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Mexico Volcanoes, 10-day Expedition from Puebla with summit on Pico de Orizaba (5,636m)

Mexico Volcanoes, 10-day Expedition from Puebla with summit on Pico de Orizaba (5,636m) | undefined

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.

10 Days

Jan, Nov, Dec

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* 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.


There are a number of spectacular volcanoes throughout Mexico, topped by the highest peak in the country, the Pico de Orizaba (18,851 feet). And, on this 10-day expedition, we will take you to the summit of that mighty volcano, along with another great peak.

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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Snacks

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Clean drinkable water

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Camping equipment tents

Price details

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.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

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.





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What people are saying about SWS



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.



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!


Had an amazing experience climbing Mt. Whitney with Richard & Tim. They were excellent guides and safely got us to the summit and back.


Neil from SWS was amazing. We climbed the Mountaineering Route up to Mt. Whitney. It was an amazing experience. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I leaned a lot. I would absolutely use these guys again.


Too bad this review does not allow six stars. SWS is professional, client focused, flexible, and has the clients best interests in mind. I can say the personnel and leadership skills of the SWS guides are among the best. You can't go wrong with SWS.

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