Crampons, served up with culture and color.


The rich cultural, historical and natural wonders of Mexico will open to you as you explore ancient pyramids, modern cities, colonial towns and climb two of Mexico's grand volcanoes.


Mexico’s Grand Volcanoes La Malinche and Pico de Orizaba

Test yourself on the 3rd highest mountain in the North America

DESTINATION: Mexico City, Puebla, Tlaxcala and Tlachichuca
DAYS: 8 Days
COST: $3,950
2019 DATES: 4-11 January

Custom dates available upon request

Trip Details

Your trip begins with two days in Mexico City, where you will tour the ancient City of Pyramids in Teotihuacan, including climbing the majestic Pyramid of the Sun. You will also visit Mexico City’s Museum of Anthropology and shop at a local artisan’s market. When the sun goes down, the tempo picks up and vibrant nightlife awaits you in this world class city.

You will then scale the “grande” volcanoes of La Malinche and Pico de Orizaba. Our adventure also includes a visit to colonial towns such as Puebla, Tiaxcala and Tiachichuca, where we’ll explore local markets, churches and historic sites.

Note: This trip requires prior knowledge of ice axe arrest, use of crampons and rope team travel. The volcanoes provide the ideal training ground for climbers wanting more experience in high-altitude mountaineering. While the routes on these peaks aren’t technically difficult, they offer worthwhile ascents. The climb of Pico de Orizaba requires the use of crampons on moderately steep slopes with firm snow conditions. .

Trip Highlights

  • 1 day trek La Malinche, difficult non technical trekking
  • 1 day trek Pico de Orizba, strenuous technical trekking
  • Tour local coffee plantation
  • Visit to Pyramids of Teotihuacan
  • Visit to Museum of Anthropology



This itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions.

Day 1: Fly to Mexico City
Day 2: Tour Pyramids of Teotihuacan
Day 3: Visit to Museum of Anthropology, drive to base of La Malinche
Day 4: One day trek of La Malinche, drive to Tiachichuca
Day 5: Drive to Piedra Grande Hut on Pico de Orizaba
Day 6: One day trek of Pico de Orizaba, drive to Puebla
Day 7: Drive to Mexico City
Day 8: Flight home from Mexico City

Refer to the full itinerary for specific details about the trip.

$3,950 Cost Per Person for 2 days trekking and 3 days travel/leisure.

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is required at time of sign up. Full payment is required 75 days prior to departure date.

More information – Kevin Cherilla

What’s Included:

  • Entrance to the Pyramids of Teotihuacan
  • Entrance to the Museum of Anthropology
  • All land travel in private vehicles
  • All hotel accommodations (double occupancy)
  • All meals per itinerary (drinks not included)
  • All park fees and permits
  • Experienced local and K2 Wilderness First Responder guides

What’s Not Included:

  • Air travel to Mexico City
  • All costs related to you abandoning the expedition
  • Tips for hotel staff, bus drivers, porters, cooks and guides (approx. $300)
  • Travelers, Medical and Evacuation Insurance
  • Drinks and room service
  • Personal gear, phone communications and items of personal nature
  • Ground or air evacuations, hospitalization and medication of any kind

If you are a single registering for one of our trips, we will try to accommodate you as a double with the same gender. However, if we are unable to make these arrangements, you will be responsible for the additional cost.

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