1. Can I come if I am not a mountaineer? There is no technical climbing involved. When we visit the islands, we walk over cobblestoned paths and there are no vehicles on the islands. Each day includes walking (at altitude).

2. What about the altitude? It is high, Lake Titicaca is at 12,600 feet. We acclimate to altitude in the Sacred Valley. Staying hydrated is one of the best preventions for altitude sickness and If you develop symptoms of altitude sickness you will be treated and if necessary, you will be taken down from the lake immediately in an emergency vehicle. As soon as you drop in altitude the symptoms generally resolve themselves.

3. Can I come if I am not a Four Winds student? Yes, this journey is open to students of the Four Winds, Mesa carriers, and participants of Via Illuminata. The group is limited to 40 participants.

4. Is Alberto with us during the Expedition? Alberto will not be joining this Expedition.

5. How many nights do we stay at villager’s homes and what can I expect? We spend three nights at the home of the villagers, when we visit the islands of Amantati and Taquile. The homes of these villagers are rustic, which gives us the opportunity to experience life without the influence of modern conveniences so prevalent in our daily lives.