This extinct volcano was declared a National Park on October 6, 1938, with a protected area of 45,711 hectares. From the summit, at 4,400 meters above sea level (14,636 feet), one can see the landscape of three states and distinguish the snow caps of Pico de Orizaba, Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl.

Malinche’s biggest attractions are the summit, the ravine of San Juan and the old crater that shows traces of glacier.

Malinche is a good acclimatization climb before attempting to climb Pico de Orizaba, especially due to the proximity to the highest volcano in Mexico and fairly easy climb (1 day).

We highly recommend climbing Malinche before Orizaba especially for climbers coming from lower altitude.

Altitude: 14,636 feet.

Activity: Trekking, one day.

Entity: Tlaxcala Estate.

Location: La Malinche National Park.