Did you know that the highest point in Mexico City is almost 3,930 m high? .
The Ajusco Volcano (meaning “spring” in Nahuátl) is the highest point in Mexico’s capital city and is great for getting acquainted with the alpine world or acclimatizing to higher peaks. The volcano belongs to the approximately 90 km long Chichinautzin volcanic field and last erupted around 1670 years ago.
The ascent takes between two and a half and three hours, with a vertical gain of 800 meters. This activity is suitable for anyone in normal physical condition who works out an average of two hours a week. It is a technically very easy mountain.
The tour begins with a hike through a beautiful forest to the well-known “Espinazo del Diablo”, from where you have a fabulous view of Mexico City. Then, you reach the “Pico del Aguila”, which has a height of 3,900 meters.
After a short break, you descend a nearby pass and from there you walk up to the real summit, the Cruz del Marqués, at 3,930 meters. From here you can see Nevado de Toluca, Cerro de San Miguel, Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl on a clear day.
Then the descent begins through the well-known “Barranca del Aguila”, which takes you directly to the Ajusco hut in just over an hour. There are several restaurants in this area where you can enjoy a delicious lunch. An hour later you reach the center of Mexico City.
Yes, the Ajusco is a technically easy mountain. You should have a basic level of fitness and work out about 2 hours a week.
Yes, the guide will provide you with safety equipment and hiking sticks.
We recommend Dryfit underwear (synthetic material), warm pants and jacket (Polartech type), waterproof parka (Goretex or ski type), gloves, wool hat and sun hat, buff (optional), sneakers or trekking shoes (and tights or socks) and dry clothes to change after the activity (optional).