Join us for a once-in-a lifetime adventure that’s exclusively for Julia’s House fundraisers.
Voted one of the world’s top treks, this challenging expedition will take you over the spectacular Andean peaks, through epic Peruvian landscapes and misty cloud forest. You’ll explore traditional villages and discover the beauty of Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of the Inca Empire.
You’ll be following in the footsteps of 20th century explorers, hiking at altitudes of more than 15,000 feet along a spectacular mountain pass, finishing at Machu Picchu, where you’ll have a whole day to explore this extraordinary UNESCO world heritage site.
- Explore the colonial town of Cusco, ancient Inca ruins and vibrant local villages
- Follow in the footsteps of 20th century explorers, traversing the Salkantay mountain pass at over 15,000 feet
- Trek to Humantay Lake, a tranquil turquoise alpine lake hidden high in the mountains
- Experience Peru’s most beautiful landscapes from 360-degree views of the snow-capped Andes to jungle, rainforest and cloud forest
- Experience ancient history in the land of the Incas and spend your final day of the trek exploring the UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu itself
- With an entire day to explore Machu Picchu, be one of the few to conquer Mount Machu Picchu for the most magnificent views of the ancient citadel and surrounding mountains.
- Voted one of the top 25 treks on the planet by National Geographic – it should be on your bucket list!
- International and domestic flights (including all current airport taxes and fuel supplements)
- Accommodation in 3* hotels (6 nights) and high quality two-man tents on the trek (3 nights)
- All transfers, trekking permits and entrance fees to Machu Picchu
- All meals including a celebratory farewell dinner Local English-speaking guides, porters and full support crew on the trek
- Time to explore Lima and Cusco
- Fundraising support, ideas and tips
- Free training weekends in Wiltshire and Dorset
- Personal expenses (such as alcoholic drinks and souvenirs)
- Personal travel insurance
- Tips for local guides and support crew
- Visas (not currently required) and vaccinations
- Option to climb Mount Machu Picchu (currently £25)
This trek is exclusive to Julia’s House fundraisers and offers a great opportunity to explore the magnificent citadel of Machu Picchu whilst raising much needed funds for our families. If you choose to sign up to this challenge, it’s really important that you are committed to fundraising.
If you would like to support Julia’s House by taking part, there are three ways you can get involved:
- Sponsorship funded: Pay a deposit of £495 and pledge to raise £3,900.
- Flexi: Pay a deposit of £495 + £650 towards the cost of the trip. Pledge to raise £3,250.
- Self-fund: Pay a deposit of £495 and then pay the balance of £1,950. We would love you to try and raise a minimum of £1000.
The deposit can be paid in two instalments of £247.50.
Why not the Inca Trail?
The Inca Trail has all the fame, but we have chosen the Salkantay trek as it’s a more scenic and less crowded trek. It passes through more breath-taking and varied landscapes, past Inca Ruins and still ends at Machu Picchu. You’ll have more time and energy to explore Machu Picchu itself and even an opportunity to climb Mount Machu Picchu for one of the most spectacular vantage points of the ancient city.
Filled with challenging passes and high altitudes, it’s not for the faint-hearted. However, if you’re up for the challenge, we promise you’ll be really glad you did the Salkantay Trek, over the busy and over-crowded Inca Trail – you might even catch a glimpse of the local wildlife from chinchillas, foxes and spectacled bears! Something which disappeared from the Inca Trail a long time ago…
Be a Life Changer - go on the trek of a lifetime and help a teenager like Josh face a lifetime of challenges
Like all teenagers, Josh loves hanging out with friends. But life can be tough when you have a heart condition that leaves you exhausted and unable to keep up.
“Everyday things like walking can tire him, He has a wheelchair if he needs to go any distance. He feels he is missing out, that all his friends are getting on and life is passing him by. He wants to be able to do ordinary things without physical limitations. He can get down about it, but he is a remarkably strong character.”
Natasha (Josh's Mum)
Trek for us and you’ll be helping a teenager like Josh face life’s challenges with positivity at the Julia’s House Youth Club where there are no boundaries to friendship and fun and no-one gets left behind.
If any of our fundraising events need to be postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 Coronavirus, we will, of course, be offering an optional refund. We are doing all we can to keep our fundraising events running as usual within current Government guidelines. The care for local families and children is continuing – they need us now more than ever. Thank you for your support. Take care.