FAQs

Date : 30 October 2014

Location : Peru

Registration Fee : £399.00

Minimum Sponsorship : £3,750.00

Is the trip for me?

Definitely! This trip is suitable for people of all ages and abilities, as long as you are healthy and willing to put in some time to train. The one thing everyone has in common is a sense of adventure and the desire to do something challenging for a great cause! Some people come with friends or family but most people come on their own. Sign up today for a fantastic experience and the opportunity to make life long friends.

How much do I have to raise?

The minimum spornsorship for this challenge is £3,750: half of this sum will cover your trip cost and the remaining half goes straight back into our work.

Will I be able to raise the sponsorship level?

Once you have started, you will find that raising the minimum sponsorship is easy and most importantly fun! We will provide you with a breakdown of examples of how to raise the sponsorship money in an enjoyable way and we will of course be available every day to help you with more ideas. You are doing something quite simply amazing so make sure you tell everyone you know, and before you know it you will be racing towards your fundraising target!

What deposit do I have to pay?

£399

Can I extend my trip?

Yes! For a nominal administration fee your flight can be extended (subject to availability). This will give you the opportunity to discover more of this amazing country independently.

Will you help me?

YES! You will be sent a full confirmation pack shortly after you register on the event which will give you all the information you need but we are always here to make the event as enjoyable and hassle free as possible!  There will even be the opportunity to meet your fellow participants at a special gathering before the event!

What is the food like?

You'll enjoy delicious Peruvian dishes which often comprise of local fish and lamb, with a few European additions you'll be familiar with! Vegetarian diets can be catered for too.

What do I need to bring?

No specialist kit is required though you will need to bring a sleeping bag and of course your own comfortable walking boots. We'll send you a full packing list when you register.

What will happen to my luggage during trekking days?

Porters will carry your main luggage along the trail. You'll need to cary those essentials like water, sun tan lotion and a camera!

How many people can take part?

The average group size is about 40 people although this does vary considerably from trip to trip.

What type of accommodation will I be staying in?

Hotels either side of the trek, and tents during the trek.

What's included in the cost?

Flights and all internal travel, accommodation, all meals on trekking days, water, refreshments, guides, a doctor and medical support.

Is there an age restriction?

You will need to be over 18 but there is no upper age limit. If you are over 65 will just need to get a medical form signed by your doctor.

What about insurance?

You must have travel insurance cover in order to participate in this challenge. You can either arrange this yourself (as long as your insurance company is aware of the nature of what you are doing and that it is a charity event) or we can help you arrange this.

When and how doI book my place?

As soon as possible! Simply click here to book online today. Places are extremely limited and get snapped up quickly so to avoid disappointment sign up today and don't miss out!

Request a free information pack and registration form

If you have any further questions, please contact our Events Team on 020 7803 1123 or email events@mentalhealth.org.uk