The trek winds through the heart of Guatemala’s rugged volcanic mountain range and ends on the shores of Lago de Atitlán: famously described as, ‘the most beautiful lake in the world’.
This physically challenging and scenically diverse hike will see you pass through cloud forests; traverse dramatic valleys; stroll through sweeping high altitude grasslands and scramble down sheer river gorges. On your way you will visit remote mountain villages; return the giggly greetings of inquisitive children; relax in a temascal (a traditional Mayan sauna) and dine on the finest chicken in Guatemala (if that’s your thing). On the second night we are warmly welcomed into the home of a local K’iche’ family, enjoying great food and company around an open fire.
The trek culminates with a breath-taking sunrise from a mirador perched high above the volcano studded lake. Then it’s only a short descent down to the lake itself where we round off a great hike with a hearty lunch.
Tour Cost: $600 for 4, 5 or 6 people.
Tour Cost per person: $200
What’s included: Homestay, 3 meals a day during the 2 days, and my guiding service.