Pico de Orizaba Summit

We will leave Mexico City for Tlachichuca, Puebla, where we will take 4X4 to reach the mountain hut in Piedra Grande. There, we will get ready for an acclimatisation walk during which we will practice using crampons and ice axe. After, we will return to the hut to enjoy lunch, prepare ourselves for the ascent the following day and then sleep.

We will leave very early, starting our ascent of the mountain. At sunrise we should have incredible views of the valleys which surround this imposing mountain. A beautiful glacier leads to the magnificent crater of this challenging mountain which will follow around to reach the summit at 5700m, the highest point in Mexico. After enjoy the views, we will descend to the hut where our transport back to Tlachichuca will be waiting for us. Once there, we will eat and then return to Mexico City.

What is included?

  • Lunch for two days
  • Lunch and dinner for one day and breakfast and lunch the other
  • Accident insurance
  • Qualified guides
  • Transport
  • Safety equipment
  • Entrance fees
  • Head torch
  • Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • One night’s accommodation in the mountain hut
  • Transport between Tlachichuca and the mountain hut in a 4x4

What to Bring

  • Towel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Clothes to sleep in
  • Wash kit
  • Two complete changes of clothes
  • Thermal underwear
  • Fleece or fibre pile mid layer
  • Gore-Tex or similar outer layer to protect from the wind and rain
  • Sunglasses with ultraviolet protection with a close fit to the face or side protection
  • Sun cream of at least factor 30
  • Mountain head wear (wool or synthetic)
  • Rucksack (25-30l)
  • Trekking poles
  • Rigid or semi-rigid mountain boots, previously used and waterproof
  • High mountain gloves


  • Camera

This is not recommended for pregnant women, people with neck or back problems, people with haemophilia, asthma or epilepsy or for people with heart problems.