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Climbing The Mexican Giants

 challenging the big Ixta & Orizaba



Pico de orizaba, Orizaba

Located south of Puebla, with a height of more than 5620 Mt. (18,500 Ft.), this colossus is the third higher mountain in North America even known as Citlaltépetl, his prehispanic name that means "Mountain of the stars".
The Ixtaccihuatl, commonly known as “Sleepy lady” is located in the most volcanic place of Mexico and, with an almosPico de orizaba, Orizabat 5,280 Mt. height (17,154 Ft.) is the third higher mountain in Mexico.
Both, they are the most ambitious mountain challenge. For reach the top we will climb a lot of hours in inclined sand, rock, snow, ice and mix, during the night y the day, in many days  of expedition. But with the old “alpine step” we will arrive in their hedge, and we will get an incredible whew of the impressive crater that and of the Mexican plateau towards the forest of Veracruz and de Mexican Golf.

ItalianTREK® Compromise

ItalianTREK® follow and extend in Mexico the international standards of logistics and technical guiding skills, for increase ours customers safety. Ratio Guide/Client: 1/3 for Ixta; 1/2 for Orizaba.



Pico de orizaba, OrizabaDay 1: Arrive in Mexico City. Check in in the Hotel and rest.

Day 2: Meet in your hotel in the afternoon and drive to Hut Altzomoni on Iztaccíhuatl. Overnight car Hut at 3,900 Mt. (12,700 Ft.).
Day 3: Hike to high camp base on Iztaccíhuatl at at 4,700 Mt (15,000 ft.). and overnight.
Day 4: Leave early morning and summit the Iztaccíhuatl (4-6 hours) and return to Iztaccíhuatl base camp. Overnight at Iztaccíhuatl base camp.
Day 5: Depart Iztaccíhuatl base camp for the village of Tlachichuca at the base of Pico de Orizaba. Check into hotel, clean up, rest, and sightseeing on your own in the city. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Catch our 4-wheel drive shuttle to the Piedra Grande Hut on Pico de Orizaba.
Overnight at hut at 4,200 Mt. (13,800 ft).
Day 7: Summit day on Pico de Orizaba Orizaba! (10-12 hours round trip) and return to Mexico City (arriving 9-11 PM). Overnight at hotel in Mexico City.
Day 8: Depart Mexico City.


Iztaccihuatl, Izta,IxtaInclude

· Mountain Guide.

· The collective equipment.

· The security personal equipment (helmet and harness).

· Personal technical equipment (axe & crampons).

· Ground transportation while in Mexico.

· The ascent permissions.

· Meals while in mountain.

· Hotel accommodations in all cities.

· Huts accommodations.

· Tents and group camping equipment.


Does not Include

Iztaccihuatl, Izta,IxtaAirfares, insurances, extra hotel nights, meals while not on the mountain, lunches, tips, and items of a personal nature.



Traditional: $2,400 per person*

*Ask for group discounts



1) Tell us your dates and the trip you prefer here.

2) Pay 50% of the expedition quote in an account we will send you and send us your receipt scan copy.


Pico de orizaba, OrizabaPolicy and Inscription

You must deliver the following documents with a month of anticipation*:

·     Have legal age and optimal physical training conditions.

·     Filled up request and signed. Good health certification.

·     Payment receipt (inscription quote).

·     Required equipment (see list at the bottom).

* In case of client cancellation there is no cash rebound (just vaucher).


Trip Cancellation Insurance

We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and travel insurance. This comprehensive travel insurance provides coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delays, medical expenses, and emergency assistance.


Pico de orizaba, OrizabaEquipment Required (In good conditions)

·     Clothes: Windshield jacket and trousers (Gore tex), 2 polars or fleeces, gloves (more replacing), thermal cap, socks (more replacing).

·      High Mountain boots (cramponables).

·      In order to camp: Sleeping bag, long cushion and frontal lamp.

·      Sun block (protection 50 minimum) and glasses 100% UV.

·      Sandboxes (optional).


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