Trekking & Temascals
Location: Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan
We will say adios to Armando and set off with Kuk Tours on our 2.5-day trek to Lago Atitlan. Beginning with an ascent onto a highland plain called Alaska, we will follow in footsteps of guerrilleros through alpine forests and bamboo thickets. We’ll end the day in the town of Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan where we’ll stay in Doña Faustina’s guest house and experience a real temascal, or traditional Mayan sauna.
The next morning, we’ll continue our trek along the spectacular Nahualá Valley. We’ll conquer the infamous Record Hill and cross the Payatza River nine times. Finally, we’ll ascend into the small village of Xiprian and snuggle into the warm home of Don Pedro where bamboo mats, a crackling fire, and marshmallows await.