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

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

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

8 Days

Jan, Dec




* 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.


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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

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.


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



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.

Meeting point


What is the average distance and altitude gain that we will hike each day?

Altitude of mountain Malinche 4,461 msnm- Nevado de Toluca 4,461 msnm- Iztaccíhuatl 5,230 msnm- Pico de Orizaba 5,636 msnm

What experience do I need to have? How fit do I need to be? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

This trip is recommended for people who exercise themself 4 to 6 days in the week, for people who have experience with mountainnering, and high altitude. This trip is not recommended for children, people with heart sickness and lungs sickness.

How can I get to the trailhead/meeting point?

The meeting point is in Av. Vicente Suárez 38, Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06170 Ciudad de México, CDMX. At 7 am, in the middle of Panam Shoes store and Wings Army restaurant, in front of Mercado Michoacán in a blue door. You can take aN UBER.

How will accommodation and meals be handled during the trek?

The accommodation during the trip deppends on the day (Hotel, Camp, refuge), about the meals deppends on the day, we include lunch, breakfast, meal and/or dinner.

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that I need to consider before the tour?

Have an excellent healthy

What is the best time of the year for this hike?

We do this trip all the year but the best season is from September to May (January, February, March, April, May- September, October, November, December)

Can I join a group?

The trip is not common, so you need to know that it can be difficult to join in a group

What happens in the event of bad weather?

If one day before the trip the weather conditions are really bad we give you the option to reschedule

About the guide

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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!



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What people are saying about México


The guides on Malinche and Orizaba were very good. But there was a big problem on Iztaccihuatl. I said to each of the guides that I had there that I wasn't bothered about seeing the sunrise from the top, and would it be possible to start a bit later than the usual 1am? They both agreed that it was, one saying that the reason for leaving so early was that normally they needed to take clients back to Mexico City after the climb, and in my case that wasn't necessary as I would stay at the visitor's centre. So in the end we left the visitor's centre at 4:30am. When we got to a foresummit of Iztaccihuatl at 11am, my guide said that we had left very late, and would have to turn back. So we never reached the top, to my great annoyance. In retrospect the best option would have been to have spent one night at the refuge at 4700m before going to the top, but this was never really offered as a possibility.



I love Carlos and the team! We ended up changing our itinerary to 3 mountains in 8 days and had a great experience. I will recommend Carlos and his wonderful hospitality and working with logistics anytime!



Bernardo was so nice and made sure that we were all safe and sound at all time. The taco place we went afterwards were so good. I had a wonderful trip that day and will definitely recommend it to everyone! Thank you!



The guides were awesome and supportive. I will absoutely be using explore share in the future



Great experience, glad I had the opportunity to do this hikes. I was only able to summit one of 3 peaks. One of them Malinche was because the cops didn't let us go up. make sure to start really early so that won't be a problem. The cops stop everyone in bad weather regardless if you have a guide or not. Iztaccihuatl I was able to summit bc the guide Carlos make sure we save our energy for the key areas. Pico de Orizaba it was not possible, because 40 mph winds and snow or hail, the guide make sure we returned safely back to the refuge. If we were able to extend the trip by one day we could have summit, no one summit that day but those that tried the following day had much better success rate. Either way always respect the mountain

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