Spiritual Adrenaline

MACHU PICCHU, PERU

Join Tom and a small group (maximum 15) as we make our way from Cusco, Peru, through the Sacred Valley on a four-day hike on the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu. Have you ever wanted to enter Macchu Picchu like the Incan’s did, at sunrise through the Sun Gate? This is your chance. Learn silent, walking and other types of meditation as we cover the basics of the Spiritual Adrenaline program as we make our way up the trail to Macchu Picchu. The cost includes hotels, all transportation in Peru, lodging and most meals. Your Adventure begins and ends on Lima, Peru.

April 6th to April 14th 2019

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Your Itinerary - THE INCA TRAIL & MACHU PICCHU

Day

Program

Day 1

Bienvenido al Peru! Welcome to Peru.

You adventure kicks off at noon, with an important group meeting. You’ll meet your Group Leader, tour host and fellow travelers. We’ll then head for the historic centre of Lima for a walking tour that celebrates the city’s Spanish colonial architecture. 

After this walking tour, we will return to the hotel. At 5 pm we will be transferred to the Anglican Cathedral of Good Shepard. At proper time, you will return to the hotel.

Tonight we will have dinner at Cala Restaurant with an spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.

Meals; Dinner

Day 2

An early morning flight (approx. 70 min) takes us to Cuzco (also spelled Cusco). As we will arrive around 9am, the hotel rooms in Cuzco may not be ready, however a safe place will be provided to store your luggage. Your leader will take you on an orientation walking tour including a visit to the local San Pedro market. Later today, we’ll have a mandatory briefing regarding our upcoming hike.

After this walking tour, a private transport will leave you at San Cristobal hill for evening breath related mediation. Then you will return walking to the hotel. The rest evening is free, with an option to head for dinner as a group.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Early in the morning we will participate of the Inti Healing program.

After this unique experience, we will travel through the Sacred Valley on the outskirts of Cuzco. Known as Wilcamayo by the Incas, the lush, fertile valley has long been the main source of food for the high Andes. Maize crops can be seen surrounding the river and covering the terraces carved high into the valley walls.

We will arrive to Ollantaytambo, the most populous town of the valley situated at 2792 metres above sea level where houses have been built over an ancient inca town that has still the remains of an Inca fortress that is popular in historial incan stories (entrance fee is included so take advantage of it and wander around the fortress).

We spend the night in Ollantaytambo at the far end of the valley. The city is a geometrically perfect town and magnificent example of Incan urban planning. It is especially admired for the huge terraces that guard the great temple-fortress that clings to cliffs. This is one of the few places the Incas defeated the Spanish.

Rest well tonight, because our big hike begins tomorrow.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

Today we travel by minivan to a starting altitude of 2,850m/9,350ft, where we’ll be met by our esteemed crew of porters, cooks and guides.

Our first day of hiking includes some uphill trekking to our campsite, which sits at an altitude of over 3,300m/10,800ft. While the campsite will be shared with other groups, Spiritual Adrenaline will have private dining and washroom tents. En route we’ll practice a gratitude meditation while hiking. We’ll also see the ruins of Llactapata, burnt to the ground by the last Inca emperor, to discourage Spanish pursuit down the trail.

In the evening, a brief overview of Spiritual Adrenaline nutrition in general and on the trip.   In other words, an explanation of our core “Recovery Nutrition” principles and how we have incorporated those principles into this trip.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 5

This is the most challenging day of our trek. We’ll ascend a long, steep path (approximately 4 hours) to our apex – Dead Woman's Pass – at a height of 4,200m/13,779ft. We’ll then descend to the Pacaymayo Valley at 3,650m/12,000ft, before another climb to Runkuracay Pass (approximately 1.5 hours) at 3,980m/13,000ft. From here, we can enjoy views of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba, before our final descent of the day to the ruins of Sayacmarca (approximately 2-3 hours).

At last, ready for rest, we’ll arrive at our campsite at 3,620m/11,900ft.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 6

For our last full day of hiking, we’ll continue over the third pass, then eventually encounter the enigmatic ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the 'Town above the Clouds’, at 3,850m/12,630ft (approximately 1.5 hours). From here, we’ll descend along the famed Inca steps (approximately 2 hours) to our final camp by the Winay Wayna ('Forever Young') archaeological site at 2,750m/9,022ft.

In the evening after dinner and done in the dinning tent, Tom will lead a twelve-step meeting with a focus on “Spiritual Awakenings”.  

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 7

Today we’ll rise just before dawn so we can hike to the Sun Gate (approximately 1.5-2 hours) in time to watch Machu Picchu emerge from the mist below, weather permitting of course! The feeling as you see the ruins for the first time is indescribable. Following a two-hour guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site, we’ll have time to explore, before an optional lunch in the town of Aguas Calientes.

After taking advantage of the seemingly endless photo opportunities, it is time to return to Ollantaytambo for a well-deserved shower and a Pisco Sour in first class in the Vista Dome train.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

This morning we will be able to use the gardens and the facilities of the hotel for Twelve step meeting or mediation surrounded of the beauty of Sacred Valley. After the meeting, you will be transferred to Cuzco city (approx. 2 hours).

This afternoon, we will have the chance to explore Cusco at your own pace! Feel free to walk around beautiful Main Square or take some time to go shopping at the various stores located all around the city.

Tonight, we will enjoy a lovely dinner and seminar with Tom:  “How to Integrate Spiritual Adrenaline Into Your Daily Life” at MAP Cafe located in the patio of the Pre-Columbian museum of art. As a group, we will go over the core principles of the Spiritual Adrenaline program and learn how we can incorporate them into our daily lives.  We will also reflect on how the experience of time spent in the sacred valley will impact our lives and recovery in the future. 

Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 9

There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

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