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

Activity provider: Travesías México

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

Activity provider: Travesías México

From US$ 451.97 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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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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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

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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Bernardo was an excellent guide. We were waited on hand and foot by him and a driver/cook from the pico climbing hostel in tlachichuca. He was kind patient and very accommodating to our needs and pace on the climb. He was very knowledgeable and made sure we were safe at all times. Would not have made the summit without him. Please be advised this is a difficult climb due to the altitude especially if you have never been that high. We acclimatized a week in Mexico City as well as hiked nevado de Toluca first and still felt the effects of the altitude. Highly recommend don’t know why people pay American guide companies thousands of dollars for this.

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January 22, 2022

The experience was just amazing and I strongly recommend it to anyone who is thinking about it. Keep in mind that the summit is challenging, however, with Carlos as my guide I managed to make it. He made sure to choose a pace that was suited for me and provided everything from food to guidance to answers to all my questions about the hike, the history, and so on. Thanks for that! Overall a great experience.

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January 21, 2022

I had a fantastic experience with Mauricio that I will never forget. He was patient and encouraging in guiding me to the summit of Orizaba while making sure I was safe and not experiencing altitude sickness. Keep in mind that this is a VERY challenging experience due to the high altitude, and it shouldn't be attempted without acclimatizing through other high altitude hikes

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October 25, 2021

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