Join us for the ultimate fundraising adventure of a lifetime this October in Peru!
From high remote mountain trails to traditional Andean villages and Incan ruins, this is a challenging trek on steep trails climbing to 4600m in fantastic and diverse mountainous country.
Our trek takes us into the Lares region of the Peruvian Andes, passing green valleys, tranquil mountain lakes and high passes, with breath-taking views of snow-capped Andean peaks rising to just under 6,000m. Discover the magestic Machu Picchu, the legendary ancient Lost City of the Incas, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
This trip is taking place from the 23rd October to the 1st of November 2019, with 4 days of trekking. You’ll make memories that will last forever, push yourself to the limit, and know that long after you’ve completed the challenge, you will be helping deliver life-saving essential aid to those who are suffering around the world.
By signing up to this life-changing challenge you will be asked to raise a minimum of £4,000, to support our EMERGENCY RESPONSE campaign to help protect and save thousands of families from the devastating effects of natural disasters and conflict. There’s no upper limit to how much you can raise though, and we expect participants will go above and beyond to raise as much as they can.
Can you take on the Peru Trek?
- 23rd October 2019
- 1st November 2019
- Peru, South America
- Trip duration:
- 12 days
Non-refundable booking fee to secure your place on the challenge
The amount you pledge to raise for your chosen charity
Meet our crew and your fellow trekkers at London Heathrow for our journey to Peru. Depending on airline schedule we may stay overnight in Lima.
Upon arrival, we'll meet our local Peruvian crew and transfer to our hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and explore this beautiful city whilst adjusting to the altitude. This evening there will be a trip briefing to prepare us for the coming days.
Tambo Machay - Cusco
Today we will start our trekking at Tambo Machay, the ancient ruins high above Cusco. As we walk downhill to Sacsayhuaman, the huge and impressive Incan ruin on the outskirts of Cusco, we pass amazing Inca sites in the surrounding countryside. As well as the stunning scenery around us, today’s trek gives us a great opportunity to acclimatize to the altitude. Approx. 5 hours trekking.
Cusco – Lares - Kunkani
We start our day with a bus journey to the mountain town of Lares at 3,650m where we have lunch and can visit the local hot springs. In the afternoon we hike to the village of Kunkani which is a lovely introduction into the life of the local Peruvians who live in these remote areas. Approx. 4 hours trekking.
Kunkani – Cruzcasa - Chacchapata
After breakfast, we begin our hike to Cruzcasa pass at 4,200 metres. From here we can see the highest peak in the mountain range, Mount Veronica, as she towers above us at 5,800m above sea level. Lunch is taken at the beautiful lake Yanacocha and here we have a chance to relax whilst taking in the stunning scenery. After lunch, we continue towards our final climb of the day to our campsite situated at 3,900 metres. Approx. 7 hours trekking.
Chacchapata – Hatun Paso – Yanahuara Alto
This morning we continue our journey through the mountains and forests of this amazing country. Our first challenge of the day is a hike up the mountain of Hatun Paso (4,600m) where the summit of the magical Pumahuanca will come into view at a dizzying 5,600m above us. We then change our course down the mountain to Aurora lake and then on to Yuraq lake. We turn into the Quena forest where we stop in the shade for our lunch. After lunch, we carry on our course down hill still through the forest to Yanahuara Alto (3,100m). Approx. 7 hours trekking.
Yanahuara Alto – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
We wake this morning happy in the knowledge that our exertions these past few days will be rewarded today with a visit to the incredible Machu Picchu! A short hike this morning will take us to Yanahuara where we hop on a bus and then a train to Aguas Calientes, the gate way to Machu Picchu! After enjoying a tour of the Incan ruins we’ll have free time to relax and take in this amazing spectacle.
Aguas Calientes – Cusco
This morning we journey back to Cusco where we will have time to relax or explore the city. This evening we'll enjoy a celebration dinner to toast our achievements and reminisce about the week's hiking and spectacular scenery.
Depart Cusco for London
It’s time to say goodbye to Cusco and the mountains today as we start our journey back to the UK.
Arrival in London
Due to the nature of the challenge, this complex itinerary is subject to change.
Is this trip for me?
Definitely! These trips are all fantastic challenges for anyone wanting to do something amazing for a great cause! There will be lots of like-minded people taking part, all looking for the challenge of a lifetime and of course to meet new friends. Some people come with friends or family but most people come on their own so what are you waiting for? Sign up today for a fantastic experience and the opportunity to make life long friends.
Is there an age restriction?
You need to be 18 years old or older to participant in the Peru Trek.
I've never done anything like this before, what should I expect?
Most people who sign up to our overseas challenges have also never done anything like this before! You’ll be well supported from the minute you sign up right through to the challenge itself but it’s important you come with an open mind. Due to the destinations we travel to, things don’t always run as smoothly as they would at home so a relaxed attitude is the best in these situations.
How fit do I need to be?
You don’t need to be a fitness fanatic to do these challenges. The majority of people who take part in these events will be just like you and will not necessarily have done anything like this before. However to get maximum enjoyment from these challenges training is vital and we will provide you with a detailed training plan tailored to the trip you are going on which we strongly recommend you stick to. We will also be on hand every step of the way to provide training advice
Will I need vaccinations?
Yes, it’s possible that you will need vaccinations before travelling to Peru. We would advise you to visit your local travel clinic for the latest advice on what vaccinations are recommended as this changes all the time.
Do I need to travel insurance to travel?
Yes everyone is required to have travel insurance in place before they depart for a challenge. We highly recommend you take a policy out as soon as you sign up in case of any unforeseen circumstances that require you to cancel. If you already have an annual policy or cover with your bank you should check you are happy with the level of cover, repatriation is essential. You will be trekking up to 4,600m so please check that your insurance covers this in advance. You’ll need to send us the following details from your existing policy; policy number, emergency contact number and start and expiry date.
Will I be able to raise the sponsorship level?
YES! Once you have started you will find that raising the minimum sponsorship is easy and most importantly fun! We will provide you with a breakdown of examples of how to raise the sponsorship money in an enjoyable way and we will, of course, be available every day to help you with more ideas! You are doing something quite simply amazing so make sure you tell everyone you know, and before you know it you will be racing towards your fundraising target!
When do I pay my sponsorship money?
You can start raising funds for your trip as soon as you sign up and we are on hand to help throughout your fundraising journey. The easiest way to do this is by setting up a fundraising page online, you can then share this link with your friends and family. In order to pay the costs of the trip you need to have raised 80% of the sponsorship amount 12 weeks before. The remaining 20% is due up to four weeks after your return.
Can I extend my trip?
It is possible to extend your stay and travel independently after the main group has headed home. We will advise you of when and how to apply for this once you are signed up. We can only make changes to the date you return, the route must remain the same; all changes are made at the airline’s discretion and subject to availability and a nominal admin fee.
What do I need to bring?
We’ll provide you with a full kit list when you sign up to your challenge. As you will be trekking a good well-worn in pair of boots are essential to get you started!
What will happen to my luggage during trekking days?
Your main luggage will be transported for you each day. You will just need to carry the kit you need for that day including water, sun cream, snacks, camera, waterproofs etc.
Where can I check travel requirements/visa info for Peru?
We strongly recommend you check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice for your destination country before travel as this has up-to-date advice on staying safe abroad (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice) and for more on security, local laws, plus passport and visa information we suggest checking on https://travelaware.campaign.gov.uk.
How is my trip protected?
Skyline Events are acting as agents for the tour operator, Skyline Tour Operations Ltd, ATOL license number 10069. Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate
How do I book my place?
Simply click BOOK NOW to book online today! Places are extremely limited and get snapped up quickly so to avoid disappointment sign up today and don’t miss out!
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