This trip south of the border offers an opportunity to volunteer with several Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and try out some world-class mountaineering. After a week of service in Veracruz, you will acclimatize on local mountain hikes and then travel to the town of Tlachichuca to begin the ascent of North America’s third highest peak, El Pico de Orizaba (18,490 feet). We will provide you with the training necessary to safely traverse the alpine glaciers that lead to the summit of this majestic volcano.
Destination: Veracruz and Tlachichuca
Activities: Mountaineering, service
Day 1: Travel to Mexico.
Days 2-8: Participate in service projects.
Days 9-20: Trek through El Pico de Orizaba.
Day 21: Travel to the United States.