Added by Javier Casillas
It's an amazing four hour hike through the forest to the summit of the volcano with a height of 14,500 ft. At the summit you can appreciate a panoramic view of the three highest mountains in México.
To do so, you have to first get to the city of Huamantla, located in the Tlaxcala state. Once you are there, you must take road 136 and drive 8 miles before taking the exit to Teacalco. After 4 miles there is the Malinzi shelter, where there are many options. You can rent a cabin and eat at its restaurant or leave your car there and go camping in the forest. Next to the shelter, the path to start the hike begins to the top of La Malinche at 10,826 ft.
The way to the summit is a hike that doesn't requires much time and even you can do it on a one-day trip, but the best option is to camp there and spend some time on the volcano. The path next to the shelter is very well marked so it's very hard to lose track of it. The hike starts in the forest at the height of 10,826 ft. The forest ends at 13,123 ft. Just when the path of trees open you can see the volcano and the peak, which you can reach in 4 hours.
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