Tajumulco is the highest volcano in all of Central America. Tajumulco has two peaks.
The higher peak at 4220 m has a crater 50 meters in diameter. The lower peak has
an altitude of 4,100 meters.
There are two options for to climb this volcano:
Tajumulaco - Stay the night on the vulcano - 2 days.
Note: This is a tough hike and you should be in a good physical condition.
One of the best hikes in Guatemala brings us to the highest point in Central America
where we have a beautiful view over every volcano in Guatemala. At sunrise you will
see the chain of volcanoes along the Pacific coast of Guatemala, as well as the Pacific
Ocean and Mexico. The walk takes 2 days in total: the first day we pick you up at
6:00h from your hotel / hostel and take you to our office to distribute food and
equipment among hikers. After this we travel by public transport to San Marcos, and
another bus to our starting point of the hike which lies at 2900m. The first part
of the hike takes about 2 1⁄2 hours, up to 4000m, where we set up camp on a flat
surface. We will then climb to the summit, which lies at 4220 m, and takes about
an hour to complete. The next morning we climb back to the top to enjoy the view
and the sunrise before descending again and returning to Xela.
Departure: Day 1 - 8:00h, back at: Day 2 +/- 14:00h
What to Bring: Sturdy shoes, well-fitting big trekking-backpack, warm clothes you
can take off layer by layer, sunscreen, sunglasses, flashlight, rain gear, hat, toilet
paper, toiletries, camera and binoculars and possibly own camping gear. If you do
not have camping equipment, we will provide it.
Included:, certified guide(s), equipment, entrance fees, (public-)transport, 4 meals
(lunch and dinner the 1st day, breakfast and lunch the 2nd day) and 4 liter of purified
water per person.
Optional: Horse to carry our gear.
There is also a 1 day version available. Ask us if you´re interested.
Most of the photo’s are taken by: Marvin W. Laynes