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Oversea Challenges 2024 – Inca Trail Trek

01/11/2024 @
Inca Trail Trek

Support us with an inspirational overseas adventure!

Are you looking for a challenge, to travel, and more importantly fund amazing care in Cornwall? Do you fancy taking on one of the top 10 trekking trails in the world? Take a look at the breathtaking Inca Trail Trek challenge via Global Adventure Challenges.

Want to know more about the Inca Trail Trek?

Inca Trail Trek! There are literally thousands of Inca Trails within Peru and many other charity events sound similar, but there’s only one Inca Trail that leads through the majestic Sun Gate, and then onto the fascinating ruins of Machu Picchu. Your Cornwall Hospice Care challenge begins in the Inca Capital of Cusco – a fascinating city, full of colonial charm hidden deep in the Andes Mountains. Exceptional support and companionship await – from the porters and chefs through the medics and guides, you’ll be in great hands with superior support in reaching your goal!

This classic Inca Trail encompasses 3 high mountain passes – the highest being 4,200m. The trek will be tough and will certainly test you, but upon witnessing the sight of Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate, mirrored with breathtaking views across the Andes, your efforts are more than worthwhile. Conquering the one and only Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – the world’s most important archaeological find and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World!

Dates for the diary

Inca Trail Trek will take place from 1st November to 10th November 2024.

Inca Trail key information

Challenge duration – 10 days
Days on foot – 5 days
Distance – 55km (approximately)
Difficulty – Tough –  good level of fitness is required for this challenge.
Accommodation – Camping and Hotels. Solo adventurers who would prefer their own room or tent can request a single occupancy upgrade – View Single Occupancy Costs.

Entry Options for Ina Trail Trek

Fundraising Option: Registration Fee £299 + Min Sponsorship £4500 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250 + Trekking Permit £200

This option means the cost of your challenge is met through raising a minimum sponsorship. The cost of this challenge is £2245 per person, so you will need to raise £2245 to fund our care, and anything over the minimum target helps to fund our nurses!

80% of your minimum sponsorship must be received by Cornwall Hospice Care no later than 12 weeks* before departure. If you have raised the required amount, we are then able to pay the challenge balance, which is never more than 50% of the minimum sponsorship figure.

Remaining 20% to be received no later than 4 weeks following your return to the UK.  You can set up a Just Giving page to start your fundraising here.

Own Target Option: Registration Fee £299 + Self Funding £2250 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250 + Trekking Permit £200

This option enables you to fund the entire challenge yourself. Although there is no fundraising target set, we do strongly encourage you to support us at Cornwall Hospice Care and raise as much as you possibly can. You can set up a Just Giving page to start your fundraising here.

Step 1 – You pay the non-refundable registration fee to Global Adventure Challenges, in order to join the challenge.

Step 2 – Prior to your departure, you will receive an invoice to pay the challenge balance as shown on the respective challenge page.

Step 3 – The challenge balance invoice is to be paid no later than 12 weeks* before departure.

Inca Trail Trek Itinerary

Day 1 –Depart UK.

Day 2 – Arrive in Cusco (3,300m).

Day 3 – Acclimatisation Trek around the Inca sites. Tambomachay to Sacsayhuaman, then to Cusco. Distance – 8 – 12km (approx.).

Day 4 – The Inca Trail! Trek KM82 (2,650m) to Huallyabamba Campsite (3,000m). Distance – 11km (approx.).

Day 5 – Trek Huallyabamba Campsite up to Dead Womens Pass (4,200m). Descend to Pacaymayo Valley Camp (3,600m). Distance – 12km (approx.)

Day 6 – Trek Pacaymayo Valley Campsite up to Runkuraqay Pass (3,950m) & Phuyupatamarka Pass (3,600m). Descend to Winay-Wayna Campsite (2,700m). Distance – 18km (approx.).

Day 7 – Trek Winay-Wayna Campsite to Inti Punku (Sun Gate), then to Machu Picchu! Distance – 6km (approx.).

Day 8 – Free day in Cusco for participants to relax. Celebratory meal in Cusco.

Day 9 – Depart from Cusco.

Day 10 – Arrive UK.

What’s included for Inca Trail Trek

• Return flights from London Airport to Cusco

• All transfers

• All accommodation

• All meals and celebratory dinner (except dinner on day 7 and lunch on day 8)

• Porters, cooks and professional English speaking local guides

• Global Adventure Challenges Leader

• UK Doctor for the Inca Trail

• Tents and other camping equipment (participants must bring their own sleeping bags)

• Challenge Medal

What isn’t included on Inca Trail Trek

• Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution – Please refer to Dates and Costs tab. These are approximately £250 and payable 12 weeks prior to departure

• Personal trekking kit (trekking boots, poles, etc)

• Personal travel insurance

• Alcoholic drinks

• Tips and gratuities

• Sleeping bags

• Any associated local departure taxes in Peru which are to be paid for in person, cash

• Please note, the Inca Trail permit is not included in the registration fee or challenge balance – the permit costs approximately £200 and will be invoiced approximately 8 months before departure. The permits are non-refundable or transferable.

• *Please note that for bespoke challenges, inclusions and exclusions may differ.*

Inca Trail Trek Challenge Highlights

Conquer one of the world’s top ten trekking trails.

Explore Machu Picchu – a new Seventh Wonder of the World.

Follow in the footsteps of ancient Inca’s to Machu Picchu.

Permits limited and restricted – the most responsible way to reach Machu Picchu.

Why we partner with Global Adventure

  • Global Adventure are supported by an experienced in-country ground handler who has been successfully running this itinerary for over 15 years.
  • The most responsible way to reach Machu Picchu is through purchasing Inca Trail permits
  • A UK Doctor is included as part of the support crew.
  • A dedicated Customer Care team supports each participant from registration and is always on hand to answer queries.
  • Climate Care – Global Adventure believe that they have a responsibility to help fight climate change and as a company, they are committed to offsetting as much of the carbon generated by their challenges as they possibly can. With this in mind, they  have committed to planting 31 trees for every open participant who takes part in the challenge. For further information on their climate care strategy, click here.

Frequently asked questions about Inca Trail Trek

How do I go about raising the sponsorship?

Once you have signed up you will receive a fundraising pack from Cornwall Hospice Care in order to make your fundraising as easy as possible. A great way to get started is by setting up a Just Giving page, but if you have any further questions our fundraising team are always on hand to help. You will also receive a few tips and ideas from Global Adventure Challenges to steer you in the right direction.

Is there a minimum participant requirement? 

Yes, a minimum of 16 participants need to enter the challenge for it to go ahead.

How fit do I need to be?

This challenge has been graded as Tough (2) on our challenge grading scheme meaning the trek has been designed to be challenging but achievable as long as you train beforehand. You will be trekking for 5 consecutive days, and at high altitude and in varied temperatures, a good cardiovascular fitness is required – the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the challenge! We will provide you with a full training guide once you register, this is also available to download via our website. Why not join one of our challenge training weekends – it’s a great opportunity for you to meet our team and other challengers, and train together prior to the event.

What happens if I get tired?

There will be regular rest stops for drinks and snacks – there is no problem with you taking more rest stops should you need them. A guide will be bringing up the rear of the group ensuring no one is left alone. Remember this is not a race! The main physical problem you may encounter is altitude sickness, which can occur over 2,500m – the maximum altitude on this challenge is approx. 4,200m.

Do I need specialist kit?

We will supply you with a kit list of what to take once you register to take part. Apart from broken in trekking boots, some trekking poles and a good quality sleeping bag you do not need any specialist kit.

Terms and conditions – 

Please see attached terms and conditions – Inca Trail Trek T&C’s

How to book the Inca Trail Trek?

Please use the following booking link – Inca Trail  or contact our events fundraiser, Jade Hugo for more information – jhugo@cornwallhospicecare.co.uk

Can’t make this date?

Never fear, you can see what other fundraising events Cornwall Hospice Care have coming up by clicking HERE.  You can also have a look at other inspirational fundraising challenges from Global Adventure Challenges. Don’t fancy Cuba then how about an Icelandic adventure from The Different Travel CompanyIceland Trek.

Useful Information

Start:
November 1 @ 12:00 am
End:
November 10 @ 12:00 am
Start Date:
01/11/2024
End Date:
10/11/2024
Venue
Cusco – Peru
Cusco, Peru + Google Map
Registration deadline:
12/07/2024
Event type:
Trek Event
Fees and sponsorship requirements:
Option A - Minimum Sponsorship
Registration Fee £299 + Min Sponsorship £4490 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250 + Trekking Permit £200
Option B - Self-Funding
Registration Fee £299 + Self Funding £2245 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250 + Trekking Permit £200
Booking details:
https://www.globaladventurechallenges.com/booking/welcome
Duration:
Challenge 10 days (5 days activity)
Difficulty:
Tough
Distance:
55km approximately
Contact details:
Please contact Jade Hugo - Events and Challenges Fundraiser by phone on 01726 66868 (option 3)
or email jhugo@cornwallhospice.co.uk
Event Categories:
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Useful Information

Start:
November 1 @ 12:00 am
End:
November 10 @ 12:00 am
Start Date:
01/11/2024
End Date:
10/11/2024
Venue
Cusco – Peru
Cusco, Peru + Google Map
Registration deadline:
12/07/2024
Event type:
Trek Event
Fees and sponsorship requirements:
Option A - Minimum Sponsorship
Registration Fee £299 + Min Sponsorship £4490 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250 + Trekking Permit £200
Option B - Self-Funding
Registration Fee £299 + Self Funding £2245 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250 + Trekking Permit £200
Booking details:
https://www.globaladventurechallenges.com/booking/welcome
Duration:
Challenge 10 days (5 days activity)
Difficulty:
Tough
Distance:
55km approximately
Contact details:
Please contact Jade Hugo - Events and Challenges Fundraiser by phone on 01726 66868 (option 3)
or email jhugo@cornwallhospice.co.uk
Event Categories:
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