Treks and Challenges

Inca Trail Trek 2022

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Event Details

Date:
13th May 2022
Event type:
Treks and Challenges
Difficulty:
Challenging - you need to be fit to trek up steep hills
Distance:
50 km
Fees and sponsorship requirements:
Option A - Minimum Sponsorship (Learn more) Registration Fee £299 + Min Sponsorship £3524 + Trekking Permit £200 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250
Option B - Self-Funding (Learn more) Registration Fee £299 + Self Funding £1762 + Trekking Permit £200 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250 + Set your own fundraising target
SINGLE OCCUPANCY SUPPLEMENT
The optional single supplement cost for this challenge is £125. This will be added to your challenge invoice and is payable at 8 weeks before departure. To request a single supplement, please email customer.care@globaladventurechallenges.com once you have completed your registration.
Contact details:
Jane Appleton 01726 66868 (option 3) jappleton@cornwallhospice.co.uk
Location:
Cusco, Cusco, Cusco,
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• Trek the iconic Inca Trail
• Discover the lost city of Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate
• Hike through the Peruvian Andes Mountain range
• Learn the rich ancient history of Cusco
• Explore Inca’s cosmopolitan capital, Cusco

Location: Peru
Challenge Grade: Tough 2
Distance: Approx. 51km
Duration: 10 days

Our charity challenge begins in the Inca Capital of Cusco – a fascinating city, full of colonial charm hidden deep in the Andes Mountains.

At an altitude of 3,300m, we spend our first day acclimatising by taking a trek around the famous Inca sites surrounding Cusco – a great way to begin our trek for charity.

Then we’re off as a team to conquer 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!  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.  Exceptional support and companionship await – from our porters and chefs through the medics and guides, we’ll be in great hands to assist us in reaching our goal!

This classic Inca Trail encompasses 3 high mountain passes – the highest being 4,200m. The trek will be tough and will certainly test us, but upon witnessing the sight of Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate, mirrored with breathtaking views across the Andes, our efforts are more than worthwhile. Standing proudly together!

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

Download a Brochure
Inca Trail Trek Brochure and Itinerary

Download a detailed brochure and itinerary to find out more about the trek.

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What Happens Next?

Travel with Confidence

We know there are a lot of things to consider before you get back out into the world so our trusted partners have put together their new Travel with Confidence policy, outlining the steps they and their suppliers are taking to make sure that you are safe.  Just click on the link above to explore the policy, and if you need to know more then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Climate Care

We believe that we all have a responsibility to help fight climate change which is one of the reasons we are working with Global Adventure Challenges – they are committed to offsetting as much of the carbon generated by the challenges as they possibly can.  With this in mind, they will plant 20 trees for every participant who takes part in our challenge. For further information on their climate care strategy, click here.

1. Sign up today, with our trusted partners Global Adventure Challenges who work with us to organise and run the Inca Trail Trek.  You will need to choose payment option A or B.

2. Global Adventure Challenges will confirm your booking and manage this part of your trek on our behalf.  They will also confirm your booking with us.

3. We will send you regular updates with fundraising information, training guides etc.

4. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.

5. Enjoy the trek!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What support is available to help me reach my target?

The fundraising team is on hand to help you achieve your target and to make sure your trek is as enjoyable as possible for you. We want you to be successful so you can fund as much care as possible, and we have lots of ideas, hints and tips to help you spread your target and break it down in to small manageable bite size chunks.

How old do I need to be to take part?

The minimum age for this trek is 18 years old (if you are aged between 13 -17 years you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

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