AUSANGATE DAY BY DAY
Led by Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.
We will stay at a former 18th century colonial-style monastery that is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The hotel is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Inca, five minutes from Urubamba, a one-hour drive from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco and close to Machu Picchu.
The Sacred Valley produces an idyllic year-round climate with abundant sunshine and fresh air. The area is perfect for horseback riding, hiking, rafting and other activities. Near the hotel are the craft markets of Pisac and Chincheros, the Salt Mines of Maras, the town of Moray, Ollantaytambo, and the ruins of Machu Picchu.
DAY BY DAY
Day 1: Cusco/Sacred Valley
Meet in the Cusco Airport for local transfer to our Hotel in the Sacred Valley
Evening opening ceremony with the shamans
Day 2: Sacred Valley
Morning hike to Mt. Pisac
Ceremony to set our intentions for the Holy Mountain
Lunch on your own in Pisac
Day 3: Sacred Valley
Hike to Pumamarca for ceremony. One of the oldest Inka archeological sites. Lunch at the site
Day 4: Sacred Valley
Hike to Mt. Pachatusan, ceremony at the lagoons.
Day 5: Sacred Valley
Moray/Maras ~ We hike past the primeval salt flats at Maras
Ceremony in the Belly of the Earth at Moray.
Day 6: Sacred Valley
We travel to Cusco. Visits to the Cathedral, Temple of Gold at Coricancha.
Day 7: Mt. Ausangate
Early in the morning we travel to Ocongate to begin our trek
We meet the Laika and our expedition crew and camp by the hot springs.
Day 8: Mt. Ausangate
Hike to Azul Cocha (Blue Lagoon) and set up camp
Late afternoon ceremony at Azul Cocha
Day 9: Mt. Ausangate
Ceremony at the Female jaguar Lagoon
Despacho offerings at the foot of the glacier
Day 10: Mt. Ausangate
Hiking or horseback ride to Alca Cocha, ceremony with the “Keeper of the Rainbow”
Day 11: Sacred Valley
Bags packed and ready for horses
Hike down. Take a dip in the hot springs!
Afternoon return to our Hotel in the Sacred Valley
Day 12: Sacred Valley
Day of rest, relaxation.
Closing ceremony at the Temple of the Serpent at Unu Urco
Day 13: Cusco/Lima
Early morning transfer to the Cusco Airport
Morning flight back to Lima
Sample itinerary subject to change.