Machupicchu & Qoyllority
Mountain of Sacred Snow
 

 
A journey around the sacred Andean Mountains, where only once a year Andean Native leaders gather for an incredible encounter in Qoyllority, the Mountain of the Sacred Snow; here the Andean people will manifest their ancestral believes, which were transmited from generation to generation. During 3 days people and pilgrims will dance and celebrate the most important Andean Ceremony.
The trip will include visits to the most fascinating and natural sites, including the city of Cusco the ancient capital of the Inkas, "the navel of the earth" which is surrounded by unbelievable Inka temples, we will also explore the Sacred Valley of the Inkas and its typical villages with gorgeous valleys and spectacular mountain scenery, and as the highlight of the trip Machupicchu, the lost sacred city of the Inkas.
Pauluchas on the way to the Sacred Mountain

Program (12 Days with 3 nights of camp -Medium Hikes)


Day 1 Lima
Arrive to Lima and transfer to Hotel in Miraflores

Day 2 To Cusco
Early transfer to the airport for the flight to Cusco, In Cusco reception and transfer to Royal Inka Hotel, afternoon short tour around the ancient Cusco, a town still dominated by a unique stone work whose precision is almost unbelievable visit to the temple of Sun or "Koricancha", the Cathedral and the artisan neighbourhood of San Blas, Hotel in Cusco (CB)

Day 3 Cusco
Ruins In the morning, in our private car/bus we will reach first to the hillside fortress of Saqsayhuaman constructed as the teeth of the Big Sacred Puma. Then to the finely elaborated Inka temples of Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay; Afternoon antropological lecture about the Annual Andean Celebration of "Qoyllority Star of Snow" Hotel in Cusco (CB)

Day 4 Sacred Valley of the Inkas
Depart by bus to Pisaq an ancient solar center, then to explore its typical town and market, then to Ollantaytambo temple, a temple constructed with beautiful stones and dedicated to harmonize with the spirit of the Mountains "The Apus". Overnight in a lovely country Inn Sacred valley Hotel in Ollantaytambo (CB)

Day 5 To Machupicchu Sacred City
Early train to Machupicchu, the most important Inka Temple. Full day of exploration and meditation, afternoon bus returning to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night. Hotel in Aguas Calientes, (the town has natural hot springs for a relaxing time) (CB)

Day 6 In Machupicchu
Early bus to Machupicchu to be the first ones in this sacred site, and enjoy of a surprising sunrise, then optional hike to the temple of the moon and to Huayna Picchu, the Young Mountain, late in the afternoon return by train to Cusco. Transfer to Hotel in Cusco (CB)

Day 7 Cusco
Free day in Cusco, for personal activities, and for getting ready and packing for our next journey to Qoyllority. Overnight in Cusco, Hotel (CB)

Pilgrims Dancing and Singing to Apu Q'oyllority
Day 8 To Mahuayani
Morning departure by our private bus toward Mahuayani, on the way we will appreciate the snow mountain range of Vilcanota with "Apu Ausangate" the highest mountain in the Southern part of Peru. Arrive to Mahuayani, box lunch, then start our walk to Qoyllority Sanctuary, this is a 3 hours hike. First night camping, (CB/ Box Lunch/ Dinner)


Day 9 To Qoyllority
Our camp in Sinakara Valley will have an exclusive view of the Qoyllority Sanctuary, and will let us appreciatte the different pilgrims coming as far as from Bolivia and the Amazon jungle. All native people dressed in ancient customs, who will be dancing without stopping for the next 24 hours. (Camp all meals)

Day 10 In Qoyllority Great Ancient Inka Initiation
During the preciding night all Pauluchas and Dancers went up to the "Sinakara" snow mountain, then early in the morning around 3,000 of them will descend victorius and blessed by their Sacred Spitirs, an spectacular moment which will capture all our attention. During the afternnon we will visit the camp of the Qero people, who are the last Inka guardian of this sacred site of andean ceremonies " Qoyllority" (Camp - All Meals)

Day 11 Qoyllority Cusco
Morning departure by bus to Cusco, a trip going around the high andean mountains, surrounded by snow peaks. Afternoon arrive to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco Royal Inka Hotel (CB)

Day 12 Cusco Lima
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Lima, and then connect to your international flight (CB)

Pilgrims Blessed by the Apus

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Departure 2007: June to 04 to 15

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Tour Estimate: $ 2,000 Land Services (Not Included Air Fares)

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