Registration: £550 (can be paid in two instalments)
Take on one of the top 25 treks in the world in support of Dragonfly Cancer Trust. Spend two days helping a local community whilst you acclimatise to the altitude before setting off on this challenging expedition taking you beneath spectacular Andean peaks, through epic Peruvian landscapes and misty cloud forest.
We will start our adventure in the Colonial town of Cusco with an acclimatisation trek to the Inca ruins of Tambomachay. Our time at the community project provides the opportunity to immerse ourselves in local culture and help us further acclimatise before we begin our hike towards Machu Picchu along the Salkantay trail.
The next day we will begin our hike along the Salkantay trail. The route follows an ancient and remote Inca footpath, where snow-capped mountains collide with lush tropical rain forests. The paths are filled with wild strawberries, colourful butterflies and other exotic flora and fauna. Off the beaten path, this trek is one of the most interesting and challenging ways to experience the land of the ancient Incas.
One of the highlights will be catching our first glimpse of Machu Picchu across the valley. We will spend our last night of the trek at the spa town of Aguas Calientes and in the morning we will take a short transfer to the ancient site where we enjoy a guided tour, unlocking the mysteries of this glorious ancient city. After returning to Cusco we will have our final celebratory meal in this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site, before returning home via Lima the following day.
For further details, or to register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0191 261 0971