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Day hike to the summit of Cofre de Perote in Veracruz

Day hike to the summit of Cofre de Perote in Veracruz | undefined

Allow one of our expert guides take you to the summit of Cofre de Perote. Enjoy the best views of Pico de Orizaba, and prepare for bigger ascents, or simply enjoy this pleasant hike.


Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt

1 Day

All year


All levels


* Get ready for bigger ascents in Mexico on this day hike.

* Reach the summit of Cofre de Perote in the state of Veracruz.

* Enjoy breathtaking views of Pico de Orizaba and the whole area.


Nauhcampatépetl also known as Cofre de Perote (4,250 m) is an extinct volcano in Veracruz. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to reach the summit of Mexico’s eight highest peak!

This majestic mountain is located where the Sierra Madre Oriental joins the Cordillera Neovolcanica. Its name cofre, means chest or box in english. And it comes from the shape of the peak which looks like a treasure chest. However, its original name Nauhcampatépetl comes from the indigenous language nahuatl, which means four sided mountain.

Cofre de Perote lies in the Cofre de Perote National Park with more than 11,700 ha. This dazzling park was established in 1937 as a way to protect the area. Also, it is very close to other magnificent and iconic mountains in the country, such as Citlaltépetl or Pico de Orizaba. Thus, it is often overlooked. But, once you reach its summit, you’ll understand why it is one of our favorite ascents!

Reaching the top of this peak is a pleasant hike that crosses an enchanting pine forest. Due to its location, it offers hypnotizing views of the surrounding volcanoes. Furthermore, it is the perfect way to acclimatize and prepare for bigger ascents nearby.

If you wish to stand at the summit of Cofre de Perote with one of our expert guides, don’t hesitate and send us a request. One of our certified guides will have the pleasure to take you to this marvellous place.

You can also check this 2-day Climbing trip to Pico Orizaba, if you wish to attempt a higher ascent.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

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