Walk on this remote trail around the Salkantay Mountain in Peru, which ends at the base of Machu Picchu, with a group of adventurers who are passionate about travel and doing some good in the world. Each step on the 43.5 mile Salkantay trail is to help the PROMESA school get to their new land. Before stepping onto the Salkantay Trail, we will explore the Sacred Valley and catch a view of Rainbow Mountains... all part of bringing the promise of a new school to the children in Cusco, Peru.
Dates: July 16 - 27, 2019 (Including travel dates)
Lodging: 6 nights in 3-star hotel and 3 nights camping
Cost: $2080 (land only, based on double occupancy) *$100 discount if registered before 12/1/18
(Fundraising support for PROMESA is an additional amount, see below for more details)
Steep Grade: 4/5 (Demanding) - 43.5 miles with elevations up to 16,000 ft.
Limited to the first 15 people to register and pay the $500 non-refundable deposit
July 16, 2019
Depart the U.S. (group flight may be available if 10 or more are flying on the same itinerary)
July 17, 2019
Arrive in Cusco, Peru, rest and explore the city
July 18, 2019
Tour through the ancient ruins south of the city of Cusco connecting with the churches supporting PROMESA
July 19, 2019
Sacred Valley Tour
July 20, 2019
Visit the Rainbow Mountains in Palccoyo with a short hike in the high altitude mountains (16,000ft) to help with acclimation.
July 21 - 24, 2019
Salkantay Trail - meandering through the Andes passing glacier lakes, cloud forest, and mountain views. This 43.5 mile trek will take us over a 15,000ft mountain pass and through the scenic views of the Andes. As an alternative trek to the Inca Trail, the Salkantay Trek is a remote trail which ends at the base of Machu Picchu in Aguas Caliente.
July 25, 2019
Visit the ancient wonder of the world, Machu Picchu! Be amazed by the precision and architectural wonder of Incan people. After wandering through Machu Picchu, board a train and then a bus back to Cusco.
July 26, 2019
Visit the PROMESA school and depart for the airport for an early evening flight.
July 27, 2019
Arrive in the U.S.
- Professional safety-certified guides
- 6 nights hotel (double occupancy)
- Vehicle support where necessary
- Permits and entrance fees
- 3 nights tent (double occupancy) w/sleeping pads
- All meals per itinerary + snacks, water, drinks
- Group Airport transfers in Peru (not including driver tip)
Trip does not include:
- International airfare to Cusco, Peru
- Emergency Medical Insurance (required)
- Meals not indicated on itinerary
- Tips for guide, porters, or drivers
Each participant is asked to raise $4,000 in support of the PROMESA school in Cusco, Peru. Your sponsorship will go toward an exciting new project of the PROMESA school, which will give more Peruvian children access to high-quality, Christian, discrimination-free education.
PROMESA was started by the Peruvian Mennonite Church in 2005 to provide students with a higher-quality education than the public school system can offer. PROMESA also gives indigenous Quechua children, who often experience discrimination, a place to thrive. The demand for safe, high-quality Christian education has exceeded PROMESA’s capacity, and now a new school building is being planned to accommodate every child who wants to learn well and feel safe. Funds raised through this adventure trek will help build the road and bridge leading to the mountainside site of PROMESA’s future building. At the end of the trip, the adventurers will get to meet the students they've been trekking for!
Please consider joining the adventure by becoming a sponsor! Not only will you be supporting the trekkers in their adventure to see the beautiful world God created, but you’ll also be bringing education, hope, and Christian formation to Peruvian children.
Learn more about PROMESA at emm.org/promesa.
PDF list available here
Pictures from the Salkantay trail and Machu Picchu
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