New Age devotees of Goddess who return from Machu Picchu, consider it a yin mountain, claiming to feel “the energy of the feminine” pervading the land. They talk of doing ritual in Pacha Mama’s subterranean temples or caves, such as the one facing Mount Putucusi. Machu Picchu and its connection to Goddess might at first seem a bit intangible. More often, along with the Sacred Valley, this city crowning a sharp mountain peak is in a class of its own, a site steeped in Earth mysteries relating to geomancy, theosophy, astronomy, archaeology, and altered states of consciousness. Yet, here visitors are beginning to say they feel a feminine deity’s presence as a tangible force, especially in cavernous places considered the womb of the Mother.

According to author Paul Devereaux, Machu Picchu is on a geological fault and such places have been associated with extreme magnetic anomalies which can be felt by those who are particularly psychic or sensitive to such subtle sensations. Granite, a radioactive rock found to emit enhanced gamma radiation has been known to enhance trance capabilities and sometimes induce astral projection if one is in contact with or within such an enclosed structure. An example of such a stone at Machu Picchu is called the Pacha Mama stone.

Machu Picchu with Mohanji team warmly welcomes you to this wonderful & picturesque Inca Land, a place that truly resonates with the quote “Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by those that take your breath away”.

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Frequently Asked Questions pilgrimage, packing, travel, etc.

About Machu picchu Pilgrimage

  • M:Machu Picchu is the manifestation of Motherhood. It’s like returning to your Mother’s Womb. Machu Picchu is SHAKTI(feminine energy). There are three types of Shakti. Namely, Iccha Shakti (power of will), Gyana Shakti (power of knowledge), Kriya Shakti (power of action). These three energies in perfect balance, fuels the entire universal existence. The same energy forces are within our physical bodies too. Any imbalance in these energies will make the existence (a.k.a. human birth) incomplete and calls for more incarnation until a perfect harmony is achieved.

    A visit to Machu Picchu will bring in a BALANCE of three powerful Shakti energies thereby making your existence COMPLETEA visit to Machu Picchu will also Ground & Stabilise your energies which in-turn empowers you to go through Karma without any resistance.

  • M:Both are very powerful and unique in it’s own traits.

    While Kailash represents Shiva or the male energy, Machu Picchu represents Shakti or the female energy. A trip to Kailash shows your resolve or commitment to a complete DISSOLUTION while a trip to Machu Picchu brings in a BALANCE and empowers you to complete Karma without Resistance.

    Kailash represents “Beingness” (i.e.) a state of no thought, no word and no action, while Machu Picchu represents “Doing-ness” (i.e.) a state of full awareness while experiencing life, which is the soul purpose of every Incarnation.

    Machu Picchu is all about expressing your SELF – With advent of Shakti, the power which is created out of SHIVA, you express yourself in totality with full awareness of WHO YOU TRULY ARE.

    While a visit to Kailash shakes you up completely, removes all your masks and makes you completely NAKED, a visit to Machu Picchu enhances your existence, it stabilizes you, empowers you and amplifies whatever you do in the full DOING state with full awareness.

  • M:Connect to your SELF. Before even embarking on this Pilgrimage, start connecting to your SELF more and more. Chanting AUM HREEM NAMAH SHIVAYA will help. In this chant, the word “HREEM” represents Shakti. Hence, this chant will enhance your connection with the Mother aspect.

  • M:Machu Picchu GROUNDS you
    Machu Picchu STABILISES you
    Machu Picchu brings in a PERFECT BALANCE of Iccha(will), Gyana(knowledge) and Kriya(action) Shakti within you
    Machu Picchu EMPOWERS you to DO things in life (experiences) with FULL AWARENESS.
    Machu Picchu ENHANCES you to clear up Karma without resistance

    Above all, Machu Picchu takes you back to MOTHER. Mother is “Absolute Truth” while Maya is relative truth. When you go to Mother, you are actually committing yourself to absolute truth. The absolute truth is that you are incarnated. Your duration, your reason for life is to experience or express. This absolute truth cannot be changed. So, your commitment to that absolute truth makes YOU absolute. This will ensure there are no karmic baggages to carry.

  • M: Machu Picchu represents absolute truth (Mata as opposed to relative truth Maya). Kailash represents supreme consciousness without boundaries, without form, which is your original state. So, from the original state, Mother appeared. Mother happened to give life to creations. We are going as a commitment to the creation which is us. We are committing to our incarnation, so we have an absolute incarnation, and we leave without baggage. When you are balancing yourself with the Mother, you are focused on this incarnation. In this incarnation at every point in time, there is activity – something to do. While you are doing it, you are fully here. So there is no residue hanging over. So you are not creating more baggage. So, when you exit, you are exiting free. No baggage to carry. Be in the moment, be in the present, be with Mother.

    When you go to Kailash, the Shiva aspect is enhanced. Shiva shakes you up, removes all your masks, and kind of makes you completely naked. Then when you go to Machu Picchu, you experience the womb of the Mother. Your Shakti aspect will be enhanced. Machu Picchu enhances you, stabilizes you, empowers you, and grounds you – hence whatever you do will have more effect. So these two trips open up different and complementary dimensions in you. Those who have gone to Kailash and are going to Machu Picchu, will experience Shakti and Shiva come together. This combination of Kailash and Machu Picchu will balance you and help you become a balanced personality.

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About accommodation, travel, packing, etc.

  • In each location, we will be accommodating you in the best of the hotels available as our primary intent is to provide you with a comfortable stay so that you may enjoy this pilgrimage thoroughly. The names of the hotels where we would be staying shall be updated shortly.

  • Yes. High quality vegetarian/vegan meal will be provided throughout the pilgrimage. Any additional purchases made in the hotel (e.g. water bottles, food, etc). will have to be settled directly with the hotel at the time of check-out.

  • Staple foods in the highlands include potatoes, corn, and rice. We strive hard to provide the best variety possible and given the food is locally produced, there will be situations where we can’t ignore the fact that the staple food/ raw materials are heavily used in the food preparation.

  • Peru uses 220 volt, 60 cycle electricity. Participants will require a voltage converter for 110 volt devices. Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat type found in the US, though some facilities have been noted to use the 2 rounded prongs instead.

  • While it is not mandatory to have a travel insurance, it is always highly recommended that you have one in order to protect you from any issues such as trip cancellation, medical expenses, medical evacuation, lost bags, etc.

  • It’s not mandatory that you need to pay tips on this pilgrimage. However, it is customary in Latin America to offer a small tip for exceptional service. Tipping amounts vary widely, though some  report that ~$2-$10/ day for your guide and ~$1-$3/ day for your driver is common. Other travelers opt to bring small gifts from their home to give to service providers along the way.

  • Altitude affects each participant differently and until you have visited an area with high altitude, it is impossible to predict how your body will react. A night’s stay in Cusco is very essential that you get adjusted to the altitude. Drinking Coca tea (herb) helps in adjusting to the higher altitude.

    Commonly, mild altitude symptoms such as fatigue, headache, or light-headedness during their first day or two are common.

    It is important to ask your doctor whether or not travel to high altitude is advised, especially if you have a pre-existing heart or lung condition such as high blood pressure, asthma, angina, etc. You might also want to ask your doctor about prescription Diamox, a diuretic that many travelers take to help them adjust to the altitude more readily.

  • Most restaurants, markets, and other service providers readily accept US dollars as long as they don’t have any rips. They will generally give you change in local currency. The local currency is the Soles. It is handy to use local currency in markets as you will have smaller denominations to bargain/ tip with and don’t need to worry about your currency looking pristine (ripped Soles are common and readily accepted)

  • No immunizations are currently required for visiting Peru. A yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travelers to the Peruvian Amazon. This vaccination, which is valid for 10 years, must be administered at least 10 days before your arrival in Peru. participants must bring along their International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) as proof of vaccination. However, those who are only visiting the highlands do not need this vaccination.
    Please note that some countries, such as Costa Rica, require a yellow fever vaccination if traveling directly from Peru. Please check with the Center for Disease Control for information for your onward travel from Peru.

    For the most current information, please consult your doctor, your country health/immigration rules

  • In general citizens of the countries in the listing below do NOT have to apply for a visa at an embassy or consulate before entering Peru. A passport valid at least six months with at least 2 free pages in the visa section is enough to get a Tourist Visa (actually it’s only an entry stamp) directly at the border or the airport. Children should travel on their own passport with photo. Below listed countries can get a tourist visa at airport immigration or any other Peruvian border without applying for it at an embassy or consulate (for a more detailed listing,

    • North America: Citizens of the United States, Canada and Mexico
    • Central America: Citizens of most Central American countries (exception Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic)
    • South America: Citizens of all South American countries
    • Europe: Citizens of all countries within the European Union and Switzerland
    • Africa: Citizens of South Africa
    • Asia: Citizens of Brunei, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand
    • Oceania: Citizens of Australia and New Zealand

    Also have a look at the following PDF document with a detailed country listing:

    pdfVisa Obligation for Foreign Nationals in Peru