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1-day guided expedition to La Malinche (4.461 m)

Join a certified mountain guide to enjoy an easy climb along the La Malinche National Park to reach the summit of La Malinche mountain (4.461 m).

Mountain RangeTrans-Mexican Volcanic Belt
Duration1 day
Offer periodDec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate


  • Reach the summit of La Malinche.

  • Contemplate fantastic views of the surrounding volcanoes.

  • Go through a beautiful forest in a Mexican National Park.


La Malinche is a Mexican National Park located in the states of Tlaxcala and Puebla. 

Most part of this protected area of La Malinche is covered by coniferous forests, where you can find a great variety of animals and plants.

The plan I am offering today consists in a full-day guided expedition with a summit attempt to 4.461-meter La Malinche peak.

We will leave about 7 am from our meeting point (to be confirmed) so that we can be in Tlaxcala early in the morning. We may first have breakfast before leading to the trail-head.

The trail starts in La Trinidad Resort, located inside the National Park. From the foot of La Malinche mountain, we will ascend through cracks and high edges. On the way across the pine forest, you can admire amazing views such as the Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl volcanoes.

After 2 hiking hours, at 4.000 meters high, trees and vegetation start to disappear because of the altitude. From that tree line, we’ll have to climb an alpine terrain full of rocks, sandy land and difficult slopes. It is probably the hardest part of the expedition.

The total ascent to the summit will take us about 4 or 5 hours, depending on the group physical fit and of course, weather conditions.

The descent is easier and takes no more than 3 hours. But you must be careful about loose stones that can cause tripping. So, we’ll be returning in the cars at about 18 hrs and be back in Mexico D.F. by 19 hrs.

Although La Malinche is an easy mountain to climb, I suggest my guests to be well trained and equipped. The climate in the area is very changeable with high probabilities of rains, snow or hails.

Remember to wear comfortable boots, warm clothes (preferably in layers), backpack minimum of 30 liters, headlamp, sunscreen and sunglasses.

I have no doubt this expedition will exceed your expectations. If you want to join it, please contact me. I will be waiting for your message so that we can discuss and plan the trip together. 

Looking for more ascents in Mexico? Take a look at this program to Xinantecatl Volcano.

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Extra rental costs: Crampons 300 $/Piolet 150 $/ Helmet 100 $/Harness 100 $/Backpack 200 $



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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 361 each

Group of 2

USD 207 each

Group of 3

USD 207 each

Group of 4

USD 207 each

Group of 5

USD 207 each

Group of 6

USD 207 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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