Peru is one of the most fascinating countries in South America, and with its breathtaking landscapes, stunning scenery and mysterious Inca sites, it’s home to one of the most famous footpaths in the world and one of the top 10 trekking trails in the world!
With every step you take on the hike of your life, you'll be helping to support individuals, and their families, through one of the most difficult challenges they'll ever face - pancreatic cancer. With your support, we'll be able to provide more care and support whenever it is needed.
Date: 10th Nov 2017 - 19th Nov 2017
Your challenge adventure begins in the Inca Capital of Cusco – a fascinating city, full of colonial charm, hidden deep in the Andes Mountains. At an altitude of 3,200m, your group will spend the first day acclimatising by taking a trek around the famous Inca sites surrounding Cusco.
Then you're off to conquer the one and only Inca Trail that leads to Machu Picchu – the world’s most important archaeological find and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World! There are literally thousands of Inca Trails within Peru, but there’s only one Inca Trail that leads to the majestic Sun Gate, and then onto the fascinating ruins of Machu Picchu – and this is the Operation Henry trek – to conquer this original Inca Trail.
This classic Inca Trail encompasses 3 high mountain passes – the highest being 4,200m. This trek will be tough and will certainly test you, but upon witnessing the sight of Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate, the breathtaking views across the Andes, and experiencing the history and culture of the Incas, your efforts are more than worthwhile!
Inca Trail Itinerary
Day 1 – Depart UK on a flight to Cusco
Day 2 – Arrive in Cusco where your transfer to hotel and meet tour guide.
Day 3 – 8km exercise trek to the Inca sites
Day 4– Trek from Cusco to Wayllabamba which is your first campsite. Trekking distance approx 11km
Day 5 – Trek from Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo. Trekking distance approx 11km
Day 6 – Trek from Pacaymayo to Winayhuayna. Truely unforgetable views. Trekking distance approx 16km
Day 7 –Trek from Winayhuayna to the sun gate and Machu Picchu. Trekking distance approx 6km.
Day 8 - Free day in Cusco exploring the sights and sounds of this amazing place plus a celebratory meal!
Day 9 – Transfer to airport for fight back to UK.
Day 10 - Arrive in Uk