Machu Picchu trek

When:
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Where:
Cusco, Peru
Distance:
12,540m summit over 10 days
Minimum sponsorship:
£4,000
Registration fee:
£499
Stunning views of the Machu Picchu trek Shutterstock

Event information

WaterAid have teamed up with Discover Adventure to provide the ultimate challenge. Climb the Inca Trail to one of the most iconic sights in South America and help #FinishThirst.

Machu Picchu is the stunning finish of the magnificent Inca Trail trek through the Peruvian Andes.

Join this breathtakingly beautiful route through valleys and high passes, scattered with fascinating Inca ruins. It will be a trip you’ll never forget and you'll be helping to transform lives with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene with every step.

The challenge is led by adventure travel experts Discover Adventure. Your fundraising will cover the cost of your challenge, including flights, food and accommodation.

Please note that you will need to have reached your fundraising target in order to take part in the event.

FAQs

I've signed up, what's next?

Thank you for choosing to fundraise for us! As this challenge is led by Discover Adventure, the team there will be in touch with you with training tips and any additional information you'll need for your trip. We'll be in touch too with fundraising ideas to help you towards your target, as well as sending you a WaterAid top to inspire you on your journey. 

I’m stuck for fundraising ideas. Can you help?

You’ve come to the right place! Check out some great  and inspirational stories. Once you’ve registered for an event, we’ll also send you a fundraising guide as part of your welcome pack. This has lots of great fundraising tips to get you off to a flying start. We'd be more than happy to send you some WaterAid goodies to help you with your fundraising. We have collection tins and buckets, banners, tablecloths, stickers and T-shirts, as well as sponsorship forms, leaflets and posters. Email us at and we can get these sent out to you.

How can I promote my challenge?

If you are planning to raise money online, set up a using our. Share your page with friends and family, post it on social media and email it around at work. If you want to go one step further, use our template to try and secure some local press coverage.

How can I pay in my money?

If you've raised money on JustGiving or VirginMoneyGiving, your job is done! All the online donations made to your fundraising page are automatically transferred over to WaterAid and allocated to your total.

If you've raised money offline, you can send in your fundraising by making a bank transfer, sending us a cheque, or paying in your money over the phone.

If you’re making a bank transfer please use the following details:

WaterAid Current Account
Barclays Bank PLC
Sort code: 20-65-82
Account number: 20422746

If you’re sending in a cheque, please make it payable to WaterAid and send it to:

WaterAid
47-49 Durham Street
London
SE11 5JD

Please also fill in a donation form with your name and details of your fundraising, and send it in to us. Otherwise we won’t know that the money is from you, and we won’t be able to thank you for your fundraising!

If you want to pay your money in over the phone, give us a call on 020 7793 4594.

Contact us

Have a question about the event you've signed up to? Or do you need some help choosing your next challenge?

Contact our Events team and they’ll be happy to help.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 7793 4594

You can also join the WaterAid Events Facebook group to get answers to any questions you may have.