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Pico de Orizaba (5,636m): Climb the highest mountain in Mexico, 2 days with acclimatization

Pico de Orizaba (5,636m): Climb the highest mountain in Mexico, 2 days with acclimatization | Mexico

Join one of our experienced mountain guides for a 2-day climbing adventure to the summit of the Pico de Orizaba in Mexico that includes plenty of time for acclimatization.

Private and Group

2 Days

All year




* Enjoy a 2-day climb to the summit of the Pico de Orizaba in Mexico.

* Spend a night in a comfortable mountain hut at Piedra Grande.

* Marvel at the unbelievable views from the the highest peak in Mexico.


The Pico de Orizaba (5,636m) is the highest peak in all of Mexico. And, on this 2-day expedition, we would like to guide you to the peak’s extravagant summit.

Stunning and mighty, the Pico de Orizaba is the kind of peak that takes your breath away more and more the closer to it you get. And, that feeling only intensifies as you start to ascend the peak, higher and higher.

Our trip will begin in Mexico City. From there, we will go to Tlachichuca, Puebla. After that, we will take a 4×4 ride to the mountain hut in Piedra Grande. From the hut, we will take a scenic hike where we will practice using crampons and an ice ax. Moreover, during this hike, you will get the chance to get properly acclimatized. Afterwards, we will return to the hut, where you can enjoy some food and get some sleep.

Early in the morning on the following day, we will make our ascent of the Pico de Orizaba. At sunrise, you will get to enjoy some truly majestic views of the landscape surrounding the peak. Those views will only get better until they reach their apex at the summit. After you’ve enjoyed the views, we will make our way back to Tlachichuca, where we will eat before returning to Mexico City.

Participants on this trip should be in good physical condition. Experience climbing on similar peaks is recommended as well.

To join us on this adventure to the top of the Pico de Orizaba, please send a request.

We also offer a 2-day climbing trip to the summit of the amazing Iztaccihuatl volcano.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees


More info

Participants should bring the following items: Towel Sleeping bag Clothes to sleep in Wash kit Two complete changes of clothes Thermal underwear Fleece or fibre pile mid layer Gore-Tex or similar outer layer to protect from the wind and rain Sunglasses with ultraviolet protection with a close fit to the face or side protection Sun cream of at least factor 30 Mountain head wear (wool or synthetic) Rucksack (25-30l) Trekking poles Rigid or semi-rigid mountain boots, previously used and waterproof High mountain gloves

Meeting point

Mexico City


What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

This trip is recommended for people who exercise themself 4 to 6 days in the week, for people who have experience with mountainnering, and high altitude. This trip is not recommended for children, people with heart sickness and lungs sickness.

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

We recommend start training 2 or 3 months in before if you don't have experience with hihg mountains, and if you have with 1 month. We reccomend anaerobic exercises.

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment, and if so, what would be the approximate cost of that?

We included ice axe, crampons, helmet, lamp, trekking poles, backpack and camp. We do not included clothes, boots, sleeping bag (Available to rent) and sleeping pad (Available to rent).

Will there be porters to help to carry group and personal equipment?

We really want you keep comfortable. You don't need to carry all your stuff, only the equipment (Ice axe, crampons, etc) and your lunch. The rest of your loggaje you can leave it on the van, it's secure.

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

The accommodation during the trip (2 days one night) is in a refuge, about the meals we include 2 lunches, water, dinner on the 1st day and breakfast on the 2nd day.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

If one day before the trip the weather conditions are really bad we give you the option to reschedule

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that we need to consider before the tour?

Have an excellent healthy

What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

The guide need to be with you in every single moment on the mountain.

What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?

We do this trip all the year but the best season is from September to May (January, February, March, April, May- September, October, November, December)

Can I join a group?

Sure, we have open groups on the 3rd weekend of the month.

About the guide

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Tour Operator

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 this trip



It was a really unforgettable experience! Personal thanks to our guide, Raul, for interesting stories, tasty food in the shelter and support! But you need to be sure that you are in a good physical condition. Unfortunately due to circumstances we did not make it to the peak of Orizaba and reached only the glacier, but such length was perfect for acclimatization as we nearly did not feel mountain sickness. Also guys from the agency forgot to put the sleeping bags as we discussed, but Raul solved this problem at the mountain by giving his own sleeping bag to my wife and organizing two more bags delivery from the campus next day.



The guides were awesome and supportive. I will absoutely be using explore share in the future



My guide Bernardo was fantastic and super helpful and experienced and friendly. They were also able to provide me vegetarian food, and a sleeping bag. I have particularly large feet (US size 14-15 in sneakers), which means that the ordinary krampons didn’t fit my boots( (US size 13). But they worked to find me some krampons that would fit me in time. I share this as testimony for their good service but also as an advice to give your guide a headsup if your feet are also particularly large. I did not make it to the top, but only becauae i was gassed (out of energy). The aclimitization and pace were good. It was a challenge for me to do so much hiking in the cold and dark hours of the morning before sunrise. But even though i didn’t make the summit, i accomplished a lot and set personal records and had a very unique experience with unbelievable views. And the guide and company were very helpful always.

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