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Ausangate – Itinerary

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Sample Itinerary
Actual expedition may vary. 
 
July 18th:
  • Cusco/Sacred Valley arrival day
  • Meet in the Cusco Airport for local transfer to our Hotel in the Sacred Valley
  • Settle into your room and get acquainted with your surroundings
  • Evening opening ceremony with the Laika shamans
 
July 19th: 
  • Pisac
  • Breakfast included
  • Morning hike to Mt. Pisac
  • Ceremony in the ruins with the shamans to set our intentions and prayers for the Holy Mountain expedition
  • Lunch on your own and shopping in Pisac Square 
 
July 20th: 
  • Sacred Valley
  • Breakfast included
  • Hike to Pumamarca for ceremony with the shamans
  • Pumamarca means “Place of the Sacred” or “Golden” Puma
  • One of the oldest Inka palaces in existence
  • lunch included at the site
 
July 21th: 
  • Breakfast included
  • Machu Picchu (optional day trip) – a free day otherwise
  • Morning departure by train to Machu Picchu
  • Archeological tour of the fabled “City of Light”
  • Hike to the Temple of the Moon and the Sun
  • Shopping in the village of Aguas Caliente
  • Afternoon return to the Sacred Valley by train
  • Additional cost for Machu Picchu – you must pre-register for this tour
 
July 22nd: 
  • Breakfast included
  • Moray/Maras ~ We hike past the primeval salt flats at Maras
  • Later we do ceremony in the Belly of the Mother at Moray, an ancient temple of the Inka
  • Picnic lunch at the site included
 
July 23rd: 
  • Sacred Valley/Cusco
  • Breakfast included
  • We travel to Cusco for shopping and exploration of the city on our own
  • Optional walking tours of Cusco
  • Visits to the Cathedral, Temple of the Coricancha and Main Square
 
July 24th: 
  • Sacred Valley
  • Breakfast included
  • Buses depart for Ollantaytambo “Pyramid Temple” dedicated to the Wind
  • Lunch on your own 
 
July 25th: 
  • Ausangate
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Early in the morning we travel to Ocongate to begin our trek to Ausangate
  • We meet the Laika and our expedition crew and begin our ascent
  • Hike to Azul Cocha (Blue Lagoon) and set up camp
 
July 26th: 
  • Ausangate 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Hiking or horseback ride to Alca Cocha, ceremony with the “Keeper of the Rainbow”
  • Hike back to base camp
  • Late afternoon ceremony at Azul Cocha
 
July 27th: 
  • Ausangate
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Bags packed and ready for horses
  • Hike down. Take a dip in the hot springs!
  • Camping at hot springs
 
July 28th: 
  • Ausangate/Sacred Valley
  • Breakfast, lunch included
  • We begin our descent to Pachanta Pampa
  • Afternoon return to our Hotel in the Sacred Valley
 
July 29th: 
  • Cusco/Lima
  • Breakfast included
  • Early morning transfer to the Cusco Airport
  • Morning flight back to Lima