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2-day Pico de Orizaba hiking tour in Mexico with overnight in a mountain hut

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Join one of our certified guides on a 2-day Pico de Orizaba hiking tour and discover the most stunning sights on Mexico's highest volcano!


2 Days

All year


All levels


* Join a unique hike to the highest volcano in Mexico.

* Enjoy spending the night on the Pico de Orizaba.

* Discover the largest volcano in Mexico.


Would you like to join a top hiking tour in Mexico? Then join us on this unique 2-day Pico de Orizaba adventure!

At 5,636 m, Pico de Orizaba is the highest volcano in Mexico. This stunning peak towers high on the border between Veracruz and Puebla. This mountain is also called Citlaltépetl, which means star mountain. Poyauhtecatl is another of its names, which means “the one that gives things colors”. Additionally, this stunning peak is also home to 9 glaciers, including the biggest glacier in Mexico. Hiking to Pico de Orizaba is an experience you will never forget.

On this 2-day excursion, you will get the chance to walk on the sides of this breathtaking mountain and discover its forests and glaciers. We will stay overnight in a mountain hut that will allow us to catch sight of the starry sky as well. Furthermore, keep in mind that everyone is welcome to join as long as they are physically fit and over 12 years old.

So, are you ready to go on one of the top hikes in Mexico? Then book your place now and join me on a 2-day Pico de Orizaba hiking tour!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Price is per person to join a group and includes the loan of a rucksack and headlight.

Equipment you will need to bring

Towel. Sun cream of at least factor 30. Windproof top. Sleeping bag. Insect repellent. Clothes to sleep in. Wash kit. Two complete changes of clothes. Mountain coat. Boots or trainers with a treaded sole and which protect the ankles. Comfortable shirt and trousers, preferably made of synthetic fibre and not cotton, including jeans. Water proof jacket. Gloves.


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

Distance 12 km / Altitude 5,640 meters above the sea

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 4 to 6 days a week, and for people who have experience with mountaineering, and high altitude. This trip is not recommended for children, people with heart sickness, and lung 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 shoe 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 (2 days and one night) is in a refuge. Regarding the meals, we include 2 lunches, water, dinner on the 1st day, and breakfast on the 2nd day.

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

You should have an excellent health.

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

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

Can I join a group?

Sure, we have open groups every Tuesday to Sunday.

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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Tour Operator

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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