Hiking in the Footsteps of the Incas
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Experience traveling off-the-beaten track while staying with an indigenous community in the highlands of the Andes Mountains. In addition to our cultural exchange, we will challenge ourselves in new ways physically, mentally and spiritually. We will be walking in the ancient footsteps of the Incas. Words can’t explain the beauty, light or mystery of this 5-day trek above the clouds! When you arrive in the Lost City of the Incas you will discover why this place is the seventh wonder of the world!
In Inca mythology, apu was the name given to powerful mountain spirits. The Incas also used apu to refer to the sacred mountains themselves; each mountain had its own spirit, with the spirit going by the name of its mountain domain. You will have the opportunity to learn about indigenous Shamans and participate in a Ceremony while you are surrounded by the powerful apu!
What’s included: All accommodations in Peru. We will be staying at the beautiful Q’ewar project. Each participant will share a lovely room and a bathroom. After the Q’ewar Project, we will be staying in hostels. We provide three meals each day with traditional teas, juices and water. You will be picked up at the airport in Cusco and welcomed, all ground transportation in Peru, via van or taxes. Crafts while we stay with an indigenous community, guided tours of Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu and all archaeological sites, Inca trail permit, fully outfitted 4 night/5 day Trek (excludes sleeping bag), train ride from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo, two Gogi guides to help translate and guide you throughout the trip.
Not Included: Airfare to/from Cusco; excess baggage charges; all alcoholic beverages; airport taxes, and items of a personal nature such as laundry expenses, immunizations or insurance of any kind (emergency medical and evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip and can be purchased for $75 – $150 through Travel Guard; details will be provided with confirmation of deposit). There are three meals that are not included and these are after our hiking and our last day in Cusco.
WHAT TO EXPECT: This is active travel including 3 days of back country expedition hiking in the Sacred Valley. You must be comfortable with the following physical expectations:
- Hiking over rough and uneven terrain unassisted for an average of 6- 8 hours per day
- Climbing from an elevation of 10,000 ft. to 13,000 ft.
- Carrying your own 10-30 pound day pack while hiking
- Tent camping in cold temperatures (30°F at night)
Gogi Abroad works closely with Nahual Expediciones in Ecuador. Gogi staff are certified in First Aid, WAFA (Wilderness and First Aid Responders). The guides are also professional climbers, mountaineers, and paddlers. They are accustomed to working with adults and students in high elevations. You will receive more detailed information on how to prepare for this expedition and what to expect in higher elevations approximately 30 days prior to departure.
Fit Body Boot Camp will also prepare you for an exceptional hike in the Andes! This is a perfect time to get into shape and use your strength and endurance in Peru! This trip is also open to Fit Body Boot Camp members and adults outside of FBBC. As group we will meditate and develop a new awareness of the world around us. We will walk with mindfulness, find time to meditate, to focus and quiet your mind and body. As we reach high peaks you will also gain a higher level of awareness and inner calm. We will be working together and growing in new ways. You will return home inspired and proud of yourself!
JOIN US ON THIS HIKING AND CULTURAL ADVENTURE!