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Four High Mountains and real Mexico in 15 days

Activity type: Mountaineering
Activity level: Moderate/ Challenging

30 Nov 2019 - 10 Apr 2020

Duration: 13 Day(s) / Tour with flexible start dates
Price: from $1390 / Negotiable

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Pico de Orizaba *Iztaccihuatl *Malinche *Nevado de Toluca

How tall is Pico de Orizaba ( Citlaltepetl )?

5,636 m

Where is the highest mountain in Mexico?

Orizaba is ranked 7th in the world in topographic prominence.

Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl) is the highest peak in Mexico and the highest volcano in North America; it is also the third highest peak in North America after Denali and Mount Logan.

Where is Iztaccihuatl :

Iztaccíhuatl is located in Mexico


México and Puebla, Mexico


19°10′44″N 98°38′30″WCoordinates: 19°10′44″N 98°38′30″


(alternative spellings include Ixtaccíhuatl, or either variant spelled without the accent) (About this sound istakˈsiwatɬ (help·info) or, as spelled with the x, /iʃtakˈsiwatɬ/), is a 5,230 m (17,160 ft) dormant volcanic mountain in Mexico located on the border between the State of Mexico and Puebla. It is the nation's third highest, after Pico de Orizaba 5,636 m (18,491 ft) and Popocatépetl 5,426 m (17,802 ft).

With an altitude of more than 5700 m (18871 ft.,) the highest Mexican mountain with an estimated altitude of 5685 meters above sea level , there is some debate regarding its height. quotes 5610 meter as a revised value. A significantly higher 5700 m is also frequently quoted.

Pico de Orizaba: It is the highest inactive volcano in Mexico. Situated between the states of Puebla and Veracruz, it is cone-shaped and has a crater with a depth of 300 m and a width or 400 m.

El Pico de Orizaba is located in the boundary between the states of Puebla and Veracruz, 106 km West of the Gulf of Mexico. The second prominent feature within the park is a 4600 meter volcano named Tliltepetl, or Volcan Sierra Negra, whose crater is at slightly less than 7 km distance of the Citlaltepetl crater. The young Citlaltepetl and the old Tliltepetl nowadays constitute a joint geological structure.

The name "Iztaccíhuatl" is Nahuatl for "White woman", reflecting the four individual snow-capped peaks which depict the head, chest, knees and feet of a sleeping female when seen from east or west.

Iztaccíhuatl lies to the north of Popocatépetl, to which it is connected by the high altitude Paso de Cortés. Depending on atmospheric conditions the dormant volcano is visible much of the year from Mexico City some 70 km (43 mi) to the northwest.

The first recorded ascent was made in 1889, though archaeological evidence suggests the Aztecs and previous cultures climbed it previously. It is the lowest peak containing permanent snow and glaciers in Mexico.

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Price includes

  • All land transportation from Mexico City at the itinerary. (in Pico de Orizaba include 4x4 )
  • Mountain guides
  • Collective gear; ropes, carabineers, tends, etc. (optional personal gear like crampons, ice tools, sleeping bag, head lamp, etc.) please check our web site to see all the gear you need in mountain equipment, if you need some like crampons, ice axe, sleeping bag, etc.,we can bring free (only we have not all boots size).
  • Mountain permissions
  • Communication with base camp and mountain rescue.
  • Water purified in bottle (you will bring containers)
  • Nights in hotel, or land hotel, in double room at th itinerary
  • Hut or Base camp at the itinerary
  • Ticket to archeological places at the itinerary

Not included in price

  • Meals
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal equipment


Guillermo Vidales

 Guillermo Vidales 

50 years, Mexico



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Last update: 29 Nov 2017


Last update: Guillermo Vidales (11 Apr 2020)

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