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Orizaba Ricardo Lugo 5

Orizaba Express

Third highest peak in North America, historic haciendas and incredible food

With its sum­mit rest­ing at 18,491 feet / 5,636 meters, Pico de Oriz­a­ba is the high­est point in all of Méx­i­co. Sum­mit­ing this vol­cano is a con­sid­er­able chal­lenge, one that will give you per­spec­tive into your own capa­bil­i­ties and will build con­fi­dence to reach high­er summits. 

To get your­self ready for Oriz­a­ba your itin­er­ary includes a walk-up ascent of 3,600 meter San Miguel just out­side of Mex­i­co City in the Desier­to de los Leones Nation­al Park, fol­lowed by an ascent of the 4,500 meter La Mal­inche. And our care­ful­ly cho­sen hacien­da stays will delight all with good food and and an old school Mex­i­can ambiance. 

If you have a cou­ple extra days to spare, con­sid­er the Mex­i­co Vol­ca­noes Expe­di­tion and climb the 7th high­est peak in North Amer­i­ca too!


  • Oriz­a­ba Express

    from $3,200 – 8 Days / Includes trav­el time

    Minimum 2 participants

    1 participant $3,750

    • - per person
  • Sin­gle Sup­ple­ment (I want my own room) – $575


Custom Dates Available — Contact Us



Flight Information

The total num­ber of days for your trip includes all trav­el to and from your des­ti­na­tion, with some excep­tions. Dates list­ed on the web­site start with a depar­ture date from the U.S. and include the day you arrive home. For this trip you will need to arrive in Mex­i­co City, Mex­i­co on Day 1. You will be met at the air­port by a Moun­tain Mad­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tive and trans­ferred to your hotel. For return flight home you will depart no ear­li­er than 5 pm on the last day.


  • Oriz­a­ba Express

    from $3,200

    8 Days / Includes trav­el time

    Minimum 2 participants

    1 participant $3,750

    • - per person
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Pico de Oriz­a­ba 18,491 ft / 5636 m


Advanced Beginner

Climbers should have basic snow and ice-climbing skills and should be comfortable with glacier travel, which includes moving in a rope team, self arrest, and basic crevasse rescue. Basic knowledge and experience would be required for objectives with some rock climbing.

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