The trail to the summit of La Malinche is both straightforward and spectacular. As the day heats up, climb into an open landscape of streaked volcanic sand. Peer down into a fractured crater from its dramatic rim.
The ascent of Iztaccihuatl’s glaciated grandeur is more demanding. Follow your expert guide up the 5,230-meter volcano, staying at refuges and high camps.
On summit day, you’ll be up at midnight, passing through a dark volcanic landscape before reaching the glacier. Don crampons, ice ax, and rope to ascend snow and ice, leading to the summit.
The views from the top and the sense of accomplishment makes either or both of these volcanoes worthwhile challenges.