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Pico de Orizaba ascent with La Malinche acclimatization (3 days)

Join one of the expert guides at 3Summits Adventure and climb two amazing mountains of Mexico. Start with La Malinche and reach the highest point in the country at Pico de Orizaba!

Mountain RangeTrans-Mexican Volcanic Belt
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group


  • Explore the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt.

  • Climb two impressive volcanoes under expert guidance.

  • Stand at the top of the highest mountain in Mexico.


Would you like to live an amazing 3-day mountaineering adventure in Mexico? Then contact us and reach the summit of Pico de Orizaba after an acclimatization ascent to La Malinche!

Pico de Orizaba (5,610m) is the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America. This huge stratovolcano is on the border between the Mexican states of Veracruz and Puebla.

Our 3-day adventure will start at the lower, but equally impressive, volcano, La Malinche (4,420m). This ascent crosses varied terrain and will allow us to acclimatize and prepare for the final challenge.

After climbing La Malinche, we will be ready to tackle Pico de Orizaba, which will take us two days. Halfway up, we will spend a night at the Piedra Grande Hut, surrounded by breathtaking landscape. Then, the third day, after climbing the Jamapa Glacier, we’ll reach the summit of the highest point in Mexico!

Please note that this trip requires previous experience  and is for intermediate mountaineers. Furthermore, you should have a good fitness level. Of course, I we will be there to help and guide you on the way. 

So, are you are ready for an awesome 3-day outing in Mexico? Then just contact us. Climb La Malinche and Pico de Orizaba under expert guidance!

If you are already acclimatized, you can go for the 2-day ascent. Take a look at it here.



Mountain hut.

More info

Transportation options from Mexico to Puebla and back: - Pick you up at your hotel. 1 person: 130 USD. 2 people 75 USD/person. One way (2hrs). - Buses Mexico-Puebla from TAPO bus station. About 10 USD. One way. No stops (2hrs.) and running all day long. - Buses Mexico Airport-Puebla. About 20 USD one way (2hrs). No stops and running all day long. - If you decide to come by bus, we would pick you up at Puebla bus station.

Meeting point

Puebla. (Departures from Mexico and Hotel accommodation can be arranged too).




Day 1: La Malinche ascent

Day 2: Pico de Orizaba ascent (part 1)

Day 3: Pico de Orizaba ascent (Summit day)

Equipment you will need to bring




Ice Axe


About the guide

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We are a group of mountain and rock climbing passionet local guides in Mexico, members of the AMGME (Mexican Mountain and Climbing Guides Association), where we have been practicing and guiding around the country for 10 years.

Our main goal is to make people enjoy our mountains as much as we do and get a real experience of out Mexican style of life having a close and friendly relationship with all our clients and trying to help as much as we can.

Everybody has different needs so we can modify all our programs to what is best for you, wether you need everything from transport, accommodation, food, gear... or just want to be guided in the mountain.

Please get in contact with us to climb our beautiful mountains and we'll do our best so that you get the most of your trip.

For booking assistance

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 954 each

Group of 2

USD 820 each

Group of 3

USD 820 each

Group of 4

USD 758 each

Group of 5

USD 758 each

Group of 6

USD 758 each

Group of 7

USD 758 each

Group of 8

USD 758 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Personal Insurance

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Transport from Mexico City to Puebla and accommodation in the city are not included in the price. - Lunches while not in the mountains are not included. - Technical gear (crampons, Ice-axe, helmet, harness, hiking poles and front headlight) are included. Personal insurance is included only for the summit day.

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