8 km Trek to the sacred mountains

Just 40 minutes away from San Cristobal de Las Casas lies a small Maya Tzotzil community where we guarantee you’ll have a unique adventure with beautiful landscapes and get to see the way of life of the local people.

Departure is at 8:30 to an old Mayan village called Pilalchen that means “The place of rocks and caves”, where we will start our 8 km trek. On this trip we will learn stories and legends from the guides as we visit sacred caves and springs. We will also hike up to “el Mirador” for a beautiful panoramic view from the heights of the Chiapanecan landscape. At the end of our tour we are going to enjoy a temazcal bath and have a perfect ending tasting the traditional food of the region.

(groups of 4 minimum)                

What is included?

•Private transportation

•Certified guides

•Snacks and local food

•Health insurance

•Temazcal “bath”


Technical information

•Trekking: 8 km

•Estimate time: 4 hours (give or take)

•Difficulty: medium

•Altitude: 2,160-2,325 meters

•Vegetation: Pine and oak forest

•Departure: 8:30 pm


•Arrival: 4:00 pm.