Trekking Journey Peru: A Sacred Experience (July 10th - 20th, 2025)

Trekking Journey Peru: A Sacred Experience (July 10th - 20th, 2025)

A Guided Tour through the Andes

A Shakti and Synergy Yoga Collaboration

DATE: July 10th - 20th, 2025

LOCATION: Sacred Valley & Ausangate Mountain (Andes),  Peru

 

DESCRIPTION

Greetings all, Ana Bugarim, Francisco Morales-Bermudez & Salim Rollins are delighted to invite you to the journey of a lifetime - a trekking journey through the Ausangate mountain range in the Peruvian Andes! Ausangate is one of the sacred mountains or Apus of the Inca people. The journey consists of a 5-day/4-night trek through Ausangate; 6 nights at Willka T’ika Wellness Retreat & Boutique Hotel in the Sacred Valley; a tour of Machu Picchu historic sanctuary; optional spa treatments & spiritual readings (including massage, herbal bath, and cocoa leaf reading); optional day trips in the Sacred Valley; yoga and Thai massage workshops.

The trekking portion of the journey will be facilitated by Experience Munaycha, a boutique trekking outfitter with more than 20 years of experience leading groups through the Andes. All meals will be prepared by their phenomenal cooking staff. Meals can accommodate all dietary needs. Guest’s bags, tents and sleeping bags will be carried on horseback by our tour guides. Tents and sleeping bags will be prepared by the outfitter. Our goal is to make the trek as accessible and comfortable as possible and enable participants to enjoy the scenic experience of the surrounding glaciers; lagoons; indigenous animals including llamas and alpacas, and the Quechua people who have lived in the region for millenia. 

Following the trek, our group will head to Willka T’ika Wellness Retreat & Boutique Hotel in the Sacred Valley for a few days of rest and relaxation. Guests are encouraged to book massages, an herbal bath and/or a coca leaf reading with a Quechua healer who offers her service at the hotel. During this portion of the journey, we will also visit the most well known sanctuary of the Inca empire - Machu Picchu. 

 

 WHAT’S INCLUDED

WHAT TO BRING

  • Hotel Housing & Boutique Camping (during trek)
  • All Meals during the Trek & at the Hotel (except one lunch & one dinner)
  • Guided Trek through the Ausangate Mountain (5 Days/4 Nights)
  • Machu Picchu Entrance & Train Fees 
  • Yoga Classes
  • Transportation within Peru

 * sleeping pads are included 

  • Backpack that doesn't exceed 12 KG or 27lbs 
  • Small day pack 
  • Trekking shoes
  • Comfortable sandals or shoes for the campsite 
  • Bathing suit for the hot springs
  • Hiking and/or Sweatpants
  • Thermal (long) underwear
  • Down jacket
  • Wool or cotton winter hat/beanie
  • Gloves
  • Thermal socks
  • Yoga wear
  • Sleeping bag  
  • Sweater

 

ITINERARY

Day 1 - July 10th

The Synergy team will pick up guests at the Cusco airport and take them to Willka T’ika Wellness Retreat & Boutique Hotel. Dinner will be served at Willka T’ika. Willka T’ika will be our home hotel for the journey. Guests may leave any items they don’t need during the trekking portion of the trip at Willka T’ika.

Day 2 - July 11th

The second day of the journey is dedicated to rest, relaxation and acclimating to the Sacred Valley while enjoying the stunning Willka T’ika Wellness Retreat & Boutique Hotel. The day will start with morning yoga for those who want to practice, followed by breakfast. Guests are encouraged to book a massage, herbal bath, and/or or cocoa leaf reading at their leisure. Lunch and dinner will be served at the hotel.

Day 3 - July 12th

On the third day, we begin our trek through Ausangate Mountain. Following an early breakfast, our trekking outfitter will pick us up at Willka T’ika and drive us through the stunning Andes to the base of Ausangate mountain. From the foot of the mountain, we’ll begin our ascent, arriving at Upis hot springs where our guides will set up the campsite. 

 

* Meals during the trek will be prepared by Munaycha's amazing chef and kitchen team

Day 4 - July 13th

On our second day of the trek, the group will ascend Ausangate to the glacial lagoons of Pucacocha, Hatun Pucacocha y Qomercocha. These multi-colored lagoons (red, turquoise and green) sit in the valley of Ausangate. Our guides will set up the campsite for the night at Ausangate Cocha.

Day 5 - July 14th 

As we continue the trek on day three, our group will visit a picturesque mountain similar to Rainbow Mountain (Vinikunka). We’ll then descend the valley to Uchuy Finaya y Pampacancha - a site where wild llamas & alpacas  graze and roam free. 

Day 6 - July 15th

We will spend the day at Q’ampa, surrounded by lagoons in the high Andes. This is an area where we may see Andean deer grazing and galloping. This may be a perfect day for a group yoga or movement class. There’s no trekking on this day.

Day 7 - July 16th

The final day of our trek is a descent to Pacchanta, where we’ll soak in hot springs and enjoy our last moments with Ausangate. Our van will meet us at the base of the mountain and take us to Willka T’ika.

Day 8 - July 17th

Having experienced the majesty of the sacred Andes and being settled back in the Sacred Valley, the journey shifts its focus to an exploration of traditional and contemporary Peruvian art. Following a morning yoga practice, our group drives 45 minutes to Chincheros. The community of Chincheros is a collective of women who maintain traditional Incan weaving technology. At their workshop the women will show us their methods for spinning alpaca wool and making dyes from natural elements. They will also share stories of the significance of their weaving patterns. Following Chincheros, we’ll visit the workshop of world renowned ceramic artist, Pablo Seminario. Seminario uses ancient Incan ceramic technology to create innovative contemporary work. Both workshops have affordable products for sale and guests are encouraged to purchase items for themselves, friends and/or family. 

Day 9 - July 18th

Machu Picchu! We will rise up early to take the Inca Rail train through the jungle to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu mountain. A tour guide will lead the group through the sacred site sharing insight into the function and social structure of Machu Picchu. After the tour we’ll have a delicious lunch in Aguas Calientes then head back to Willka T’ika to relax for a couple of hours before dinner. 

Day 10 - July 19th

Day ten is dedicated to rest, relaxation and reflection. After morning yoga and breakfast, guests may choose to book a massage, an herbal bath and/or a coca leaf reading. Those who are feeling more active or want to do some shopping are welcome to take a moto taxi 10 minutes to the town of Urubamba where there are numerous boutiques, restaurants and the Seminario workshop. Yes, the workshop has so many amazing original pieces that folks may need a second look! Breakfast and dinner are served at Willka T’ika. Lunch will be organized by guests - there are numerous restaurants close to Willka T’ika (Asian; Peruvian; Italian; Bistro) or lunch can be pre-ordered at the hotel.

 

 Day 11 - July 20th We will have breakfast together then take the group to the airport. For those whose flights are later in the day we will spend the day in Cusco, capital of the Inca empire. A historic walking tour of Cusco is available for guests who depart at a later time. 

 

PURCHASING YOUR TICKET

We suggest buying your flight from your home city to Cusco. There will be a layover at the Lima Airport. Hopefully, your layover is not too long. But if it is or if it’s overnight, Lima has a nice hotel within the airport. Here’s the link: 

WYNDHAM HOTEL

Once you connect to your domestic flight from Lima to Cusco, we will be at the Cusco Airport to pick you up. If you’d like to arrive a couple of days early and spend time in Lima, the coastal capital of Perú, please let us know and we will arrange transportation for you and will connect you with our favorite spots in the city. 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

  • How many miles or kilometers do we walk a day: 7.4-9 miles or 12-15 kilometers  a day. This is  about 6-8 hours depending on your pace
  • What is the bathroom like: We travel with port o potty for you to use
  • What is the shower like: we are immersed in nature. You will have access to the hot springs some days and also the river and the lagoons. The lagoons are glacial so more frigid but the water is pure. So bring a bathing suit
  • What is the maximum weight I can have in my trekking pack: 12kg is the max capacity for your trekking pack. This does not include your hiking boots which you will be wearing. 
  • Can I bring snacks: We will also have a wonderful chef and kitchen team traveling with us that will be curating wonderful meals for you daily. That being said, snacks are always welcomed. Trekking and circulation build a good appetite.
  • What is the  altitude in the trek:  is 5200 m
  • What is the highest camp site: The camp sites s are between 4500 and 4650 m
  • What is the coldest it can ever get: Temperature can get down to -10 at night I guess, in worst case
  • Can I rent hiking poles: yes, to rent a pair for the entire trek it is $20 
  

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you’ve made payments but are unable to attend the retreat your deposit will be credited towards a future retreat.

 

REGISTRATION

$5,000 - Shared Room

$5,800 - Single Room

PAYMENT PLANS

Option 1 (Shared Room) Option 2 (Shared Room) Option 3 (Single Room)
  • Deposit: $1,000 by Oct. 1st 2024
  • 2nd Installment: $3,800 by Feb. 1st 2025
  • 1st Installment: $1,250 by Oct. 1st 2024
  • 2nd Installment: $1,250 by Dec. 1st. 2025
  • 3rd Installment: $1,250 by Feb. 1st 2025
  • 4th Installment: $1,250 by Apr. 1st 2025
  • 1st Installment: $2,800 by Oct. 1st 2024
  • 2nd Installment: $2,800 by Feb. 1st 2025

 

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