52k Inca trail trek will take fundraisers to top of Andes
A CHARITY which provides practical and emotional support to poorly children and their families, is urging people to register on a once-in-alifetime fundraising trek through Peru.
Caudwell Children, is offering the challenge, which will go ahead between November 15 and November 24, 2019, will see participants spending five days trekking 52km through difficult terrain, before completing the Inca Trail Trek at the iconic Incan citadel Machu Picchu.
Set on a mountain ridge, 2,430 metres above sea level, the city is the most famous of all Inca constructions.
Built in 1450 – only to be abandoned a century later at the time of the Spanish conquest of Peru – Machu Picchu will be a fitting climax to the 10-day trip.
Sarah Freeth, challenge and events manager at Caudwell Children, said: “This is a fantastic challenge that begins in the Inca capital of Cusco, a fascinating city full of colonial charm that’s hidden deep in the Andes Mountains.
“At an altitude of 3,300 metres participants will enjoy a day acclimatising by taking a trek around the famous Inca sites that surround the city before tackling the Inca Trail itself.”
The Inca Trail Trek takes in three high mountain passes, the highest being 4,200 metres. During the tough challenge Sarah says participants will build lasting friendships.
She said: “You’ll get exceptional support from the porters, guides and medics, but there is also a great sense of camaraderie among those who take part.
“The Inca Trail Trek is perfect for those who enjoy a challenge and want to experience lush vegetation, stunning scenery and one of the wonders of the world.
“There are a number of obstacles along the way, not least the climbing, and although you’ll be camping during the trek the chefs will ensure that you’re fed well enough to complete the challenge.
“Those who take part in this kind of challenge often make friendships that last a lifetime.
“You’ll also have a great deal of pride in knowing that you’ve raised vital funds that will allow Caudwell Children to continue providing specialist equipment, treatment and therapies to disabled children.
“It simply doesn’t get any better than that!”
There are two registration packages available for the Inca Trail Trek: n Option A – Minimum Sponsorship. This requires a registration fee of £349 and a minimum sponsorship of £3,400 n Option B – Self-funding. This requires a registration fee of £349 and a self-funding cost of £1,700 plus your own level of sponsorship
For more information call Sarah Freeth on 01782 433757 or you can register online at: www. caudwellchildren.com/incatrail-2019/
The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.