1 Night
Duration
3772m
Max Elevation
10km
Total Trek Distance
8/10
Difficulty
10kg
Avg Backpack Weight

Hike Santa María—the striking stratovolcano that towers 1400 meters over Xela at 3772m total altitude. Starting at midnight, we’ll hike to the summit of the volcano, enjoying views of a moonlit Xela, and settle into our sleeping bags to await the sunrise. We’ll eat breakfast as we watch the day unfold, and then pack up to return to Xela before lunchtime the next day.

Please note that all treks must be booked by 11am the day prior to the departure to avoid a 50Q late fee.

DEPARTURE & RETURN LOCATION Xela (Casa Argentina hostel)
DEPARTURE TIME 10:00pm on full moon nights
WHAT TO WEAR

Hiking shoes, hiking clothes, a change of clothes, jacket, pants, hat, gloves, rain gear, sun gear, sleeping bag (0 deg or lower), sleeping mat, backpack (40-50L), headlamp

* If you need to borrow any of these items, we have them here for you included in the price

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Breakfast, snacks, transport, guides, gear if needed

Day 1

  • 9:00pm—meet in QT office for a snack
  • 10:30pm—take shuttle to base of Santa María
  • 4:00am—arrive at summit, get a little sleep

Day 2

  • 6:00am—sunrise, hot drinks, and breakfast
  • 8:00am—pack up and head back down the mountain
  • 12:00pm—take bus back to Xela
  • 1:00pm—return to QT office
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santiaguito erupting
sunrise on sm summit
xela at night
xela from santa maria