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11-day Pico de Orizaba, Iztaccíhuatl, La Malinche summits

11 days, 3 summits in Mexico: Pico de Orizaba, Iztaccihuatl and La Malinche
11 days, 3 summits in Mexico: Pico de Orizaba, Iztaccihuatl and La Malinche
11 days, 3 summits in Mexico: Pico de Orizaba, Iztaccihuatl and La Malinche
11 days, 3 summits in Mexico: Pico de Orizaba, Iztaccihuatl and La Malinche
11 days, 3 summits in Mexico: Pico de Orizaba, Iztaccihuatl and La Malinche

Join Alvaro and his team of guides on this 11-day trip and conquer 3 amazing Mexican summits: Pico de Orizaba, Iztaccihuatl and La Malinche!


Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt

11 Days

All year




  • Conquer three of the most important volcanoes in Mexico.
  • Stand on the summit of a 5-thousander for the first time.
  • Improve your mountaineering skills with the help of an expert local guide.


Looking for the ultimate Mexican mountaineering adventure? Then this 11-day expedition is for you. Follow us and reach the top of Pico de Orizaba, Iztaccihuatl and La Malinche!

First, we will start by going up La Malinche, the 6th highest mountain in Mexico. At 4,420 m (14,500 ft) above sea level and with very little snow year round, this summit is ideal to begin our acclimatization process. Then, on the following days we’ll enjoy some more acclimatization hikes  before ascending Iztaccihuatl (5,220 m/ 17,130 ft). Also known as Izta or Mujer Dormida (sleeping lady), this volcano is the third highest peak in Mexico. Finally, after reaching the top of these two amazing Mexican volcanoes, we’ll end with Pico de Orizaba, the highest mountain in the country. At 5,610 m (18,400 ft), this striking volcano makes for an excellent first  high altitude experience. For a more detailed description of the trip, take a look at the itinerary below!

We’ll may split this expedition into eleven days in order to reach the top of these three amazing volcanoes in the best possible conditions. However, this program’s length can be reduced according to each participant’s physical condition. Even though no prior mountaineering experience is required it’s essential to be physically fit.

So, does this 11-day expedition in Mexico sound tempting?  Then send your request now and get ready for an experience you’ll never forget!

And, if you are looking for more unforgettable adventures in Mexico, check out this 4 summits in Mexico in 12 days: Nevado de Toluca, Pico de Orizaba, Iztaccihuatl & La Malinche trip.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal insurance

- Clean drinkable water

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Snacks

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Trekking poles

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment sleeping pad

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

Price does not include:

*Transport from Mexico City to Puebla

*Accommodation in the city.

*Extra days,

*Alcoholic drinks

*Meals in the city

*Entries to pyramids, museums, etc.



Day 1: Arrival in Mexico City

Day 2: Transfer to La Malinche

Day 3: La Malinche Summit and transfer to Puebla City

Day 4: Rest day

Transport to Iztacciuatl base camp.

Day 5: Acclimatization hikes.

Day 6: Summit Iztaccihuatl.

Transport to Puebla city Hotel.

Day 7: Rest day

Transport to Hidalgo Village in Pico de Orizaba National Park.

Day 8: Acclimatization day

We’ll enjoy some small hikes where we’ll visit waterfalls and we may even go horse riding.

Day 9: Pico de Orizaba Summit

Early in the morning, we’ll transfer to Pico de Orizaba base camp.

Once we finish ascending this volcano we’ll return back to our hotel in Puebla City.

Day 10: Transport to Mexico City

Visit the Teotihuacan Pyramids.

Day 11: Fly back home.




Hotel In a tent Mountain Hut

Meeting point

Puebla or Mexico City

Frequently Asked Questions

Are meals included for the eleven days we would be climbing with you?

What would we pay for waterfalls visit and horse riding?

When is the best time to climb these three peaks?

Do the guides speak English or Spanish only?

Are accommodations in Mexico City included?

About the guide

We are a group of passionate mountain and rock climbing local guides in Mexico, members of the AMGME (Mexican Mountain and Climbing Guides Association), where we have been practicing and guiding around the country for 10 years.

Our main goal is to make people enjoy our mountains as much as we do and get a real experience of out Mexican style of life having a close and friendly relationship with all our clients and trying to help as much as we can.

Everybody has different needs so we can modify all our programs to what is best for you, wether you need everything from transport, accommodation, food, gear... or just want to be guided in the mountain.

Please get in contact with us to climb our beautiful mountains and we'll do our best so that you get the most of your trip.


English | Spanish



What people are saying about this trip

Stephane Hatgiskessell


May, 2023

Everything was great! I did not have much experience hiking (let alone trekking a mountain), but the 3-summits team did a fantastic job of guiding me through everything. I cannot imagine a better experience. Truly an amazing experience.


January, 2023

3Summit was amazing, pofessional, and personable. Best guide service I've used, couldn't recommend them enough!

Doris Neubauer


April, 2022

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Minhua Lu


December, 2021

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Marco Malcotti


November, 2021

The best experience possible. Excellent service. Great organization and the best accommodations possible. Fully recommended.

Bethan Powell


July, 2021

Trilogy was absolutely fantastic! First of all the experience booking it was great. Alvaro was very helpful in answering all my questions. He planned the time carefully so that I would have enough time to recover between summits and the schedule meant that I managed to acclimatise to the altitude well and get to the top of pico feeling fine which is significantly higher than I have ever gone before in my life. Having seen people suffer altitude sickness at much lower heights this was a concern of mine. Finally the guides were absolutely amazing. Lovely people who are so passionate about the mountains. I went by myself and they are great company. Highly recommend doing trilogy!!!

Marie Thompson


November, 2020

Kindest, most helpful and friendly guides and staff. Really went out of their way to make me comfortable.

Liliya Ianovskaia


January, 2020

Trip was absolutely wonderful! Very professionally organized logistics and amazing guides. 5 stars all over!

Daniel Duchon


January, 2020

Great trip - Alvaro and the boys took care of everything for my wife and I during the Trilogy/Triple Peak Trip! Food, transports, tents, gear - all went well. Gustavo, Meesh, Abrahim, Dani, and Oscar were awesome guides and got us there and back. They even helped with a flexible itinerary to help changes in our party's schedule.

Sureyya Fidan


February, 2019

It was a very different experience for me. Beautiful country, nice people and beautiful mountains. Thank you. Sureyya FIDAN from ISTANBUL


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