Visit Machu Picchu and trek the Inca Trail in Peru a once in a lifetime adventure!
Spectacular scenery, sub-tropical jungle and a mix of Inca ruins are your reward for your physical and mental endeavour.
NEW DATE FOR 2018
Day 1 - Fly from London to Cusco
Day 2 - You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your hotel in Cusco. You will then spend two days in this beautiful UNESCO World heritage City for two days acclimatising. Cuzco sits at around 3,400m above sea level and nestles in the Andes.
Day 3 - Acclimatisation day in Cusco - At 6pm there will be a group welcome meeting at our tour operator who will be our guides for the Inca Trail Trek.
Day 4 - 4.30am!! KM82 - Ayapata Meet our guides in Cusco who will transfer us to KM82 (via a breakfast stop) which is where the big adventure really starts. After registration and formalities we will climb gently up the Cusichaca Valley to the Inca site of Llactapata. Stunning views throughout and we will camp for the night at Ayapata (3300m) Throughout the day your guides will offer regular education and insights into your surroundings. 14km walking in total.
Day 5 Ayapata - Chaquicocha - Today is the toughest day of the trek with two high passes to navigate including Dead Woman's Pass at 4200m. Most people will feel the effects of altitude here. The views are breathtaking of the high mountain ranges and you'll see a wide variety of plant life in the Polylepsis forest. Our camp is situated at Chaquicocha and will afford beautiful views across the valley. 16km walking in total.
Day 6 - Chaquicocha - Winay Wayna - Having made it over the two tough passes yesterday you are treated to a more relaxing day which contains some of the most beautiful scenery that the Inca Trail has to offer, you will walk through lush and verdant cloud forest and spectacular views of the Andes in the distance. Your guides will again stop at various Inca ruins which you can explore. A fantastic day. We will be settled at our campsite by early afternoon.
Day 7 - The day you have waited for! We arise at 2.30am to get to the checkpoint for 3am where we will wait for 3 hours (gulp!) to be allowed to pass where you will hike to the sun gate with breathtaking views over Machu Picchu. On arrival at Machu Picchu you will have a two hour guided tour of the site. When you are ready you can catch the bus for the short trip to Aguas Caliantes where we will celebrate with drinks and food. At around 3pm you will catch the "glass roofed" train along the river valley back to Ollantaytambo. (The train affords great views above of your walking adventure). A bus will then transfer us back to Cusco.
Day 8 - Unwind in Cusco - Maybe time to try a roasted Guinea Pig? (A local delicacy!)
Day 9 - Fly home to London (Flight likely to be overnight)
Day 10 - Arrive London Arrive London (this might be the next day due to flights and time zones.)
*Please note, All of the above may be subject to slight change, final details will be fully confirmed at least 2 months before you travel (flight numbers, hotels etc). Prices are based on 2 sharing accommodation when applicable
Our Machu Picchu trek is organised through the best tour operator in Cusco who ensure that porters and guides are fairly paid and have to carry a fair amount of equipment per person. The trip will give you the best available experience with quality tents and equipment and a fully qualified chef cooking you delicious filling food each day.
You will spend three nights in a quality hotel in Cusco with breakfast. The hotel provides a mobile phone to all guests when they leave the premises and will arrange safe and secure transport for you whilst in Cusco.
When comparing prices with other trips ensure that all of the same inclusions are offered!
Return economy flights from London to Lima, Peru then Peru to Cuzco.
Accommodation in Peru and Cuzco
All meals on the trek
A UK Expedition Leader
A fully catered Porter Team
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
Drinks, meals and snacks where not specified in itinerary
Your spending money
Personal travel insurance
Tips for local porters & crew (not obligatory but they do work extremely hard)
Personal items from the kit list
WHY SHOULD I DO THIS?
You will have the greatest adventure of your life. Every second is interesting and educational. You feel like you are on the edge of the earth.
Your fitness levels will improve enormously!
You will make friends for life!!
If you are fundraising you will make a massive difference to your chosen charity and have the opportunity to undertake the trip of a lifetime at very little personal cost!
Our open challenge events give a lot more flexibility in how you fund your challenge and who you fundraise for.
£500 upon registering. Balance of £2250 on the 30th March 2018
Interest Free Monthly Installment options available - please contact us for details.
£250 registration fee (non refundable)
£3,500 sponsorship target.
When do I have to pay my sponsorship money?
You will need to have achieved at least 50% of your sponsorship by 31st May 2018 with full balance due by 20th October 2018. (This does not include Gift Aid.) You will be contacted after this date if minimum sponsorship is not received.
Please contact one of our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Martyn on 07852 305445 to discuss your requirements.