Join our 2017 trek to follow the ancient route of the Incas, explore the Andes and uncover the mysteries of Machu Picchu, all whilst making a real difference to the RUH and its patients.
Your trekking challenge begins in the Inca capital of Cusco – a fascinating city full of colonial charm, hidden deep in the Andes Mountains. There are many trails throughout Peru, but only the original Inca Trail leads us along gushing rivers, amongst ancient tunnels and ruins, through lush cloud-forest and sub-tropical jungle and over high mountain passes to the Sun Gate. The sight of the magnificent lost city of Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, appearing through the morning mist is one that will live with you forever!
The classic Inca Trail encompasses 3 high mountain passes with the highest being 4,200m. The trek will be tough and will certainly test us, but upon witnessing the sight of Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate, the breath-taking views across the Andes, and experiencing the history and culture of the ancient Incas with our own guided tour, our efforts will be more than worthwhile!
The money you raise by trekking Peru will touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families cared for by the RUH every year. Every step you take will help our patients through some of life’s toughest challenges and make sure they receive the best possible care. You can choose to support our Cancer Care Campaign, or another ward or department that is close to your heart.
Supporting you every step of the way
We understand that taking on a challenge of this scale can be a big commitment, but put your mind to it and you can achieve anything beyond your wildest dreams! That’s why we’re here – to support you from day one to make sure you have an incredible and unforgettable adventure, both on the trek and during your fundraising.
When you join us you’ll also receive:
- A dedicated fundraising pack with training tips and fundraising ideas
- Sponsorship forms and online fundraising guidance
- Your very own Forever Friends trekking team t-shirt
- Expert fundraising support from a member of our team, any time you need it
- An invitation to a ‘behind the scenes’ Reception and Tour event of the existing Oncology Unit to find out exactly how your fundraising will help
- Option to take part in UK based training weekends run by Global Adventure Challenges
- Access to private Facebook Group just for the trek, so that you can chat to your fellow trekkers beforehand and we can keep you up to date
To find out more about our Peru Trek including itinerary, what’s included and payment option details (you can choose minimum sponsorship or self-funding), please request an Information Pack here or give our Events Team a call on 01225 821535.
Please note: We are working with Global Adventure Challenges Ltd (ATOL 6506) who organise and manage the trek. They are experienced world-wide challenge organisers who have been delivering adventures since 2000!
Don’t just take our word for it
“This has been a most fulfilling experience. Pulling out all the stops you have (plus some you never knew you had) to raise money for a life-saving and life-enhancing service has been exhilarating. It’s a win-win situation. On one side of the winning coin is the personal achievement. I have enjoyed the creative opportunities presented by fundraising and the social side of involving my friends. I have enjoyed the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual challenges of the trek and particularly the sense of achievement at having completed it. I have also enjoyed the camaraderie of being part of a team which pulled together – all ages and levels of ability, we encouraged, cajoled and teased each other through it. The flip side of the winning coin is that the RUH gets that little bit nearer to building its much-needed cancer centre.” Katrina Bride, India Dalai Lama Trek 2015
“The most amazing and difficult thing I’ve ever done! We had laughter and tears and some great friendships were formed on the Great Wall of China. An unforgettable experience. This time four years ago I was having cancer treatment and struggled to get up the stairs in my house and I can’t believe what I’ve just achieved! We arrived in China a group of strangers and came back a team. Everyone had their personal reasons for being there but all wanting to make a difference. Such an inspirational and wonderful group of people. I will always remember the last few days and how lucky I was to experience them.” Karen Burge, Great Wall of China Trek 2014