One tour per person
9 days / 8 nights
Duration
Peru
Location
Advanced
Physicality
Fall 2018
When

Pachamama: A Yoga Adventure and Trek to Machu Picchu, Peru

with Patrick Harrington

Cusco, Machu Picchu, Pisac, Peru

September 1 – 9, 2018

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Experience the Magical & Cultural Wonders of the ancient and mystical land of Peru.

If you are a modern warrior looking for a higher guiding principle or are you looking to embody spiritual practices in these modern times while balancing community, business and family? Then get ready for an epic spiritual adventure that will take your day to day life to the next level!

Join international teacher, Patrick Harrington on this 9 day journey as you trek along the infamous Inca trail to the magical ruins of Machu Picchu.

Patrick will guide you in a safe and supporting environment through the principles of yoga, meditation, energy and group work, so that you can realize the higher self that you are meant to be.

Surrounded by the Andean mountains, the Sacred Valley is an ideal and energetically conducive setting for personal transformation and growth. We arrive first in the ancient city of Cusco, the culturally rich hub of activity, where Incan majesty and Andean baroque exist side by side on cobbled stone streets. We then embark on a 4 day trek along the infamous Inca Trail. We finish the trip in quaint Pisac, the picturesque village that has Incan ruins and a traditional Quechua market amidst the majestic Andes mountains. This all inclusive experience combines the traditional customs, foods and shamanic rituals of Peru, with a modern day spiritual quest.

You will be deeply immersed in the way of the peaceful warrior and come away with an inner peace that is immovable.

Patrick lives and teaches the path of spiritual mastery in a unique way. With the aid of the bestselling book, the Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Patrick will share the tools they use to embody the principles of yoga and martial arts. You will come away from this experience with a deeper sense of integrity, accountability, and an awareness of how to be spiritual warrior.

Prepare yourself an unforgettable and spiritual adventure of a lifetime!

***Altitude and walking/hiking must be taken into consideration as the trek, altitude and exploring the ruins requires good health.***

 

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cusco Airport
RETREAT START: Plan to arrive in Cusco on the morning of the retreat start date 9/1.
RETREAT ENDS: Plan to depart Cusco in the afternoon on retreat end date 9/9.
WEAR
  • Backpack for medium to large
  • suitable shoes for trekking
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented in Cusco)
  • rain coat (may be purchased in Cusco)
  • Clothing suitable for Hot and Cold
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight (we recommend two pairs of batteries)
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Chocolates, sweets, etc.
  • Personal toiletries and towel
  • Camera, batteries, etc..
INCLUDED IN RETREAT COST
  • 8 nights accommodations
  • Most Meals – some meals on your own while exploring
  • Transportation to / from Cusco Airport in group shuttle
  • Transportation within Peru to/from all planned excursions
  • Guided Trek to Machu Picchu including cooks, porters, camping accommodations
  • Guided Entrance to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu
  • Train ride from Machu Picchu
  • Daily Yoga Sessions with Mike and Patrick
  • Daily Group Sessions
  • Daily Meditations
  • Andean Shaman Ceremony
  • An unforgettable and spiritual adventure of a lifetime!
NOT INCLUDED
  • International airfare to/from Cusco
  • Some meals while on free time or optional excursions
  • Sleeping bag for trekking  
  • Gratuities to service providers and guides (about $80+)  
  • Alcoholic drinks  
  • Optional Excursions to Cusco, Pisac Market and Ruins
  • Souvenirs  
  • Massages
  • Extra Day Hikes
 OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Personal porter for four days of walking
  • Sleeping Bag Rental
RETREAT PRICING 

(See ROOMS tab at top of page for more information)

  • $3095 Single Pricing
  • $2795 Double Occupancy

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Patrick Harrington

Patrick Harrington is living a life that inspires him. A former serial entrepreneur, Patrick once started businesses he thought would earn him enough money to live a life full of meaning and difference making. He was always searching for the means to an end. It wasn’t until yoga teacher training in 2001 that he found a way to combine his love of business with an end in itself. 14 years later, Patrick is the founder-owner of Kindness Yoga, a donation-based collection of studios that hosts scores of teachers and tens of thousands of yoga students annually.

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Peru

Traveling to Peru, is no small feat, but the distance is made up for in culture, cuisine and history. The diversity    pre-Columbian cultures and the hub of the Inca’s empire, their gastronomy, their colonial architecture and their natural resources (a paradise for ecological tourism).

Cusco

Cusco is one of those rare places that maintains a fascinating blend of pre-Columbian and colonial history. Cuzco is a Unesco World Heritage Site and is one of Peru’s most visited cities as it is the largest and most comfortable city from which tourists can begin visits to Machu Picchu, the Sacred. Cuzco is a beautiful city with well preserved colonial architecture, evidence of a rich and complex history. The city itself represents the center of indigenous Quechua culture in the Andes, and by merely walking the streets one sees the layers of history. Spanish colonial buildings erected directly atop Inca walls line the square, while the modern tourist nightlife flourishes in their midst. Nowadays, Cuzco is known for its indigenous population–often seen on the streets in traditional clothing–and its substantial tourist-fueled nightlife.

Pisac

Pisac (or Pisaq in Quechua-spelling) is a small town about 35 km from Cusco. Pisac is best known for its Sunday market, but is also known for some ruins dating from about the same time as Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is the site of an ancient Inca city, high in the Andes of Peru. Located at 2,430m (8,000 ft), this UNESCO World Heritage site is often referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”. It’s one of the most familiar symbols of the Incan Empire and also one of the most famous and spectacular sets of ruins in the world. A visit to Peru would not be complete without seeing it! Perched dramatically 1000 feet above the Urubamba river, Machu Picchu is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is also the end point of the most popular hike in South America, the Inca Trail

About The Food

We have found the cuisine of Peru to be some of the best in the world! For this reason we will dine out and have some meals on our own while we explore the local cuisine in the towns of Cuzco, Pisac and Aguas Calientes. The catered food served will be sourced local and prepared fresh.

Travel Details

Book your flights to Cusco (CUZ)

It may take 24 hours or more to get to Peru, so you may need to fly 1 – 2 days prior to retreat start date.

Some people may like to stopover in Lima, but Cusco is our destination airport.

If you choose to stopover in Lima, consider booking 2 roundtrip tickets: 1 to/from Lima and your home city, as well as 1 to/from Lima to Cusco with Peruvian Airlines.

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Royal Inka Cusco – http://www.royalinkahotel.pe

The Royal Inka Hotel  is considered a National Historical Monument in Cusco. It was built more than 450 years ago, as one of the palaces of the Incas and then modified by the Spanish. It’s conveniently located walking distance to the main Plaza del Armas square which houses shops, restaurants, vendors and plenty of entertainment.

Royal Inka Pisachttp://www.royalinkahotel.pe/hoteles/royal-inka-pisac-es

This cheery hotel offers spectacular views of the Pisac ruins, conveniently located walking distance to Pisac’s main square and market.

Casa Andina Aguas Calienteshttps://www.casa-andina.com

Casa Andina Machu Picchu is a modern and friendly hotel that offers a convenient location in Aguas Caliente close to to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

Room Options

  • $3095 Single Pricing
  • $2795 Double Occupancy

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Sat Sept 1 – Day 1 – Arrive Cusco

Welcome Circle

Explore Cusco

Group Dinner

 

Sun Sept 2 – Day 2 – Explore Cusco Ruins and Market

Transport and Entrance to Ruins

Breakfast and Group Dinner

 

Mon Sept 3 – Day 3 – Trek Day 1

All Food and Lodging, Guides Included

 

Tues Sept 4 – Day 4 – Trek Day 2

All Food and Lodging, Guides Included

 

Wed Sept 5 – Day 5 – Trek Day 3

All Food and Lodging, Guides Included

 

Thurs Sept 6 – Day 6 – Trek Day 4

All Food and Lodging, Guides Included

Night in Hotel in Aguas Caliente

 

Fri Sept 7 – Day 7 – Machu Picchu

Entrance to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu

Lunch on Own in MP

Breakfast and Group Dinner

Night in Hotel in Aguas Caliente

 

Sat Sept 8  – Day 8 – Aguas Calientes – Pisac, Ruins, Market

Train Ride

Explore Pisac

Breakfast and Group Dinner

 

Sun Sept 9 – Day 10 – Depart

Transportation from Pisac to Cusco Airport

Trek Itinerary:

PROGRAM

Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa

Depart Cusco Early at 4:30 a.m. and pass by the towns of Izcuchaca and Limatambo, to arrive in Mollepata.

After breakfast we start our first walk and then stop for lunch in the field of Silcakancha. After a three hour walk to Soraypampa, we spend the night.

Camp Overnight.

Day 2: Soraypampa – Colpapampa – Challhuay

After a good breakfast in the morning, we continue our walk, (considered the strongest of the trip) to Salkantay Pampa, and then onto the mountain, Umantayblanco. From the highest point of Umantay Salkantay, we will be able to observe the snow and glaciers. We make our stop  for lunch at the community of Huayrac, then descend and continue our walk to the brow of the forest. We continue our trek up to Challhuay, which is our second camp.

Camp Overnight.

Day 3: Challhuay – Lucmabamba – Sahuayaco – Santa Teresa

This day will be memorable for the great variety of Flora and Fauna we’ll see as we pass along. We will have lunch in the small valley in Sahuayo Cocha where we can appreciate the formations from thermal water. Then we take a shuttle to Santa Teresa, noting several varieties of orchids and waterfalls of great magnitude, the coffee, bananas, pomegranates and avocados and other fruit trees. Finally we arrive at our third camp Santa Teresa..

Camp Overnight.

Day 4: Santa Teresa – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes

After breakfast, this calm and soft day will take us to the Hydroelectric power plant, which produces electricity for the city of Cusco. Then we continue the trek to Aguas Calientes, the base town for discovering Machu Picchu.

Hotel Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

After breakfast we walk to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu  to have a guided tour by the same professional guides who accompanied us during the trek. Afterwards, there is free time to take pictures, as well as climb the Huayna Picchu.

Hotel Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

What is included in Trek

Transportation from Cusco to Mollepata

  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • 4 breakfasts / 4 Lunches / 4 Dinners
  • Snacks during the trek
  • Professional Guide (English – Spanish)
  • Chef
  • 01 night Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • 02 bus tickets (Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes)
  • Matras
  • Tents and camping equipment
  • Horses (carry camping equipment)
  • First aid kit
  •  train ticket back to Cusco
  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen bottle
  • Bus Ticket Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

Not Included

  • Tips for porters, cooks and guides.

*The support team plays hard work so that everything goes well during the walk. Mainly the carriers and cook to do the heavy lifting. The willingness to tip each the last day of the walk. Generally, each traveler offers 15 to 20 soles, Peruvian currency. It is not mandatory but it is good reward for their work.

Optional

  • Personal porter for four days of walking
  • Sleeping Bag Rental

Important

  • The Salkantay Trail is an adventure that climbs to heights of 12,00 feet. The first day can be stressful for some people. Some have problems with altitude, headaches, heart palpitations, shortness of breath and even vomiting.
  • If you have any health problem that require special attention, we recommend that you do not walk the Inca Trail because for at least two days we will be outside of any emergency services and care.
  • Any cancellations for the Inca Trail cannot be changed or made
  • You must be in Cusco at least 2 days before departure date to the Inca Trail, so as to make a basic acclimatization before starting the walk.
  • During the trip, the program may be modified if natural events, political, or technical issue arise.
  • Everything that you do not take on the Inca Trail can be left at our office or Hotel in Cusco.
  • It is not necessary to travel with a passport through, but recommend that you carry it along the trail.
  • By embarking on this trek, you claim to understand the risks involved in travel to the Andean countries and assume the risks of this adventure. You also accept that the tour agency can not be held responsible for any health problems, loss of life, property damage or loss that may occur during the trip.