Nevado de Toluca, or Xinantécatl is a volcano in the State of Mexico between the Toluca and Tenango Valleys. Malinche also known as Malintzi, is a an inactive volcano east of Mexico City and north of Puebla. This mountain is ideal to acclimatize with an altitude of 4,420 m, or 14, 501 ft.
Iztaccihuatl is the third tallest mountain in Mexico. It has a spectacular view of Popocatépetl, Mexico’s 2nd highest peak. This mountain does not require technical experience, but a good physical condition is necessary. Pico de Orizaba, or Citlaltépetl by it’s indigenous name, is Mexico’s highest mountain. It is located along the border of the states of Veracruz and Puebla. It has an altitude of 5,610 m or 18,405 ft.
To reach the summit of Pico de Orizaba, it is necessary to have excellent physical condition and know how to use crampons and an ice axe.
12 Days/11 Nigths
Max. Altitude: 5.610 m
Route: Climbing Nevado de Toluca, Malinche, Iztaccihuatl, and Citlaltépetl (Pico de Orizaba)
Availability: November – February
This day will start with a visit to the historical center of Mexico City. We will have the opportunity to see the site of the Templo Mayor, the Palacio Nacional, and the Catedral Metropolitana. Later, we will travel roughly 2 hours to the Refugio of Nevado de Toluca, where we will spend the night.
We will eat breakfast at 8am, then begin our ascent through a pine forest on a steep incline until we arrive at the ridge we will follow until the summit. After, we will return to Mexico City.
In the afternoon, we will travel to the cabins at the feet of Malinche, where we will spend the night
We will begin our ascent early, traveling through a thick forest until we reach the ridge that takes us to the summit. From the top, we will have incredible views of Pico de Orizaba and Iztaccihuatl, the next two mountains on our itinerary. After we enjoy the view, we will descend via the same route to the cabins
From Malinche, we will travel roughly 4 hours to La Joya, the base camp of Iztaccihuatl. We will set up camp and spend the night
Shuttle to the village of Tlachichuca and rest for all of the afternoon
We will begin our ascent via switchback trails until we arrive at the glacier. After a challenging ascent, we will reach the summit at nearly 5700 masl, we will have breathtaking views of Popocatépetl y Iztaccíhuatl. Later, we will begin our ascent to the Refugio, where our transportation will be waiting for us to take us back to Mexico City