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The Nevado de Toluca Basic Level Hike

Hosted by a member of the Mexico City Hiking & Outdoors Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 17 Nov 07:00 - 17:30

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Nevado de Toluca is a stratovolcano in central Mexico, located about 80 kilometers Protected content west of Mexico City near the city of Toluca. It is generally cited as the fourth highest of Mexico's peaks, after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl, although by some measurements, Sierra Negra is slightly higher. The volcano and the area around it is now a national park.

This fourth tallest peak with 15,354-foot (4,680 meter) is an amazing extinct volcano with two lakes and a spectacular view that we will enjoy during a full day adventure. Trekkers must be in healthy state and appropriate shape and well equipped with hiking boots for walking almost 5.5 miles (9 kilometers) and it is indispensable to be prepared to visit it, because the hiking starts at Protected content above sea level.

Before you confirm your assistance, I recommend you to be sure you have some scarfs, gloves, hat to cover your ears if you are susceptible to the cold and a warm coat. Sometimes it is really colder specially if there is snow on the tops.


You will walk and enjoy an amazing mountain that offers one of the best moderate alpine climbing in Mexico City. We will hike into the crater of the Volcano where there are two crater lakes on the floor of the basin at about 4,200 m (13,800 ft), the larger Lago del Sol (Sun Lake) and the smaller, but deeper, Lago de la Luna (Moon Lake).

This sport activity requires a good physical condition and the following devices:

• Hiking boots
• Warm jackets
• Raincoat
• Hiking poles
• Sun glasses
• Sunscreen
• Warm Gloves
• Rain cover for your backpack
• Plenty of water
• Meal and snacks (Take with you an energy boosting and blood sugar levelling chocolate bar just in case you do feel a touch light headed due to the Nevado de Toluca altitude)