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Karpay Ceremony


Karpay is an ancient and sacred ceremony of spiritual initiation that comes from the Q’ero civilization, it implies receiving the force or power of nature in sacred places such as mountains, lagoons, etc. The ceremony is led by a master or P’ago, who guides his disciple to receive the forces of nature to become a new healer or P’ago.


Trip Summary

  • 8:00 am: Transport from the Hote & Meet with AndeanSpirit staff.
  • 9:00 am: Introduction of the Paq’o (Maestro), conversation about the ceremonies to be performed
  • 10:00 am: Ceremony for the unification of energy with coca leaves.
  • 10:30 am: Karpay ceremony (Spiritual Iniciation).
  • 1:00 pm: Break to sharing food
  • 2:30 pm: Descend from the mountain.
  • 3:00 pm: Group photo with Paq’o
  • 3:30 pm: Return transport to Cusco hotel.

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Sacred Ceremony Inka Q'ero

For us represents a ceremony of respect and great value where the master or P’ago has the mission of teaching and transmitting the knowledge of handling the MISA, the disciple offers his effort, time, and sacrifice, receiving the greatest teachings and experiences to open your vision and connection with Pachamama and the Apus.

They are learning trips in the different sacred mountains and a unique experience that clears the mind and soul. Performing physical, spiritual, and mindful activities that change your life, the ceremonies are for personal healing, empowerment, and personal development.

Our ancestors of the Inca culture left us their secrets, wisdom and knowledge of the mysterious power of the Apu Wamanlipa, through the transmitted legacy from our Inca ancestors.

We invite the whole society to discover and learn our techniques. Our ancient Inca culture is willing to initiate Shamans or healers through the different retreat practices.

Future Shamans or healing teachers will receive the power and spiritual strength of nature, to work or help people who need them the most. For all those who wish to be cured.




The Q’ero community performs 9 ceremonies, in different sacred mountains, if you really have the desire to know and learn the true spiritual connection, travel with the last Inka families – Q’ero..

What to Bring

  • A good pair of hiking boots or walking shoes.
  • Poncho for those downpours
  • A warm jacket
  • Good quality sunscreen and a sunhat
  • Bring clothes that you can layer
  • A water bottle
  • A hat, scarf and gloves
  • Camera

Pricing List

Description Price per person
Reciprocity, Mamasimona or Pachatusan Mountain, 1 day $ USD 350.00 Inquire Now
Reciprocity: Q'ero Comunity or Ausangate Mountain 2 Days and 1 Night. $ USD 499.00 Inquire Now
Reciprocity: Q'ero Comunity or Ausangate Mountain 3 Days and 2 Nights. $ USD 650.00 Inquire Now
Reciprocity: All the Q'ero lineage ceremonies, 9 ceremonies (spiritual initiation) in different sacred mountains in Cusco $ USD 1650.00 Inquire Now


Karpay is a key word to understand the Andean tradition in its true spiritual sense. It is normally associated with the initiation rite of passage that is usually conferred from a meeting between a master or runa paq’o and a disciple or karpaq. In this ritual act, however, an exchange of personal power is transmitted or carried out that is reciprocal. for both parties, which corresponds to the practice of the ayni principle. This supposes the transmission of a quality of mutual personal power, which, unlike other initiation or apprenticeship systems, is carried out from a horizontal base of shared power, so that the administration of power is not unilateral or vertical and rather presents a horizontal aspect. For a disciple it is important to receive a teaching as much as for a teacher it is essential to share his knowledge or wisdom, otherwise the application of ayni or balance would lack relevance.

Faqs Karpay Ceremony

What is Cusco?

Cusco is a city located in southeastern Peru and was the capital of the Inca Empire. It is a popular tourist destination due to its rich history and cultural heritage, as well as its proximity to Machu Picchu.

How do I get to Cusco?

The most common way to get to Cusco is by air, with flights available from Lima and other cities in Peru. It is also possible to get to Cusco by bus from major cities in the region.

What is the best time to visit Cusco?

The best time to visit Cusco is from June to September, during the dry season. However, it is possible to visit the city at any time of year, as it has a temperate climate.

What are the must-see tourist attractions in Cusco?

Some of the must-see tourist attractions in Cusco include the Cathedral of Cusco, the Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman, the Temple of the Sun, and the San Blas neighborhood.

What is the local currency in Cusco?

The local currency in Cusco is the Peruvian sol.

How safe is Cusco for tourists?

Cusco is generally considered safe for tourists, but it is always advisable to take normal precautions to ensure your safety, such as being aware of your surroundings and avoiding walking alone at night.

What is the best way to get around Cusco?

The best way to get around Cusco is by foot, as many of the tourist attractions are within walking distance of each other. It is also possible to take taxis or use public transportation to get around the city.

What type of food is available in Cusco?

Cusco offers a variety of local and international cuisine, including traditional Peruvian dishes such as ceviche, lomo saltado, and ají de gallina.

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