Santo Tomas

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Santo Tomas is a very old and eroded remnant of a volcano. The climb takes at least four hours, through dense sub tropical rainforest, and then through beautiful pine forests. Trais starts at the famous "Fuentes Geroginas," a beautiful hot water spring, ideal for a dip after the climb. View from the summit is very good, especially view of lake Atitlan and the Quetzaltenango highlands. Email me for more info.

Elevation (feet): 11,499
Elevation (meters): 3,505
Continent: North America
Country: Guatemala
Range/Region: Sierra Madre del Sur
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: La Aurora, Guatemala City
Convenient Center: Zunil, Quetzaltenango

Thanks to Jonathan Boarini for adding this peak.

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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Santo Tomas.

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  • Log #21916 - by Christian Rodriguez on Feb 18, 2010
    My third volcano climbed, but one of my favorites hikes in Guatemala. My routes was from Alaska-Zunil Volcano-Santo Tomas-Aguas Geoginas.
  • Log #13379 - by Max von Anshelm on Jan 03, 2002
    The other name of this mountain is PECUL not Chicul, the view of Atitlan Lake from the summit is wonderful and so is the view of the Pacific Ocean. This mountain is the homeland of the Abbies...
  • Log #13380 - by Eduardo Rubio Herrera on Nov 27, 2001
    A great views of Guatemala's volcanic chain. I recomend to spend the night on the summit. Try to go between november and february are the best months in weather questions. I spend there a great...
  • Log #13381 - by Rödiger Escobar Wolf on Oct 27, 2001
    This volcano has one of the most beautiful views I've ever seen. The view, in clear days, of almost all the big volcanoes of Guatemala is astonishing. There are usualy two ways to go: the first...