El Pico de Cielo is among one of the best hikes on Lake Atitlan. You can either choose the easy hike or the difficult hike.
Option 1. The most difficult hike takes between 2.5hrs max. on a ancient trail, and less touristy. Along the pass you get rewarded views of the lake and volcanoes. The hike starts in Santa Cruz la Laguna, you must hire a guide. Then it continues along the ridge of the valley of Pumpatin. The first 1hr is very difficult as it is quite steep, the second part is moderate but worth it.
Option 2. From Antigua, Guatemala City, Quetzaltenango or Panajachel you can reach here by car. We recommend you to contact us to make the arrangements for you and ensure you enjoy this experience. You can whatsapp us at 502 – 53558849 or Book a tour here – We call this the esasy hike because, it is not steep and basically you invest 45 minutes max to reach the summit. We can arrange for you a great sunrise hike, and even a dating dinner! This experience is perfect to do on Tuesdays or Fridays because, you can combine with a short market tour in Solola.