Sat 06 Oct - Mon 15 Oct 2018

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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Sat 06 Oct 2018

International departure from London

It’s finally time for your long-awaited departure to Peru. At the airport you will meet the rest of your team and the Charity Challenge representative, before saying goodbye to family and friends and embarking on your challenge.

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Day 2, Sun 07 Oct 2018

Flight to Cusco (3350m)

Bienvenidos and welcome to Peru. 
Touching down in the ancient Inca Capital of Cusco (3,350m), you’ll be greeted by a local Charity Challenge representative and transferred to your next two nights’ accommodation. As altitude sickness can be a problem, you will spend the rest of the day acclimatising to the altitude with an afternoon free to take things at your own pace. Relax in one of the many cafés overlooking the plaza, visit the Incan monument Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun), or head to the vibrant market to soak up the surroundings before a full briefing and the first team dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 3, Mon 08 Oct 2018

Acclimatisation walk (approximately 3 hours)

Acclimatising to the altitude is all-important, so the day will spent walking around the Cusco area, stopping for a picnic lunch. Later, you’ll head back to city for dinner, before returning to your three-star hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 4, Tue 09 Oct 2018

Cusco to Cuncani, 3,800m (approximately 4-5 hours)

Rise and shine for an early morning drive to the Sacred Valley, from where the challenge will commence. Along the way, we stop at a local market and then soak up the fortifying minerals in the famous Lares hot springs. After lunch, it’s a long hike to the small village of Cuncani, where you’ll camp for the night.

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 5, Wed 10 Oct 2018

Cuncani to Huacahuasi (approximately 6-8 hours)

After breakfast, it’s a take long hike to the small community of Huacahuasi. Spot the alpacas and llamas roaming along the way, though careful they don’t try to share your picnic lunch! Spend the night in a campsite by the river in Huacahuasi.

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 6, Thu 11 Oct 2018

Huacahuasi to Ollantaytambo (approximately 8-9 hours)

Awake with the rising sun, you set off early gradually gaining height along the little-used route through the Ranrayoc valley. It’s time to dig deep for the high pass at 4,600m before enjoying the incredible views. Lunch will be served at 4,378m in the shadow of snowy mountain Tirijhuay. From here it’s about a three-hour descent, followed by an hour driving to the campsite on the outskirts of Ollantaytambo.

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 7, Fri 12 Oct 2018

Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu via Sun Gate (approximately 6-7 hours)

It’s an early train journey to Km 104 (along the railway from Cusco), where you’ll be dropped for your trek towards the famous Sun Gate. It’s a 3,000 step climb following the traditional Inca path, before you catch your first awe-inspiring view of the sacred site of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate. There’ll be plenty of time for photographs before returning to Aguas Calientes for the evening.

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 8, Sat 13 Oct 2018

Machu Picchu to Cusco

It’s back to Machu Picchu to spend the morning exploring the extraordinary Inca remains. You’ll catch an early afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo, before boarding a bus bound for Cusco. It’s party time later at a local restaurant, as you and the group celebrate achieving your Charity Challenge goal and discovering the majesty of Machu Picchu. 

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 9, Sun 14 Oct 2018

Depart Peru

After breakfast it's time to say "adios" as you travel to the airport to begin your journey home.

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Day 10, Mon 15 Oct 2018

Arrive UK

Touching down in the UK, it’s time to head to arrivals to find your family and friends. Don’t forget to swap details with your teammates as only they share the memories of your incredible journey.

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Important information

Should you suffer from vertigo, it is worth considering that on most mountain treks there will be occasional exposure to sheer drops. Therefore you should discuss the particular itinerary with a member of our team.

Inca Trail Passes: please note that for this challenge you need an Inca pass to complete the last day of trekking. There are only a limited amount of passes printed for each day. In order to purchase them for you, please try and book onto the challenge as early as possible with passport details that will be correct on your chosen date of departure. Should your passport details change, your pass will NOT be valid and we may not be able to secure another one. If you book onto the challenge late we cannot guarantee that we will be able to secure a pass for you. You will be advised on booking if this is the case and you may choose an alternative departure date, or we can talk you through alternative arrangements that we can make.

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