Malitzin (Malinche) 4461m. / 14635 ft
On the southern part of Tlaxcala rises Malinche or Matlacueyetl, which is the name that the inhabitants of ancient Tlaxcala gave to the mother goddess of water. It has an altitude of 4461 masl. and it is the fifth highest mountain in Mexico.
what is Malinche?
La Malinche mountain, also known as Matlalcuéyetl, Matlalcueitl or Malintzin, is an inactive volcano (dormant for the last 3,100 years) located in Tlaxcala and Puebla states, in Mexico. Officially, its summit reaches 4,461 metres (14,636 ft) above sea level, though in some articles it is considered to be 4,503 m (as measured by GPS). Its height makes it the highest peak in Tlaxcala, the fifth highest in Puebla, the sixth highest in Mexico, and the 252nd highest in the world. Its height above nearby cities varies from 1,908 metres above Huamantla, 2461 metres above Villa Vicente Guerrero, 2,221 metres above Tlaxcala to 2,299 metres above Puebla. The summit is 22.4 km from Tlaxcala, 28.3 km from Puebla, and 118 km from Mexico City. The climate is cold on the summit and mild on its lower slopes.
The Tlaxcaltecs named it Matlalcuéyetl, which in English means "Lady of the Green Skirts," a goddess of rain and song. The Spanish changed its name to "Malintzin" and/or "Malinche", in honor of a woman from the current Tabasco state, called Malinalli, who helped the Spanish as an interpreter.
Itinerary Malinche 1 day
pick you up from Mexico City ( hotel, airport or address) 7381ft.
Transfer to Malinche base in "quesadillas" place
We begin with a walk through a forest, then further on we reach a field of loose rock that ends in a ridge leading to a rock maze after which, lies the summit.
goback to Mexico City
sion transportation tlaxc
Cost in a group of 5 - 11 people: 100 usd per person
Cost in a group of 3 - 4 people: 130 usd each one
Cost: 2 persons150 usd
Cost 1 person 280 usd
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where is located la Malinche?
Located in the Parque Nacional La Malinche, in the southwest of Tlaxcala state, and at the center of Puebla state, (latitude 19° 05' - 19° 22' N and longitude 97° 53' - 98° 12' W) this volcano is part of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. The park is, the fifth largest of the 85 parks in México. It covers an area of 458.52 km² (113,304 acres), of which 68.5% belongs to Tlaxcala state and 31.5% to Puebla state. The diameter of the park is approximately 24 km.
what about Legend of Malinche
iLa Malinche shares, like Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl, legends about its formation. According to the most famous legend, Matlalcueyetl was a virgin girl engaged to Cuatlapanga, a warrior who had to go to battle in a remote place. Time went by, and the lover took so long to come back that the sad girl died of sorrow. When the warrior came back, he was looking for her, but then he received the bad news. He went to cry at the feet of her grave, but he also died, and turned into a small mountain. La Malinche also turned to stone, but in the huge volcano, with Cuatlapanga at its hillside.
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Another legend about the mountain concerns a reptilian monster that supposedly lived in the mountain and that would come down during the rainy season to abduct children and take them up the mountain to be devoured. Eventually the beast was killed, according to legend, and its head was mounted above the entrance to a house in Puebla that still stands at 201 East Third Street in the historical district of that town