Experience the iconic trek of “the sleeping woman”, Iztaccíhuatl (Izta), the third highest peak in Mexico at 18,350ft, and one of the most amazing travel destinations in Mexico.
On this trip we will climb to the summit of Izta passing by the Ayoloco glaciar, where we will get to see magnificent views of Popocatepetl, an active volcano, extraordinary views of the Mexican valley and if the weather permits four of the highest peaks in Mexico: Malinche, Xinantécatl, Popocatépetl and Citlaltépetl.
Come join us in this unforgettable vacation in Mexico.
We will begin our journey with a 3 hour drive to Iztaccíhuatl, considered one of the best travel destinations in Mexico by climbing enthusiasts and visitors in general. Upon arrival at the mountain hut, we will do a two hour acclimatizing hike to 14,800 feet up the slopes of Iztaccíhuatl, accompanied always by our adventure guide. Afterwards we will descend back down to the Altzomoni climbers lodge at 13,000 feet, where we will rest and continue our acclimatization process. We will not use the high camp at Iztaccíhuatl, as sleeping is more comfortable at the lower lodge, and we don’t want to tire our legs by hauling gear to the high camp.
We will hike Iztaccíhuatl via the the knees route, with spectacular views of the active volcano Popocatépetl (with some luck, we might actually see some lava), until we reach the summit, which will take us arround 6 to 7 hours. After the climb you will have free time to eat at the local traditional restaurants before we depart to Mexico City.
Farewell Mexico unless you purchased an extension to your trip
WHAT KIND OF SHAPE DO I HAVE TO BE IN?
You don’t need to be a professional athlete to enjoy this vacation. However, when deciding which trip to join, it all comes down to being able to assess your personal level of fitness. Please see the level of activity in the trip description for more detail.
CAN I BRING MY OWN EQUIPMENT?
You are more than welcome to bring your own equipment.
WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?
If you cancel:
Two months before your trip starts: you get a full refund
One month before your trip starts: you get a 50% refund
Two weeks before your trip starts: you get 10% refund
One week before your trip starts: it is too late to get a refund
WHERE DOES MY TRIP STARTS AND ENDS?
Please look at the first and last days on the itinerary section of each trip. You are responsible for booking your plane tickets; however, you can always contact us for ticket recommendations.
WHAT IS THE SIZE OF AN AVERAGE GROUP?
Up to 12 persons per group. However, on climbing sections, there will be a maximum of two people per guide. Your safety is our first priority.
WHAT EQUIPMENT CAN I RENT?
I LIKE THIS TRIP, BUT IT DOES NOT HAVE THE IDEAL LENGTH... CAN WE CUSTOMIZE IT?
Absolutely, just contact us.