The lost city of Machu Picchu sits on the bucket list of many and with good reason - it’s simply breath-taking.

Gruelling yet rewarding, the Trek to Machu Picchu challenge follows the spectacular and uncrowded Lares Valley route, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, raging rivers, hot springs and remote mountain communities.


Supported by an experienced leader and guides, the hike is slow, allowing for acclimatisation to the altitude and the opportunity to enjoy the unique surroundings and traditional Peruvian culture. The aches and pains will vanish at the end of each day as the friendly porters and chefs make life as comfortable as possible.

Exhaustion will turn to euphoria as you step through the Sun Gate to witness Machu Picchu for the first time, making the blood, sweat and tears all worthwhile, and leaving you with memories to last a lifetime.

This event is organised by our friends at Charity Challenge and other dates are available.

Find out more about the challenge

What you will get from United Response

  • An official United Response vest or t shirt
  • A training pack full of tips
  • A fundraising pack to help you beat your target
  • Help and advice from the fundraising team

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