Immerse yourself in the magical world of Ancient Ruins, wonder as you encounter the soaring peaks of the Andes and bask in the amazement of discovering remote mountain passes, while knowing that every ancient Inca stone step that you climb will help raise funds for people with illness which are no longer curable.
St Luke's are working with specialised travel providers Advocate Events on one of our most exciting events yet. This incredible ten day trip includes time in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage city of Cuzco and four full days trekking to altitudes of over 4,000 metres along one of the worlds most iconic and breathtaking trails to Machu Picchu.
Want to find out more? Request more information here or contact St Luke's or Advocate Events:
St Luke's Hospice events team - T: 020 8382 8112 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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This 10 day challenge includes 4 days trekking and camping along one of the worlds most iconic and breath-taking trails.
Day 1 - 8th October 2017
Fly from London to Lima Peru
Day 2 - 9th October 2017
A day at your leisure to absorb this magnificent South American capital city which is spectacularly located between the Pacific Ocean and The Andes mountains
Day 3 - 10th October 2017
Fly Lima to Cuzco
Two days to acclimatize in this magnificent UNESCO World heritage city, situated a staggering 3,400metres above sea level.
Day 4 - 11th October 2017 - Day in Cuzco to acclimatise
Day 5 - 12th October 2017
Pick up from our hotel - Drive for 3 hours to "Kilometre 82" Ayapata. We start our hike and end the day arriving at our first camp Ayapeta 3300 meters above sea level
Day 6 - 13th October 2017
Start Hike - Tough day ahead! We arrive "Dead Womans Pass" at 4215 metres. Lunch followed by more trekking before we arrive at our camp for the night "Chaquicocha" 3630 metres
Day 7 - 14th October 2017
Start Hike before we get to First pass "Runkuracay" 3941m Lunch. We then descend to Sayaqmarka before arriving at our final camp - Wiñaywayna
Day 8 - 15th October 2017 - Early start today!
We start our hike to Machu Picchu and get our first glimpse of Machu Picchu below us at Inti Punku. Here we will have leisure time on site to take in these breath-taking views. Our day ends with a celebratory evening in our Cuzco hotel!
Day 9 - 16th October 2017
10.00am - Fly back to London via Lima.
Day 10 - 17th October 2017
Arrive back London - Time to be confirmed
*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
** If you do not have worldwide travel insurance you will not be able to participate.
You must have at least 6 months left on your passport from the date of return.
*** Non- refundable registration fee: £150
Minimum Sponsorship: £3900 per person (excluding Gift Aid) of which £2750+VAT is the trip cost.