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Basic Hike to Laguna de Atexcac

Hosted by the Consul of the Mexico City Hiking & Outdoors Group
Sports & Leisure
Starts in 3 weeks 4 days
Sat 16 Dec 07:00 - Sun 17 Dec 18:00

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Basic Hike to Laguna de Atexcac, formed in the crater of a volcano.

On Saturday December 16th we will drive towards Municipio de Guadalupe Victoria, Puebla (please have breakfast before leaving), here we will meet our host, Ing. Rosendo Cortés, and we’ll head towards Tepeyehualco, Puebla. As soon as we arrive at the Rancho La Unión,where we will be lodged, we will check in and leave our baggage, and immediately start our hike to the Atexcac lagoon.

The lagoon has a beautiful blue color and very high salt content. Swimming is not recommended due to the low temperature and sulfur content. We will hike downhill towards one of the beaches around the lagoon where we’ll have lunch, enjoy the views, and head towards the Rancho. Dinner will be served at the Rancho's Dining room.

On sunday we’ll enjoy breakfast and then drive to visit the lagoons in the area: Atexcac, Alchichica, Quechulac y La Preciosa, and then we will head back to the Rancho for lunch and prepare for our return to Mexico City.

ITINERARY
SATURDAY 16th
7:00 Heading towards Pizarro Town
10:00 Arrival at Guadalupe town to meet Guide, check in at the Rancho La Unión. Leave baggage.
11:30 Hike downhill towards the Atexcac Lagoon.
14:00 Lunch at the Lagoon (Lunch included)
16:00 Hike back to the Rancho La Unión
18:00 Dinner at Rancho La Unión (included )
SUNDAY 17th
8:00 Breakfast (included)
9:00 Visit lagoons: Quechulac, Alchichica y La Preciosa
13:00 Return to Rancho Unión / Lunch (included)
16:00 Return to Mexico City.
Only 26 spots available.

EQUIPMENT:
Hiking boots, change of clothes, lamp, whistle hat, sunblock, insect repellent, sunglasses, hiking sticks.

COSTS: Includes: accommodation, the guide for the hike and for the lagoons; 1 lunch, 1 breakfasts, 1 dinner and 1 meal (lunch at the Rancho). Great traditional Mexican food, very tasty and healthy. If anyone requires a special menu, please let me know.

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TRANSPORTATION COST: We will arrange Carpool and cooperate with the car owner with gas, tolls and car wash costs.