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Climb Pico de Orizaba (2 days)

Day 1 - 6:00 am - 6:00 pm Acclimatization at Pico de Orizaba volcano.Pico de Orizaba is the highest summit in Mexico and it’s the third highest mountain in North America. It will take us the next two days to conquer this mountain. We’ll pick you up at 6:00 am and drive for three and a half hours to Tlachichuca, a little town on the base of the volcano. Here at Tlachichuca we’re going to take off road vehicles and drive to the refuge “Piedra Grande” (13,700 ft). After we prepare our base camp we’ll have time for an introduction to review all the safe points to conquer the summit, and we will do little warm up hike and then try and get some rest.Distance Hiking: 3 miles Starting Elevation: 13,924’ Highest Elevation: 13,930’Day 2 - 1:00 am - 10:00 pm Summit at Pico de Orizaba volcano.We’re going to wake up early in the morning to begin our trek, set your alarm for 1:00 am. It will be a 6 to 8 hours of uphill trekking, full of stunning views. Keep in mind that there is snow and ice at this altitude most months. This trek is challenging, we’ll be reaching over 18,000 feet above sea level when we conquer the summit. Enjoy your view from the top of Mexico!After 4 to 6 more hours hiking downhill, and driving back the dirt road, we’ll go back to the town of Tlachichuca to have a celebration meal (and a few cervezas). We should be back to the hotel around 10:00pm for a shower and some much needed rest.Distance Hiking: 5 miles Starting Elevation: 13,924’ Highest Elevation: 18,523’

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