There is a piece of land,

There are countless stone-built ancient buildings

Inlaid between the verdant Andean peaks

What kind of story is hidden in this brilliant relic?

Why did civilization disappear overnight?

Why does life stop?

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Machu Picchu

The famous pre-Columbian period in Peru

Ruins of the Inca Empire

130 km from Cusco

The entire site towers on a ridge 2400 meters above sea level

It is one of the seven wonders of the world

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Hike along the Lares trek

All the way to the “City of Sky” that slept for Four Hundred Years

At last, Machu Picchu has revived behind the mist

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Seeing the truth with your own eyes

Touch with your own hands what took hundreds of years of blood and tears to deliver

Machu Picchu restores for you

The glorious dream of an ancient empire!


 

Activity Information

Event date

June 28 – July 11 2018

/ Summer holiday 14 days /

Place of assembly

Beijing or Shanghai

Number of activities

6 people, 15 people

Leader

Summit Experience

Walking Level

intermediate

Registration deadline

Before 18:00 on June 14, 2018, or the applicant is full


Activity Highlights

Beautiful scenery: Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, unique and non-replicable.

■ Good tea: Coca leaf – the first medicinal tea to help alleviate the symptoms of high altitude sickness!

■ Food: Featured Peruvian cuisine.

Summit Experience’s American guide Tom will lead the team. Tom is proficient in Peruvian official language – Spanish! Also, Tom is fluent Chinese, which provides for easier communication while on the trip.

A three-day trek along an ancient trail to Machu Picchu trekking along the little-walked Lares Trek (meaning the least amount of damage and the greatest preservation of the ancient Inca civilization) all to explore the lost Incan civilization.

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Map of activity destinations


Activity Organizer

巅峰探游标

Summit Experience is China’s premier mountaineering and adventure tourism company. From its Beijing headquarters, Summit Experience specializes in providing high-end adventure travel experiences worldwide. The company is well known as China’s most professional 7+2 adventure company (climb the highest peak on all 7 continents and arrive by foot to both the North and South Poles). Additionally, Summit Experience provides adventure treks in China and worldwide. Summit Experience is committed to ensuring that the customer has the best experience in the safest manner possible.


 

Trip Organizer and Team Leader

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Tom Connelly

Summit Experience Mountain Guide

Fenix Headlamp and Lights Sponsored Athlete

Has more than 10 years of outdoor sports experience

Repeatedly climbed 5,000-6,000 meters peaks at home and abroad

Successfully Led the a Summit Experience team to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in February, 2018

Repeatedly completed marathons and 100km trail running cross country races

International Medical Associates WFR (Wilderness First Responder)

Tom is not only fluent in Chinese

Also fluent in the Peruvian official language of Spanish!

He can also communicate in 5 languages:

English, Chinese, Spanish,

French, Dendi (African language)

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Sabrina (Chen Qiong)

The fifth Chinese woman to complete the “7+2” circuit

Successfully climbed the the highest peak of the seven continents

Successfully trekked to the North and South poles

Fenix Headlamp and Lights Sponsored Athlete


Activity Time Table

D1 Meet-up in  Beijing/Shanghai

Gather in your respective airport (Beijing or Shanghai) as we prepare for an evening departure.

D2 Beijing/Shanghai – Lima

After a whole day of traveling, we will arrive in Lima in the evening and stay a luxury hotel to enjoy a good rest.

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D3 Lima

The capital of Peru is truly great and a witness the rise and fall of the country’s great past. Today we will visit the city center (the Plaza de Armas), an indigenous historical site (the huaca pullana), and Peru’s largest Catholic Church (iglesia convento de san francisco). In the basement of this church are buried more than 20,000 devotional Christians. if you are bold, you can go and see. While enjoying a savory meal in the Malecon neighborhood in the evening we share stories and watch the sun set.

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D4 Lima-Cusco

In the morning, we will fly rom Lima to Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire. After checking into the hotel, we will visit Cusco in the afternoon. Throughout the afternoon, we will completely disappear in the millenniums of history as we wander in the ancient city of Cusco.

Cusco : An ancient city at 3,300 meters above sea level. It was the capital of the Inca Empire in the past and the commercial, agricultural and religious center of the Inca civilization. It was listed as a World Heritage in 1983. In Cusco, the granite walls of the Inca palace from the 11th to the 12th century can still be touched, and the monumental Temple of the Sun is still preserved.

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D5 Cusco

See the world’s largest whole stone! It is also the heaviest stone in the world – 30 tons! Hundreds of years ago, the Inca civilization began to construct with completely jointed stone walls and today we will see this magnificent architectural wonder. We explore all of this and more as we spend the entire day surrounding Cusco exploring: the Sacred Valley, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo. History is always the best teacher!

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D6 Cusco-Lares-Huacahuasi

After a 3-hour drive from Cusco, you will arrive at Lares village, the starting point for trekking. Along the trek, we will have time to soak in a hot spring and then proceed to keep trekking. At night we stay at an altitude of 3,800 meters and as we camp beside local aborigines. What a special look at how different people live in different worlds.

– Trekking time: about 4 hours

– Walking distance: about 8 km

– Highest elevation: 3,800 meters

– Food: Hotel breakfast; sack lunch; Camp dinner

– Accommodation: Campout

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D7 Huacahuasi-Patacancha

Lares trek – The trail we want to take is not a usually travelled trek, meaning it contains the least amount of damage and the greatest degree of preservation of the ancient Inca civilization. Today, not only can you see Mount Veronica (5,750 meters) and Ipsay Lake, but you can trek to the highest point of our trip (4,400 meters). Once again we stay in tents this night near the aborigines.

– Trekking time: about 7 hours

– Hiking distance: about 15 km

– Highest elevation: up to 4400 meters

– Food: breakfast in the camp; sack lunch; dinner in the camp

– Accommodation: Campout

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D8 Patacancha-Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes

Ollantaytambo is the end of the hike. We take a sightseeing train to Aguas calientes. The town is so beautiful that the winding path to every household is awakened in the morning by the sound of running water and the jingle of the train… Machu Picchu is not far away!

– Trekking time: about 4 hours

– Hiking distance: about 10 kilometers

– Food: breakfast in camp; sack lunch; dinner in hotel

– Accommodation: Hotel

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D9 Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Machu Picchu always likes to catch the eye people from all over the world. The mist in the morning makes it appear so magical! So beautiful! We will spend the majority of the day exploring this wonder of the world! In the afternoon we will say goodbye to Machu Picchu and return to Cusco.

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D10 Cusco-Puno

Flying to Puno, the atmosphere of Titicaca Lake is already present. What would it be like to see it? First curb your curiosity and spend half a day strolling around the town. Let’s go to see the lake tomorrow!

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D11 Titicaca Lake

Lake Titicaca is the highest altitude navigable lake in the world (3812 meters) and the largest lake in South America. Let’s take a boat weaved together with local plants to the lake’s floating villages to see the life of the locals!

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D12-D13 Puno- Lima – Fly back to China

Time to begin the return trip back to China, as we fly from Puno to Lima to ultimately return back to China.

D14 Back to China

Note: High altitude and unpredictable weather conditions may make trekking extremely challenging. Trip leaders are allowed to change the schedule of activities according to factors such as weather and team members’ health to ensure everyone’s safety and the best results for all!


Sign up conditions

1. Must be at least 12 years old.

2. Must be healthy and have no diseases such as cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases that are not suitable for extreme outdoor sports.

3. This trekking tour takes a significant amount of time at high altitudes. It requires more than 4 hours of walking every day for many days. Participants must have hiking experience and good fitness level.


Equipment list

Clothing

1. Hiking shoes: High-top, waterproof, rigid.

2. Jackets, pants: Goretex

3. Quick-drying pair of pants and long sleeve shirt

4. Thermal underwear

5. Gloves: pair of fleece and thick gloves.

6. Warm hat

7. Buff

8. Sun Hat

9. Raincoats: Regular light raincoat should be taken, even with your goretex jacket.

10. Down jacket

11. Thick wool socks

 

Equipment

1. Bag: 70 liter duffel bag, this bag will be carried by horses along the trek

2. Small backpack (20-30 liters): Take your essentials such as mobile food and water.

3. Trekking poles

4. Water bag or water bottle: At least 2 liters. One liter should be an insulated thermos.

5. Sunglasses: best if polarized

6. Sleeping bags: down sleeping bag suited to -10 degrees Celsius.

7. Knee braces

8. Headlights and batteries: The battery should be sufficient for more than 20 hours.

 

Other items

1. Sunscreen and lip balm

2. Energy bars and other snacks

3. Personal hygiene supplies

4. Eye mask and ear plugs

5. Camera: Lightweight, easy-to-use digital camera

6. Battery power bank

7. Suitable personal medicine

8. Passport (valid for more than 6 months), ID card, bank card, cash (it is recommended to carry 500-1000 US dollars for the whole activity)

9. Other personal items


Cost:

58000 RMB

The price includes:

a professional Chinese, Spanish, and English speaking guide

an assistant guide, all necessary porters and support crew

all necessary group equipment

all necessary permits

all accommodation and transportation during travel

accommodation at 5 star hotels during the trip (while not camping)

3 meals per day and all necessary non-alcoholic beverages during travel

complimentary outdoor insurance

 

The price does not include:

Peru visa fees

transport to and from Beijing

food and beverages outside of the 3 meals per day

alcohol

personal trekking gear including sleeping bag, sleeping pad, clothing, boots, and sunglasses

any necessary tips during the trip (possibly 500 US dollars per person)


Notes on important matters

1. After the sign up is full, signing up for the event closes. (Summit Experience has Peak Tour has the final interpretation right).

If any team member withdraws from the event, the specific refund instructions are as follows:

1) Withdrawal from the event from the time of payment until 15 days before the activity: the deposit will not be refunded; the remaining fee will be refunded minus 30% of the total activity fee;

2) From the 15th day before departure to the day of departure: 100% of the activity fee will not be refunded;

3) Plane Tickets will be refunded and changed at their own expense.

2. If there are individual travelers in the group, it may be arranged according to the circumstances that the team members will live in a double room; if there is a team member who wants to stay in a single room, he/she must pay the difference and inform Summit Experience in advance. The team leader has the right to allocate rooms. In principle, men with stay with fellow men, and women will stay with fellow women. There is no guarantee that group members will stay in the same room. Please inform us in advance if you have special requirements. The above is handled according to the actual circumstances.

3. If there are no special requests for rooms, the group members are randomly assigned roommates.


Fill in the registration form

Registration information

Tom Connelly

/ Can communicate in English or Chinese /

Phone number, Wechat

15010970937

Sabrina (Chen Qiong)

/ Can communicate in English or Chinese /

Phone number, Wechat

18658771718

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