Indian Nose Peak Lake Atitlan Sunrise Hike
Enjoy the most magnificent view of Lake Atitlan, whether it be sunrise or mid-day. At above 4,000 feet above Lake Atitlan, you will see the entire lake and have views of seven volcanoes. Indian Nose Peak Lake Atitlan sunrise hike is an easy hike from the trail head to summit. The drive through the highlands and cloud forest are worth the trip alone. Add on a trip to the Sacred Hunters Cave as an extra bonus. Learn about the history of this cave and why it has become a sacred symbol for the hunters.
This gentle, easy hike gets you off the beaten path to experience nature and local culture. Indian Nose Peak Lake Atitlan sunrise hike is a great start to any day. This hike starts high above Lake Atitlan and is a restful and relaxing place; a perfect spot for mediation. This magical place is located in the mountains above Lake Atitlan and is reached by shuttle from Panajachel. As you travel from Panajachel and high into the mountains, you see terraced agriculture and learn why the Mayans named Solola “the place of much water.” Underground aquifers are abundant in this area.
In the tropics, such as the Western Highlands of Guatemala, cloud forest exists at the higher elevations. Within the cloud forests the tree varieties consist of broadleaf species and coniferous forest. One example of a tropical montane forest is a cloud forest, which gains its moisture from clouds and fog. Cloud forests often exhibit an abundance of mosses covering the ground and vegetation, in which case they are also referred to as mossy forests. Mossy forests usually develop on the saddles of mountains, where moisture introduced by settling clouds is more effectively retained. The indicator species for the lower montane forest are the ponderosa pine and the Jeffrey pine, black oak, sugar pine, Spanish cedar, and white fir.
Tour starts and ends in Panajachel. $70 per person (2 person minimum). Meals & refreshments not included.