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One of most beautiful views

hiking
3 months ago

Magnificent view of the lake. Get up early to start it at 6:30 or so. It gets cloudy in the afternoon. They’re is 2 viewpoint before climbing another 2 hours to the top. Get there it’s beautiful.

I went up Acatenango in a guided group on a different path than indicated on the map. My guide said they use the one on the map sometimes when they do overnight hikes. Our path was 12 miles round trip. Beautiful, but brutally steep. My guide told me they call the last scree portion something similar to “b*tch trail” and it’s pretty accurate. Views are incredible, got to see Fuego spout a little from the top! It was pretty windy and cold in the forested section so wear layers and a wind breaker.

hiking
4 months ago

amazing! so hard, but worth it!
You should come with at least 4 L, hot clothes and a lot of energy.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. Strenuous and relentless uphill grind but worth the spectacular views if you are lucky to have a clear day. Although I went up in rainy season (June-Oct), we lucked out with sunshine up and down, albeit a haze across the eastern half of the lake. .
Had a knowledgeable guide, Ronny Ventura, with 3 years of almost daily trips under his belt. Guide is more for safety, than trail finding.

walking
5 months ago

Strenuous hike, best to wear hiking boots and bring at least 4L of water and extra snacks. Usually damp/rainy and cold so bring extra layers of clothing.

hiking
6 months ago

Don’t expect to see fiery lava, but still an amazing hike! Not every day you get to hike up an active volcano and see smoke and rocks flying up and hear the rumbling in the distance! You can’t get near the crater because it is unsafe, but you will see some amazing lava flows and can do the touristy marshmallow roast! On the way if it’s a clear day you will have excellent views of three other volcanos, Agua, Fuego, and Acantenago. A short, relatively easy hike with the option of going on horseback also.

backpacking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

A must do in Guatemala!

hiking
Friday, March 24, 2017

Beautiful views, but a difficult hike! 1,000 ft of elevation for every 1 mile over a well maintained trail--however it's a standard volcano hike where for every 2 steps up you slide back 1 step. Folks with average fitness can do this hike, but may HATE it--continual ascent, very cold temps at the top with high winds (and potential stinging rain/mist). Not for everyone, but if you make it up to the top you will be treated to phenomenal views of the Antigua valley and a light show with neighboring Volcan Fuego hopefully erupting for you up close and personal. Best done as a an overnight backpacking trip, to watch the sunrise at the peak. Go with Guilmer's family as a guide!!

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