52k Inca trail trek will take fundrais­ers to top of An­des

Leek Post & Times - - NEWS - By Post & Times Re­porter news­[email protected]­p­o­stand­times.co.uk

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.

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