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!
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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, 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.
- Accommodation included
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
- Personal insurance
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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What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain?
This trip is for intermediate mountaineers with previous experience and a good fitness level. Mountaineering is a physically demanding activity, and you should be prepared for challenging hikes, steep climbs, and exposure to high altitudes.
How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?
Before starting a formal training program for Pico de Orizaba, assess your current fitness level. If you are already active and in good shape, you may need less time to prepare than someone who is less active. It is recommended to start your training program at least 3-6 months before your ascent.
Focus on strengthening your legs, core, and upper body. Incorporate squats, lunges, deadlifts, and exercises for your core and back into your routine. You should also focus on aerobic exercises, such as running, cycling, swimming, or hiking, to improve your cardio.
Gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts. Start with shorter, easier workouts and gradually increase the intensity and duration as you get stronger.
How will accommodation be handled?
We'll be staying in mountain huts during our ascent.
Where will we meet at the start of the trip?
We will meet in Puebla, Mexico. Departures from Mexico City are available, and we can also arrange hotel accommodations for you.
What's included in the price?
Accommodation, guiding fee, transport during the trip, entrance fees, meals, technical gear (crampons, ice axe, helmet, harness, hiking poles, and front headlight) and personal insurance for summit day are included in the price.
What is NOT included in the price?
Transportation from Mexico City to Puebla, accommodation in Puebla, and lunches outside of the mountains are not included in the price.
What is the best time of the year to embark on this trip?
Orizaba can be climbed year-round.
Can I join a group?
Group or private guiding, the choice is yours for this trip.
What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?
There will be one guide for every 2 climbers.
What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?
We are a group of passionate mountain and rock climbing 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.
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Honestly, everything was organized very very well. From the communication prior to the climb, the pick up, the food, the camp and the guides: very very well organized. Very friendly people as well. Would recommend climbs with this organization anytime again without hesitation.
Loved our guide, he was perfect for us. We felt in security with him. He has a lot of mountain experience, is passionnate about the mointains and his work, knows all the tricks and techniques and always makes sure we are going well. He is in great physical shape, so he could go much quicker than us, but he adopted our pace and never put pressure to go faster. We enjoyed talking with him, he’s open, friendly and interesting. He speaks English and Spanish perfectly. The organization was also impeccable, with quick follow-ups and regular contacts prior to the trip. All the equipment provided was in good working order. All in all a wonderful expericence, I highly recommend them.
Great trip. Highly recommend La Malinche for those wishing to acclimatize to Pico. Our guides were professional and friendly. We had a difficult moment near the top of the summit, but our guide coached us through it and we successfully summitted.
This was a great trip. Well organised and with good attention so everything went smoothly. Good to have the acclimatisation hike up La Malinche before doing Pico de Orizaba. Special thanks to Mesh (guide for Orizaba) who was very helpful and developed my confidence as well as being understanding of my relative inexperience on ice. Whole team from 3 summits were definitely there to make this a fantastic experience. Makes me want to do more.
Karla was amazing at organizing everything you could want from transport, to hotel. Guides Angel and Christian were friendly, knowledge, and fun to climb with. Would highly recommend you travel with 3Summits for any of your Mexico volcanoes.
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