Peru pilgrimage in the ancient land of Incas

Machu Picchu

The ruins of Machu Picchu, rediscovered in 1911 by Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham, are one of the most beautiful and enigmatic ancient sites in the world. While the Inca people certainly used the Andean mountain top erecting many hundreds of stone structures from the early 1400’s, legends and myths indicate that Machu Picchu (meaning ‘Old Peak’ in the Quechua language) was revered as a sacred place from a far earlier time. Machu Picchu seems to have been utilized by the Inca as a secret ceremonial city.

For more info about Machu Picchu:

https://sacredsites.com/americas/peru/machu_picchu.html

Lares Valley trek

The Lares trek is a two- or three-day high-altitude hike in Cusco, Peru, starting near the village Lares, approximately 40 miles north of Cusco and 35 miles east of Machu Picchu. The Lares Valley lies in the east of the Urupampa mountain range, traversing part of the Sacred Valley. Reaching the start of the trek requires a bus or van trip of approximately 5 hours from the village of Lares. The Lares trek route transverses typical Peruvian Andean mountain areas.

The Lares Valley is home of many traditional weavers and farmers and famous for homemade textiles. The indigenous people of this area speak Quechua and Spanish and will often give you a chance to weave something yourself.

The trek is also far more quiet than the Inca Trail as it is not as well known. The Lares trek is also slightly easier than the Inca Trail, although there is still 1 high pass will trek over, the highest being 4,400 meters.

For more info about Lares trek:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lares_trek

Ayahuasca ritual in the Amazon jungle, Pucallpa region

Regarding the Ayahuasca ceremony will spend approx 5 days to heal and recuperate from deep emotional healing work that will happen through 3 Ayahuaska ceremonies – they will take place every other day.. There are intermediate dates between the ceremonies in order for the participants to rest. Te diet is simple and specific in order for the body to be prepared for the medicine.

In the evening the participants gather in the traditional house situated in the Amazon jungle which is especially for these ceremonies. Once everyone is settled all lights are blew off and the shaman begins by opening his bottle of Ayahuasca and whispers his intention to the medicine. Then he gives the medicine to the participants and he also takes it in order to be able to “see” in the participants their energy body for illnesses or blocked energy. After this everybody awaits for the medicine to be activated. After a point the shaman and his helpers are singing traditional songs in order to assist the ceremony. These traditional songs called “icaros” and are the songs of the plant spirits. The shaman will ask you to come and sit in front of him and he will blow tabacco on your body with focus on your healing and cleansing. The helpers of the shaman will assist you in whatever you might need during the ceremony, as for different people the reactions might be different. The ceremony last 5 hours and after this you will go to your room to sleep and rest.

With the combined power of the Peruvian Shaman & Northern Deer Alexander, (Shaman, Spiritual Teacher & Guide of the whole Trip) you will end the journey in the most magical, deep healing and transformation way possible! Be ready for a big Adventure!

More detailed info will be given to the final participants of the trip via skype session.

Let the adventure begin!

Some people say that the best way to rediscover your true self and freedom is to travel as much and as widely as you can. Why is this? What happens when we travel that makes us feel more free and happier? It has to do with the unknown! When we travel, especially in countries with culture very different from the culture we were brought up and see new places and faces, when everything is brand new, the mind stops. Nothing is the way we are used to be, so the mind can not follow its usual patterns and habitual behavior.

This adventure is a spiritual one as much as an external one! The essence of this trip is for you to overcome any fear that you might have in any level, spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual, to gain back your power and finally set yourself free! In the mist of coming back home to yourself do not forget to laugh, have fun and make new friends!!!

The Trip will be guided by Spiritual Teacher, Shaman & Healer Northern Deer Alexander

Founder of the WORLD OF WISDOM & SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE COMMUNITY who will help each individual to receive from this experience the maximum benefit in the level of the awakening of his/her true essence. The trip will include practices for awakening of the inherent part of ourselves which is the true being that we are!

So! Have you ever dreamed visiting Peru and Machu Picchu, the ancient mystical city of Incas?

And on top of that trekking Lares Valley, meeting the local communities and camp in the garden of a local and get to experience first hand the tradition daily life of Peruvians?

What about visiting the Amazon jungle and connect with the shamans there and their traditions?

If the answer for to the above questions is YES then this adventure is for YOU!

THE PROGRAM:

Day 1-16th September:

Arrive to Lima from International flight.

Depending on the airline we shall be met by a representative of our partners in Lima and transferred directly to our hotel in Miraflores. If our time of arrival is 1pm or after, it will be possible to check into the room.
In the afternoon/early evening you can take time to explore the district of Miraflores on foot which is very safe even at night. There are many cafes, restaurants and bars to explore. There are also pharmacies, banks and money exchange shops all nearby if you need them. Dinner on the first night is not included but a group meal at a recommended restaurant can be arranged.

Day 2-17th September:

Transfer to airport and Fly Lima to Cusco, travel to the Sacred Valley.

We aim to get you on the 9 or 9.45am flight so your wake up time shall not be too early but ensuring you are also at the Sacred Valley and in good time in order to maximize on your acclimation period. At around 11am or 11.30am you will be met at the airport by the local crew and you will be taken in a private van 1.5 hours drive to Urubamba in the heart of the Sacred Valley where we shall stop for an included buffet lunch at Tunupas traditional restaurant in some lovely settings and placed by the river. After this, we will continue to the Inka Site of Ollantaytambo where you can learn about this magnificent temple and historical town.

In this day we will do a special ritual to initiate our journey. Our purpose is to connect through the Inka civilization with our ancestral roots. Deep down, our being is connected with the ancestral world as we are the continuation of life that happened hundreds and thousands of years ago on the earth. Through a special connection with energy everyone will be able to receive awakening of internal resources that will be directed towards or purpose: The transformation and awakening of our true Self

After that we will return to our accommodation in the rural neighborhood of Rumi Chaka. The Capilla Lodge is located in wonderful surroundings with gardens and mountain views and you will be hosted by Christophe and his wife Rhomina who are a French-Peruvian couple who are fantastic people!

Trek brief in hotel reception We would like to arrange you a meeting with the guide to discuss full details of the trek. Ideally at 6pm in the evening. After the briefing we will have a spiritual Lesson with Alexander & a meditation to connect with our primal memories and receive the link to the Akashic Records: the energetic field of our Global and collective memories. This will prepare us also energetically for the deep inner traveling with Ayahuaska in the upcoming days and it will be a deep energetic cleansing for the Demanding energetic work that will happen in the Lares Treck!

Day 3-18th September:

Chichubamba agro-tourism tour in the morning.

This is the perfect way to introduce you to the Andean culture without over-doing it. The tour would involve mostly light-walking on foot for just a couple of kilometers. Included on your tour will be three local workshops, The tour will begin from the lodge at 9.30am and we shall get to the farming village of Chichubamba in around 20 minutes by mototaxis (local Tuk-tuks) to start our demonstrations.

Lunch is optional but the villagers can provide a traditional lunch of ‘PACHAMANCA’ a local and typical way to cook everything in the ground and over hot-stones.

In the afternoon we will have a discussion about the purposes of the Lares Treck and you will be receiving individual tasks to work with your being through Tarot Ritual.

Also you may wish to take at your own leisure or individual time to prepare for the trek.

Note: any extra clothes/luggage can be left at the lodge until your return from the trek (or Machu Picchu)

Overnight: La Capilla lodge with breakfast.  http://capillalodge.com/

Day 4-19th September:

Start of 3 day Lares hike – From Urubamba drive to Lares (3000m), then hike to Huacachuasi village (or just beyond).

We depart the lodge just after breakfast at around 8.15am in a private vehicle. First we will travel across from the Sacred Valley to the Lares valley on a beautiful stretch of road. This will show us the true Andean lifestyle as we pass through enormously vast spaces and small remote rural villages. We should stop briefly to see the Inca ruin s of Ancascacha 100’s of cylinder style buildings that may have been used as a large Inka storage facility. At around 2 and a half hours later we arrive at the town of Lares and our last chance for a quick stop and buy anything essential then we make our way on the trail beginning from Chancachaka to to Hucachuasi. The path is good and although is uphill, it is gradual. We anticipate to arrive to our hosts just on the far side of Huacahuasi village after around 3-4 hours of hiking at a slow, steady pace and including stops. A local Peruvian family and friends of ours will open their home for us and we will overnight at their home as their guests.

These days of the Treck will be dedicated to the development of personal Power – The “World of Umai” – Walking will be a practice meditation for you to receive empowerment and to understand the essence of transformation and perseverance in the material plain. If we want to achieve something we need to build the energy of the so called “soul Kut”. This is the part of us containing energy of life and is expressed as internal power or motivation to manifest something in the world. Today this day is dedicated in this part of us – the so called “soul Kut” in Shamanic terminology. We will be making exercises and delve into topics like levels of action – interdependence of our activities with the levels of vital energy and inner power, determination, the art of modern “magic” etc. In the end of the day we will have a ritual of shamanic meditation with the drum

Ascent 3200m – 3950 m

Trekking time – 3-4 hours approximately with stops.

Distance covered. Approximately 10 kilometers.

Accommodation: Home-stay with a Peruvian family

Day 5-20th September:

Trek Day 2: Huacahuasi Alta/Sondor (3950m) – Abra Haucahuasi 4590m (Pumahuanca high pass) Lake Aruraycocha (4050m) – Huilloc (3300m)
This middle day of the trek will be our toughest test!
After breakfast, we shall make our way up to the high pass Abra Huascahuasi in around 3 hours or less. Once arriving at the top on a clear day we will be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding mountains including hopefully a view of the glacier of Pumahaunca as we are situated at the foot of it. Then also is the view down to lake Mantanay (also known in Quechua as Aruraycocha) on the other side of the pass.
We descend down to the glacier lake in around 45 minutes on short switchbacks. At this point we navigate around the side of the lake getting its view from different angles before resting for an early lunch or brunch.
Afterwards we traverse across on undulating ground for the next hour before dropping into the Patacancha valley and down to the village of Huilloc around 3 hours later.
One of our horseman, Wilfredo, that leads the animals lives in Huilloc and will be happy to host us in his home where we can meet the rest of his family too!

Shamanic Practices for personal power – Building our team – leadership and its significance – Meditation with the drum – spiritual teachings on the way

Ascent 3950m – 4590m – 3300m

Trekking time – 6-7 hours approximately with stops.

Distance covered. Approximately 13-14 kilometers.

Accommodation: homestay with a Peruvian family

Day 6-21th September:

Trek Day 3: Huilloc (3300m) – Pumamarka Inka ruins (3450m) – Ollantaytambo (2900m) – train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu village) 2000m.

Departing after breakfast we then leave the village behind us and walk on a bit of road until the village of Pallata (45 minutes or so of walking) we can then head up 150metres (around 1 hour on switch-backs) to see an amazing Inka fort then head down gradually on good trail again to lead us in to Ollantaytambo for around lunch time. At this point we can get a hot lunch in town at our own discretion or we can provide you a box lunch and you can find somewhere nice by the river to sit and enjoy.

Today is the day for silent meditation and contemplation while walking – You will have time to consider the lessons of personal power you have received in the two days and ask questions or clarify a way for you to develop this aspect of life that is not only valuable but more than necessary if one wants to experience the possibility of arriving to one’s own personal freedom – We will discuss the path of the warrior “fighting” for what we want – the ups and downs of this way of dealing with life’s challenges and we will end this part of our trip – psychologically and emotionally fully empowered – but physically maybe a bit tired! 🙂
Our train will be at around 4.36pm so we have time to enjoy our surroundings relax and maybe check internet, grab a coffee and cake or a cold beer.

Accommodation: Hotel in Aguas Calientes, breakfast and box lunch included
Town elevation 2000m
Our total hiking time today is around 4 hours / 15 km Descending 450m.

Day 7-22th September:

Visit Machu Picchu and return to Cusco.

Today we rise early for one of the first shuttle buses that get us to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. We can look for a suitable place to absorb this amazing site and to catch the sun-rise. We then have 2.5 hours of a guide tour at the ruins with a local expert. After some free time you may wish to come back to town for lunch. There are many options to choose from before we catch the train back to Ollantaytambo. Our train will be around 2.30pm which enables us to have a good amount of time at the ruins but also gets us back to Cusco before too late in the evening.

This is the Day of Arrival to Machu Picchu – The Ancient city – Temple of Inka people which is the Symbol of the most exalted ideas and perception of life of the ancient people of that area. This is important because by touching this place our sacred self is awakening and is reminded that in life the most important aspect is transformation and awakening. After the soul Kut of power comes the soul of the upper world “Bos” and the ability to elevate yourself and live higher than you lived today. This means to exist simultaneously in the world of the present in your body and in the upper world in your soul. How can we live so creatively? Today we will have some rituals to connect with the ancient civilizations and learn the secret from our ancestors.

Accommodation: Hotel Garcilaso, Cusco breakfast included

City elevation 3350m (11,000 ft)

Day 8-23th September:

Cusco free day/rest day.

Time for you to explore the Inka Capital and charming historical centre, catch up on some washing, do a local tour or check out several of the museums on offer.

Evening meditation & workshop: “The unity of desires” – we will talk about different systems of self development and about some key factors that make a difference in our success as evolving humans (or not evolving) – Also this is the day to relax in the morning and early afternoon and absorb the results of our previous process in the mountains. You can also have a private session with Alexander to discuss about different aspects of your life and receive answers and the wisdom of a modern Spiritual Teacher!

Day 9-24th September:

Fly Cusco to Lima and Lima to Pucallpa Today we take a morning transfer to Cusco airport in 20 minutes. We shall board or plane at 8,15am and fly 1 hour to Lima then transfer to our 2nd internal flight to Pucallpa at 11.30am. At around 12.30pm we shall arrive to the Jungle city of Pucallpa with bustling markets and relax at our 4 star Manish Hotel Ecologico which has an outdoor pool. In the afternoon we should relax and prepare for our trip to our retreat further into the Jungle the next day.

Preparation for Ayahuaska is necessary because in shamanic tradition only the person who is sincere can delve in the realm of spirits and receive benefit from its influence. This last part of our Trip is connected to the fourth shamanic world and the spirit of Truth/Self Sincerity – Are you ready to meed the spirit of the plant and meet your Self?

We will have a ritual to connect to the spirit of the truth and prepare ourselves for the next step

Accommodation: 4 star Manish Hotel Ecologico

Day 10-25th September:

Ayahuasca retreat Day 1: Ceremony #1

Some time after breakfast in the morning we shall meet our local guide Mauro or Juan (two brothers who work at the retreat and work as translators at the ceremonies) who will show us some of the surrounding area as we travel two and a half hours to meet our boat on the river Pachitea at a port in the small town of Honoria. Once on the boat we then travel a further 30 minutes to the point where we head on foot to our refuge for the next 5 nights which is around 40 minutes further.

In the evening we start the ceremony at around 7 or 8pm and will last into the night.

Accommodation: rustic in Ayahuasca retreat center
Day 11-26th September:

Ayahuasca retreat Day 2: Rest day 1

This day is following the schedule indicated by the retreat, there will be no ceremonies given by the Shaman today but there is the opportunity to visit the surrounding area and experience the local nature and wildlife that exists here.

Also we can have discussions some energetic exercises to help our body recuperate and prepare and consultations with Alexander for our experience

Accommodation: rustic in Ayahuasca retreat center

Day 12-27th September:

Ayahuasca retreat Day 3: Ceremony #2.

Today you will take in the 2nd ceremony at around the same time as night one.

Accommodation: rustic in Ayahuasca retreat center

Day 13-28th September:

Ayahuasca retreat Day 4: Rest day 2

This 2nd rest day is following the schedule indicated by the retreat, there will be no ceremonies given by the Shaman today but there is the opportunity to visit the surrounding area and experience the local nature and wildlife that exists here.

Also we can have discussions some energetic exercises to help our body recuperate and prepare and consultations with Alexander for our experience

Accommodation: rustic in Ayahuasca retreat center

Day 14-29th September:

Ayahuasca retreat Day 5: Ceremony #3.

Today you will take in the 3rd and final ceremony at around the same time at night one and three.

Accommodation: rustic in Ayahuasca retreat center

Day 15-30th September:

Return from Pucallpa to Lima, onward flight to your country (or optional extra night stay in the city).

We start after breakfast with a 40 minute walk back to the river and boat awaiting us. Then travel on the motor-boat 30 minutes to the nearest port. From there a full 2 hours transporting us back to the city of Pucallpa where or late afternoon flight awaits us.

It will be the days of recapitulation of our experience and we will count our blessings. You will be so transformed and changed that you will be able to go home and literally start a new life!

From Lima or you can catch a late evening flight back home from 8-9 pm onward or stay overnight in Lima and take a flight back home on 1/10.

This extra night in Lima and transfers there can also be arranged at additional costs.

The spiritual practices

LIFE IS A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY!!

There is no way to separate a trip, a journey to a far away country without having a spiritual experience. For such a big trip the spirit and the intention are very big as well!!

Our attention is to enjoy life, expand our awareness and self knowledge, become excited from our experiences which will lead to be more alive and also learn something important and valuable in the way that we can carry with us, inside us, in our memories in our actions and in our hearts. Our purpose in this journey is to experience these transformative moments as consciously as we can so that this trip will not be only a nice memory but a way to remember our selves and return back reborned! The spirit under which we operate and the presence of a spiritual teacher together with us during all days ensure that the energy of our experience will be many times deeper than what is the external journey and activity!

Furthermore in this trip we will connect with ancient knowledge and global wisdom of ancient worlds one of which is the world of the Incas of Peru which we will be visiting. So the opportunity presents itself to have a great spiritual Journey and pilgrimage!

  • We will have interesting talks, topics of transformation of the different parts of our lives (health, relationships and the psychological aspect of how we experience our everyday life)
  • Spiritual Healing workshop
  • Tarot Cards Ritual for empowerment of your life and receive direction
  • Ritual of healing of your ancestors – “cleansing of your family Tree”
  • Shamanic knowledge and ancient wisdom for everyday life – We will study the knowledge of shamans of different traditions and we will focus on the most interesting and important topics that connect different civilizations in this universal experience
  • Drum Ceremonies and meditations – Shamanic Journey “Kamlanie” where you will learn to connect with the so called spirits of the world of the shaman
  • Ayahuaska ceremonies for cleansing the subconscious mind and heal our “traumatic” past experiences of life!

Also there will be possibility for those who want to have an individual consultation or session with Alexander – Northern Deer without additional cost

Participation

There are two different options:

Option1:

THE FULL PILGRIMAGE (16/9-30/9): MACHU PICCHU, TREKKING LARES VALLEY & AYAHUASCA CEREMONIES IN THE AMAZON JUNGLE

The participation for this adventure trip in Peru is 2900 euro per person, with a currency

1$=0.94€. Part of this amount,might be influenced from a change in dollar currency and will be adjusted accordingly.

Included:
– train trip to Machu Picchu: train tickets, transfers, guided tour, accommodation, entry tickets to Machu Picchu,

– trekking Lares Valley with transfers, mules, riders, guides, crew for cooking and assisting, tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, accommodation, walking sticks, full delicious board menu, entry tickets to archaeological sites.

– 1 week in the Amazon jungle including 2 Ayahuasca ceremonies, full board menu, all accommodation, all transfers.

– Sacred Valley tours and workshops

– Spiritual seminar

– All accommodation in duble or triple occupancy (Excluding the night of 8/9 in Lima. In case you are not flying back home that day and you need to overnight in Lima please add 70 euro)

– All Breakfasts and most lunches and dinners, only few are not included but in Peru food is cheap and delicious- Transfers from/to airports

– Transfer, and guided visit to Chichubamvba community

– National flights Lima / Cusco / Lima & Lima / Pucallpa / Lima

Not included:

– International flight Europe- Peru and back (aprox. 500-700 euro depending the country)

– few lunches and dinners but food in Peru is relatively cheap and delicious.

– Transfer to the airport & accommodation if you will overnight in Lima on 30/9. In that case please add 70 euro.

– Ticket to visit Huayana Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain

Option 2:

MACHU PICCHU & AYAHUASCA CEREMONIES IN THE AMAZON JUNGLE (20/9 – 30/9):

The participation for this adventure trip in Peru is 2500 euro per person, with a currency

1$=0.94€. Part of this amount,might be influenced from a change in dollar currency and will be adjusted accordingly.

Included:
– train trip to Machu Picchu: train tickets, transfers, guided tour, accommodation, entry tickets to Machu Picchu,

– 1 week in the Amazon jungle including 2 Ayahuasca ceremonies, full board menu, all accommodation, all transfers.

– Spiritual seminar

– All accommodation in duble or triple occupancy (Excluding the night of 8/9 in Lima. In case you are not flying back home that day and you need to overnight in Lima please add 70 euro)

– All Breakfasts and most lunches and dinners, only few are not included but in Peru food is cheap and delicious- Transfers from/to airports

– National flights Lima / Cusco / Lima & Lima / Pucallpa / Lima

Not included:

– International flight Europe- Peru and back (aprox. 750 euro depending the country)

– few lunches and dinners but food in Peru is relatively cheap and delicious.

– Transfer to the airport & accommodation if you will overnight in Lima on 30/9. In that case please add 70 euro.

– Ticket to visit Huayana Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain

HOW TO REGISTER – IMPORTANT INFO – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

  • In order to enroll please send us an email
  • To reserve your place you will need to deposit the 30% of the package cost (NON REFUNDABLE) and also to book your air flights and send us your air-flight confirmation. Please DO NOT book your air flights before contacting us in order to discuss the details and then you can proceed with the booking.
  • The rest of the cost for the “travel adventure” has to be settled 1month prior to the trip thus the latest until 16th August 2017.
  • Introduce this of the beaten path adventure to your friends whether you are joining this trip or not and win a prise! For more info please contact us.

 

The airflights:

International flights:

You will have to book a flight to Lima airport, Peru on your own expenses. We can advise and help you spot flights that will suit you but the final booking needs to be done by you.

In case you wish for us to book your air-flights this can be done at a small fee.

Arrival:
Saturday, September 16th 2017

Return:
Saturday, 30th September 2017 or Sunday, 1st October 2017

National flights inside PERU:

For these flights a group booking will be made by us.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ

– Please come with an open heart and an innocent spirit for an adventure. Try to let go, relax, and flow with life. We would like to have a spontaneous experience, of course there would be a program to keep things rolling, but please embrace the unknown and everything that it will bring with blessings to our way.

– Please take caution so that you have a valid travel insurance in Peru, as we will be asked during our reservation to provide all necessary information.

Passport: you need to have a valid passport with minimum 6 months before the expiration date on the 1st day you arrive in Peru.

Visa arrangements:

Visa for up to 90 days in Peru are given upon arrival and do not cost anything (this applies to most countries and EU countries) the airline that you fly in from will give you the immigration’s card or you may just pick one up at Lima airport instead.

However, please check on your behalf the information for the country you are flying from just in case.

Vaccinations:

Please consult your doctor or an official medical service of your country to arrange for the vaccination you will need to do for visiting Peru.



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