From Mexico City: 2-Day Pico de Orizaba Summit Trek

From Mexico City: 2-Day Pico de Orizaba Summit Trek

From $404.96 per person

Reach the summit of the third highest mountain in North America with the help of professional guides. See the sunrise over the mountain glacier as you begin the challenging and rewarding trek to the top.

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Duration 2 days
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  • Take in panoramic views of the stunning natural surroundings
  • Climb the highest peak in Mexico with professional, experienced guides who will look out for your safety and comfort
  • See the sunrise on the biggest glacier in Mexico
Full description
Depart Mexico City for Tlachichuca, Puebla, where you will take 4X4 to reach the mountain hut in Piedra Grande that will serve as your accommodation for the night. Upon arrival, go on an acclimatization walk and practice using crampons and an ice axe. Return to the hut to have dinner, prepare for the ascent the following day, and get a good night's sleep. Start your trek bright and early before dawn. By the time the sun rises, you will be well-positioned to enjoy incredible views of the valleys surrounding the Pico de Orizaba. Admire the first rays of sun glinting off the stunning glacier that leads to the mountain crater. Follow the glacier to reach the summit at 5,700 meters, the highest point in Mexico and the third-highest in North America. After enjoying the views at the summit, you will descend to the hut where your transport back to Tlachichuca will be waiting for you. Once there, eat a restorative meal before returning to Mexico City.
  • Lunch and dinner on the first day
  • Breakfast and lunch on the second day
  • Accident insurance
  • Qualified guides
  • Transport
  • Safety equipment
  • Entrance fees
  • Head lamp
  • Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • One night accommodation
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with haemophilia
  • People with heart problems
  • People with back problems

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the corner of Vicente Suarez and Michoacan at the benches that are in front of the market.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Towel
    • Sleeping bag
    • Sunscreen
    • Hiking shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Thermal clothing
    • Warm clothing
    • Hat
    • Daypack
    • Gloves
    • Toiletries
    • Change of clothes
    • Rain gear

    Know before you go

    • This tour requires you to be in excellent physical condition and it is recommended that you have previous mountaineering experience
    Customer reviews

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    5 / 5

    based on 2 reviews

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    The guide was awesome but please be aware that this is a very difficult client and should only be attended by experience climbers

    August 18, 2020

    February 16, 2021

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    Product ID: 288460