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1-day Ascent on Sierra Negra in Puebla (near Pico de Orizaba)

1-day Ascent on Sierra Negra in Puebla (near Pico de Orizaba) | undefined

Discover one of Mexico’s most impressive mountains: Sierra Negra. Follow one of our expert and certified guides on this 1-day ascent to its summit.


Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt

1 Day

All year




* Visit Mexico’s fifth highest peak: Sierra Negra.

* Enjoy breathtaking views of its neighbour Pico de Orizaba.

* Reach the summit with an expert guide.


Sierra Negra (4,640 m) is undoubtedly one of Mexico’s best guarded secrets. Dare to reach its summit on this fantastic adventure with one of our expert guides.

Also known as Tliltepetl or black mountain, this majestic peak shares the Valle del Encuentro valley with Pico de Orizaba. It is not as famous as its neighbour. Even though it is Mexico’s fifth highest mountain.  

Nonetheless, its mesmerizing beauty makes up for its lack of fame. Also, this means there won’t be as many mountaineers trying to summit it. Furthermore, please note this is a private trip. Hence, you will not have to share this incredible experience with any unknown guests. And you’ll get to feel as if the whole mountain was just for you.

What’s more, there are many surprises awaiting for you on this ascent. For instance there’s an observatory at the summit of Sierra Negra, ran by the Mexican Astrophysics, Optics and Electronic Institute INAOE, and the University of Massachusetts.

Another amazing feature of this peak is the unrivalled views it offers of Pico de Orizaba. Plus it is the perfect way to get acclimatized and ready for bigger ascents like Pico, Iztaccihuatl or Nevado de Toluca.

There are many ways in which we can reach the summit. From the south side, or Ruta Sur, it only takes a 3-4 hour ascent, climbing about 700 meters. Or from the western slopes, where we’ll need to climb between 1,700 and 1,800 meters. But whichever way we choose, we’ll encounter enchanting forests of pine and beautiful paths all the way.

Would you like to join this climbing adventure? Send us a request and stand at the top of Sierra Negra.

Ready for bigger ascents? We also offer this 2-day Climbing trip to the nearby Pico Orizaba.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

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