Registration and Pricing
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
The Hero’s Journey is a transformational adventure experience aimed at discovering what it truly means to be a man in the 21st century; free of any labels, restrictions or limitations.
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This incredible journey will take us down into the Sacred Valley and up into the majestic and mystical Andes Mountains with other like-minded men as we hike our way to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. Throughout the 4 day trek we’ll visit Andean villages, meet local indigenous people, camp amid the mountains and have two traditional, indigenous ceremonies with a local shaman.
We will connect, learn and raise our consciousness. This sacred exploration includes daily reflection, group discussions and exercises, a healthy dose of physical activity, learning, sightseeing and cultural immersion.
This will truly be the trip of a lifetime!
Day 1: Arrive in Cusco
Meet at our hotel in Cusco. We will have a casual meet and greet dinner at an authentic Peruvian restaurant at around 6. Then get some rest
Day 2: Cusco to Ollantaytambo
Breakfast is at 8 AM followed by a briefing of the week to come. A private bus will pick us up at our hotel and take us through the scenic Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo. We’ll check in and have lunch and then free time to explore the property. In the afternoon we’ll have our opening session followed a break and then dinner. At night we’ll watch the documentary “The Masks You Live In” followed by a group discussion.
In the hotel: Pueden hacer almuerzo y cena. around $18/meal.
Day 3: Ollantaytambo to Lares
A private transport will take us to the beginning of the Lares trek. Here we will have an initiation ceremony with our shaman Eduardo in a volcanic hot spring before commencing the trek. Here we’ll experience some local traditions that date back to the time of Incas. After a warm meal and some rest we’ll have our session.
Distance- 2.3 miles/Total hiking time- 3-4 hours/ Camp Site- Wacahuasi
Lunch and then transport can take us to wacahuasi to shorten the time.
Day 4: Wacahuasi- Yanahura
Hike starts at 8 AM and finishes at around 12 PM.
Distance- 6-7 km/3 miles/ Total hiking time- 3-4 hours/ Camp site- Yanahuara
Day 5: Yanhura-Aguas Calientes
Hike starts at 8 AM heading towards patacancha.
3-4 hours in trekking to a lagoon. A transport then takes us from Patacancha to Ollantaytambo. We get to Aguas Calientes and that night we can do some thermal baths. Eduardo can do a ceremony there for about an hour in the water. rebirth ceremony.
Dinner included that night.
Day 7: Machu Picchu
Wake up before at 5 AM to make it up to Machu Picchu by sunrise. Do a ceremony for Pacha Mama in a ruin then go to puente Inca or Hike up Machu Picchu mountain with 365 degrees. Make our way back to Ollantaytambo at 2:55 in the Expedition train. Will get to Ollantaytambo at 4:30.
Lunch not included this day: we get a lunch to go.
Take snacks this day!
Dinner at Tunupa lodge.
Day 8: Return to Cusco
Some time to explore Ollantaytambo. We will return to Cusco together and then everyone is free
Click here to view a list of suggested items to bring
I’d love to Join!
“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”
Topics to be Explored
The Masks We Wear in Our Daily Lives
The Masculine and Feminine Energies within Each of Us and How to Balance Them
Spirituality and much more…
You will have the opportunity to share, engage, open up, listen and learn in a safe and nurturing environment of like-minded men. By the end of this trip we will have forged connections that may last for many years to come!
Who Should Attend
The Hero’s Journey is a call for all men looking to step more fully into who they are as men and as human beings.
Some of you will join because you feel most drawn to the camaraderie and the adventure of a new culture and experience.
Some of you will join because you’ve been on an inner journey for many years and the combination of a focused, purposeful, spiritual adventure is exactly what you’re looking for.
And then there will be some of you who may be new to this type of an adventure, whether it be the more physical aspect of it or the reflective portion, yet understand that in order to grow and evolve, a little stretching outside of your comfort zone is just what the doctor ordered.
All are welcome! Jonathan and Scott know that the men who come together in August 2017 are exactly the group of guys needed to make this journey an incredible, life-changing experience!
This trip may not be for you if you…
- are not ready to be open, authentic and vulnerable.
- are not ready to dive deep and inquire into your self.
- are not ready to radically transform your life and the way you relate to those around you.
- are not able to hold a loving, open and non-judgmental presence for the other men on this journey
- have any physical limitations that would keep you from completing the hikes.
*During the hike, there will be horses and donkeys available in the event that someone gets injured or becomes overly fatigued.
Co-host and Guide
Scott Masciarelli, PCC, BCC is a leadership coach, coach trainer, an avid world traveler who speaks several languages, and who has lived many years overseas as an expatriate. Most importantly, he loves retreats: designing them, planning them, and running them…
Co-host and Guide
Jonathan Hermida, ACC, is a Certified Deep Transformational Coach who is deeply passionate about creating and immersing himself in transformational spaces. Jonathan has spent many years abroad, cultivating several approaches to supporting individuals discovering their true power and potential.
Eddy Wilfredo Gibaja Tapia
Eduardo Apaza Chura
Shaman and Healer
-All meals, transportation, entrance fees and accommodation in 4 star hotels (when we’re not camping)
-All sessions and accompanying material
During our hike:
-Experienced tour guide (2 guides for group over 12)
-Personal shaman who will be with us during the duration of our adventure
-Two special ceremonies
-Local chef/cooking equipment/kitchen tent
-Dining and cooking tents with tables and chairs
-Full meals: 3 Meals per day, tea time each afternoon
-Horses/mules to carry equipment and for emergency purposes
-2 person Igloo tents (new, spacious and comfortable)
-A roll pad mattress
-First-aid kit, including emergency oxygen tank
-Hot water for washing purposes
-Boiled water to fill your personal water bottle
What’s NOT Included
-Roundtrip airfare and transportation to Cusco
-Sleeping bag (if you don’t already have one)- $20
-Air mattress (if desired)- $20
-Hiking equipment- click here for a list of recommended gear
-Souvenir or personal shopping
-Alcohol or additional drinks throughout the day (not including water)
-Snacks: we recommend bringing nutritional bars, dried fruits, nuts, etc
-Tips for the crew: cooks, horse herders, shaman and guide. Tips are not mandatory but are a great gesture of gratitude. We recommend around $2/person/day.
-Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance (recommended)