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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

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

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

- Permit and entrance fees

- Tents

- Rope

- Sleeping pad

- Cooking utensils

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Trekking poles

- Snacks

- Clean drinkable water

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 Cabins

We will stay in very nice cabins just at the beginning of the hike.

Day 3: La Malinche Summit and Transfer to Puebla City

Day 4: Rest/Tourism Day

Day 5: Transport to Iztaccihuatl Base Camp

We will have spectacular views of the active and huge volcano Popocateplt. We will also do acclimatization hikes.

Day 6: Summit Iztaccihuatl

Transport to Puebla city Hotel.

Day 7: Rest/Tourism Day

Day 8: Acclimatization day

Transport to Pico de Orizaba base camp.

Day 9: Pico de Orizaba Summit day

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. (Optional)

Day 11: Fly back home.



Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment, and if so, what would be the approximate cost of that?

You will need to bring crampons, helmet, harness, carabiners, sticks, front lamp, ropes, aid box

When is the best time to climb these three peaks?

October, just after the rainy season, is often considered the best month. The dry season (October to April) offers stable weather!

Are accommodations in Mexico City included?

Accommodations in the city are optional. You can choose economic or luxury hotels based on your budget. Accommodations during the climbs are included.

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

Yes, all meals during the climb are included in the package.

Do the guides speak English or Spanish only?

All guides speak English, so language won't be a concern.

What would we pay for waterfalls visit and horse riding?

Hikes to waterfalls don't have any extra cost. Horse riding would be 30 USD per person.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hyatt Regency Mexico City Mexico City Mexico
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JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City Mexico City Mexico
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Presidente InterContinental Mexico City Mexico City Mexico
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About the guide

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Guiding agency

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.


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What people are saying about this trip



The guides were awesome, the food was delicious, and everything was planned very well. Really enjoyed the trip!



Everything about the 3 summits agency was perfect. Transport, accomodation and food were Amazing. However, the guides were what made the big difference. They are very helpful and they know what they are doing. Their positive energy made the whole trip an unforgettable experience.



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



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.



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

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