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


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.


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


About the guide

We are a group of mountain and rock climbing passionet 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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1629 Each

Group of 2

USD 1356 Each

Group of 3

USD 1356 Each

Group of 4

USD 1356 Each

Group of 5

USD 1356 Each

Group of 6

USD 1253 Each

Group of 7

USD 1253 Each

Group of 8

USD 1253 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal insurance

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

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.



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