With its 4220 msnm, Tajumulco is the highest summit in Central America and the Caribbean. Despite its altitude, this one is an easy hike compared to other near mountains; suitable for everyone with an average physical condition.
According to local legends, the ancient gods hid all human goods and crops in this volcano, including crops, fire and water. Famine and war didn’t wait for too long before spreading among people; just before the life extinction, big ants were found taking all the goods out of the volcano, therefore saving the world from destruction.
From this ancient indigenous icon of religion and mythology, you’ll have sights from the Pacific Ocean’s shores through the entire Guatemalan volcanic chain. Tajumulco’s summit is the best place to see the second highest Central American Summit, Tacaná.
Grab your backpack, tie your boots and let’s add this one to your list!
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* Difficulty: Medium/High – We catalogue it as a 6 out of 10.
* When: Year round – The best season is between November and February.
* Group Size: Minimum 2 people / 30 Max.
* Will there be, more people in my group? No, this is a private tour.
* Is it good for kids? We don’t accept kids under 15 years old for this trip.
– Day 1
13:00 Pick up at your hotel in Guatemala City or Antigua
13:30 Trip towards Quetzaltenango
19:30 Overnight in Quetzaltenango
– Day 2
06:00 Trip towards Tuichán
08:30 Start of Ascent
16:00 Arrival to camsite
Downtime and relaxation at camp
– Day 3
04:00 Wake up before the sun is out to do the final minutes of ascent towards the summit
07:00 Return to the camp for breakfast and get ready for the descent
09:00 Start of descent
14:00 Trip back to your hotel in Quetzaltenango, Antigua or Guatemala City
– Overnight Tour – $300
If your group has 5 people or more ask for our discounted prices
– Backpack $5 each
– Headlamp $5 each
– Local carrier 25lb $20 each
– Sleeping bag $5 each
– Lunch Box $10 each
– Space at a tent $15 per person
The prices above mentioned include:
– Experienced guide/s – The amount of guides depends on the size of the group.
– Comfortable transport to and from your hotel in Antigua Guatemala.
– One night at a 3 star hotel in Quetzaltenango.
– Entrance fees.
– Hot chocolate or tea at camp/summit.
WHAT TO BRING
– 4 o 5lts of water and/or gatorade
– Warm clothing (temperatures might drop all the way down to 0°C)
– 3 Meals for the hike (1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner)
– Boots or sport shoes (not new ones)
– 2 sets of clothes (one in case you get wet and one for sleeping)
– Headlamp and lantern
– 3 season tent
– Sleeping bag
– Large backpack
– Alcoholic drinks
– Pack everything inside of dry bags or plastic bags in case it rains.
– Try not to wear clothes made out of cotton. Polyester is better.
– Don’t consume alcoholic beverages 24 hours before the tour. You don’t want to be dehydrated before you start.
– Don’t bring any jewels or valuables.
– No guns.
– Let’s try to not contaminate – Carry back down all of the trash you produce.
– Guatemala might be considered a tropical country but it can be really cold up there. Don’t underestimate our warnings regarding the warm clothes.
– If you choose not to do the tour with us please hire some other guide. We don’t want anyone to get lost.
Contact us to start planning your private tour to Tajumulco Volcano