comfortable 4-season tent (depending on availability in cabins).

Day 2: 

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

Day 3: 

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

Price details

This Buenos Días Mexico tour includes:
  • Certified English-speaking mountain guide
  • General climbing equipment (ropes, harness, carabiners, crampons, tent & cooking equipment)
  • Transfer from and to Mexico City
  • 2 nights accomodationin a mountain hut Altzomoni
  • Breakfast on days 2 & 3
  • Lunch on days 1 – 3
  • Dinner on days 1 & 2
  • Drinking water
  • All tours and transfers in air conditioned country specific vehicles
  • Local taxes


This Buenos Días Mexico tour does NOT include:
  • Voluntary tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses & extras in the hotels
  • Additional meals & drinks
  • Travel and medical insurance (Book here with Travel
  • Evacuation costs

Packing list

Packing list:
  • Sturdy and previously tested footwear
  • Functional underwear
  • Sun protection with a high sun protection factor of at least 50
  • Fleece sweater
  • Hat or/and ear protection
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket (check temperatures beforehand)
  • Sunglasses with high UV protection
  • Small and comfortable backpack for the climb yourself, preferably with a water tank
  • Sleeping bag & sleeping mat for overnight stay in a tent or base camp (ask beforehand)
  • Walking sticks as needed
  • Headlamp
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