Weaving the Golden Thread Pilgrimage to Peru - 2020 TBD

with Lea Motlow and Abraham Alberto Fernandez Santa Cruz



Join us for the 4rd Annual Eagle Condor Mystery School Pilgrimage to Peru in 2020. Standby for announcement of dates.

In 2019, pilgrims had the opportunity to travel with Lea  Motlow, Eagle Condor collaborator and founder of Golden Threads, Peruvian Artistry which supports the weavers and artisans who live in remote villages in Peru. Lea was co-guide with don Abraham Alberto Fernandez Santa Cruz, a noted Andean Paqo and Pampa & Alto Mesayok to some of Peru’s most powerful sacred sites. During this 13 day journey participants share ceremony at numerous sites in the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca and several prominent Mountains/Apus.

The focus of this trip is to assist participants in personal healing, learning, growth, and balance. In modern history there has never been a time where balance – particularly between the highest expression of feminine and masculine energies, the North and the South, the Yanantin and the Mastantin energy, is more needed. In this pilgrimage, Lea and Alberto, anchor these energies in and are guiding the way, along with male and female paqo’s who visit occasionally, depending upon the size of our group. During this sacred, yet fun-filled journey you will be challenged and cared for in ways that will inspire a life-time of awe-filled growth.

Contact Lea Motlow: Lea@Golden-Threads.com with any questions.


Day 1 Upon your arrival the morning of the 20th in Cusco you will be picked up from the Airport and taken to the town of Pisaq in the heart of the Andes where we will settle into our hotel. After lunch and some time to rest and integrate, we will open with a fire ceremony.

Day 2 After breakfast in our hotel, our private bus will take us to Kinsacocha, also known as Three Lakes, where we will have a ceremony to connect with the energies of the land and plant the seeds to support our journey.

Day 3 We will leave early in morning for our 8 hour trip by bus to the city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca, considered by many to be the center of the Divine Feminine on the planet right now. We will stop at the temple of Wiracocha (Raqchi), where we will do ceremony to begin weaving the balance between the masculine and the feminine and sacred Yanantin. We will have a picnic lunch and then continue all the way to the Hotel in Puno. After arriving we will settle in and have dinner in one of the fine restaurants in Puno.

Day 4 After an early breakfast we will be ready for another great adventure as we journey to the Islands of Lake Titicaca. We will first travel by private boat to the floating islands of Uros, where we will get to explore these unique reed islands, and learn about and share in the life of the indigenous Aymaras. After that we will continue by private boat to Amantani Island, where we will be eating with and staying with host families on the island. They will share with us about their traditions and we will do ceremony in the afternoon into the evening on this island.

Day 5 Upon waking we will be provided with a traditional breakfast from our host families, and then we will engage in more ceremony, have lunch on the island and then travel back to Puno to sleep another night there in the same Hotel. Afternoon will be free to explore Puno.

Day 6  To be announced.

Day 7 This morning we will have breakfast in our hotel, followed by a private bus which will take us to Mama Simona Mountain on the outskirts of Cusco. We will have a ceremony with this important Female Guardian Mountain of the city who lies at the heart of the Incan Empire. We will also engage in a ceremony at a Water Nusta site at Mama Simona.

Day 8 After breakfast in our Hotel in Ollantaytambo we will travel to Apu Wakay Willka, the mountain of sacred tears, a sacred feminine Apu overlooking the Valley of Ollantaytambo. We will engage in ceremony on this mountain and upon our return visit the famous temple ruins at Ollantaytambo.

Day 9 We will breakfast in Ollantaytambo and then travel by bus to Apu Asungate, where we will set up base camp and begin to make our relations in ceremony with this important Apu. We will sleep overnight at the base of the mountain. All meals will be provided and cooked on site.

Day 10 After breakfast we will trek higher up on Apu Asungate to stay a night. All meals with be cooked onsite. We will sleep overnight on the mountain.

Day 11 Stay on site in the higher altitude of Apu Asungate to continue learning.

Day 12 After breakfast we will pack up camp, trek down the mountain, and stop at the Hot Springs. Then back to Cusco where we’ll have a group dinner to celebrate our shared experiences.

Day 13 (Nov 1) Transportation back to the Cusco airport for your flight back home.


Stand by for 2020 dates and costs.



– Single rooms (if you require a single room there will be an additional fee – please let us know if you wish to have a single room in the hotels and/or a single tent at Apu Asungate)

– Flights to and from Cusco, Peru

– Peru imposes a small international airport tax that must be paid upon departure from the country.

– Fees for personal activities such as shopping, excess luggage, laundry, room service, purchase of any alcoholic  beverages, tips/gratuities, personal travel insurance cost and any meals not listed as “provided” in the itinerary.

– Gratuities for Paqos, trekking staff, and porters between $120-$200 .

– Small fee for rental of sleeping bags/sleeping mats for Apu Asungate overnight (optional – you can bring your own)




My journey to the various sacred lands of the High Andes in Peru was one of the deepest blessings I have received in my life. The Paqos welcomed us as family and did not waver in that relation our entire time together. This aided our group to deeply bond and gave us a sense of innate care and support of one another during this pilgrimage. They also were impeccable in their prayer and held us in such gratitude for supporting their ceremonies. And at the end of the day, they had nothing but smiles, jokes, and the lightheartedness of a child to share with each of us. It was contagious.

With Ellen and Jeff’s years of experience with these peoples and place, they were strongly effective intermediaries for the Paqo’s way of life, culture, and teachings, aiding the group in any gaps there may be in understanding and connectivity.

This trip is powerful for the beginner and advanced student alike. It is a way to come back to the earth, back to the heart, back to simplicity. Reflecting on all the amazing mountains, waters and bodies of lands we fed with our prayers and offerings, it is hard not to just bask in the inner peace that was nourished during this profound time in my life. I am infinitely grateful to all humans and nonhumans who aided in supporting the happening of this life-changing trip. Our group is in touch to this day.
— Shea Michael (2018 Peru Pilgrimage)
My trip to Peru with Jeff and Ellen was filled with so many experiences, that it’s hard to put into words. I went on this trip not having a clue about what I was about to embark on, but also with a strong sense of urgency, feeling a need to walk these sacred lands. I am beyond grateful that I heeded the call. I came back forever changed, reborn as a truer version of myself. I learned what it really means to be connected to our beloved Mother Earth, and the elementals that comprise her. The level of prayer that I witnessed with the beautiful, big-hearted Paqos is something I had never experienced in my life. The reverence they hold for Pachamama, and their sacred mountains and nature spirits, is nothing short of holy. Their patience and willingness to teach, walk us through step by step, made this experience so beautiful.

Jeff and Ellen really stepped up to the task as guides. Everything on the trip was planned with precision. I became sick on this trip and both Jeff and Ellen, as well as the Paqo’s made me feel safe and so very supported. I was able to go to a place of full surrender, something I’ve never really done in my life. This journey was not always easy, and at times downright challenging. But it seemed to give me exactly what I needed to bring up the things in my life that really needed to be healed, and the gifts from this trip continue to unfold six months later. Of course, we certainly did have a lot of fun as well, and I would do it again in a heartbeat!

From the beautiful sacred Mountains to the vast and breathtaking Lake Titicaca, to the sacred ruins and the Peruvian people, this trip is a once in a lifetime experience. One of my highlights would be staying with a host family on Amantani Island. After a long ceremony, we were given the opportunity to hike to the top of Amantani mountain with the Paqos, and be present as they built a sacred fire, and offered our prayer Despacho to the mountain spirit. It felt like we were on top of the world, far above any light pollution, seeing the Southern sky and feeling into the mountain spirit who was welcoming and accepting our prayers. It was truly a magical experience! If you are ready to move forward, step deeper into exploration of self, this trip is for you.
— Danielle Miller (2018 Peru Pilgrimage)