Mountaineer some of North America’s tallest volcanoes

Climb Nevado de Toluca, strap on some ice crampons and summit Pico Orizaba or mountaineer La Malinche. There are many possibilities for motivated climbers in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt!


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Located in southern North America, Mexico is a large and diverse country, with many different landscapes, climates and cultures. While the majority of the mountaineering is done on the eastern end of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, this is a world away from the tropical beaches of the coasts, arid deserts of the north and ancient pyramids in the southern jungles. Every region has something different to offer. Mexico City is a sprawling metropolis and melting pot for all of the Central American region. Different cuisine, art, music and architecture from all the regions of this diverse country converge here to create a truly unique and lively city. The Mesoamerican pyramids in the state of Pueblo are especially worth a visit, if you have the time.  



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What’s the weather like?

During the winter, the best mountaineering season, the Volcanic Belt is dry and pretty temperate. However, temperatures have been can get quite cold and it is always below freezing at the top of the volcanos. The summer and autumn are generally quite hot and wet in this region.

How long should I stay?

This depends on what you want to do. Many of the best mountaineering spots are all located near Mexico City and each one takes about two days to climb. Some guides offer combined trips that allow you to spend two weeks climbing three or more of the best spots as well as exploring the capital city.



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Mexican Peso, although US dollars are widely accepted in touristy spots

Best time to visit:

Mexico’s Volcanic Belt is located in the subtropical climate zone of the Northern Hemisphere, so November and December are the best times to visit for mountaineering trips.



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My guide Abraham did an excellent job! I was very impressed with the logistical organization and attention to my transportation
needs. I would use 3Summits Adventure service again and highly recommend it to others.
It was a very different experience for me. Beautiful country, nice people and beautiful mountains. Thank you. Sureyya FIDAN from ISTANBUL
3 Summits eventually took me on a 5-day climb. They were absolutely great! Everything was organized and they were constantly
Trip complete! We made the Summit!!!! The hospitality was fantastic, Oscar did an excellent job at making us feel welcome
in the village. (On time and ready to go). Oscar and Abraham both did very well at exceeding all of my expectations. I personally had some trouble with my heart rate and Abraham was there every step of the way to ensure a safe decision. (When I wanted to QUIT) We slowed down, I caught my breath. And we kicked one step at a time! Excuse my language: Fucking Fantastic. Alvaro, your guides are fantastic! 18,400! Thanks for everything.
Mesh was an excellent guide! Very knowledgeable and helpful. Enjoyed the time I spent with him. Highly
recommend him and 3Summits
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It was really really hard to get up to the top, but thanks to the Guides and the rented equipment
me and my friend made it almost to the sunrise to the top. Oskar and Abraham,the guides, really did a great job. If you want to go, you should know the difference between walking, hiking and climbing and know that the altitude will not help your stamina. I have been to a lot of mountains but the view of Pico de Orizaba Was by far the best. I highly recommend it. Tom
I had a great and unforgettable experience climbing Pico de Orizaba with the 3Summits Adventure Team in a 2 day
trip!  Álvaro and Oscar are highly experienced, professional and encouraging guides, they took special care in the preparations and were patient and motivating during this my very first summit!  Excellent communication before and after the trip! Thumbs-up to 3Summits!
Thoroughly recommended. Daniel is an excellent guide and we had a great day out.
We had some missunderstandings at the begining but Daniel and our new guide Alex looked for solutions. The rent of
the equipement is a bit expensive. The trip was awesom, such a beautiful view on the top!
Excellent trip, my kids and I had to work for it which made the summit and the end of the
hike all the more enjoyable.
Daniel and his partner Alex did a great job guiding us, and helping with all the logistics, especially transportation to
and from the climb. Alex was a real pleasure to talk with, learn from, and show us the mountain. Thank you, for a great experience!
I really enjoyed the trip! I would definitely recommend the trip, although thought the rental of the helmet & hiking poles
were a little expensive (500 pesos). Thanks & all the best, Ella
Daniel was kind enough to pick me up promptly at the airport when I arrived. we drove straight to amecameca
and bought a few supplies, we then drove to Popo park and set up camp. Daniel gave a class on crampons, walking sticks and the ice pick and then it was time to sleep and prepare for the early morning hike start. we set off around 0330 and reached the recluso at about 15,500 feet. it was an amazing experience with wonderful views. Thank you Daniel, Alejandro and Yasmin!

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