Join us for a cultural and spiritual retreat in Junin, Peru on top of the Andes in July 15-28th – 2020.
Program for the July 2020 retreat
Other important information
During your stay in San Jose de Quero you will be lodging at the house of our farmer and family. We have dorm style bed setups with one room for women (sleeps 6), one room for men (sleeps 5) and one room mixed (3 bunk setup – sleeps 6). Capacity – 17. All rooms are provided with heaters as temperatures can drop into the negatives overnight, but please also bring suitable clothing. There are many additional blankets available for those who require.
There is one fully functional toilet next to the house outside and one long-drop situated further away. We are hoping to be able to provide one functional shower with warm water by July 2020 and potentially an outdoor wood fire heated bath.
All meals and drinks are provided and cooked by our host family. Food is consumed in a marque style eating hall outdoors, next to the house (pictured). On days away from the house lunch will be bought and consumed picnic style by our host family. All dietary requirements can be catered for so please advise in advance if you have any food restrictions. Food is mainly traditional Peruvian soups, stews and Andean style cuisine.
We can organise any laundry to be done within a 1-2 day service by the local women for a small fee.
Average daily temperature in July: 15 – 20 degrees. Average temperature at night in July: -5 – 5 degrees.
Please bring suitable clothing for all weather conditions, we have experienced snow during July before and also rain despite it being the dry season. During the day in the sun it can get very warm but as soon as the sun goes down the temperature plummets. UV levels are extreme so please bring sunscreen for the day as the sun is intense due to the thin atmosphere.
It may take some time to adjust to the altitude as oxygen levels are approximately 40% lower than at sea-level. We allow 1 day in Huancayo to assist with acclimatisation, however, we recommend everybody take it easy the first few days as exertion can lead to altitude sickness. Symptoms tend to be worse at night after a day of exertion and may include headaches, fatigue, nausea, pain and dizziness. For severe cases of altitude sickness we have an oxygen tank and recommend a 30 minute treatment to assist. We also can supply altitude tablets, coca leaves and high-doses of black maca to alleviate symptoms.