The Nevado de Toluca or Xinántecatl National Park is home to the world’s only volcano crater that is accessible by car. It is the fourth highest of Mexico’s peaks after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. Last year, we took a day-trip to hike to the volcano’s second highest point, Eagle’s Peak.
The road to the crater is surreal: the 80 kilometres of highway west of Mexico City are full of luscious forests and green landscapes. At the entrance of the park, we were greeted by two park rangers and we drove our way up, surrounding the volcano. As we reached the crater, trees started disappearing, until we were surrounded by a vast alien landscape.
This photo journey takes you on my first hike amongst Nevado de Toluca’s martian paradise.