State of Mexico
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Iztaccihuatl Guided Climb

1. Iztaccihuatl Guided Climb

Get ready for your climb and discover the beautiful countryside that surrounds this emblematic volcanic mountain. Arrive at the first pass and see the other side of the mountain, giving you magnificent views of the volcano Popocatepetl. Continue climbing to a scree slope and arrive at the third pass, passing again to the other side of the mountain where you will be able to see the city of Puebla and the impressive Pico de Orizaba, the highest point in Mexico.  Continue on the last climb to be able to reach our destination, the 100 Hut at 4,720 meters above sea level.

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From Mexico City: 2-Day Pico de Orizaba Summit Trek

2. From Mexico City: 2-Day Pico de Orizaba Summit Trek

Depart Mexico City for Tlachichuca, Puebla, where you will take 4X4 to reach the mountain hut in Piedra Grande that will serve as your accommodation for the night. Upon arrival, go on an acclimatization walk and practice using crampons and an ice axe. Return to the hut to have dinner, prepare for the ascent the following day, and get a good night's sleep. Start your trek bright and early before dawn. By the time the sun rises, you will be well-positioned to enjoy incredible views of the valleys surrounding the Pico de Orizaba. Admire the first rays of sun glinting off the stunning glacier that leads to the mountain crater. Follow the glacier to reach the summit at 5,700 meters, the highest point in Mexico and the third-highest in North America. After enjoying the views at the summit, you will descend to the hut where your transport back to Tlachichuca will be waiting for you. Once there, eat a restorative meal before returning to Mexico City.

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From Mexico City: Full Day Volcano Crater and Lake Hike

3. From Mexico City: Full Day Volcano Crater and Lake Hike

Spend the day away from the hustle-bustle of Mexico City and take in the fresh air while hiking around an extinct volcano. Leave Mexico City in the early morning and relax on an approximately three-hour drive to Nevado de Toluca National Park. Prepare for a hike full of scenic views of Nevado de Toluca and the magnificent landscape of the region.  Once arriving at the volcano, enjoy spending four hours hiking in Nevado de Toluca's crater and around its lakes. Your guides will take you along trails where you can capture the best views and take stunning photographs.

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Mexico City: 2-Day Iztaccihuatl Mountain Summit

4. Mexico City: 2-Day Iztaccihuatl Mountain Summit

On the first day of your tour, you will leave Mexico City for the Paso de Cortes. Once having arrived, you will register before proceeding to the Altzomoni Hut. You will then go for an acclimatization walk to the first pass on the mountain, before returning to the hut to eat dinner and to get an early night's rest. You will wake early on the second day, with departure for the summit scheduled for approximately 2:00AM. After 10 hours of hiking, you will be expected to arrive to the peak (5,220 meters) at around midday. Once at the peak, you will be granted with a break to enjoy the views before returning to the hut and being transported back to Amecameca for a highly-deserved hot meal.

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Mexico City: Ajusco Summit Experience

5. Mexico City: Ajusco Summit Experience

In order to reach one of the highest points in Ajusco, El Pico de Águila (Eagle Peak), you will begin your walk from the Alpine Youth Hostel. From there you will travel through the woods, where will be able to see the enormous pines that grow there as well as the wild life that lives there. You will later arrive to a flat area from which you can admire the summit towards which you are heading. You will continue walking towards the ridge that leads to the summit, which provides wonderful views of Mexico City along the way. Feeling the fresh air on your face and the emotion of being near the summit, you will continue upwards to arrive to the Pico de Águila. It will be up there that a delicious and well-served lunch will be awaiting you, as you recharge and relax before your descent.

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What people are saying about State of Mexico

I had a fantastic experience with Mauricio that I will never forget. He was patient and encouraging in guiding me to the summit of Orizaba while making sure I was safe and not experiencing altitude sickness. Keep in mind that this is a VERY challenging experience due to the high altitude, and it shouldn't be attempted without acclimatizing through other high altitude hikes

Great! Definitely recommendable! Great views, beautiful nature experience, good physical condition, but we struggled with the altitude. I actually had a mountain experience but had to walk very slowly because of the thin air. 800 vertical meters take 5 hours.

The organisation of the trip was done very professionally, the guide was serious and friendly ! I had such a great experience during the tour I booked again another day trip with this company ! Totally recommend

The guide was awesome but please be aware that this is a very difficult client and should only be attended by experience climbers

The two guides are extremely helpful and supportive.