We begin our journey from the Quechua community of Pampas Lampas, Ancash, Peru. The community lies at 4080 m above sea level and rests inside the Reserva Nacional Huascaran. It is a traditional community where the people maintain their way of life. High Plains are the last places where communities habitat, at the foot of the Apus, Spirits of the Andes Mountains. We will walk the Llama Nani to the sacred site of Hatun Machay. Hatun Machay is an energetic forest of stone formations where the ancestors made ancient rock and cave paintings. This is the mystical stage is where our journey takes place. Inka Antaurko guides this spiritual journey, a walk into the internal path of exploration and healing. In this journey you will learn about the knowledge of ancestral practices of the Inkas while living and experiencing the way of life of the Andean tradition. The essence of this journey is to nourish the Inti Muju, our solar seed. It is a journey of self-reflection and personal healing at a physical, emotional, mental, energetic, and spiritual level.
- Hatun Machay Itinerary -
Day 1 - Chuyanchakuy Flower Baths at Walkan
Today we’ll receive an introduction to the Cosmovision Inka, or the Inka Spiritual Path. We’ll immerse in the teachings and energy of the Yaku Mama - Water Spirit. We will take a day trip to Walkan, a small community in the Valley of Huaylas. Receive an energetic cleanse while recharging in geothermal medicine waters - a traditional purification bath with colourful flowers and aromatic plants. In honour of the Yaku Mama, we'll have a traditional Inka water ceremony.
Day 2 - Depart Huaraz
Travel 2 hours from Huaraz to the Pampas Lampas community, Ancash Peru. This day we will light our sacred fire and Inka Antaurko will teach the significance of the ancient Llama Nani pilgrimage. Here we will make a Ceremonial Offering to the Apus, Spirit of the Mountains. Then you will meet and get to know the Llamas, the sacred animals that will accompany you on your journey.
Day 3 - Depart Pampas Lampas
You’ll pack your supplies and the llamas for a morning exit of the caravan. Today, you’ll arrive to the Ancient Rock Forest of Hatun Machay. Set up camp and have a sunset ceremony.
Day 4 - Hatun Machay Explore the ancient stone forest of Hatun Machay and the ochre paintings on its rock walls and caves. We will receive the teachings of Sami,Fine Energyand make the rite of Saminchakuy, a traditional energetic cleanse, receiving and charging with the Sami energy from the universe. We’ll pack the llamas to trek back to the Pampas Lampas community in the late afternoon.