Embark on a 2-day journey to see the Mother of the volcanoes of Guatemala, Tajamulco 4222m above sea level making it the highest point volcanic or otherwise in all of Central America.
What to Expect
The mother of the volcanoes of Guatemala, Tajamulco 4222m above sea level making it the highest point volcanic or otherwise in all of Central America. Our trip to the summit offers hikers a true experience and the opportunity to enjoy a stunning sunrise from the best view in the country.The reward of challenge is a 360 degree panoramic view of the entire western half of Guatemala to the end in southern Mexico!
We promise to pick you up at the hotel before dawn on a collective self leads to the main bus terminal in the city. The bus ride to the base of the volcano takes about 2.5 hours in total, we start with a hot breakfast in a dining room in the city of San Marcos. When we got off the bus at the Tajamulco base, and we are 3000m above sea level – and it is only from there! Not much on the rise, we are above the highest levels of human settlements in Central America and we can look down on the rich mosaic of farmland below. We take plenty of breaks to regulate the altitude change as the road leads into the pockets of forests and grazing pastures before finally breaking into sections of rough volcanic rock. After enjoying the sights and stretch our legs push us to base camp at 4000m altitude. After setting up our tents among the pines, it might be time to climb Cerro Concepción and catch a sunset from this, the smaller of the twin peaks of Tajamulco. As the cold night sets and brilliant constellations begin to appear in the sky, the guide serve hot drinks and a dinner around the cooker.
The brightest stars even when we leave our stores early in the morning to climb the last 220m to the summit. In light of the headlights, were running along the crater before returning along the rocky footpath that leads to the summit in time to see the horizon begins to lighten in the distance. In hora buena! Now standing on the roof of Central America!The Dawn, bald moonscape summit certainly has to be one of the most impressive in all of Central America. The first rays of light so a silhouette impressive rugged highlands of Guatemala. Now we can see all the major peaks of Guatemala, including Water, Acatenango, Fire, Atitlan, San Pedro, Santa Maria and just behind us, Tacaná. As the colors are spread out along the horizon, and Tajamulco conical shade itself is cast into the Pacific slope to the south.The temperature heats up as the sun travels farther in the sky and make our way to the base camp, this time across the crater. By the time we get to our group of tents, Prepared the hot drinks and breakfast ready for us. Then all that remains is to pack up camp and descend an alternative route up the volcano. We have a delicious hearty lunch in a dining room at the base of the mountain before catching the bus back to Quetzaltenango.
- transportation and Professional guide.
What's Not Included
- Meals, beverages and tip.
Know Before You Go
Cancellations within 2-days of your tour will not be refunded.