Come and enjoy a 10-day trekking expedition from Puebla that will take you to the summit of the beautiful Pico de Orizaba with one of our experienced mountain guides.
Private and Group
Jan, Nov, Dec
* Enjoy an incredible 10-day journey through Mexico's highest volcanoes.
* Trek to the summits of both Iztaccihuauatl and the Pico de Orizaba.
* Explore the beautiful towns and markets around the volcanoes.
Beginning in the Mexican city of Puebla, our journey will first take us to the third highest peak in Mexico: Iztaccihuauatl (17,342 feet). This peak will act as a fantastic warm-up climb for Orizaba. However, you can rest assured that climbing to the top of Iztaccihuauatl is an amazing adventure all on its own. The climb, along with the views are absolutely stunning, especially of the nearby Popocatepetl (17,801 feet), which is the second highest peak in Mexico.
After climbing Iztaccihuauatl, you will have plenty of time to properly acclimatize. Furthermore, you will get to enjoy several days exploring the various sites, towns and areas before we reach Orizaba.
Once we reach the Pico de Orizaba, we will make our way up the peak, venturing from the trail head to the high camp, which is located just over 16, 000 feet. After that, we will make our final trek to the peak’s incredible summit, where you can enjoy the magnificent views.
While participants only require basic mountaineering skills to enjoy this trip, it is important that you are in excellent physical condition.
There is nothing like climbing to the top of a country’s highest peak. That is why we are so pleased to offer this classic and unforgettable adventure to the top of the Pico de Orizaba. To join us on this trip, please send a request.
Would you like to visit the Mount Everest Base Camp? Then come and join us on this 15-day trip.
- Accommodation included
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
- Clean drinkable water
- Camping equipment tents
Professional American guide(s), information support, land transportation, hotels, hut fees, permits, porters (as
needed), all food while trekking and climbing, entrance fees to parks, climbing permits, radios, safety equipment, group
technical equipment, and group camping equipment including tents, stoves, and fuel. Except as noted under food and
beverages, laundry, and personal climbing and trekking equipment.
Since 1981, we have been California's leader in guided mountaineering. From the Eastern Sierra to Mt. Shasta, we guide all of California 14ners and internationally.
IFMGA | AMGA
This was an amazing trip and overall super positive experience with SWS Mountain Guides. I had a great guide with lots of mountain experience and many cool stories to share!
Overall, the fair evaluation for the SWS Mountain Guides and the guide assigned to me is 3 stars. Reasons: 1. The guide did not seem to remember or respect the fact that I was new to mountaineering and that the name of program is called “introduction to mountaineering...”. For example, the guide set his own time for walking and resting without any concern to my physical ability for that timing. The guide walked ahead many times and didn’t even notice when I fell a few times. I understand the guide is not the insurer of safety or a hand holder, but a complete abrasive approach to the service is not right, especially when it’s a paid service. Perhaps, the guide is not a right choice for introduction tours. 2. There was a miscommunication with timing of the summit day. I thought we would start summiting around 5am the next day; however, I was told less than 15 hours before that we would start hiking at 1am the next day from base camp. We arrived at base camp early afternoon, and I’m wired up, hot, and not prepared to fall asleep between 5pm-12am, thus, I didn’t sleep at all. I attempted the summit hike but around 12k feet the sleep deprivation was killing me and I was catching myself falling asleep and my body trying to lay down while waking. The guide didn’t seem to concerned about this. Lack of empathy. Eventually, I had to insist we turn around because I didn’t want to go beyond 30 hours of no sleep and still have to descend from the summit. 3. The guide did help set up the tent and food. The guide did explain layers of clothes on and off and why. The guide did help instruct how to pack and why. 4. Overall, I feel this guide is best suited for advanced climbers not introduction courses as he seems to be more of a “ill walk ahead of you” not “ill walk with you” type of guide.
Such a difficult, but the most amazing experience! Something you will never forget!
One of the best experiences we ever had. Amazing trip with lots of excitement, challenges and action - all in the most beautiful scenery. Our guide Matt played a crucial role making this trip a life time experience. Hi-fives to Matt and thanks for being the best guide! Best, Gustav and Mikael
Had an amazing experience! What memories but must be honest, we were in over our head. Feel we were physically up to it but we went from sea level to 10,000 feet in 30 hours and it was a challenge to keep up. Some time to acclimate would have made a big difference. The guides were careful and supportive. We were outside our comfort zone for sure but also realize that made it so memorable! Thanks Loren
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