Join team WellChild for the 2018 Big Half created by the London Marathon organisers. This is a new event allowing...
Trek to Machu Picchu
Friday 14 Sep 18 9:00 am Registration fee: £395 - non refundable. Minimum sponsorship: £3,975. Self funded option: £1,948
Your first taste of the Inca world will be in and around the city of Cusco, the ancient Inca capital. After acclimatising to the high altitude by visiting local Inca ruins and Spanish Colonial churches, you will head towards the remote and rarely visited Lares Valley.
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.
The region is also home to the Baños Del Inca, probably the best hot springs in southern Peru. Situated at an altitude of 2,667m, the springs offer spectacular views of snowy peaks and glaciers such as Mounts Veronica, Chicon and Pumahaunca. As you continue along your route, you will also take in the dazzling sight of glacial blue lakes.
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.
There are two main payment options:
Minimum sponsorship option
You pay a non refundable registration fee and pledge to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for WellChild. You will be asked to pay 80% of this sponsorship target at least 10 weeks before the challenge takes place in order for WellChild to pay your tour costs.
Self funded option
You pay the non refundable registration fee and 10 weeks before the challenge pay the tour costs. There is no minimum fundraising target but if you support WellChild you will receive lots of fundraising and training advice from our experienced team.
Trekking to the hidden city of the Incas is a journey through magical rainforests and abandoned Inca forts with the path emerging at the Sun Gate to see the golden city down below you! Join the team meet new friends and make a huge difference to sick children in the UK.