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
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.
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
Mountain Hut in Piedra Grande.
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
Can I join a group?
Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that we need to consider before the tour?
Will there be porters to help to carry group and personal equipment?
What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?
What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain? Is this program suitable for children or older people?
How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?
How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?
What happens in the event of bad weather?
What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?
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 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!
The guides were awesome and supportive. I will absoutely be using explore share in the future
The traveller did not leave a comment.
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.
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.
Pico de Orizaba ascent with La Malinche acclimatization (3 days)
12-day Nevado de Toluca, Pico de Orizaba, Iztaccíhuatl, La Malinche summits in Mexico
Mexican Summits Week: Malinche, Iztaccihuatl and Pico de Orizaba
Climb the 4 tallest mountains in Mexico: Malinche, Nevado de Toluca, Iztaccihuatl & Pico de Orizaba (10 days)
Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.