Volcán Tajumulco

Description

  1. Height 4220.00 m

Tajumulco is a large stratovolcano in the department of San Marcos in western Guatemala. At 4,220 metres (13,845 ft), it is the highest mountain in Guatemala and Central America.

Guided trips up the mountain can be arranged by several origanizations in the city of Quetzaltenango. Typically groups will begin the climb early on the first day and camp at a site approximately 150 meters below the summit. This allows for acclimatization to the high altitude. The following morning the hikers can summit without packs. Views are variable and the peak is frequently engulfed in the clouds and conditions can be quite cold and very windy.

 

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