Expedición al Iztaccíhuatl

Guided Hike: 5 km / Fitness level: Extreme / Group Size: Up to 8 people


Altitude: 5,220 masl

Her name translates as “white woman” and comes from the Nahuatl language. It is 65 km from the Mexican capital (on the road it is 63 km to the Paso de Cortés). Like several mountains in Mexico, it was venerated and idolized in the past and is a cause for admiration because its shape matches the silhouette of a recumbent woman. It measures 6 km in a straight line from top of head to toe and ranks third among the highest mountains in the country and eighth in North America, behind Mount Lucania at 5,226 meters above sea level in Alaska.

Its fields of ice and snow have always attracted the attention of mountaineers for its spectacular nature. Due to its greater complexity compared to the other two highest volcanoes in Mexico, it offers interesting and varied ascent routes on icy terrain. In some places of the mountain it exhibits incipient manifestations of activity such as fumaroles, springs and rocks altered by volcanic gases.

The ecosystems of this mountain range from coniferous forests (pines and fir trees), oaks, mountain mesophyll and mainly high mountain zacatal. There is also secondary vegetation induced by human activities and agricultural crops.


Adults (18 +): $10,500 MXN

Non refundable


Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).



Day 1: Arrival at Base Camp

Departure from Oaxaca
Last purchases
Arrival at the Paso de Cortés
Exploration and photography
Set up camp
Dinner – Meeting of the expedition

Day 2: Hike to the Refuge

Mountain breakfast
Panoramic walk
Set up camp
Relaxation and rest
Night out to the top

Day 3: Summit

Sunrise with view of Izta-Popo
Breakfast and rest at the Summit
Rising camp
Rest in cabins

Day 4: Homecoming

Last breakfast in the mountains
Transportation to Oaxaca

whats included


Guidance and safety by certified people
Round transfer from Oaxaca to Iztaccíhuatl
3 day high mountain expedition to the Iztaccíhuatl volcano
2 night of lodging in a cabin (shared cabin)
Food: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Snacks (Mountain diet)
Mountaineering equipment: helmet, crampons, ice ax, ropes, etc.
Access to protected natural areas



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