WELCOME TO ISTALLA TREK!

Today we want to introduce you to Istalla Trek, a travel agency and tour operator that will take you to discover the magic of the Andes and the Amazon jungle with a unique, mystical and musical experience.

In Istalla Trek, we are inspired by the “Istalla”, a quadrangular fabric made on horizontal looms, made by the Aymara and Quechua people in the Andean region of South America. This fabric is used in various ceremonial occasions, such as offerings to Pachamama, Mother Earth, and its design and patterns vary according to the community or region. an ancestral Andean symbol that represents the sacred mountain, the Aymara and Quechua cosmovision, and the wisdom of the Andean weavers. For us, Istalla Trek means exploring the less traveled paths of these sacred territories, discovering ancestral cultures and connecting with Pachamama (Mother Earth).

In addition, the term “trek” in our name refers to our passion for hiking and trekking, a form of travel that allows you to explore the most impressive and challenging landscapes of the Andes, from the Andean snow-capped mountains to the rainforests and highlands.

Every activity we offer in Istalla Trek begins with a permission and an offering to the Apus (Sacred Mountains in Spanish), using an Istalla and coca leaves, just as the Andean Amazonian people do in their ancestral traditions. This ritual is a sign of respect and gratitude to Pachamama, Mother Earth, for allowing us to enjoy her beautiful landscapes and rich culture.

But it’s not only about exploring nature, we also care about the cultural experience you will live in each destination. We are proud to support local communities and their artisans, and to promote sustainable tourism in the region.

And to make your adventure even more special, we have incorporated music into each of our tours. At Istalla Trek, we believe that music is a way to connect with the essence of the places we visit, and that is why we offer unique experiences such as concerts in the Andes or music nights in the jungle. We will take you to know the ancestral sounds of Andean and Amazonian instruments, and we also invite you to join us in a ritual of music and dance.

Our slogan, “mystical adventures in the Andes and the Amazon with music”, sums up our philosophy. We want our travelers to feel the magic of these places, the connection with nature and the excitement of discovering unique cultures and traditions, all while enjoying music at all times.

We invite you to join our community of adventurers and live an unforgettable experience in the Andes and the Amazon with Istalla Trek. We are waiting for you!

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What is Istalla?

What is Istalla?

Istalla is a quadrangular weave made on horizontal looms by the Aymara and Quechua peoples in the Andean region of South America. This weaving has great cultural significance and is used on various ceremonial occasions, such as offerings to the Pachamama. In addition, mention is made of the Istalla mountain, located in the Cusco region of Peru, which is considered a sacred place by the indigenous peoples of the area and has a deep connection with the Pachamama. In general, the text highlights the importance of the istalla and other Andean weavings as a sample of the rich tradition and cosmovision of the indigenous peoples of the Andean region.

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