Machu Picchu Trek

Experience the adventure of a lifetime by trekking the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru and complete a local community project, whilst raising vital funds for St Oswald’s Hospice.

What is it?

In October 2022 you will jump on a flight to Peru and hike along the most scenic and diverse trail to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. The 10 day adventure will allow you to experience life as a Peruvian in remote villages, eating local delicacies, camping under the stars and trekking the famous Salkantay Trail used by the ancient Inca’s.

  • October 2022

  • Peru, South America

  • Who can take part?

What is involved?

Taking a step into history you’ll immerse yourself into the mist, surrounding lush vegetation and steep escarpments around the ancient ruins.

You’ll reach for the stars, soaring to heights of 4600m and feel the immense satisfaction at the top of the pass where, on a clear day, you’ll be awarded with amazing views of the Salkantay and Huamantay mountains.

Before following an ancient and remote footpath where massive snow-capped mountains collide with lush tropical rain forests, you’ll spend two days completing a local community development project. Previous groups have repainted a school, helped repair a clinic and community centre, or created a vegetable garden. This time is invaluable for acclimatising to the altitude before starting the trek and you’ll get to experience the real Peru.

Registration fee: £300/£600

How your money helps:

£500 could purchase 2 drip stands so that we can safely administer IV infusions in our Children and Young Adults Service.

£1000 could cover the cost of training 8-10 new volunteers for our patient befriending service.

£5000 could buy two specialist, pressure relieving chairs for Day Hospice patients

Why take part?

As well as embarking on an incredible adventure of a lifetime, you’ll be part of a team aiming to raise over £115,000 to support the work St Oswald’s Hospice carries out each day with adults, young adults, children and babies with incurable conditions. Our specialist care reaches out not only to the patients but also their families and carers too – but we need your help to continue to provide our vital work.

We understand taking on a trek and raising the sponsorship required can be daunting, but we’ll support you every step of the way. We’ve given you two options to help make your dream a reality.

Option 1:

  • Registration Fee: £300
  • Minimum Sponsorship: £4,390*

Option 2:

  • Registration Fee: £600 (can be paid in installments)
  • Minimum Sponsorship: £4,090*

*Fundraising and self-funding options are available, with overall targets to be reached by 31st August 2022. Terms and Conditions apply.

Your registration fee and sponsorship includes return flights, all transfers & transport in Peru, accommodation in 3 star hotels, tents & sleeping mats on trek, all meals and local guides. Community project materials and coordination and support from Different Travel tour manager are all included.

Any Questions?

Our team of fundraisers, in conjunction with Different Travel, have trekked all around the world for St Oswald’s and have a wealth of knowledge and experience. If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Harvey on 0191 285 0063 ext 2117 or email

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