Machu Picchu with Mohanji
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”.
Lake Titicaca is a beautiful and much-venerated sacred lake that lies on the border between Peru and Bolivia, near Copacabana. According to Incan mythology, it was from Lake Titicaca that the creator god Viracocha rose up to create the sun, moon, stars, and first human beings.
The Floating Islands of Uros, consists of residents from pre-Incan Aymaran descent. Their custom is to weave everything out of reeds, the islands themselves, including their tiny homes, their beds and even their boats.
One of the most beautiful things about the lake is the absence of development along its shoreline. Titicaca remains the Aymara’s inland sea and its edges are still occupied by farmsteads and well-worked fields. Titicaca is big, but you can always see its banks – tall, bare cliffs and grassy hillsides; mountains and sandy pinnacles.
It’s as wide as a sea and as deep as a canyon; as enticingly blue as the Mediterranean but as cold as a Scottish Loch. You can’t swim in it, you can’t really sail across it, and you can’t ever quite know it. Yet it’s one of the most peaceful places on Earth, providing solace, hope and stability.
11thApril 2019 (Day – 1)
Arrival in Cusco
Welcome to Cusco, Peru. Your pilgrimage begins with a welcome orientation, followed by a Satsang with Mohanji in the evening. Please use this day to rest and recuperate as it is important to get acclimatised to the high altitude (3,450 m).
12thApril 2019 (Day – 2)
Awana Kancha, Ollantyatambo
The day begins with a road travel from Cusco to the village of Awana Kancha, where you visit a small farm that’s home to a furry herd of South American camelids. Here, local artisans demonstrate traditional weaving techniques and make colourful garments before your eyes. From Awana Kancha, you will be checking-in at the hotel in Sacred Valley.
After lunch, you will travel to the far end of the Sacred Valley to visit the ancient town of Ollantaytambo. The Inca Temple of the Sun is also known as The Pyramid of Pakaritambo, or The Dawning Place of Tomorrow. It is also known as the Lemurian Temple of Love – and that vibration can be felt in this place.
13thApril 2019 (Day – 3)
Iglesia Ñaupa, Huaypo Lagoon, Pachamama*
Today, you will be visiting Spiritual Power Spots in and around Sacred Valley, beginning with Huaypo Lagoon. Being one of the most beautiful lagoons of the Sacred Valley, its waters nurture the neighbouring communities and fields, and the surrounding mountains and peaks are reflected there.
From Huaypo Lagoon, we proceed to Iglesia Ñaupa, situated between Urubamba and Ollantaytambo. Iglesia Ñaupa is an old temple where the gold is shining in Quechua. From the outside, we can only see some Incas stairs climbing the mountain and some volcanic rocks which forms a natural cavity, where the Incas constructed a “Waka”, a Sacred temple used as an energetic and ceremonial centre where were made rituals dedicated to the Moon, the Sun and the Apus (gods of the mountain).
You will have the wonderful opportunity to take part in a ceremonial thanksgiving and offering to “Pachamama”, the Mother Earth in the loving presence of Mohanji. The Pachamama Offering ceremony is part of a system of reciprocity between the material world and the spiritual world. According to Andean beliefs, it helps establish balance in our lives.
14thApril 2019 (Day – 4)
Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu
In the morning, you will board the train to Aguas Calientes, a small town located below Machu Picchu. You will enjoy a spectacular train journey crossing valleys, mountains and typical communities. The altitude will descend to 1,900 m.a.s.l. crossing from the sierra to the cloud forests.
Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes, you will drop your luggage at the hotel before taking the bus which takes you to Machu Picchu.
In the presence of the Master, the energy that can be felt in Machu Picchu is more than incredible. There are places of Machu Picchu where you can feel this energy more strongly. Legend states that the place where Machu Picchu is built was chosen with great care, and the structures built inside were organised and built with extreme detail; There are some places in the city where you can feel this energy without any effort, you just need to put your hands within a few centimeters of the well-known sources of energy.
After spending considerable time with Mother nature in the presence of our beloved Shri. Brahmarishi Mohanji and absorbing the incredible energy from the earth, we make our way back to the hotel.
15thApril 2019 (Day – 5)
In the morning, you will visit Machu Picchu once again for a guided tour and explore the majestic Sun Gate (Inti Punku). The Inti Punku or Intipunku is located at 2,745 meters above sea level, on one side of Mountain Machu Picchu. Give yourself sufficient time to visit this place as the roundtrip may take approx. 2 hours.
Inti was the name given to the Incan Sun God, and they believed that worshipping him would allow the rains to fall and the crops to grow. The gate perfectly frames the mountain that sits behind it and at dawn, as the sun rises, the whole scene is bathed in light: it’s no wonder that such a glorious landmark bares the Sun God’s name.
Post lunch, you will be taking train back to the Sacred Valley and then a road trip back to Cusco.
16thApril 2019 (Day – 6)
This day will consist of an OPTIONAL visit to the local market “San Pedro” and Main Square Cathedral. Visit the temple of Sacsayhuaman, one of the most amazing Incas constructions.
This is followed by an OPTIONAL visit to Koricancha (in Quechua, site of gold) which was the main religious building of the Incas dedicated to the worship of the Sun and whose walls, according to the chroniclers, were plated with sheets of gold.
17thApril 2019 (Day – 7)
Today, you will be take a road-trip to Puno, very beautiful journey visiting and experiencing divine energy at various temples all along the way before reaching Puno in the evening.
18thApril 2019 (Day – 8)
Located 3,812 meters above sea level and home to 41 islands, Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake. Its borders are shared by Bolivia and Peru; Etymologically, Lake Titicaca has been translated to mean “Rock Puma;” as the lake’s shape looks similar to a puma hunting a rabbit.
According to an ancient Incan legend, life on earth began when the god Viracocha rose out of the lake and created our world. Meanwhile, energy healers consider the lake to be one of the most spiritual and powerful places on Earth; citing it as the largest energy vortex portal in South America.
Also, you will be visiting Uros Islands and Taquile Island, spending considerable time in the lap of Mother nature under loving arms of Mohanji.
19thApril 2019 (Day – 9)
Amaru Muru & Sillustani
Amaru Muru – A huge mysterious door-like structure in the Hayu Marca mountain region of Southern Peru near Lake Titicaca, has long been revered by local indians as the “City of the Gods.” Legends say that this place is connected to Mount Kailash where there is another door like structure appearing in the nearby mountains. This confirms the belief that the places are interconnected and indeed act as portals.
Sillustani, which sits at about 13, 500 feet, is a peninsula on the shores of Lake Umayo, not far from Puno, Peru. On this peninsula can be found chullpas, ancient towers—some circular and others rectangular in shape—that do seem to have been used as tombs, but were also used as temples. Just as the remains of popes and saints are buried at the Vatican, the remains of what can only be assumed were important people were buried at Sillustani. It is believed that the site was used by both Incan and pre-Incan peoples.
20thApril 2019 (Day – 10)
Departure from Puno
After breakfast, you will be transferred by private vehicle straight to the airport to board your flight as this concludes our pilgrimage.