Explore the Sacred Valley– Peru Retreat
A Transformational Yoga Retreat
-Imagine the life you’ve always dreamed of living, with no barriers or boundaries. Imagine a life rich with success and achievement, endless physical vitality, heartfelt personal relationships, and a deep sense of spiritual fulfillment. –
Located in the heart of The Sacred Valley of Peru, we will tap into the ancient wisdom of one of the most powerfully, energetic, centers of the world. We will spend 8 days and 7 nights on a deeply spiritual pilgrimage to some of the most sacred, protected sites in Peru drinking in the energy, wisdom and secrets of this ancient culture. Spend 4 days and 3 nights following the path of these ancient people on the INCA trail where we will come to know the sacred places of our ancestors and re-connect with Pachamama (mother Nature) and TAYTAINTI (father Sun). This retreat is intended for those on a healing journey towards transformation a deeper sense of connection with self and the world around us. It is easy to lose the connection to spirit and the land in our everyday lives in this modern world. Take a trip back through time and reconnect with this ancient indigenous wisdom.
We will begin the journey May 20th acclimating in the Sacred Valley of Peru in the small village of Arin. Tucked in against the backdrop of the Andes Mountains and under the guidance of the energy of this incredible land we embark on a soul’s journey through the body, mind and spirit at the Sacha Munay Yoga and Retreat Center
What is there to do at this retreat center? Sacha munay which translates to “Love from the ancient forest” is Formerly known as Munay Sonqo (MUNAY is Quechua and means “the universal love energy”, SONQO is defined as “Heart”. Thus MUNAY SONQO simply translates to “lovin’ heart” . The “loving heart” is an important mission for this center and really speaks to LiTT and what we stand for.
Munay Sonqo Retreat and Yoga Center as Sach’a Munay is nestled in an oasis of native plants and fruit trees and is nourished by a magnificent waterfall. It is a place to connect to the incredible depth and beauty of what nature offers.
The Sacred Valley of Peru, where we are located, is a majestic spot in the Andes Mountains and home of the twelve mountains known as “Apus” — “luminous beings” who are said to intercede on behalf of people. Those who come to our center have the opportunity to commune directly with these mountains, as well as with the local curanderos and pacos (healers), who engage with us for ritual and ceremony. We believe our world today benefits greatly from contact with these ancient sites and ways.
We will stay in the Sanctuario the newest addition to the retreat center. This area is just a short stroll from the center and has the advantages of being completely secluded and exclusive to the group. It is made up of a large Spanish style house Casablanca, a smaller house with pool we call Casa piscina, traditional adobe bunglaows, a stunning Maloka (with comfortable space for 26 guests) massage rooms, a temazcal (sweat lodge) cold plunge pool and firepit all under the stars (and in your own backyard). The two adobe bungalows are private suites with unique circular kitchens and private patios. The two large homes on the property provide a large private dining area for the group (with chef and kitchen team) as well as two living rooms spaces each with fireplaces, one kitchen for your own use and of course, the gardens and swimming pool to enjoy!Each guest room is a reflection of the Peruvian culture of the Sacred Valley. Thanks to our staff, the entire center embodies the kindness, love and wholeness that permeates this magical place.
Everyone will arrive at retreat center- (Travel from airport to retreat center is approx. 1.5 hours and is included.)
Depending on arrival time lunch or dinner will be provided by Munay Sonqo Retreat and Yoga Center these will be delicious meals with locally-grown and lovingly prepared ingredients.
5:00-6:00pm – we will gather in the yoga shala and complete our introduction ceremony
6:00-7:30 – dinner
8pm – Restorative yoga practice to heal and reconnect with our bodies after the long day of travel
May 21st 2019 Tuesday
7 am yoga shala for our morning practice
8 am – Breakfast
We will leave for our exciting adventure walking the path of the ancients on the inca trail
May 23nd 2019
Leave for inca trail with Runa Ñan Travel
Runa ÑAN is the way of the children of the Pachamama (mother Nature) and TAYTAINTI (father Sun). With the blessing of the Apus, who are following the veins of the Pachamama and joining the ancient peoples, through the roads and trails in search of sacred learning of our ancestors and harmony with the Pachamama. We are a company wich works with Andean people and Quechua speakers. Travel with us and learn the secrets of our ancient culture, know the sacred places of our ancestors and re-connect with the Pachamama. Our priority is you, providing the best quality service.
DAY 01: INCA TRAIL May 22nd 2019 Wednesday
CUSCO – KM 82 – HUAYLLABAMBA
We will pick you up at your hotel at 6:00 am on our bus and then headed to Piscakucho (2700 m) The city known as the Km 82 via the train route from Cusco to Machu Pichu by train. Beginning our walk from the checkpoint of the bridge and walk on the left side of the Urubamba river flowing northwest of the Sacred Valley. After going through some flat terraces, we Miskay (2800 m) to go up and finally see the Inca City Patallacta (2750 m), we continue our journey on the path of Kusichaca valley created by the river and go slowly to reach our first camp Wayllabamba (3,000 meters) where we have the most spectacular views of the Vilcanota River, on the opposite side of the Urubamba river you can see the snowy impressive Veronica (5832 m) and the incalculable persity of flora and fauna that can be find on the site.
DAY 02: INCA TRAIL may 23rd 2019 Thursday
HUAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYU
After a good breakfast, we are ready to continue our walk (considered the strongest of the trip), it consists of a narrow and close to the cliffs (9 km) climb.
Along this climb, the landscape changes to the Puna Sierra (dry area with little vegetation and high). This will be the route to the first pass of the mountain known as Open Warmihuañuska (Dead Woman’s Pass) can see llamas and alpacas grazing domestic Ichu (one of the few plants that grow at this altitude). We also cross through a forest area inhabited by different kinds of animals like sparrows, hummingbirds, partridges and Andean bears. To recommend taking this route lemon candies, chocolates and coca leaves. to thereby maintain the high level of control their blood sugar and glycerin in altitude. Immediately after the pass, we descend into the valley of Pacaymayu (3,600m) where we camp after 6 hours of walking.
DAY 03: INCA TRAIL May 24th 2019 Friday
PACAYMAYU – CHAQICOCHA – WIÑAHUAYNA
This day is memorable for its number of archaeological sites that we visit and receive more information from our guide. Pacaymayucontinue to the second step of the open Runcurakay (3970 m), mid-morning visit the archaeological complex of the same name, this site is located at 3800 m, consists of a small oval structure that is incorporated place surveillance (Tower Surveillance). After going through the pass, we descend to Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and enter the cloud forest and finally reach Sayacmarca (3624 m). This is a beautiful complex consisting of a semicircular building with different levels, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, patios and irrigation canals. We will continue the way an easy path, we come to the third stage of the processing of Phuyupamarca (3700 m). Throughout our journey we can appreciate the magnitude of the ancient art of the Incas and seeing rocks that were placed in perfect order. We will continue our walk to just go through an Inca tunnel and reach the previous step, this is one of but complete and preserved archaeological sites and is the highest point of the mountain. Phuyupamarca means “The cloud over the city,” where we can observe a sophisticated sacred complex made up of water sources with a solid foundation and with stunning views of the Urubamba River, after that walking we reach Wiñaywayna (2700 m). On this site we will find a lodge with a restaurant, rooms with bathroom and hot shower. Five minutes from the campsite in Wiñaywayna archeological complex of an agricultural center with numerous terraces and religious city.
DAY 04: INCA TRAIL May 25th 2019 Saturday
WIÑAYHUAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
This day we will get up at 4:00 am in the morning to leave Wiñayhuayna on time, then we’ll go to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate or sunrise). The tour will take us about an hour, and then we’ll walk on flat stones found on the edge of the mountain, where we can see the sunrise over Machu Picchu. From Intipunku we descend to Machu Picchu by an average of 40 minutes. Arriving at Machu Picchu we have a guided tour of approximately two hours. So then you have free time to walk on the edge of the Citadel or climb the Huayna Picchu mountain, where you can see spectacular views of valleys and mountains surrounding Machu Picchu or also visit the Temple of the Moon and the famous Inca Bridge. In the afternoon they go down to Aguas Calientes, where you can visit the thermal baths to relax after 4 days of hiking. Here we will provide train tickets back to the town of Ollantaytambo, which lasts an average of 1hr 45mins, on arrival waiting for our bus to take you to the city of Cusco, arriving around 19:30 or 22:00.
• Transfer from your hotel to Km 82
• Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
• Spiritual guide in English and Spanish.
• Cook: Specialized
• Carriers: for camping equipment and food.
• Tents for the guide, cook and carriers
• Food 3 breakfast / 3 lunches / dinners 3
• Train ticket Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
• Bus ticket Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
• Bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
• Private transportation Ollantaytambo – Cusco
• Tents, tables, chairs, dining room, kitchen Store
• Oxygen bottle
• First aid kit
We will then be transported back to the retreat center where we will have time to see some of the sites or just rest.
may 26th 2019 Sunday
This will be our last evening together and we will finish our journey by returning to the womb of mother earth in a sweat lodge ceremony facilitated by Sacha munay. We will finish our evening with our sacred fire ceremony under the stars
May 27th 2019 Monday
We depart (transportation will be arranged to the airport once you have provided Debbie with your itinerary)