This was the second mission I set for myself for this trip: hiking Tajumulco, the highest peak in Central America.
Once in Xela, I hesitated signing up because it rained every day. It rained every day for the whole three weeks. I was not sure even if the hike would be possible given the weather. It is hard to know for sure because the tour organizers will always say everything is fine, they run the trips no matter what. I am not saying that they are unprofessional or anything, I am just saying that ultimately it is a guessing game.
In the end I signed up with Quetzaltrekkers. We were 22 hikers and 4 guides. Oh .. and I was the oldest ...like twice as old as some of them; old enough to be the mother of most of them....hmmm. 'Nough said.
We left early morning; took two chicken buses and at around 10:30 we started the hike.