Chelemhá Lodge and Cloud Forest Reserve

CHELEMHÁ offers an extraordinary opportunity to experience tropical cloud forest. We invite you to explore the unique flora and fauna, hike along the mountain trails, learn about the local Maya Kekchi culture, and relax in our comfortable lodge in the tranquility of a remote mountain.

Chelemhá Lodge
Chelemhá Lodge at the edge of cloud forest.

CHELEMHÁ Cloud Forest Reserve is located in the Atlantic slope mountain range of Guatemala, in the dpto. Alta Verapaz, and ranges in altitude from 1900 to 2500 m (6230 - 8200 ft). It is part of the Yalijux Important Bird Area, and harbors 16 regional endemic bird species, and a healthy population of Resplendent Quetzals.

Chelemhá cloud forest
View over the canopy of the Chelemhá cloud forest.
In the Chelemhá cloud forest
Photographers in the Chelemhá cloud forest.
Chelemhá cloud forest
In the cloud forest of Chelemhá reserve.

Read here how visitors experienced Chelemhá.

Recommended by Rough Guide, Lonely Planet and Moon Travel Handbook:

Rough Guide to Guatemala

Lonely Planet Guatemala

Moon Guide Guatemala
Garnet-throated Hummingbird at Chelemhá Lodge
Chelemhá Lodge
Location of Chelemhá
Resplendent Quetzal


"You all have got it very RIGHT here. Those who care about our environment will find you. Thank you for preserving this area."
Ruth Stewart, Dorest, Vermont.

"This is truly a magical place. We are enchanted with the setting, the lodge, the environment, and the people. The hummingbirds were such a treat as were the Quetzals. There were dozens of other exciting bird finds that are too numerous to scribe about. Armin is a great chef and host. Our hike through the cloud forest will be discussed for many a year."
Stanley and Gretchen Jones, Bryan, Texas.

"A lovely stay! One of the most relaxing and exciting places in the world. Chelemhá is comfortable and offers the best nature trails I have seen, along with lessons in how to live lightly in this environment - and a master chef!"
Pat and Marvin Carlson, New York.

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