La Malinche

Hiking La Malinche (Malintzin)


La Malinche (Malintzin) is the 6th higest mountain in Mexico (4.420 m -14.500 ft) and most of the year remains without snow. Therefore it’s a much easier climb than its neighbors Pico de Orizaba and Iztaccihuatl. Anyway, bad weather conditions, bad planning or lack of physical condition may turn this climb into an unforgettable one.


Our Service:

Transport: All ground transport from México airport to La Malinche (Optional)

Accommodation: All accommodation during your climbing trip.

Meals: All meal included in the accommodation and all meals and purified water in the mountain.

Staff: Professional local and international (living in Mexico) guides, camp assistants, cook, etc.

Personal technical equipment: Crampons, Ice Axe, helmet, harness and carabineers Included.

Insurance: We include mountaineering insurance for SUMMIT days.

Rental: We can offer you other equipment you may need.


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  • 5 star review  Excellent and motivating guides, fantastic service & unforgettable memories! I will always remember the weekends with you and the incredible feeling of standing on the top of Pico de Orizaba, Iztaccíhuatl, Nevado de Toluca, Sierra Negra & Malinche. Thank you so much for the great experiences, all the support and always making me feel safe - 100% recommendable!

    Nicola Neumann Avatar Nicola Neumann
    21 May, 2018

    5 star review  Excelente servicio . Muy profesionales en todo sentido, además de que están muy pendientes de la buena preparación y estado antes y durante el recorrido de cada participante (salud, equipo, comidas, etc) son muy flexibles para adaptarse a las circunstancias que puedan presentarse y asegurar que tanto los que pueden lleguen con guía a la cima como lo que se ven imposibilitados aprovechen el máximo de su experiencia y regresen de manera segura y acompañados por un guía más a la base. Los guías son muy profesionales en su trabajo y la organización también excelente.

    Guillermo Román Avatar Guillermo Román
    9 April, 2018

    5 star review  Super profesionales, organizados, atención todo el tiempo, mi hija Lucia esta muy feliz de haber vivido esa experiencia con ustedes

    Lily Karam Avatar Lily Karam
    3 April, 2018
  • 5 star review  Gracias por la experiencia, por el apoyo, por una gran aventura, por ser unos grandes guías y llevarnos adelante en todos los sentidos

    Felipe Alejandro Avatar Felipe Alejandro
    26 February, 2018

    5 star review  Best hiking agency experience so far. Professional and motivating guides, excellent equipment and very well organized. We did the 2 nights & 3 days tour to the Iztaccihuatl and we were glad to do it with 3Summits. They gave us all needed equipment (from tent to clothes to boots) for free and even brought us missing stuffs from the town when we were in the base camp. The communication could not have been better and the price is very fair for that. High recommendation!

    Tui Vu Avatar Tui Vu
    8 December, 2017

    5 star review  Such an incredible and amazing experience. The guides were great, we felt safe during the entire hike and the food was good! I totally recommend doing the guided hikes with 3summits adventures. Easy communication and a lot of fun 🙂

    Lisa Geiss Avatar Lisa Geiss
    3 December, 2017
  • 5 star review  Excelente guianza y organización, muy atentos en todos los sentidos y bastante responsables y al pendiente de todos y cada uno de los interesados en llegar a la cumbre.

    Alejandro Arz Avatar Alejandro Arz
    23 November, 2017

    5 star review  What a experience! Very professional guides, we felt very safe and it was absolutely worth it. I can highly recommend 3 Summits with its amazing guides and perfect organisation!

    Jonas Schmid Avatar Jonas Schmid
    13 November, 2017

    5 star review  We did a 3 day and 2 night trip on the Iztaccíhuatl and we could not have had better guides than Álvaro, Elisa and Christian - thank you so much!! The organisation and communication before the trip was nearly perfect and very professional! The food and especially the hot tea was really good as well and gave us plenty of energy. 🙂 Most importantly, we felt very secure the whole time and Álvaro was very patient with us and still pushed us to our limits so we made it to the summit!! Thanks for everything, that was an amazing experience! 🙂

    Friederike Franke Avatar Friederike Franke
    12 November, 2017
  • 5 star review  Perfect organized trip to Izta, very professional and super nice guides. It was painful but it was totally worth it!

    Timo Linnemann Avatar Timo Linnemann
    11 November, 2017

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The Climb:

The most common route, due to its beauty and accessibility is beginning at “Las Cabañas del IMSS” (3.330 m – 10.950 ft) were we leave our car. From there we begin walking through a beautiful high altitude forest. Sort of half through the climb, the forest leads to a low and alpine vegetation and further on to a sandy and rocky terrain where we get some spectacular view from the outstanding Pico de Orizaba at one side and to the Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl at the other. Finally we are forced to rock climb a little to reach the summit of this beautiful volcano.


To take into consideration:

To summit La Malinche you must be in a good physical condition and your body acclimatization process must be properly carried out.

Depending on your experience, your acclimatization, your time, etc. we suggest the best program scheldule for you to maximeze your summit options.

Also, if you have doubts about your level of fitness, we can send a personalized training program designed to climb mexican volcanoes so that you don’t suffer from physical exhaustion on summit day.

We operate locally and with full time profesional guides, what means that prices are always lower than in your home country.


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