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Day hike to the summit of Malinche (4,500m), near Mexico City

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Come and enjoy a full day hike to the summit of La Malinche in the state of Tlaxcala near Mexico City with one of our experienced mountain guides.

1 Day

All year


All levels


* Enjoy a full-day trek to the summit of La Malinche in Mexico.

* Marvel at the views of several nearby peaks, including Popocatepetl.

* Open to people of all levels.


Would you like to spend a day hiking to the top of a famous peak in Mexico? If so, you’ll love this adventure that will take you to the summit of the La Malinche peak (4,500m).

The fifth highest peak in Mexico, La Malinche is a great mountain to climb. And, because the ascent is not very difficult, people of all skill levels can enjoy this trekking expedition. However, you should be in good physical condition.

Our adventure will begin in Mexico City. From there we will go to Malinzin. Once there, we will walk through gorgeous conifer woods before reaching La Malinche. Once we reach the peak, we will begin our hiking ascent. Throughout the climb, you will be able to see a number of Mexico’s highest peaks. Those peaks include the highest peak in the country: the Pico de Orizaba (5,636m). You will also get to see the twin volcanoes of Popocateptl (5,426m) and Iztaccihuatl (5,230m).

Once we reach the summit of La Malinche, we will enjoy a tasty lunch, while you enjoy more spectacular views. Afterwards, we will make our way back to Malinzin, where you can enjoy another wonderful meal before returning to Mexico City.

If you would like to join us on this thrilling ascent to the top of La Malinche, please send a request.

We also offer a climbing trip that will take you to the Grupo de Los Cien hut on Iztaccihuatl.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees


More info

Participants should bring the following items: Towel Windproof top Complete change of clothes Mountain coat Boots or trainers with a treaded sole and which protect the ankles Sunglasses with ultraviolet protection with a close fit to the face or side protection Sun cream of at least factor 30 Comfortable shirt and trousers, preferably made of synthetic fibres and not cotton, including jeans. Water proof jacket Gloves

Meeting point

Mexico City


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

Distance 13 km / Altitude 4,461 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 5 days a week and those who have some trekking experience. This trip is not recommended for children and people with heart and lungs 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 a UBER.

How will accommodation and meals be handled during the trek?

The meal is included at the end of the trip. We offer tacos, quesadillas, and beverages without alcohol.

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

You should have excellent health.

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

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

Can I join a group?

Sure, we have open groups on the second Saturday of the month.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

If on 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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