Iztaccíhuatl (White Woman) 5,230m (17,159 ft)

The third highest of Mexico's peaks, located about 70 km (44 mi) southwest of Mexico City near the town of Amecameca.


This beautiful mountain gives a unique opportunity to admire Central Mexican Altiplano and all other four highest peaks of Mexico: Matlalcuéyet, Xinantécatl, Popocatépetl and Citlaltépetl.

 

 

You need to be acclimatized to climb Iztaccíhuatl in 2 days, otherwise we strongly recommend 3 days option.

 

Remember your success depends on acclimatization.

La Arista del Sol - Normal Route
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Max Client to Guide Ratio: 3:1

Iztaccíhuatl (White Woman) 5,230m (17,159 ft)

The third highest of Mexico's peaks, located about 70 km (44 mi) southwest of Mexico City near the town of Amecameca.


This beautiful mountain gives a unique opportunity to admire Central Mexican Altiplano and all other four highest peaks of Mexico: Matlalcuéyet, Xinantécatl, Popocatépetl and Citlaltépetl.

 

 

You need to be acclimatized to climb Iztaccíhuatl in 2 days, otherwise we strongly recommend 3 days option.

 

Remember your success depends on acclimatization.

La Arista del Sol - Normal Route
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Max Client to Guide Ratio: 3:1

Iztaccíhuatl (Normal Route) 

 

 

Day 1
7:00 AM 

We leave Mexico City - 2,250m (7,400 ft)
9:00 AM 

We arrive in Amecameca to make last minute purchases  

11:00 AM*

We reach Paso Cortes and go to the Altzomoni Hut - 4,040 m (13,256 ft) where we stay for the night


Day 2
1:00 AM

We leave for the peak

8:00 AM 

We reach the summit - 5,230m (17,159 ft)
2:00 PM

We reach the Altzomoni Hut
5:00 - 7:00 PM

We arrive in Mexico City

 

 

* There is an option of staying for the night at the Refugio 19 del Grupo de los Cien hut - 4,780m (15,682 ft), in that we case we will leave for the summit at 4:00 AM the following day

Iztaccíhuatl (Normal Route) 

 

 

Day 1
9:00 AM 

We leave Mexico City - 2,250m (7,400 ft)
11:00 AM 

We arrive in Amecameca to make last minute purchases
1:00 PM

We reach the Altzomoni hut - 3,950m (12,959 ft) where we stay for the night

Day 2
8:00 AM

We leave for the Grupo de los Cien hut - 4,780m (15,682 ft)
3:00 PM

We get back to the Altzomoni hut

Day 3
1:00 AM

We leave for the peak
10:00 AM

We reach the summit - 5,230m (17,159 ft)
5:00 - 7:00 PM 

We arrive in Mexico City

Iztaccíhuatl (Normal Route)

 

 

Dates:
Contact us for details at least four weeks before the intended date

Booking:
Book with at least three weeks' anticipation with 50% downpayment (to be paid fully on the eve of the event)

Iztaccíhuatl (Normal Route)

 

 

Necessary Personal Equipment (Not provided):

  • Backpack (min. 35L)
  • Mountain boots
  • Wind and rainproof jacket and pants
  • Polar fleece x2
  • Sleeping bag (can be arranged with additional cost)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Gloves, hat, warm socks
  • Sunscreen (min 50SPF)
  • 100% UV Sunglasses
  • Headlamp

Requirements:
  • Age 18+
  • Good health condition
  • 50% downpayment
  • Filled and signed Climb Application
  • Necessary Personal Equipment (see above)

Iztaccíhuatl (Normal Route)

 

 

Cost (per person):

 # of people  2 days
 3 days
 1

 400 USD

 490 USD
 2

 340 USD

 430 USD
 3

 320 USD

 410 USD
 4

 300 USD

 390 USD
 5 and more ask for group discounts

 
Cost includes:  

  • Ground transportation while in Mexico
  • All meals while climbing
  • Crampons, ice-axe, harness
  • Mexico Extreme guides and staff
  • Park entry fees/Climbing permits

Cost does NOT include:  
  • Personal gear
  • Meals not on the mountain
  • Staff/guide gratuities

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Iztaccíhuatl (Normal Route)

 

 

 

Iztaccíhuatl (Normal Route)

 

 

The best time to climb is from October to April.

 

It is possible to climb throughout the rest of the year but conditions may be unfavorable making it substantially difficult or even impossible to reach the top.

Iztaccíhuatl (Normal Route)

 

 

Climbing mountains is prone to weather and mountain conditions that vary from season to season.

 

Although we do our best to follow scheduled routes and dates they are subject to change due to unfavorable weather, unsafe route conditions, and other reasons beyond our control.

 
 



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