Quetzaltenango and the Guatemalan currency, Quetzal, are named for the beautiful and endangered tropical bird. Ancient Mayans used its tail feathers as currency. Hi, my name is Angel And I’m Michelle And today, we decided to climb the highest peak in Central America, which is the peak of Tajamulco. Tajamulco, usually it seems like people summit it with a guide or with a tour group, but we decided to do it on our own. And honestly, you can too. The path is pretty easy to find. You don’t really need to do it as a two-day trip, But if you want to do it as a one-day trip, you have to get here early. We woke up at 3:30am, we took the bus from Xela to San Marcos and then from San Marcos to Tajamulco. I’m sorry, just the names are a little bit hard to remember. It was about a three hour bus ride till we got here to the trailhead at about 8:00 and started hiking. It’s about 12:30 right now and we have just made it to the summit As you can see it’s very cloudy and we cannot really see anything. It’s very hard to find the trail now. My advice if you want to DIY it is that you come as early as you possibly can And know navigation. Brush up your navigation skills. We’re gonna leave more details, I’m gonna leave the GPX file if you want to get it in the link below. And it’s starting to rain so we have to descend now. It’s starting to rain pretty bad so bye. Head over to the blog for more information Don’t forget to subscribe for a new adventure every week And make sure to follow us on social media.