PICO DE ORIZABA

The highest mountain of Mexico (volcano) is located between the states of Veracruz and Puebla its maximum height is 18,438 feet (5620 m) and is the third highest mountain in North America, after mt.Denali and mt. Logan.

It is scaled by the north face crossing the Jamapa glacier that begins at 16,303 feet (5000 m.) Which has an inclination of approximately 55 °, the best season to climb is from October to March, it is advisable to follow acclimatization programs to The height realizing ascents to mountains of less altitude as they can be the Malinche and / or Iztaccihuatl especially for people who live in altitudes at sea level.

Its conical shape demands very good physical condition when trying to climb it, the glacier is quite long, more than it seems to the naked eye, for that reason it is necessary to string with rope to the guide.

The summit is reached at the top of the crater, from this point it is possible to observe the crater in its totality, as well as the mountains black saw, iztaccihuatl, popocatepetl, Malinche, Cofre de Perote.

PAX 1: “PICO DE ORIZABA SIMPLE”

Day 1 :

–  Transfer from CDMX to Tlachichuca

–  Transfer from tlachichuca to “piedra grande” hut by 4×4

Day 2:

–  Summit day and back to CDMX

COST:  500 US    P/PERSON

INCLUDE:

–              Transfer from CDMX to tlachichuca

–              Transfer by 4×4

–              All meals in mountain

–              Admission ticket  to the  park

–              Guide

–              Equipment  ( Crampons, ice axe, helmet, harness). If you don¨t have

PAX 2: “PICO DE ORIZABA ACCLIMATION”

Day 1 :

–  Transfer from CDMX to Teotihuacan Piramyds (archeology zone )

– Transfer from Teotihuacan to tlachichuca

Day 2:

–  Transfer tlachichuca to piedra grande hut by 4×4

Day 3:

–              Hiking until 15,000 feet ( 4800 m.) and back to piedra grande hut

Day 4:

–              Summit day, and go back to tlalchichuca

Day 5:

–              Transfer tlachichuca to CDMX

COST: 600 US  P/PERSON

INCLUDE:

–              Transfer from CDMX to tlachichuca

–              Transfer by 4×4

–              Lodge in tlalchichuca ( 2 night)

–              All meals in mountain

–              Admission ticket  to the  park

–              Guide

–              Equipment  ( Crampons, ice axe, helmet, harness). If you don¨t have

Required equipment:

  • Boots
  • Hiking sticks
  • Harness
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Helmet
  • Carabine
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Gloves
  • Shell
  • Underweard
  • Fleece
  • Anorak
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pad
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