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.




Trip Duration

8 days

People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

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

Type of Trip



  • 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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Price per person

Group of 1
1248 USD

Group of 2
833 USD

Group of 3
781 USD

Group of 4
781 USD

Group of 5
729 USD

Group of 6
729 USD

Group of 7
729 USD

Group of 8
729 USD


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 Includes: Accident Insurance, Safety Equipment, Helmet, Crampons, Ice ax, Meals (those indicated in the itinerary), Accommodation, Airport Transfers, Transportation between excursions, Entrance Tickets.


  • Day 1Arrival 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 2Malinche 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 3Visit 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 4Izta ascent (5,200m)

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

    Meals: Breakfast, Mountain Lunch, Lunch and Dinner


  • Day 5Visit Cholula

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

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner


  • Day 6Travel to Piedra Grande

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

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


  • Day 7Ascend 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 8Departure Day!

    Airport transfer.

    Meal: Breakfast


Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


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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.


About the Guide


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 Travesías


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!
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