Trekking with Textiles, Xela to Lago Atitlan
Our group will then join Quetzaltrekkers and Y’abal for a trek and innovative service project in the indigenous weaving communities of Pacutama and Chuicutama. After a morning hike up into the clouds of the highlands, we’ll have the chance to work with the women artisans who create Y’abal’s beautiful handicrafts on a community-requested project.
After two days of work and intercultural exchange in these remote highland villages, the team will continue on their trek for an additional 2½. On this challenging hike, 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 supervolcano known as Lago Atitlan!