Tajumulco is the Central American roof.
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!
– Pick up at your hotel in Guatemala City or Antigua
– Trip towards Quetzaltenango
– Overnight in Quetzaltenango
–Trip towards Tuichán
– Ascent to Camp Site
– Wake up before the sun is out to do the final minutes of ascent towards the summit
– Return to the camp for breakfast and get ready for the descent
– Trip back to you hotel
– Experienced guide
– Comfortable transport
– Entrance fees for the park
– Hot chocolate or tea at camp
** Do you want us to include all meals? Let us know what you want to eat and we will send you a budget.
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 (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
**If you don’t have a tent, sleeping bag or backpack we have some for rent.
– Alcoholic drinks
Contact us to start planning your trip to Tajumulco Volcano
Phone: (+502) 3402-2563 | (+502) 5717-6023 | (+502) 5839-9203