Pachamanca How-To Guide

Pachamanca How-To Guide

History of the Pachamanca By: Lindsey Masterman (Willka T’ika intern) A Pachamanca is an 8,000-year-old traditional Incan style of meal in which a variety of marinated meats, potatoes, vegetables, and herbs are roasted in an underground pit filled with hot...
Sustainable Agriculture in the Andes

Sustainable Agriculture in the Andes

Sustainable Agriculture in the Andes By: Lindsey Masterman (Willka T’ika intern) The Peruvian Andes are the center of origin of the potato, one of the four staple crops of the world. Currently, there are more than 4,000 varieties of potato. However, for a time...
Andean Healing Plant Medicine

Andean Healing Plant Medicine

All Roads Lead to Pachamama In contrast to much of the Western World, people of the Andes and the Amazon look first to Pachamama (Mother Earth) to resolve physical ailments. Today, Peruvians combine the ancient tradition of using healing plant medicine with...
Traveling to Peru during Covid

Traveling to Peru during Covid

Instructions for North American Guests Traveling to Willka T’ika   – Updated February 2022 – For those going to Machu Picchu, PeruRail has once again updated their vaccination/test requirements. Here is what it is this week. Make sure to check this link daily for...