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Malinche, Iztaccihuatl & Pico de Orizaba, Climb the 3 highest peaks in Mexico, 8 days

Join one of our certified guides on this incredible hike to the 3 highest peaks of Malinche, Iztaccihuatl and Pico de Orizaba in Mexico. Explore the historic cities of Cholula and Huamantla and see the spectacular pyramids of Teotihuacan on this 8-day trip.

Duration8 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Climb the three highest peaks in Mexico.

  • Visit the historic cities of  Cholula and Huamantla.

  • See the UNESCO recognised pyramids of Teotihuacan.


Come, join us as we take you to the three highest peaks in Mexico for 8 days. We will climb Malinche (4420m), Iztaccihuatl (5230m) and Pico de Orizaba (5747m), the highest peak in the country on this incredible trip.

You will not only capture the summits of these mountain giants but also visit the historic cities of  Cholula, Huamantla and see the spectacular pyramids of Teotihuacan. Also, get ready to explore the areas around Mexico City bordering Veracruz.

The first two days involve a trek to Malinche. It is relatively an easy hike which offers stunning vistas. As we take on the peaks of Iztaccihuatl and Pico de Orizaba the following days, it will get more challenging and thrilling.

The third highest peak in Mexico, Iztaccihuatl sets us on a trail of snow and glacier. We will start early at around 2 am towards this non-technical peak. Equipped with an ice ax and crampons, we will scale up for about 14 to 17 hours to get to the top. If required we can also halt at a high camp before the final hike. The trail offers exceptional views of craggy ridges and the Popocatepetl volcano.

We have reserved a day for acclimatization so you don’t have to worry. Regarding difficulty, keep in mind that you should be fit and used to long hikes to be on this tour.

The last peak of our journey, Pico de Orizaba is a classic volcano cone. At 5,636m, it is the highest summit in Mexico and the third highest in North America. Again a non-technical summit, mounting it would require the said equipment along with ropes. We will start early at about 2 am and after a good hike of 12-15 hours, reach the top. You will see panoramic views alongside witnessing a striking sunrise once there.

It will be a trip worth your time and effort. So, get in touch now and reserve your seat to capture the three highest peaks in Mexico. We also guide a trip to the 4 tallest mountains in Mexico.


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Please bring along: Towel, Sleeping bag, Clothes, Wash kit,Thermal underwear, Fleece or fibre pile mid-layer, Gore-Tex or similar outer layer to protect from the wind and rain, Sunglasses, Sun cream, Waterproof jacket, Rucksack (25-30l), Trekking poles, Rigid or semi-rigid mountain boots, High mountain gloves, Insulating mat for the floor.




Day 1: Arrival Day

Once you arrive, we will visit Teotihuacan, a UNESCO recognized pyramid site. Later, you will be transferred to the cabins in Malinche.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner


Day 2: Malinche Hike (4400m)

We will ascend Malinche, the fifth highest peak in Mexico. It is located 3 hours from Mexico City. Overnight at Malinche Cabins.

Meals: Breakfast, Mountain Lunch, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Visit Huamantla and stay at Iztacciuhatl refuge 

We will spend the day visiting the historic city of Huamantla. It is designated as the“Magic” Town of Mexico. Overnight at Iztacciuhatl refuge.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4: Izta ascent (5,200m)

Ascend Iztaccihuatl, the 3th highest peak in Mexico. Overnight at a refuge stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Mountain Lunch, Lunch and Dinner


Day 5: Visit Cholula

Visit the historic town of Cholula. Overnight in a hotel in Tlachichuca.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner


Day 6: Travel to Piedra Grande

Travel to Piedra Grande. Overnight at the refuge. We will have an acclimatization hike today.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 7: Ascend Pico Orizaba (5,700m)

Ascend Pico de Orizaba, the highest peak in Mexico. Later, travel back to your hotel in Mexico City.

Meals: Breakfast, Mountain Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Departure Day!

Airport transfer.

Meal: Breakfast

About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1328 each

Group of 2

USD 880 each

Group of 3

USD 820 each

Group of 4

USD 820 each

Group of 5

USD 762 each

Group of 6

USD 762 each

Group of 7

USD 762 each

Group of 8

USD 762 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

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

- Transport during the trip

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

Price Includes: Accident Insurance,

Safety Equipment,



Ice ax,

Meals (those indicated in the itinerary),


Airport Transfers,

Transportation between excursions,

Entrance Tickets.

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