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

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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.

2 Days

All year

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • 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.

Description

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.

Details

Accommodation

Mountain Hut in Piedra Grande.

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

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About the guide

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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 570 Each

Group of 2

USD 415 Each

Group of 3

USD 325 Each

Group of 4

USD 315 Each

Group of 5

USD 315 Each

Group of 6

USD 315 Each

Group of 7

USD 315 Each

Group of 8

USD 315 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner




 

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