Iztaccihuatl

HARD 8 reviews

Iztaccihuatl is a 13.4 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Amecameca, Mл╘xico, Mexico that offers scenic views and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
13.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,387 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

blowdown

off trail

no shade

hiking
22 days ago

We spend the night at La Joya near the trailhead to start the trip the next day at 2 am. That night there was an electric storm that did not let us rest but left the mountain all snowy. Due to the snow that almost reached our knees and the lack of sleep, we decided to arrive only to the Refuge. The snowy mountain, something that does not happen frequently, made us enjoy an incredible landscape. We also enjoy the beautiful views of the volcanoes El Popo, La Malinche and Pico de Orizaba. I will definitely go back soon to get to the top.

3 months ago

Great training grounds for high altitude. Go with someone that knows the way. Easy to get lost if you come down too late.

hiking
3 months ago

Hard to hike all the way up if you are a starter but great exercise and practice for high altitude. I recommend to camp on-site because the city is not that near and also the hike to the top takes many hours. Great experience and definitely go there with a guide if you have never been there.
Bring good and enough equipment (warm clothes, hiking boots, and lots of water and some snacks). The best time of the day to start climbing is at 12 or 1am because it’s cold and there is no sunlight (which burns you really bad if you are not cautious because of the altitude, reflection and dry air).

4 months ago

Go with a guide. Strenuous but worth every second. 10:45h out and back.

3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Thursday, February 16, 2017