Pico de Orizaba - Citlaltépetl 5,636m (18,491 ft)


Citlaltépetl, in Náhuatl means Star Mountain, is the highest of Mexico's peaks, located about 190 km (120mi) east of Mexico City near the town of Tlachichuca.


One can't get higher than that. The roof of Mexico, beautiful snow-and-ice covered peak in tropical sun is a truly unforgettable experience.

 

 

You need to be acclimatized to climb Pico de Orizaba in 2 days, otherwise we strongly recommend 3 days option.

 

Remember your success depends on acclimatization.

South Face
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Client to Guide Ratio: 2:1

Pico de Orizaba - Citlaltépetl 5,636m (18,491 ft)


Citlaltépetl, in Náhuatl means Star Mountain, is the highest of Mexico's peaks, located about 190 km (120mi) east of Mexico City near the town of Tlachichuca.


One can't get higher than that. The roof of Mexico, beautiful snow-and-ice covered peak in tropical sun is a truly unforgettable experience.

 

 

You need to be acclimatized to climb Pico de Orizaba in 2 days, otherwise we strongly recommend 3 days option.

 

Remember your success depends on acclimatization.

South Face
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Client to Guide Ratio: 2:1

Pico de Orizaba - Citlaltépetl (South Face)

 

 

Day 1
7:00 AM 

We leave Mexico City - 2,250m (7,400 ft)
10:30 AM 

We arrive in Atzinzitla to make last minute purchases
11:00 AM

We leave for Fausto González Gomar hut - 4,630m (15,190 ft) where we stay for the night

Day 2
2:00 AM 

We leave for the peak

8:00 AM 

We reach the summit - 5,636m (18,491 ft)
2:00 PM

We reach Fausto González Gomar hut

8:00 PM 

We arrive in Mexico City

Pico de Orizaba - Citlaltépetl (South Face)

 

 

Day 1
7:00 AM 

We leave Mexico City - 2,250m (7,400 ft)
10:30 AM 

We arrive in Atzinzitla to make last minute purchases
11:00 AM

We leave for Fausto González Gomar hut - 4,630m (15,190 ft) where we stay for the night

Day 2
8:00 AM 

We leave for acclimatization climb up to 5000m

3:00 PM 

We get back to the Fausto González Gomar hut

Day 3
2:00 AM 

We leave for the peak

8:00 AM 

We reach the summit - 5,636m (18,491 ft)

2:00 PM 

We reach Fausto González Gomar hut
8:00 PM 

We arrive in Mexico City

Pico de Orizaba - Citlaltépetl (South Face)

 

 

Dates:
Contact us for details at least four weeks before the intended date

Booking:
Book with at least three weeks' anticipation with 50% downpayment (to be paid fully on the eve of the event) 

Pico de Orizaba - Citlaltépetl (South Face)

 

 

Necessary Personal Equipment (Not provided):

  • Backpack (min. 35L)
  • Mountain boots
  • Wind and rainproof jacket and pants
  • Polar fleece x2
  • Sleeping bag (can be arranged with additional cost)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Gloves, hat, warm socks
  • Sunscreen (min 50SPF)
  • 100% UV Sunglasses
  • Headlamp

Requirements:
  • Age 18+
  • Good health condition
  • 50% downpayment
  • Filled and signed Climb Application
  • Necessary Personal Equipment (see above)

Pico de Orizaba - Citlaltépetl (South Face)

 

 

Cost (per person):

 # of people
 2 days 3 days
 1

 520 USD

 620 USD
 2

 460 USD

 560 USD
 3

 440 USD

 540 USD
 4

 420 USD

 520 USD
 5 and more ask for group discounts

Cost includes:  

  • Ground transportation while in Mexico
  • All meals while climbing
  • Crampons, ice-axe, harness
  • Mexico Extreme guides and staff
  • Park entry fees/Climbing permits

Cost does NOT include:  
  • 4x4 transport (extra charge of around 75 USD pp)
  • Personal gear
  • Meals not on the mountain
  • Staff/guide gratuities

 

We accept PayPal

 


Pico de Orizaba - Citlaltépetl (South Face)

 

 

 

Pico de Orizaba - Citlaltépetl (South Face)

 

 

The best time to climb is from October to April.

 

It is possible to climb throughout the rest of the year but conditions may be unfavorable making it substantially difficult or even impossible to reach the top.

Pico de Orizaba - Citlaltépetl (South Face)

 

 

Climbing mountains is prone to weather and mountain conditions that vary from season to season.

 

Although we do our best to follow scheduled routes and dates they are subject to change due to unfavorable weather, unsafe route conditions, and other reasons beyond our control. 

 
 



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