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Q&As
What is not included in the
package?
•   Registration fee of £250
                                                           What food and drink will
                                                           there be?
                                                           You should not drink tap water in Peru. All
                                                                                                          What will the weather be like?
                                                                                                          The weather should be very warm and
                                                                                                          humid with the possibility of some rain.
                                                                                                                                                          IncaTrail
                                                                                                                                                                Peru
•   Travel insurance                                       the water on the trek will be boiled and       During the day temperatures can range
•   Recommended vaccinations                               safe to drink. Bottled water is available to   from 10-25°C and can fall below freezing
•   Tips/gratuities                                        buy at the hotels we stay in. We strongly      at night. The weather can change without
•   Local overseas departure tax                           recommend that you bring your own              warning so it’s best to be prepared.
                                                           isotonic sports drinks in a powder or table
Who can take part?                                         form with you.                                 Passports and visas
Anyone over the age of 18 who is looking                                                                  Participants should have at least six
for a challenge is able to take part. The                  Breakfasts will consist of cereal, local       months validity on their passports from
group size will be approximately 25-30                     breads and eggs. Lunch will include salads,    the date of return to the UK. Visas are not
(minimum number for the trip to go                         cold meats, rice, bread and cheese with        needed by British passport holders.
ahead is 12) with people of all ages and                   tea and biscuits. In the evening you’ll
backgrounds. The majority will be on                       have a hot meal comprising of soup, a          Can I extend my stay?
their own, but some will go with friends,                  main meal and dessert.                         Anyone wanting to stay on after the
partners or relatives.                                                                                    trek can arrange to do so through World
                                                           What about vaccinations?                       Expeditions at an additional cost.
The event will be tough and exhilarating,                  As a guide, typhoid, diphtheria and
but it will be fantastically rewarding and                 hepatitis A vaccinations are advisable,        Do overseas challenges damage
is suitable for anyone with a bit of grit,                 and tetanus and polio should be up to          the environment?
determination and willingness to work as                   date. You are advised to seek professional     Marie Curie Cancer Care is committed
part of a team.                                            medical advice from your GP.                   to responsible tourism. This challenge is
                                                                                                          organised by our tour operator, World
How fit do I have to be?                                   How will I be supported?                       Expeditions, which employs local staff and
This trek is tough. All our treks are                      Beforehand: You will be sent a fundraising     suppliers, creates minimal environmental
designed to suit people who are fit and                    pack with great tips on how to meet your       impact and positively contributes
have trained to take part – the fitter                     sponsorship target. We will be in touch        to conservation, working with local
you are the more you will enjoy the                        regularly and will organise a briefing day     environmental groups, as well as bringing
adventure. We walk approximately 6-8                       where you’ll meet other trekkers and hear      in revenue through tourism to remote area
hours per day.                                             more about the challenge.                      of Peru.

Will I need specialist kit?                                During the trip: Your group will be
We will send you a recommended packing                     accompanied by a qualified doctor and
list in your welcome pack which will detail                trek leader, as well as a Marie Curie
any specialist equipment you may need.                     Cancer Care representative. Local guides
                                                           will escort the group along the route.
                                                           Your luggage will be transported by                                                           How far would you go for your
                                                           vehicle to each night’s camp.
                                                                                                                                                         local Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead?
                                                    4491




                                                                                                                                                        May 5-15, 2011
Charity reg no. 207994 (England & Wales), SCO38731 (Scotland) M661a_Hampstead                                                                           Phone: 020 7853 3436
Your local Marie Curie Hospice actively promotes quality of life for people                                                                             email: supporthampstead@mariecurie.org.uk
with cancer and other illnesses and provides support for their families,
completely free.                                                                                                                                        www.mariecurie.org.uk/trekforhampstead
                                                                                                                            Your itinerary May 5-15, 2011
  Essential info                           What’s included                      How do I apply?
    	250 registration fee
     £
     	                                     	Return flights from London          Simply fill in your registration            DAY 1                                                  DAY 5
     (non-refundable)                       to Lima                             form and send it along with your            London to Lima, via Madrid                            Sacred Valley to Patallacta                                DAY 8
                                                                                registration fee to:                        We fly from London Heathrow to Lima, Peru, via        5 hours’ trekking                                          Phuyupatamarca to Machu Picchu
    	£2,950 minimum sponsorship            	Internal flights
                                                                                                                            Madrid, Spain.                                        We have an early morning departure for our transfer        6-7 hours’ trekking
    	 day trip with five days’ trekking
     11                                    	Local transfers                     Marie Curie Cancer Care,                                                                          to the start of the Inca trail. The first day of walking   After breakfast we set off on an incredibly well
                                                                                Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead              DAY 2                                                 follows a well-defined path along the Urubamba River,      preserved section of the trail with great white
                                           	Accommodation                       Inca Trail Trek, Peru                       Lima to Cusco                                         to our campsite at Patallacta (2,750m) set below an        granite slab walls and staircases all impressively
                                           	Tour manager                        PO Box 23897                                We catch an internal flight from Lima to Cusco        ancient Incan city built on a series of terraces.          set in high jungle. On the way we’ll take time
                                                                                14 Links Place                              which lies at an altitude of 3,410m. We meet our                                                                 out to explore extensive ruins of Wiñay Wayna,
                                           	Doctor                              Edinburgh EH6 9AB                           guides and get an orientation walk around the city    DAY 6                                                      before covering the last couple of miles to finally
                               4491        	Luggage transfers whilst trekking                                               before a welcome dinner in the evening.               Patallacta to Pacamayo Valley                              reach Inti Punku – The Gateway to the Sun- awe-
                                                                                email: supporthampstead@mariecurie.org.uk                                                         6 hours’ trekking                                          inspiringly set above the ‘lost city’ of Machu
                                            All
                                           	 meals (except on day 9)            Phone: 020 7853 3436                        DAY 3                                                 Today is probably the hardest day of the trek, with a      Picchu. From here we’ll be transferred down to
                                                                                www.mariecurie.org.uk/trekforhampstead      Cusco                                                 steady uphill hike to the campsite at Lulluchapampa        Aguas Calientes for a celebratory meal.
                                                                                                                            We have a tour of Cusco city to experience            (3,780m). From here we have a steep climb to the
                                                                                                                            the diverse architectural styles of the Incas.        highest pass of Warmihuañusca at 4198m. We                 DAY 9
                                                                                                                            We then take a short drive to visit the ruins at      continue to our campsite in the Pacamayo Valley.           Machu Picchu – Cusco
                                                                                                                            Sacsayhuaman, set above the city.                                                                                Today we have a full day to explore the ruins of
    The Hampstead Hospice Morocco trek was a truly moving and exciting                                                                                                            DAY 7                                                      Machu Picchu before we catch a four hour train
                                                                                                                            DAY 4                                                 Llulluchapampa to Phuyupatamarca                           ride back to Cusco.
experience. A bunch of relative strangers with a common cause returned                                                      Cusco to the Sacred Valley                            8-9 hours’ trekking
                                                                                                                            2 hours’ trekking                                     We continue trekking along the trail to small              DAY 10
having created something life affirming. I would thoroughly recommend                                                       In preparation for the Inca trail we drive to the     but impressive ruins at Runkuracay and on to               Lima to London, via Madrid
                                                                                                                            Inca salt pans (3,780m) and have a two hour trek      Cochapata set just below the second pass at
joining the next hospice trek to anybody.                                                                                   into the Sacred Valley of the Incas to acclimatise.
                                                                                                                            The valley follows the course of the Urubamba
                                                                                                                                                                                  3,900m. We then drop down to the imposing ruins
                                                                                                                                                                                  of Sayacmarca before continuing on through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             DAY 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Arrive in London
Georgia Myers, Morocco Hospice Trek 2008                                                                                    River, one of the main tributaries of the Amazon      lovely polylepis woodland to Cochapata. A short
                                                                                                                            and we’ll see citadels, fortresses and temple ruins   hike from here takes us to our campsite, set above         Itinerary subject to change.
                                                                                                                            scattered along the way.                              the ruins of Phuyupatamarca (3,630m).




                                                                                                                                                                                      Do something different and help raise
                                                                                                                                                                                      money for your local Marie Curie
                                                                                                                                                                                      Hospice, Hampstead
                                                                                                                                                                                      Experience the excitement and inspiration of trekking the
                                                                                                                                                                                      spectacular Inca Trail to the lost city of Machu Picchu and the
                                                                                                                                                                                      Sacred Valley of the Incas.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Trekking for your local Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead will help us
                                                                                                                                                                                      continue providing care and quality of life for people with cancer
                                                                                                                                                                                      and other illnesses, and support their families, completely free.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Our dedicated doctors and nurses care for more than 600 patients
                                                                                                                                                                                      each year at a cost of £4.3 million. This would not be possible
                                                                                                                                                                                      without the support of our trekkers.
                                                                                                                                                                                      www.mariecurie.org.uk/trekforhampstead

				
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