Old Paths & New Perspectives – Pachaj
In an epic adventure, our team will set off by foot to the nearby community of Pachaj where we will join Armando and the Chico Mendez Reforestation Project. We will stay in its rustic bungalows while learning about Mayan cosmology and how reforestation is being used to defend local culture and livelihoods. We’ll get our hands dirty collecting seeds, clearing brush, preparing soil, and cultivating some of our own seedlings.
Then we’ll follow in the footsteps of guerillas, ascending ancient pine forests and crossing highland plains. We’ll conquer Record Hills, cross Payatza rivers, and experience the traditional temascal (Mayan sauna). Finally, we’ll descend into the mouth of a super volcano known as Lago Atitlan!