Trek to this iconic wonder of the world! Approach the long abandoned and captivating hidden city of Machu Picchu along a network of ancient trails.
🚶 Spend four epic days trekking through the Andes mountain to the lost city of the Inca.
🌄 Following ancient pathways through valleys and high mountain passes before witnessing an unforgettable sunrise over this fabled lost citadel.
🔥 At night, spend time with #TeamDemelza camping in peaceful camps and enjoying meals around the campfire.
🎊 Finish your challenge with a lively celebration in Cuzco, toasting your incredible achievements on the trail.
Registration Fee: £295.00
Full Sponsorship: Minimum Fundraising Target - £4995.00 (Not including Gift Aid)
Part Fund / Part Sponsorship
- Option 1:
- Self Fund £455.00
- Minimum Fundraising Target - £4545.00 (Not including Gift Aid)
- Option 2:
- Self Fund £705.00
- Minimum Fundraising Target - £4295.00 (Not including Gift Aid)
- Option 3
- Self Fund £1205.00
- Minimum Fundraising Target - £3795.00 (Not including Gift Aid)
- Option 4
- Self Fund £1705.00
- Minimum Fundraising Target - £3295.00 (Not including Gift Aid)
Registrations for Machu Picchu 2024 have now closed. If you are interested in taking part please email the Demelza Events Team on email@example.com.
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Frequently Asked Questions
This trek takes you through the Andes mountain to the lost city of the Inca. With 4 days of trekking, you will follow ancient pathways through valleys and high mountain passes, before witnessing an unforgettable sunrise over this fabled lost citadel. Along the way, you will see abandoned Inca ruins and learn more about the history of this lost empire. You’ll have support from our great local team, plus your Action Challenge guide. At night we camp in peaceful private camps, enjoying meals around the campfire. Afterwards, we return to Cuzco for a lively celebration of our trekking achievements.
The exact itinerary is subject to change, but you can expect something such as;
Day 1 & 2 - Depart London & Arrive in Peru
We depart on our flight to Peru. We land in the breathtaking Andean city of Cusco (3,300m). We transfer to our central hotel and have the rest of the day to relax & enjoy one of the most celebrated cities in South America. We then re-group in the evening for a welcome meal & briefing on the days ahead.
Day 3 - Cusco - 8 km/ 4 hours trek
Today, we have an acclimatisation walk above Cusco to the ruins of Saksayhuaman to help us adapt to the altitude in preparation for the Inca Trail. The rest of the day will be free to explore a little more of this exciting city before spending a second night in our hotel in the centre of Cusco.
Day 4 - Inca Trail - 13km / 6 hours trek
We start early, transferring after breakfast at the hotel, to the start of the challenge passed Ollantaytambo at Kilometre 82. We trek along the banks of the Urubamba River until we reach the magnificent ruins of Llactapata where our tents and hot drinks will be waiting for us. After enjoying an evening meal together we will retire early in preparation for tomorrow’s trek.
Day 5 - Trek Huayllabamba - Pascasmayo - 16km / 7 hours trek
Possibly the hardest day of the trek, we rise early and head to the highest point of the trail, the impressive Warmiwanusca (Dead Woman’s Pass at 4270m), with striking views into the valley. We then descend into the Pacasmayo valley and settle in our camp for the night.
Day 6 - Trek Pacasmayo - Winya Wanya - 21km / 8-9 hours trek
Today we climb again, passing the Inca ruins of Runcu Raccay and on to the next pass with spectacular views of the Vilcabamba range. Walking on a well-preserved Inca pathway, we reach the Sayacmarca ruins, allowing plenty of time for a tour of the site. We continue along the ridge, up to the Phuyupatamarca ruins before a steep, downhill Inca staircase brings us into the cloud forest and the outstanding site of Winay-Wayna, which we explore before heading into our camp.
Day 7 - Trek Machu Picchu - 9.5km / 3 hours trek
We rise early today as the early morning sun lights up the magnificent Machu Picchu ruins from the ‘Inti Punku’ or ‘Door of the Sun’. From here, we descend to the world’s most famous ruins built in the 15th century, where we will have a guided tour. In the afternoon we continue to the town of Aguas Calientes and return by train to Cusco, ready for an early night.
Day 8 - Caso
Today, we have a free day to look around Cusco. Optional extras include visiting the Pisac ruins, going white water rafting or relaxing in the city before meeting up in the evening to celebrate our challenge achievement together, well into the night!
Day 9 & 10 - Depart Cusco & Arrive in the UK
We take a domestic flight to Lima and connect with our international flight back to the UK. On day 10 We arrive back to the UK.
There will be a mix of hotels and camping on this trip. All accommodation is twin share unless you choose to upgrade to a single occupancy.
- A dedicated member of the Demelza fundraising team to support you with your fundraising.
- Fully supported 10-day group challenge
- UK Leader & medic
- A member of staff from Demelza will join you on the trip
- Full support team, including local guides
- International flights and air travel taxes
- Action Challenge trek leader
- All accommodation, twin share - hotels / tents
- All meals with the group; breakfast, lunch and dinner
- National Park entrance fees
- Day in Cusco ended with a celebratory dinner
- Pre event support & Challenge APP
- Optional training weekends