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Pico de Orizaba

The highest Volcano in Mexico and the third highest mountain in North America with its permanent glaciated areas capture the attention of adventurers around the world for the challenge of climbing at extreme high altitude with the convenience of a fast, inexpensive and easy approach.

Pico de Orizaba or Citlaltéptl in Nahuatl (indigenous language) means "Star Mountain".

You can choose the best option according to your needs:

  • Fully Supported Trip Services (ground transport, 4x4, all meals, lodge, expedition climbing logistics, acclimatization program, etc.)
  • Mountain Guide Service (upon request)
  • Basic package; 4x4 round transport to/from Piedra Grande Hut, lodging and meals in our facilities

Extras:

  • Glacier Traverse Seminar
  • Cultural and Sightseeing tours (prehispanic ruins, magnificent architectural and historic sites, as well as museums in colonial cities)
  • Equipment Rentals

Length: 6 days/5 nights

Level: Good to very good aerobic fitness and be able to carry a medium weight backpack for several hours at high elevation. More details or recommendations will be sent after booking.

Season: Year around.

Note: Summer time from June – October more possibilities of rain and cloudy days.

Itinerary

Description:

This trip offers an enjoyable progressive approach to a high altitude climb. The first day hikes and camping at higher elevation provides a natural and excellent acclimatization opportunity. The secluded trails go through pine forest with very close range views of the glaciers..

 

 

Iztaccihuatl

Iztaccihuatl or "White Woman" in Nahuatl (indigenous language), is the third highest (5260m) volcano in Mexico.
You can choose the best option for mountain climbing Iztaccihuatl according to your needs:

  • Fully supported including highway transport and optional Mt. Guide Service
  • Or only transport to the trailhead and back

Fully Supported Trip Services:

  • Fully Supported Trip Services (ground transport, 4x4, all meals, expedition climbing logistics, acclimatization program, etc.)
  • Mountain Guide Service (upon request)

Extras:

  • Glacier Traverse Seminar
  • Cultural and Sightseeing tours (prehispanic ruins, magnificent architectural and historic sites, museums and colonial cities)
  • Equipment Rentals

Length: 4 days/3 nights

Level: Good to very good aerobic fitness level, sufficient to carry a medium weight backpack for several hours at high elevation.

Season: Year around.

Note: Summer time from June – October more possibilities of rain and cloudy days.

 

Itinerary

Description:

This volcano offers the possibility of a high altitude climb with a very close and convenient access from Mexico City

 

 

Malinche

This volcano (4430m) has a high altitude pine and oak dense forest. Close to the summit, there is a sharp ridge with views of both valleys, Puebla and Tlaxcala.
On a clear day, it is possible to see the higher Mexican mountains, like Popocatepetl, Iztaccihuatl and Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl).

Services

We provide all the support needed for the adventure trip as a start for other mountaineering expeditions in Puebla State.

You can choose the best option according to your needs-

Option 1. Fully Supported Trip Services:

  • Expedition logistics
  • Mt. Guide
  • All ground transport

Fully Supported Trip Services:

  • Expedition logistics
  • Mt. Guide
  • All ground transport

Option 2. Only ground round transport for Malinche

Extras:

  • Cultural and Sightseeing tours (prehispanic ruins, magnificent architectural and historic sites, museums and colonial cities)

Length: 2 days/1 night

Level: Good aerobic fitness for hiking at elevation for approximately 5 hrs. to the summit and 3-4 hrs. back to the trailhead.

Season: Year around.

Note: Summer time from June – October more possibilities of rain and cloudy days, although nice "green" scenery on the countryside and forest areas.

Itinerary

Description:

The route goes through a beautiful pine and oak forest, with different "music from the birds". As we approach the summit, we will find deep and interesting ravines on the last ridge of the hike.

 

DayActivities
1 Travel Mexico City or Puebla - Malinche Overnight
2 Malinche climb with Mountain Guide and return to Mexico City

 

Note: You can add a second higher summit (Citlaltépetl) to your journey. Please ask for Malinche and Orizaba Climb. Malinche is a good acclimatization ascent previous to an attempt of a higher volcano.

 

Nevado de Toluca

A short day hike through the forest, to breathe the fresh air of the mountain in the state of Toluca, Mexico.

This volcano of 4690 m., is the fourth highest in Mexico; also known as Chicnautécatl in Nahulatl (indigenous language), meaning "Nine Hills". Inside the crater, there are two awesome clear water lakes; "La Laguna del Sol y La Luna". Probably the highest lakes found in North America. Several routes are available, but the standard route goes over the crater rim towards the highest point, "El Pico del Fraile". Excellent adventure trip option for short time frame visits close to Mexico City.

Our service includes:

  • Round Highway transport to the mountain, starting in Mexico City
  • Climbing Mt. Guide Service

Length: 2 days - 1 night.

Level: Good fitness and aerobic level.

Season: Year around.

Note: Summer time from June-October more possibilities of rain and cloudy days.

 

Technical Skills

Basic Technical Skills for Climbing in the Mexican Volcanoes

To climb over steep glaciers, it is essential to have proper training and knowledge before attempting to climb Pico de Orizaba.
The climbing techniques, among others include the adequate use of ice axe, crampons, rope, self and team arrest, as well as basic knowledge of AMS (acute mountain sickness).
Servimont has available a glacial traverse seminar so you can learn on a short time these techniques or refresh your skills for climbing. An excellent option that will detail step by step on how to climb Pico de Orizaba, with the highest glacier in Mexico.

Physical Fitness

These high altitude volcanoes are very physically demanding. It is recommended to have a good to very good physical fitness level. The climb usually takes on average, 10 -14 hrs. Carrying a medium weight backpack.

Acclimatization

It is important to have previous and progressive acclimatization at lower elevations before going to the hut or attempting the summit.

Servimont offers a variety of acclimatization programs. Ask for details.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Any outdoor activity involves risks and must be taken seriously in order to avoid unnecessary injuries or fatalities. These volcanoes require previous experience, proper equipment, and training.

 

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Address: J.Ortega 1A Sur, Tlachichuca,Puebla; 75050 México.

Phone: (+52) 24 54 51 50 19

Cell phone: 22 26 27 54 06

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