Huehuetenango Hikes and Treks

The Cuchumatanes

Description:
We will start our adventurous hike along the highest mountain range of Central America in the regional, municipal park of Todos Santos Cuchumatán. We will follow the beautiful La Maceta trail at 3,037 meters above sea level to ascend the Sierra de Los Cuchumatanes mountain range.  We will climb all the way to the highest points known as La Torre and Cerro de los Cuervos, crossing the high plateau with an average height of 3,700 above sea level.  These highest points offer us a stunning view of the volcanic chain of Guatemala, the mountainous landscape and the city of Huehuetenango. During the beautiful hike we will be able to observe an ample diversity of vegetation, animals and geological structures. The walk is 8.6 km long, has an average time of 5 hours and a high difficulty. However, for those of you looking for an adventurous and stunning hike, this one is not to be missed!

INFORMATION:

Availability: Every day
Departure times: 08:00 Hrs
Duration: One day
Pick un and drop off: Office Adrenalina tours huehue / hotel
Price 99 USD p.p. mínimum 2 people
Included Transportation, guide entrance fees
Not included: Meals
What to bring Comfortable clothing for a colder climate, rain jacket, hiking shoes, lunch, water
  • The Cuchumatanes

    $225.00

    Description:
    We will start our adventurous hike along the highest mountain range of Central America in the regional, municipal park of Todos Santos Cuchumatán. We will follow the beautiful La Maceta trail at 3,037 meters above sea level to ascend the Sierra de Los Cuchumatanes mountain range.  We will climb all the way to the highest points known as La Torre and Cerro de los Cuervos, crossing the high plateau with an average height of 3,700 above sea level.  These highest points offer us a stunning view of the volcanic chain of Guatemala, the mountainous landscape and the city of Huehuetenango. During the beautiful hike we will be able to observe an ample diversity of vegetation, animals and geological structures. The walk is 8.6 km long, has an average time of 5 hours and a high difficulty. However, for those of you looking for an adventurous and stunning hike, this one is not to be missed!

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Every day
    Departure times: 07:00 Hrs
    Duration: One day
    Pick un and drop off: Office Adrenalina tours huehue / hotel
    Price 225 USD mínimum 2 people
    Included Transportation, guide entrance fees
    Not included: Meals
    What to bring Comfortable clothing for a colder climate, rain jacket, hiking shoes, lunch, water

La ventosa - La torre

Description:
The tour starts in the regional, municipal park of Todos Santos Cuchumatán. We begin the beautiful climb in Aldea La Ventosa at 3,400 meters above sea level and ascend to the viewpoint of La Torre at 3,819 meters above sea level. This point offers us a stunning view of the volcanic chain of Guatemala, the mountainous landscape and the city of Huehuetenango. We then descend towards the La Maceta trail where we will be able to observe an ample diversity of vegetation, animals and geological structures. The walk is 5.2 km long, takes about 6 hours and has a medium difficulty.

INFORMATION:

Availability: Every day
Departure times: 06:00 Hrs
Duration: Half day
Pick un and drop off: Office Adrenalina tours huehue / hotel
Price 90 USD p.p. mínimum 2 people
Included Transportation, guide entrance fees
Not included: Meals
What to bring Comfortable clothing for a colder climate, rain jacket, hiking shoes, lunch, water
  • Hike to la Ventosa – La Torre

    $170.00

    Description:
    The tour starts in the regional, municipal park of Todos Santos Cuchumatán. We begin the beautiful climb in Aldea La Ventosa at 3,400 meters above sea level and ascend to the viewpoint of La Torre at 3,819 meters above sea level. This point offers us a stunning view of the volcanic chain of Guatemala, the mountainous landscape and the city of Huehuetenango. We then descend towards the La Maceta trail where we will be able to observe an ample diversity of vegetation, animals and geological structures. The walk is 5.2 km long, takes about 6 hours and has a medium difficulty.

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Every day
    Departure times: 06:00 Hrs
    Duration: One day
    Pick un and drop off: Office Adrenalina tours huehue / hotel
    Price 170 USD mínimum 2 people
    Included Transportation, guide entrance fees
    Not included: Meals
    What to bring Comfortable clothing for a colder climate, rain jacket, hiking shoes, lunch, water

Hike to Peña Blanca

Description:
This beautiful hike will take you along an area full of coffee plantations and appealing high mountains. By pick-up truck we will cross the municipality of La Libertad towards the village of La Cruz del Aguecate, from where we will start our hike at 2,573 meters above sea level and ascend to Peña Blanca, at 3,518 meters above sea level. Along the hike we will observe an ample variety of vegetation and rock formations, with the rock called “El Arco” being one of the geological highlights of the tour. The walk is 5.2 kilometers long, takes approximately 5 hours and has an average difficulty.

INFORMATION:

Availability: Every day
Departure times: 07:00 Hrs
Duration: One day
Pick un and drop off: Office Adrenalina tours huehue / hotel
Price 175 USD p.p. mínimum 2 people
Included Transportation, guide entrance fees
Not included: Meals
What to bring Comfortable clothing for a colder climate, rain jacket, hiking shoes, lunch, water
  • Hike to Peña Blanca

    $179.00

    Description:
    This beautiful hike will take you along an area full of coffee plantations and appealing high mountains. By pick-up truck we will cross the municipality of La Libertad towards the village of La Cruz del Aguecate, from where we will start our hike at 2,573 meters above sea level and ascend to Peña Blanca, at 3,518 meters above sea level. Along the hike we will observe an ample variety of vegetation and rock formations, with the rock called “El Arco” being one of the geological highlights of the tour. The walk is 5.2 kilometers long, takes approximately 5 hours and has an average difficulty.

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Every day
    Departure times: 06:00 Hrs
    Duration: One day
    Pick un and drop off: Office Adrenalina tours huehue / hotel
    Price 179 USD mínimum 2 people
    Included Transportation, guide entrance fees
    Not included: Meals
    What to bring Comfortable clothing for a colder climate, rain jacket, hiking shoes, lunch, water

Todos Santos - Nebaj

Description:
This tour offers travelers a unique experience in the Guatemalan countryside. You’ll visit towns and places that most travelers have never heard of.

  • Day 1: The first day starts at 6:00 AM in Todos Santos. After meeting the guides, you’ll continue on to San Nicolás, a small village in the Cuchumatanes Mountains. You’ll hike in the direction of Pericon, which is about 2-hours away on foot.

Around lunch you’ll make a short stop at the beautiful Aguacatan River. After another four-hour walk, you’ll visit the village of Chortiz, where you can have something to eat and drink. The hike will then continue on to the place where you will stay for the night, a very small village in the Cuchumatanes Mountains. You have dinner and sleep in the local community here.

  • Day 2: On the second day, the hike starts at about 8:30 AM and heads in the direction of Chutuj, a village with only fifteen inhabitants. After passing this village, there will be approximately 2.5 hours of downhill walking until we arrive in the village of Xexecom, where you’ll have lunch. During the walk, you’ll visit a cave called God of Luck, which hid refugees during the Guatemalan civil war.

Later you’ll visit a war cemetery. This cemetery is in memory of people who were killed and slaughtered on April 22, 1981. You’ll continue on and reach the village of Acul around 4:00 PM. You’ll spend the night at Finca Mil Amores.

  • Day 3: On the third and last day, the hike leaves at 7.30 AM. The hike will head in the direction of a cheese factory and farm. The hike will then continue through the mountains and will pass a ceremonial place called God’s Children.

Other ceremonial sites will be passed as you descend the mountain after lunch, including God of The Money, God of The Rain, God of The Culture, and God of The Harvest. Finally, Nebaj will be reached at the end of the hike.

This hike is moderately difficulty. Tour participants must be able to walk for five to six hours a day.

 

INFORMATION:

Availability: Every day
Departure times: 06:00 Hrs
Duration: 3 days
Pick un and drop off: Todos Santos Cuchumatanes
Price 195 USD mínimum 2 people
Included Transportation, overnight stays, guide, 2 breakfast, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
Not included: Meals
What to bring Hiking boots, long pants, wind and/or rain jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, backpacking bag, extra clothing, snacks, money, and at least 2 liters or water
  • Todos Santos Nebaj

    $190.00

    Description:
    This tour offers travelers a unique experience in the Guatemalan countryside. You’ll visit towns and places that most travelers have never heard of.

    • Day 1: The first day starts at 6:00 AM in Todos Santos. After meeting the guides, you’ll continue on to San Nicolás, a small village in the Cuchumatanes Mountains. You’ll hike in the direction of Pericon, which is about 2-hours away on foot.

    Around lunch you’ll make a short stop at the beautiful Aguacatan River. After another four-hour walk, you’ll visit the village of Chortiz, where you can have something to eat and drink. The hike will then continue on to the place where you will stay for the night, a very small village in the Cuchumatanes Mountains. You have dinner and sleep in the local community here.

    • Day 2: On the second day, the hike starts at about 8:30 AM and heads in the direction of Chutuj, a village with only fifteen inhabitants. After passing this village, there will be approximately 2.5 hours of downhill walking until we arrive in the village of Xexecom, where you’ll have lunch. During the walk, you’ll visit a cave called God of Luck, which hid refugees during the Guatemalan civil war.

    Later you’ll visit a war cemetery. This cemetery is in memory of people who were killed and slaughtered on April 22, 1981. You’ll continue on and reach the village of Acul around 4:00 PM. You’ll spend the night at Finca Mil Amores.

    • Day 3: On the third and last day, the hike leaves at 7.30 AM. The hike will head in the direction of a cheese factory and farm. The hike will then continue through the mountains and will pass a ceremonial place called God’s Children.

    Other ceremonial sites will be passed as you descend the mountain after lunch, including God of The Money, God of The Rain, God of The Culture, and God of The Harvest. Finally, Nebaj will be reached at the end of the hike.

    This hike is moderately difficulty. Tour participants must be able to walk for five to six hours a day.

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Every day
    Departure times: 06:00 Hrs
    Duration: One day
    Pick un and drop off: Office Adrenalina tours huehue / hotel
    Price 190 USD mínimum 2 people
    Included Transportation, guide entrance fees
    Not included: Meals
    What to bring Comfortable clothing for a colder climate, rain jacket, hiking shoes, lunch, water