Trek Peru to help us triumph over type 1 diabetes.
Join us on a unique expedition through the Peruvian Andes to raise vital funds for research into improving lives and finding cures for T1D.
When you join our One Trek in Peru, you embark on a remarkable journey to discover your inner philanthropist as you raise funds for JDRF.
At the same time, you're taking on the challenge of:
- Fundraising $2,500 for T1D research; and,
- Discovering a whole new world, landscape and culture in Peru (with associated travel costs - check our FAQs for more information)...
So, what are you waiting for?! Your next adventure awaits, and there are only 16 spaces available. Read on for more details about how to take part.
Get off the beaten track
Enjoy the lesser-trekked route to Mount Salkantay before walking the last day of the classic Inca Trail.
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Explore the iconic ‘lost city’ of Machu Picchu at the best time of day. Experience unforgettable Machu Picchu from the ‘Sun Gate’.
See nature at its grandest
Trek among the lush valleys, alpine lakes and rugged snow-capped peaks of the Peruvian Andes.
Enjoy cultural encounters
Experience historic Cusco with world class restaurants, museums and galleries in the bustling Lima.
How it works
Download our trip information brochure to learn more about Trek Peru.
Visit the HUMA website and register for the challenge, paying your registration fee and other associated travel costs.
Enjoy your trip! If you haven’t reached the $2,500 challenge limit, you can elect to pay the gap yourself before heading off on the trip of a lifetime.
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Frequently asked questions
What is the purpose of JDRF One Trek Peru?
This challenge aims to raise vital funds for JDRF to support research into improving lives and finding cures for type 1 diabetes. Participants will trek through the stunning wilderness around Mount Salkantay to Machu Picchu, contributing to a meaningful cause.
What are the highlights of this challenge?
- Explore the lesser-trekked route to Mount Salkantay and the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
- Trek through lush valleys, alpine lakes, and rugged snow-capped peaks of the Peruvian Andes.
- Experience historic Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and the bustling capital of Lima.
- Enjoy cultural encounters and endless photo opportunities in stunning landscapes.
How challenging is the JDRF One Trek Peru expedition?
The trip is graded as moderate and suitable for fit and healthy individuals. No prior trekking experience is necessary, but participants should be comfortable with outdoor activities and camping. The trek involves 6-8 hours of trekking a day at a steady pace, with altitudes not exceeding 5,500m.
What is the suggested preparation for this trek?
Recommended preparation includes one hour of aerobic exercise, three to five times a week for three months leading up to the trip. Hill walking with a pack in variable weather conditions is also advised for leg strengthening and aerobic fitness.
How does the fundraising process work?
- Download the trip information brochure.
- Register on the HUMA website and pay the registration fee and associated travel costs.
- Sign up on the Blue Army website to raise or donate $2,500 for T1D research. If the target is not reached, participants can elect to pay the gap before the trip.
- Enjoy your adventure!
Are there any health considerations for participants?
Participants should be in good health and have a good level of fitness. The trip is not suitable for individuals with limited mobility.
How many people are in a group?
How much will it cost to take on JDRF One Trek Peru?
For the trip:
- $200 registration fee through HUMA
- $610 optional single supplement through HUMA
- $4090 travel cost through HUMA
- $2,500 fundraising target through the JDRF Blue Army website
So, the total minimum cost comes to $6,790 (including the $2,500 fundraising target).
This number doesn't include trip exclusions such as international flights and taxes, internal flights, travel insurance (compulsory), visas, personal items, excess baggage costs, medical treatment, laundry, and alcoholic beverages (except wine on the last trek day).
How can I fundraise for the challenge?
There are multiple fundraising options, including seeking support from friends, family, and workmates, making a personal donation of $2500 (tax-deductible), or fundraising as much as possible and personally funding the gap to reach the target. The JDRF fundraising team will provide support and resources for effective fundraising.
What is included in the trip?
- 14 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 6 dinners
- Airport transfers on the first and last day
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
- An expert bilingual guide
- Group medical kit
- Accommodation in comfortable hotels
- Private internal transportation
- Gear pack, group camping equipment, and more
What is not included in the trip?
- International flights and taxes
- Internal flights
- Travel insurance (compulsory)
- Personal items
- Excess baggage costs
- Medical treatment
- Alcoholic beverages (except wine on the last trek day)
When are the trip dates?
Are private groups or single options available?
Yes, private group options and a single supplement are available for this trip. Contact Huma Charity Challenge for more details.
Are visas and vaccinations required?
Who leads the group during the trek?
An expert local leader will guide the group throughout the trek.