Mexico's highest peak, Citraltepetl in Nahuatl

What kind of mountain is Pico de Orizaba?

Its original name is Sitraltepetl, which means "star mountain" in Nahuatl.It is the highest peak in Mexico and the third highest mountain in North America.We will guide you through a route that departs from the base elevation of 3m on the south face (Puebla side) of Pico de Orizaba and goes back and forth about 4000 kilometers one way to the hut at 4700m.

This mountain is also known as a training ground for climbers aiming for Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America.


How difficult is the route?

The route that I will guide you through on this tour is not difficult, so even those who have no mountaineering experience can enjoy it.From the hut at the destination, you can see the majestic Mt. Sitlaltepetl directly in front of you, making it a perfect photo spot.If you are thinking of climbing Mt. Iztaccihuatl or Mt. Malinche, we recommend acclimatization here.


Led by a guide licensed by the Mexican Ministry of Tourism

Primary life support (primary treatment for bleeding, open fractures and closed fractures, sprains, cardiopulmonary resuscitation) for natural environments away from urban areas, included in the Natural Guide License NOM-09-TUR-2002 certified by the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico , airway foreign body removal) course (renewal every two years), and in the event of an accident, necessary first aid measures can be taken until medical personnel arrive.
In addition, in mountainous areas where mobile phones cannot be connected, in order to enable emergency calls such as rescue teams, we will have our personnel (those who have undergone basic life-saving training) on ​​standby at the base to enable wireless communication. We are organizing.In addition, if there are more than 4 people, in addition to the rescue personnel waiting at the base, a sub-guide (certified by the Ministry of Tourism) will accompany the climber.

We do our best to ensure that our customers enjoy safe and enjoyable climbing.

On the other hand, we must not forget that mountaineering is a dangerous sport against nature.Please fully consider your own physical strength, physical condition, and experience,at your own riskPlease join us.again,Please carefully check the coverage of the insurance contracted in Japan.It may not apply to mountaineering, and even if it does apply, it may not apply to accidents above a certain altitude.If you wish, we will guide you to Mexican insurance.Please note that this is only guaranteed up to an altitude of 3500m in principle. Currently, there are no insurance products with coverage over 3500m.

If the weather turns bad and there is a possibility of rain, or if any of our customers get injured or become ill, we will do our best to ensure the safety of our customers.I decided to cancel the tour and go down the mountain.Please understand that there is something to do.We recommend that you acclimatize to the altitude by exercising such as running in Mexico City at an altitude of 2200m, and bring medicine to prevent altitude sickness.Due to the high altitude, it gets cold even in summer, so please prepare warm clothes.



Photo gallery

Departure point.Go to the jagged part on the right.

Grave of Sitrari, the dog who saved human life

4500m point.1 hour to the destination hut

Mexico's fifth peak, Sierra Negra, 4540m behind

view from near hut

The view from the summit of XNUMXm is a word of superb view

From the hut, you can see Mexico's highest peak South Face in front of you.



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