With just 5 weeks to go until we head off to Peru, I thought that it was about time I read the guide book!

guide book

 

Top Peru Facts:

  • The population of Peru is almost 28 million – that’s over 5 times that of Scotland!
  • The highest point in the country is 6768m above sea level – the highest point we’ll be reaching on our trek is at Dead Woman’s Pass, which is just shy of 4200m.
  • Peru’s national dish is called Cerviche – fresh fish soaked in lime juice and chilles – yum!
  • Access to the Inca Trail is limited to just 200 trekkers per day.  Tickets have to be booked around 9 months in advance.  We’re really very lucky to be able to take part in this challenge.

Map of peru

 

However, by far and away my favourite Peru fact is that as a group, we’ve already raised over £30,000 to fight Motor Neurone Disease – and that amount is only going to grow.  I’m so very proud to be a part of it.

machu picchu photo

 

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2 responses »

  1. Andrew Stephen says:

    5 weeks until the adventure begins!!
    Got the gear. Got the meds. Got my fitness back. Even got the cuddly toy!

    LET’S GO ALREADY!!! 😀

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