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New Route - Cofre del Perote - Medium Level

Hosted by the Consul of the Mexico City Hiking & Outdoors Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Fri 17 Aug 20:00 - Sun 19 Aug 21:00

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Cofre del Perote Perote's Chest (Nauhcampatépetl) the 8th highest mountain in Mexico with an altitude of 4,200m. It's located in Veracruz state. Its a 12 kms hike with an elevation gain of 1,000m. It's not very difficult or technically challenging, so we'll keep it in the category of a Medium Level Hike +.

On Friday August 17th we'll meet for dinner at Protected content from 8:00-9:00. Then we'll drive towards Municipio de Guadalupe Victoria, Puebla (it´s a Protected content drive) to Protected content , where our host, Ing. Rosendo Cortés will lodge us in rooms with bunk beds for Protected content and baths with hot water showers.

On Saturday early morning we'll have breakfast and then head towards Cofre del Perote, we'll be provided with a lunch bag for the day (if you are a big eater, please bring additional snacks for the day). We'll park the cars close to Cofre del Perote to start our hike. For this hike we need to take along food and water (provided lunch bag). At the end of the day we will enjoy a tasty dinner in the Rancho's dining room.

On Sunday we’ll enjoy breakfast and then drive to visit the lagoons in the area: Atexcac, Alchichica, Quechulac y La Preciosa, and then we will head back to the Rancho for lunch and prepare for our return to Mexico City.

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FRIDAY 17
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21:00 Heading towards Rancho La Union
23:30 Arrival at Rancho La Union

SATURDAY 18
7:00 Breakfast (included)
8:00 Head towards Cofre del Perote
10:30 Start hike
13:00 Summit & lunch (included)
18:00 Return to Rancho La Unión / Dinner (included)

SUNDAY 19

8:00 Breakfast (included)
9:00 Visit lagoons: Quechulac, Alchichica y La Preciosa
13:00 Return to Rancho Unión / Lunch (included)
16:00 Return to Mexico City.

Only 26 spots available.

EQUIPMENT:
Hiking boots, Jacket, headlamp, whistle, hat, sunblock, insect repellent, sunglasses, trekking poles.

COSTS:
Includes: Accommodation, guide for the hike and for the lagoons visit; 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts, and 1 dinner. Great traditional Mexican food, very tasty and healthy. If anyone requires a special menu, please let me know.

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IMPORTANT: We are carpooling! If you can bring your own car, please post this in the activity wall and indicate how many people you could take with you. If you need a ride please post a message too so that others can offer a lift. If you are getting a ride, please collaborate with gas, tolls and car-wash.