Qeros Community 5 Days
The Qeros community is a small tribe of less than 2500 members, living on the Andean glaciers’ edges, next to sacred valley and Cusco, in the Paucartambo’s valley, which overhang the Amazonian forest of Peru at sometimes up to 20.000 feet high. The Qeros, more than every indigenous community, have kept their ancestral cultural traditions like agriculture, spirituality or medicinal plants consummation with healing purposes, coming directly from the most eminent Incas’ priest wisdom. The Q'eros live in 6 different communities ( each one has about 30 to 35 family houses). Hatun Q'eros (Hatun= great) is the main and biggest community.
- Things to bring
Qeros Community 5 Days
DAY 1: 8:00 am. We leave Cusco early in the morning in one of our vehicles. We start our journey to Cheqtak'ucho (130 km) 4760 m.a.s.l, Walla Walla Pass). Overnight in Cheqta K'ucho. Camping.
DAY 2: After the breakfast, we will start our trek toward LA PAMPA WALLATA, we can see the small typical houses made of stone, roof of Paja, Overnight here. Camping.
DAY 3: Today we will arrive the Qeros community (3900 m.a.s.ls) where we will share our lunch with the Paq'os, shamanes, spiritual masters and their families. The Q'eros community is considered as the unique andean community that conserves the ethnic customs of the Inca Empire, we can say that this people keep the pure blood of the Tawantinsuyo (they use the agricultural inca methods, play andean musical instruments, Inca handycrafts, Andean religion, they transmit them from generation to generation). We will have a special ceremony to pay an offering to our mother earth Pachamama. Overnigth. Camping.
DAY 4: Today we will help the native families in the agriculture activities (optional), free time to relax. Our Paq'os will read the coca leaf to predict the future for each one (money, health, love, etc). Overnight: Camping.
DAY 5: About 7:00 a. m. we will start our trek to Cheqtakucho, we will arrive there about 5:00 p.m. We will take our vehicle and come back to Cusco.
All departure and arrival times are approximate.
- Pick-up from your hotel
- Transport Cusco - Cheqtakucho village and Cheqtakucho village - Cusco
- A local experienced English - Spanish tour guide.
- Entrance fees to tourist sites.
- Hot water every morning and evening after the trek for washing purposes + filtered and boiled water to fill up your water bottle every morning, night, and at lunch time if requested.
- Professional chef, Chefs helper, cooking equipment ( surgical steel )
- Horses to carry the camping equipment.
- Assistant Tour Guide (for groups of 9 or more people).
- All meals included (breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner)
- Vegetarian food available upon request with no extra charge
- First aid kid.
- Bio-degradable personal hand soaps and detergents.
- Camping gear: Double waterproof tents ( 4 person capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and keeping the backpacks ) + dining tent with tables and chairs + kitchen tent + toilet tent + tent for our guides, and staff.
- Offering of gratitude to Pachamama or Mother Earth
- Coca leaves ceremony (unification of group energy).
- Drop-off at your hotel
What is not included
- Tips or gratuities for guides, drivers, cooks, porters, etc.
- Sleeping bag and walking sticks
Extensions and additional services
- Sleeping Bag: $25.00 per person
- Walking Pole: $20.00 per person
- Extra horse to carry extra 15kg of personal items:$50.00
Things to bring
- Hat or cap to protect from the sun.
- Sun cream (factor 35 recommended), lip salve, sun glasses.
- Money belt + emergency money
- Water bottle (mineral water can be bought throughout Peru)
- Camera + Batteries (Batteries can easily be bought in Peru and is of excellent quality).
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
- Original passport.
- Swimsuit (if you plan on visiting the hot springs.
- Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
- Insect repellent
- Comfortable walking boots with good ankle support.
- Sleeping bag.
- Backpack (65 litres should be quite sufficient).
- Clothes: long trousers (lightweight), T-shirts, short-sleeved shirt, long-sleeved shirt, pair shorts, Underwear and socks (thermal underwear is highly recommended, being light, warm and makes good nightwear on cold nights), Fleece jacket.