Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt
People per Guide
Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov
Type of Trip
Private and Group
- Reach the top of the highest volcano in Mexico, Pico de Orizaba!
- Improve your mountaineering skills with the help of an expert local guide.
- Stand on the summit of a 5-thousander and look down towards the Gulf of Mexico.
This 2-day expedition will take you all the way to the top of the highest mountain in Mexico, the third highest in North America. Come with one of our experienced local guides and discover Pico de Orizaba!
Rising high above the region, this stratovolcano summit is situated at 5,610 meters (18,400 ft) above sea level. Located on the border between the states of Veracruz and Puebla, Pico de Orizaba offers one of the most spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico.
On the first day of our trip, we will go to Piedra Grande Hut where we will settle in before an afternoon excursion. Then, the following day we will start off very early between midnight and 2 am. At 4,749 meters (15,580 ft), we’ll encounter a challenging path known as the “Labyrinth” and one of our guides will carefully lead you through this section. By sunrise and at an altitude of 4,900-5,000 meters approximately, we’ll start climbing the Jamapa Glacier (700 m /2300 ft).
Even though no mountaineering experience is required, all participants need to be physically fit. Furthermore, we’ll take into account everyone’s particular needs and we’ll organize the best itinerary accordingly in order to get to the top in the best possible condition.
So, are you are ready for this 2-day expedition on Pico de Orizaba? Then send your request and get ready to experience Mexico’s ultimate trekking and climbing challenge!
If you are looking for more unforgettable adventures in Mexico, you may also join us on this 2-day Expedition on Iztaccihuatl, Mexico.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
- Permit and entrance fees
- Personal Insurance
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Tlachichuca - Piedra Grande Hut
7:00 : Meeting point ( in the location you decide). We will check our equipment and do the final arrangements.
07:30 : Departure
09:30 : Arrival to Tlachichuca
11:30: 4×4 transport to Piedra Grande Hut
13:00: Acclimatization hike
18:00: Go to sleep
00:00 : Wake up and breakfast.
01:00: Start climbing
09:00 : Summit
09:30: We’ll begin descending.
14:00: Arrival to Piedra Grande hut.
18:00: Arrival to Puebla (approximately)
Piedra Grande Hut
- Pick you up at your hotel. 1 person: 130 USD. 2 people 75 USD/person. One way (2hrs).
- Buses Mexico-Puebla from TAPO bus station. About 10 USD. One way. No stops (2hrs.) and running all day long.
- Buses Mexico Airport-Puebla. About 20 USD one way (2hrs). No stops and running all day long.
- If you decide to come by bus, we would pick you up at Puebla bus station.
We can also organize an acclimatization before the summit in Iztaccíhuatl or La Malinche.
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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