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Mexican Summits Week: Malinche, Iztaccihuatl and Pico de Orizaba

Mexican volcanoes
Mexican volcanoes
Mexican volcanoes
Mexican volcanoes

On this spectacular Mexican Summits Week, climb the three most emblematic volcanoes in Mexico: Malinche, Iztaccíhuatl and Pico de Orizaba with the help of certified, local guides!


Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt

8 Days

All year




* Discover the tallest volcano in Mexico and enjoy acclimatizing by climbing two other amazing peaks that will give you plenty of preparation!

* Climb to the summit of Mexico's most emblematic summits and learn about traditional Mexican legends on the way!

* The trip includes 2 rest days that we can use to visit 1 or 2 Magical Villages in Mexico close the mountains.


This unique Mexican summits trip is perfect to cover a wider area of Mexico climbing mountains within 4 Mexican States borders: Puebla, Estado de México, Tlaxcala, and Veracruz.

At a pleasant pace, we will start with the Malinche summit, departing from the Vacational Center located at the volcano's foothill. The second stop will take us from Malinche to the Iztaccihuatl camping, which will be the perfect acclimatization climb before tackling the first 5k meters / 16.4k foot summit of the trip.

Finally, our last peak will be the tallest in Mexico and the tallest volcano in North America. We will have camping or a mountain hostel as options for the last night. Additionally, this program includes 2 extra days that we can use to rest or to visit some of the villages around the mountains depending on your needs and preferences.

If you would like to join this unforgettable Mexican Summits week, then contact us, and let's start planning together! You can find a detailed day-by-day itinerary below.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal insurance

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Belay and rappel devices

- Quickdraws

- Trekking poles

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment sleeping pad

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

Acomodation during the nights in mountains is included: Huts, Camping Areas, Tents or Mountain Hostels when availables.

The Personal Gear we can provide is Certified and includes: helmet, harness, crampons, ice-axe, headlamp, ropes, anchors, ice-screws, quickdraws, carabineers, first-aid kit and any other security item needed as group of climbers.

The camping gear included is: tents, stoves, cookware, camping mats and good music when required.

NOT Included: Sleeping bags, boots, gloves, clothing, sunglasses, bottles to refill with drinks, sunscreen, backpack and other personal gear not mentioned previously; but there is a chance to rent some of them at an extra fee.

During the city nights and 2 rest days, the acommodation and other services are not included as they depend on the clients' preferences and needs.


Day 1: Malinche National Park

We will meet in the morning in the meeting place that we agree (Mexico City, Puebla, or Tlaxcala, other places are subject to a extra fee for first transportation.). After a quick double-check of your items for the trip, we will head to the Malinche National Park to check-in to our cabin and begin the acclimatization at 3,100m/10,168ft.

Day 2: Malinche Ascent

Early we start our Malinche climbing. There's the chance of catch the sunrise close the summit, at 4,461m/14,632ft, or sleep more and rest better, according your needs. The total climbing will take around 6-7 hours. Then we can go Puebla or Tlaxcala city to rest that night in there.

Day 3: Rest day-archeological sites and Mexican culture

Rest day with option to visit some Mexican archeological places, some other villages, traditional mexican food (as much as your stomach can resist) or just rest. We spend the night in city.

Day 4: Iztaccihuatl Camp

Today we leave to Iztaccihuatl Mountain, where we gonna put our camp at 3,900m/12,792ft and prepare the last details gear to our first 5km/16.4kft summit of the trip.

Day 5: Iztaccihuatl Summit

Beginning very early in the morning, and after 6-7 hours climbing we will arrive the summit at 5,215m/17,105ft. Some celebration at the summit we then start the descent to return and rest in another city or village, where we gonna spend that night.

Day 6: Rest day/optional sightseeing

Another rest day which will be well received for our bodies after Iztaccihuatl. Today we can visit some other historical places in Mexico or just enjoy the rest. We spend the night in city.

Day 7: Pico de Orizaba National Park

Early in the morning we direct to Pico de Orizaba National Park, where we're going to prepare our camp at 4,200m/13,770ft or stay in a mountain hostel at 3,500m/11,480ft according your preferences.

Day 8: Pico de Orizaba Summit

As soon as the day begins we will start our climbing to the summit of the tallest volcano in North America. The day will be long but our energy should last and exceed the demands of the journey. The total climbing in Pico de Orizaba lasts around 12-14 hours and after that we start our descent to the city making the necessary stops to celebrate our summit.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am a Mexican Mountain Guide, part of the Mexican Association of Mountain And Climbing Guides AMGME (standed by Spanish). I love the Outdoors and I dedicate all my life to them. I've been guiding professionally in mountains for the last 6 years, since I began my formation in 2014, providing always certainty and safety to the climbers.

I work side to side with many local, professional and friendly people, and being surrounded by many different cultures is one of the wonderful things in my job, giving, all of this, a unique experience in each expedition.

My experience climbing big mountains goes from Canada to different countries in South America, working meanwhile with different guides, people and companies. I´m always looking to get unforgettable trips and adventures. Write for any expedition's question, I´ll be happy to solve it!


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What people are saying about this trip



Hi, Oscar is one of the best Guide I have ever seen. With out him (and his team) I can not imagen I could do the three summit in 7 days. Personally, I can not describe how much He was helpful (every single step) during my trip and claiming all tree summits.



I have climbed with a lot of great guides, but Oscar is by far and away the best. He is happy every minute he is on a mountain and he wants to share that happiness with everyone. When I was struggling, he was so encouraging and helped me feel like he cared about my safety and success. Thanks to him, I was able to summit! Oscar works hard and does many things that you might not even notice to make the climb safe, fun, and memorable and he does it all with a smile. I would climb anywhere with him!



Oscar was incredibly knowledgeable, accommodating, and great as a guide.

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