2-day Climbing trip to Pico de Orizaba (5636 m)

Alvaro and his team of guides will take you to the top of the highest volcano in Mexico. Follow them on this 2-day expedition to Pico de Orizaba!




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

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.

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Price per person

Group of 1
650 USD

Group of 2
550 USD

Group of 3
550 USD

Group of 4
500 USD

Group of 5
500 USD

Group of 6
475 USD

Group of 7
475 USD

Group of 8
475 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Personal Insurance
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 - Transport from Mexico City to Puebla and accommodation in the city are not included in the price. - Lunches while not in the mountains are not included. - Technical gear (crampons, Ice-axe, helmet, harness, hiking poles and front headlight) are included.


  • Day 1Tlachichuca - 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

     17:00: Dinner

     18:00: Go to sleep

  • Day 2Summit day

     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)


Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Puebla. (Departures from Mexico and Hotel accommodation can be arranged too).


Piedra Grande Hut

More info

Transportation options:

- 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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What People are Saying


Everything was organised perfectly from pickup to drop off in the last day. You do not need to think about anything except your tracking and just enjoy your trip.
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The guides are very cordial and receptive, really experienced. The prior aclimatization was not enough, I recommend at least 3 days of aclimatization for those not experienced in high mountains. Thanks a lot for the team of 3summits!
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3 Summits eventually took me on a 5-day climb. They were absolutely great! Everything was organized and they were constantly professional.
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Adam T Behmer
Trip complete! We made the Summit!!!! The hospitality was fantastic, Oscar did an excellent job at making us feel welcome in the village. (On time and ready to go). Oscar and Abraham both did very well at exceeding all of my expectations. I personally had some trouble with my heart rate and Abraham was there every step of the way to ensure a safe decision. (When I wanted to QUIT) We slowed down, I caught my breath. And we kicked one step at a time! Excuse my language: Fucking Fantastic. Alvaro, your guides are fantastic! 18,400! Thanks for everything.
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Cesar Carrion

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