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Overview

Following in the huge success of recent projects, like Rickshawalas (2012) and Kilimanjaro trek (2013), CAREducation is pleased to present the CARE Peru Trek 2014, with the overall aim of encouraging charity work though adventure, to help raise funds for charitable education projects in India and Africa.

CARE Trek 2014 - Peru

About the Trek

Grading – Tough – All participants should be physically fit and capable of walking for several hours a day on steep and rough terrain.

Trip Duration – 14-days from 31 August to 14 September (or 9th Sept if no volunteer project)

Group Size – Up to 25 people

Accommodation – Multi-share in standard hostel and tented accommodation

Summary – Following in the footsteps of early 20th century explorers, we cross the high Andes from the bustling colonial town of Cuzco to the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu. During our six day trek, we will pass through several terrains and ecosystems before reaching the fabled Machu Picchu historical site. After completing our Salkantay Trek we will base ourselves in a Peruvian community for a 5-day Volunteer Programme.

Fundraising & Training

Fundraising Target: £1,000 per person

A series of ad-hoc small get-to-know-your-fellow-trekkers events will be done over summer in the lead up to Sept 2014 with focus of networking and fundraising. This will include a series of UK-based trekking weekends, e.g. Snowdonia, Yorkshire, Ben Nevis, etc for new trekkers, with focus on training for the trek.

Next Steps

Once you have decided that you want to join the trek, please contact the Trek organiser who will provide you with details of the next steps.

Volunteers Required

If you would be interested in helping organise this Trek, please get in touch with any member of CARE Youth Team.

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Peru Trek Organiser Contact Details

CARE Youth Team

Contact: Ashish Patani
Email: caretrek@careducation.org
Mobile: 07708 753 510