Explore-Share logo and link to home
 

1 week, 4 mountains: Climb Malinche, Nevado de Toluca, Iztaccihuatl & Pico de Orizaba in Mexico

profile

Explore the high peaks of Malinche, Nevado de Toluca, Iztaccihuatl & Pico de Orizaba with one of our certified guides in Mexico.

Private and Group

8 Days

Jan, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Climb the peaks of Malinche, Nevado de Toluca, Iztaccihuatl and Pico de Orizaba.
  • Visit the historic cities of Cholula and Humantla.
  • Witness gorgeous vistas of towering peaks all along.

Description

Over the course of 8 days, we will make you climb the towering peaks of Malinche, Nevado de Toluca, Iztaccihuatl and Pico de Orizaba in Mexico. You will not only see the bordering areas of Mexico City but also visit the historic cities of Cholula and Humantla on this amazing trip.

We will begin and end our journey in Mexico City. The first few days will be spent mounting Nevado de Toluca(4,680 m) and Malinche(4420m), the fourth and the fifth-highest peaks in Mexico. These hikes are of moderate difficulty and will provide you with stunning vistas all along.

On the last days, we will climb Iztaccihuatla (5,230m) and Pico de Orizaba (5747m). These trails will be a bit more strenuous than the previous ones, yet will be exciting. The third highest peak in Mexico, Iztaccihuatl will set us on a ridge covered in snow and glacial ice. It is a demanding non-technical peak. Equipped with an ice ax and crampons, we will start at around 2 am. The round trip can take about 14 to 17 hours. If required, we will halt at a high camp before the final leg. Be prepared to see fantastic views of jagged ridges and the Popocatepetl volcano as you rise.

Finally, we will set on our journey towards Pico de Orizaba, the highest summit in Mexico. Keep in mind that this hike requires you to be in good physical condition before you sign up. And, of course, we will practice an acclimatization trek before attempting this one, so you don’t really have to worry.

Pico is a classic volcano cone that stands tall at 5,636m and is also the third highest peak in North America. Again a non-technical summit, ascending it would require the said equipment along with ropes. We will start early at about 2 am and after a good hike of 12-15 hours, reach the top. The trail offers panoramic views alongside rewarding us with a striking sunrise once we get there. 

So, strap your boots and send a message now to book this incredible trip in Mexico for unforgettable memories. Also, check out our trip to the three peaks of Malinche, Iztaccihuatl & Pico de Orizaba if looking for something more relaxed.

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day

Pick up at the airport. Overnight at Mexico City Hotel.

 

Day 2: Nevado Toluca hike (4,700m)

Hike to Nevado Toluca, the 4th highest peak in Mexico. It is located 80km from Mexico City. Overnight in a Hotel in Mexico City.

Meals: Mountain Lunch and Cooked Lunch

Day 3: Hike Malinche (4400m)

We will ascend Malinche, the fifth highest peak in Mexico. It is located 3 hours from Mexico City. Overnight at Malinche Cabins.

Meals: Breakfast, Mountain Lunch, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 4: Visit the city of Humantla

Spend the day visiting the historic city of Huamantla. It is designated as the“Magic” Town of Mexico. Overnight at Iztacciuhatl refuge.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5: Iztaccihuatl ascent (5,200m)

Ascend Iztaccihuatl, the 3th highest peak in Mexico. Overnight at a refuge stay.  

Meals: Breakfast, Mountain Lunch, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Visit the city of Cholula

Visit the historic town of Cholula. Overnight in a hotel in Tlachichuca.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: Travel to Piedra Grande

Travel to Piedra Grande. Overnight at the refuge. We will have an acclimatization hike today.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Ascend Pico de Orizaba

Ascend Pico de Orizaba, the highest peak in Mexico. Later, travel back to your hotel in Mexico City.

Meals: Breakfast, Mountain Lunch and Lunch

 

Details

Accommodation

Hotel, Cabin and Mountain Refuge.

More info

Please bring along: Towel, Sleeping bag, Clothes, Wash kit,Thermal underwear, Fleece or fibre pile mid-layer, Gore-Tex or similar outer layer to protect from the wind and rain, Sunglasses, Sun cream, Waterproof jacket, Rucksack (25-30l), Trekking poles, Rigid or semi-rigid mountain boots, High mountain gloves, Insulating mat for the floor.


Photos


About the guide

We are a team of experienced and qualified guides based in Mexico, offering adventure tourism tours in the central region of the country. We promote the sustainable development of the local communities we visit, together with respect for the environment.

We offer a personalized service and look to provide our clients with an enjoyable, safe and harmonious experience. Contact us and we will take you on an unforgettable adventure!


What people are saying about México Travesías


Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1916 Each

Group of 2

USD 1562 Each

Group of 3

USD 1440 Each

Group of 4

USD 1248 Each

Group of 5

USD 1248 Each

Group of 6

USD 1248 Each

Group of 7

USD 1248 Each

Group of 8

USD 1237 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

Price Includes: Accident Insurance, Safety Equipment, Helmet, Crampons, Ice ax, Meals (those indicated in the itinerary), Accommodation, Airport Transfers, Transportation between excursions, Entrance Tickets.




 

Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.