Trek to Machu Picchu
When: May, July, September and October 2012
This unique alternative to the extremely busy Inca Trail is far off the beaten track and you will see diverse and spectacular scenery as you glimpse a way of Peruvian life that has remained untouched for centuries.
As you walk through these endless stunning valleys you will meet Andean farmers dressed in their traditional brightly coloured ponchos tending herds of Llamas and Alpacas. You will get to meet the local communities and visit a local school supported by Charity Challenge.
As you continue along your route, you will take in the dazzling sight of glacial blue lakes and the spectacular views of snowy peaks and glaciers. You will eventually have some time to explore the ruins at Machu Picchu, the 'Lost City of the Incas'. These breathtaking pre-Columbian ruins are nestled high in the Andes between two peaks. The ruins were rediscovered in 1911 by Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham and are one of the most beautiful and enigmatic ancient sites in the world.
Taking part in an Open Challenge is a wonderful way of exploring the world and raising money for The Children's Society. These challenges are open to anyone and are usually made up of groups of individuals each fundraising for their own chosen charity.
The Children's Society wants to create a society where children can be children, childhood is respected and every child is valued for who they are. You can make a difference and support our work by participating in this trek. We would love for you to represent us.
Good health and a good level of fitness is required.
All flights, transfers, accommodation (hotels and campsites) and meals are included.