October

2018

Does this price include travel to Cusco?

This price does not cover travel to Peru since attendees will be coming from different parts of the world

What Should I pack?
  • Original passport and a photo copy of your passport
  • A small daypack to carry your personal belongings
  • It’s recommended you rent a sleeping bag but you can bring one that is rated for 32 degress
  • Lighter style trekking boots with good ankle support
  • Trekking poles without metal tips.It’s recommended these are rented from the tour company
  • Warm clothes,layers for variable temperature especially at night
  • Thermal underwear can be worn in the sleeping bag or in cold conditions
  • Gloves or mittens, scarf , wool socks, woolen hat for cold nights
  • T-shirts and trekking pants that zipoff to short pants for comfort
  • Flash light, head torch and extra batteries
  • Camera and extra batteries, – Binoculars
  • Wear a hat with a broad visor to keep the sun off your face
  • Sunscreen, and sunglasses
  • Personal medical kit, insect repellent
  • Rain Gear: a good rain jacket, rain poncho
  • Toiletries, toilet paper, small towel
  • 2 litre water bottle, disposable plastic bottles are forbidden in Machupicchu site
  • Water purifying tablets  are optional, since filtered boiled water is provided
  • Bathing suit
  • Extra money for drinks and tips in soles (porters, cooks and guides. (USD$150 – $100)
  • Emergency money of at least $150 – $200
How Difficult is the Inca Trail?

The Inca trail is a 38 mile trek that reaches over 15,000 feet in elevation, but it is not considered a difficult hiking trail. Moderate training is recommended before the trek, but none is required. The pace of the trek is very slow so travelers can take in the beautiful scenery.

Why does the deposit or full payment have to be in so early?

The deposit needs to be in at least 6 months in advance because there are only a certain number of tickets sold for each day to enter the inca trail. Often times these tickets sell out months in advance. As long as there is still availability on 4/18/18 for the Inca trail departure, then registration is still open.

What type of volenteer work will we be doing?

We will be volunteering in the local villages near the Sacred Valley for the non profit group Peruvian Hearts. Days may consist of playing with the children in the orphanage, planting tress, or painting a house. This part of the trip is extremely rewarding.

Will I have trouble with the Altitude?

The altitude will affect everyone differently but normally people don’t have a problem with the altitude. It is recommended you consult a doctor before embarking on this trip. The maximum altitude reached will be little over 15,000 ft.

What kind of recovery retreat is this?

This is a non 12 step based recovery retreat where individuals will learn tools to add to their recovery portfolio through workshops, team building exercises, group work and more. This retreat will be located outside of your comfort zone 100% which is where the magic happens.

No hablo español. Is that a problem?

All of the guides speak english so this is not a problem. It won’t hurt to know a couple of phrases like donde esta el baño, but no Spanish is required to attend this retreat.

Something came up, can I get a refund for my deposit?

We can refund everything except the cost of the inca trail entrance fee which is not refundable.

Can I pay with a check instead of a credit card?

Checks can be paid to Recovery Elevator at 26 Shawnee Way Suite D Bozeman, MT 59715

What will the schedule look like for this trip?
This itinerary is subject to change, but is a rough guide to where team RE will be:
4/12/18: Travel to Lima International Airport (tentatively plan on arriving near midnight)
4/13/18: Fly early in the morning to Cusco
4/14/18: Cusco – Check out Cusco and acclimatize to the high altitude
4/15/18: Travel to Urubamba in the Sacred Valley and visit orphanage
4/16/18: Urubamba – Service project day 1
4/17/18: Urubamba – Service project day 2
4/18/18: Inca Trail Begin
4/19/18: Inca Trail Continue
4/20/18: Inca Trail Continue
4/21/18: Arrive at Machu Picchu and then travel to Cusco in the afternoon
4/22/18: Departure
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Questions?

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