Climbing Iztaccihuatl guided tours
Full expeditions from Puebla or Mexico City
Mountain guides, transport, accommodation… all you need
Iztaccihutal, also known as Izta or Mujer Dormida (sleeping lady), with its 5220m (17,130 ft) is the third highest mountain in Mexico. It consists of six craters what make it difficult to realize that you are on a huge volcano while climbing it. Nevertheless, its peculiar forms and the proximity of the imposing Popocatepetl volcano or Popo, which is active and always smoking, turns its climb into any photographer’s delight.
Local Agency: Cheaper, qualified guides with over 100 summits, and a real Mexican experience while with us.
Transport: All ground transport from México or Puebla Cities to Pico de Orizaba
Accommodation: All accommodation during your climbing trip.
Meals: All food and purified water in the mountains.
Staff: Professional local and international guides, camp assistants, cook, etc.
Personal technical equipment: Crampons, Ice Axe, helmet, harness, carabineers and hiking poles always included.
Insurance: We include mountaineering insurance for summit days.
Rental: We can offer you other equipment you may need.
Excellent and motivating guides, fantastic service & unforgettable memories! I will always remember the weekends with you and the incredible feeling of standing on the top of Pico de Orizaba, Iztaccíhuatl, Nevado de Toluca, Sierra Negra & Malinche. Thank you so much for the great experiences, all the support and always making me feel safe - 100% recommendable!
Excelente servicio . Muy profesionales en todo sentido, además de que están muy pendientes de la buena preparación y estado antes y durante el recorrido de cada participante (salud, equipo, comidas, etc) son muy flexibles para adaptarse a las circunstancias que puedan presentarse y asegurar que tanto los que pueden lleguen con guía a la cima como lo que se ven imposibilitados aprovechen el máximo de su experiencia y regresen de manera segura y acompañados por un guía más a la base. Los guías son muy profesionales en su trabajo y la organización también excelente.
Super profesionales, organizados, atención todo el tiempo, mi hija Lucia esta muy feliz de haber vivido esa experiencia con ustedes
Gracias por la experiencia, por el apoyo, por una gran aventura, por ser unos grandes guías y llevarnos adelante en todos los sentidos
Best hiking agency experience so far. Professional and motivating guides, excellent equipment and very well organized. We did the 2 nights & 3 days tour to the Iztaccihuatl and we were glad to do it with 3Summits. They gave us all needed equipment (from tent to clothes to boots) for free and even brought us missing stuffs from the town when we were in the base camp. The communication could not have been better and the price is very fair for that. High recommendation!
Such an incredible and amazing experience. The guides were great, we felt safe during the entire hike and the food was good! I totally recommend doing the guided hikes with 3summits adventures. Easy communication and a lot of fun :)
Excelente guianza y organización, muy atentos en todos los sentidos y bastante responsables y al pendiente de todos y cada uno de los interesados en llegar a la cumbre.
What a experience! Very professional guides, we felt very safe and it was absolutely worth it. I can highly recommend 3 Summits with its amazing guides and perfect organisation!
We did a 3 day and 2 night trip on the Iztaccíhuatl and we could not have had better guides than Álvaro, Elisa and Christian - thank you so much!! The organisation and communication before the trip was nearly perfect and very professional! The food and especially the hot tea was really good as well and gave us plenty of energy. :-) Most importantly, we felt very secure the whole time and Álvaro was very patient with us and still pushed us to our limits so we made it to the summit!! Thanks for everything, that was an amazing experience! :-)
Perfect organized trip to Izta, very professional and super nice guides. It was painful but it was totally worth it!
Climbing Iztaccihuatl can be split into two days or if you are in good conditions just in one. Also, the route, called “Los Portillos” has also two main sections:
The first section goes from the car park “La Joya” (3.900 m – 12.800 ft) to the hut named “de los Cien”. The way to the hut goes sort of edging from the Mexico state valley side to the Puebla state valley side and back to Mexico side and so on. Every time we go from one side to the other it’s called “Portillo”. The last one is the fourth Portillo just before a short descent to the hut.
The second section begins with the hardest part of the climb, from the hut to the “knees” at 2.000 m (16.400ft). After a while we reach the Paza Glacier (Belly) and not long after we find ourselves standing on the summit just above the “Pecho” Glacier (Breast)
To take into consideration
To summit Iztaccihuatl you must be in a good physical condition and your body acclimatization process must be properly carried out.
Depending on your experience, your acclimatization, your time, etc. we suggest the best program scheldule for you to maximeze your summit options.
Also, if you have doubts about your level of fitness, we can send a personalized training program designed to climb mexican volcanoes so that you don’t suffer from physical exhaustion on summit day.
We operate locally and with full time profesional guides, what means that prices are always lower than in your home country.
About our climbing team
We are a locally run business with both local and international guides, all resident in Mexico and therefore, we have climb this mountains hundreds of times. Of course when not working we enjoy travelling to other countries to challenge ourselves both in mountaineering and rock climbing, some of our experience has been forged in South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
In addition, in case our field experience is not enough, our guides have the following international backing in knowledge and practices in high mountains:
– Training in Mountaineering and Mountain Rescue techniques taught by instructors from the AGMP (Mountain Guides Association of Peru) belonging to and with UIAGM standards (International Union of Mountain Guides Associations)
– International First Aid Certification in remote places given by ECSI (Emergency Care & Safty Institue)
There is no official Mountaineering Certifications in Mexico, so we do our best to catch up with international standards.