Peru is known for its diverse landscapes, culture and history, or as visitors call it ‘the land of Incas’. One day you could be laying on a beach, then trekking the rainbow mountains! EDGE Travel Worldwide is offering you to join them on a 3 in 1 colourful journey to the Rainbow Mountains, trekking along the Inca Trail and also visiting the iconic Machu Picchu! What Makes the Rainbow Mountains So Special? Did you know there are only four rainbow mountains that exist in the world? This makes them rare, which is why visitors tend to go in large groups. They were formed in a burst full of colours due to sedimentary mineral layers in the mountains that have been exposed by erosion. Ideal for the famous Instagram picture! The rainbow Mountains in Peru were only discovered 5 years ago after the snow melted in the area on the high peaks. What Is The Inca Trail? The Inca Trail was a route for pilgrimage by Sapo Inca to reach Machu Picchu in the 15th century. While on your journey, the trail takes you through mysterious archaeological sites you’ll never forget. The Inca Trail consists of a lot of walking! The highest point of the trail is 4,200m above sea level. This can be challenging for hikers, but it’s worth the sweat and aches! Is Machu Picchu worth the hype? If the Inca Trail hasn’t taken your breath away at this point, Machu Picchu certainly will. Fun fact: Machu Picchu means ‘‘Old Mountain’’. This attraction beholds the best-known archaeological area in the world. Think you could reach to the top? You’ll be looking down at a spectacular 2,500 meters above sea level. If you haven’t heard the saying already, you need to visit Machu Picchu at least once in your life. We’ll help you
Peru is known for its diverse landscapes, culture and history, or as visitors call it ‘the land of Incas’. One day you could be laying on a beach, then trekking the rainbow mountains! EDGE Travel
Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan remote adventure Just over two weeks before the annual July trip to Kazakhstan for a 16 day remote and wilderness adventure, deep into the heart of the Tien Shan Mountains. Trekking alpine meadows and river crossings onto one of the longest glaciers in the world, up to the South Inylchek base camp and then taking a helicopter ride over a huge mountain range to the North Inylchek base camp, where we start our adventure to summit Karly Tau peak 5,454m. This will be truly epic and unique! Looking forward to testing some new Helly Hansen gear specifically designed for trekking and climbing in all weather and environments.
Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan remote adventure Just over two weeks before the annual July trip to Kazakhstan for a 16 day remote and wilderness adventure, deep into the heart of the Tien Shan Mountains. Trekking alpine
Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail can usually be found on most people’s bucket list, and at EDGE Travel Worldwide we want to help those that want to tick it off the list sooner rather than later. In just 10-months’ time, the EDGE team will be embarking on a trip that’s guaranteed to challenge even the most experienced “adventure traveller”. Perfect for the more tenacious hill-walker and those with a higher level of physical fitness, the Machu Picchu and Inca Trail Experience pushes mental, physical and emotional boundaries to the limit. Over 8 days and trekking up to heights of 4,200m, this trip takes participants from Lima to Cusco and through Wayllabamba and Pacaymayu to allow all those on the journey to truly appreciate Peru’s most wondrous sights. It isn’t an easy trip – walking days are up to 8 hours and can involve up to 900m or more in ascent or descent – but the experience IS challenging, unforgettable and ultimately life changing. A brief itinerary can be found below but please feel free to request a full information pack. The Machu Picchu and Inca Trail Experience is planned for April 2019. As such, if you are interested in coming along, you have just over 9 months to get your mind and body primed. Stamina is important so it’s advisable to be prepared for several consecutive days trekking, often at high altitudes. (Don’t worry, I can help guide your preparation as well as offer advice on recommended kit and health/nutritional assistance so don’t let this put you off). Who’s joining me? To help you decide, have a watch of this video: The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Itinerary Day 1: Arrival at Lima airport with an overnight stay in hotel. Day 2: Early flight departure from Lima
Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail can usually be found on most people’s bucket list, and at EDGE Travel Worldwide we want to help those that want to tick it off the list sooner rather