Machu Picchu 2017

Description:

This trip is a lesser-traveled route in Peru to the lost city Machu Picchu. The trail traverses the high Andean plateau, crossing passes as high as 4,750m - 15,585ft for an up-close view of the sacred Inca peak, Salkantay (6,280m - 20,598ft). The route then descends into the beautiful Aobamba valley with its tropical climate and vegetation.

All along the way, there are native Andean villages that time seems to have passed by. After a marvelous train ride, arrive at the spectacular citadel of Machu Picchu for a never to be forgotten guided-tour of this architectural marvel. Hidden under the dense foliage of a highland jungle, forgotten by the Incas themselves, Machu Picchu escaped the conquistadors and eluded treasure hunters until Hiram Bingham brought the “Lost City of the Incas" to the world's attention in 1911. The intricate stonework of these enigmatic ruins is one of the finest examples of Inca masonry.

It will be truly SPECTACULAR! 


**Registration closes May 15, 2017**

All participants from outside the U.S. must contact Nicole Turner at nicole.turner@om.org before registering. Thank you!


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Event Overview

When: September 10-18, 2017

Location: Cusco, Peru

Minimum fundraising: $10,000

Total cost: $2,230 (does not include airfare or insurance)

-Fees are not transferable or refundable. Fees from a cancelled participation will be treated as a donation to Freedom Challenge

You must be 18 and over to register for this event.


Trip Itinerary: 

Day 1 - Arrive at Cusco airport. Welcome dinner & orientation.

Day 2 - Sacred Valley, Maras, & Moray acclimatization hike. 

Day 3 - Begin Salkantay Trail. Hike and overnight Soray Camp.

Day 4 - Salkantay Trail. Hike and overnight Huayracmachay Camp.

Day 5 - Salkantay Trail. Hike and overnight Collpapampa Camp.

Day 6 - Salkantay Trail. Hike and overnight Lucmabamba Camp.

Day 7 - End Salkantay Trail. Hike to Train. Ride into Aguas Calientes. Overnight Casa Andina Classic                   Machu Picchu.

Day 8 - Machu Picchu tour (options to hike). Overnight Casa Andina Classic Machu Picchu.

Day 9 - Transfer to Cusco airport for departures.


Important Event Deadlines:

  1. Registration Closes May 15, 2017

  2. Full payment for climb expenses are due by June 1, 2017

  3. Fundraising Goal to be met by July 20, 2017

  4. Flights to be purchased and submitted to FC by July 30, 2017



 
 
 
 

We hope you will join us!


For more information, please contact events@thefreedomchallenge.com.