Trek to Machu Picchu with us in 2019
Support girls and young women while taking part in an unforgettable trek through the Peruvian Andes
Join us for a once in a lifetime trek around Peru’s Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Raise money to support girls and young women while exploring a breathtakingly beautiful route scattered with fascinating Inca ruins. As part of Team Girlguiding, you'll be supported from start to finish and are sure to make new friends for life.
When: 11-20 October 2019
Registration fee: £300
Fundraising target: £3999 – this covers your donation to Girlguiding, flights, accommodation, trek guides and other support. It doesn't include your registration fee.
About the trek
You'll be trekking on Inca-paved paths and steps, up through lush cloudforest to the demanding Dead Woman’s Pass (4200m). Continually climbing up or dropping down, the way is steep at times, and the altitude adds to the challenge. You'll finally come to the Sun Gate - your first unfogettable glimpse of Machu Picchu.
We run the trip through Discover Adventure, an ATOL protected established travel agent.
Check out our itenerary and training guide:
How fit do I need to be?
Trekking the Inca Trail is all about endurance rather than speed. This trek is designed to be challenging, but you don’t have to be super fit to take part. It’s achievable for most people provided you train well in advance. See our training guide for more advice.
Can I do this on my own?
Yes! When you sign up, you’ll get access to our group Facebook page to talk to your fellow trekkers and make friends. We’ll also have a trek briefing day where you will meet everyone before you travel. Lots of our groups continue to be friends after the trip has ended and have even been on more treks.
How do I reach my fundraising target?
You’ll receive a supporter pack when you sign up, chock full of fundraising ideas to get you started. Take a look at the charity fundraising ideas on our website too. You’ll also get monthly emails with ideas and advice on how to raise money. And get to speak to our dedicated fundraising team who can also help you create a tailored fundraising plan to help you reach your goal.
What will my fundraising total cover?
- Your accommodation and flights
- All meals
- Group leaders, a doctor, cooks and drivers, who will all support you on the trek safety equipment and instruction, plus any entrance fees to reserves and sites on the trek itinerary.
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Previous challenge participant who trekked to Machu Picchu
Taking on my trek changed my life. I am now more confident (and fitter) than I was before I went to Peru. Every time I think about it, it makes me feel good about myself and spurs me on to try new things. I cannot describe how amazing it was. Thank you Girlguiding.
Sign up today
Register now to be sure of a place on this incredible trek.