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Women Only Trek to Machu PIcchu (PERU)
PEAK EXPLORATIONS' WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROJECT - SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED IN 2017. JOIN US! See a video of our first trip in 2017: Seeing Machu Picchu in person is on every hiker's bucket list! This is a special trip for women only. The group will be led by a team of all-female guide and porters. Joining us on this journey means supporting women trail leaders of Peru and the local economy. Plus, this is an off the beaten path that will take you to Machu Picchu with lesser crowd and a more intimate experience with mother nature in the gorgeous Andes mountains. The trek allows you to camp in the wilderness, soak in the hot spring of Aguas Caliente, visit Machu Picchu over a period of two days, and do the climb up Huayna Picchu for an incredible bird's eye view of the ruins. You also spend time walking in the old part of Lima and visit the beautiful town of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. In the process, you will create lasting memories with fellow women hikers. This trip is for 9 days - OCT 6-14, 2018 ITINERARY DAY 1 - Arrive in Lima DAY 2 Lima City Tour DAY 3 Fly out to Cusco. Walking city tour of Cusco. Visit to local market and Qoricancha temple. DAY 4 Sacred Valley Tour DAY 5 Day 1 of the Huchuy - Qosqo Trail. Cusco - Tambomachay - Qenko - Huchuy Qosqo. DAY 6 Day 2 of Huchuy - Qosqo Trail. Huchuy Qosqo - Lamay - Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo. DAY 7 Day 3 of Huchuy - Qosqo Trail. Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. DAY 8 Day 4 of Huchuy - Qosqo Trail. Aguas Caliente to Machupicchu. Optional hike of Huayna Picchu. Return to Cusco. DAY 9 Fly out to Lima, and flight back to USA. For the daily hike itinerary, see TREK SUMMARY. ( TREK STYLE This trek is STRENUOUS given the high altitude, the possible low temperatures, the early start times for each day. You must be physically fit, in good health, and preferably with recent backpacking/hiking experience. PRICE: $2085 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $80 for tent single supplement $300 for 5 nights hotel single supplement DEPOSIT: $895 Balance is due 30 days prior to departure. Please read the TERMS & CONDITIONS ( and LIABILITY WAIVER ( before booking. To book, click BOOK NOW. ( INCLUSIONS:●Airport pick up and drop-off to and from hotel●Shared accommodations In Lima, Cusco, Ollantaytambo & Aguas CalienteNote: Hostel to be used in Aguas Calientes has hot showers + private bath+ breakfast or another similar; this can be upgraded, if desired. ●Service of a professional bilingual tour guide and assistant guide. ●City Tour of Lima & Cusco ●Sacred Valley Tour●Service of porter (to carry group gear and equipment)●Bus Cusco-Tambomachay, Lamay-Ollantaytambo. ●Train Ollantaytambo-KM104 and Aguas Calientes to Ollantyatambo. ● Round trip Bus ticket to/ from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town. ●Train and bus back to Cusco after trek●Water during the trek●Duffel bag for your personal items (to be carried by porter)●Permits and entry fees for Inca Trail and Machupicchu●All meals during the trek (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners and snacks throughout the day)(Note: Breakfast on day 1 and lunch in Aguas Caliente are not included)●Dining tent with tables and chairs●2 person tent and basic sleeping mat●Oxygen bottles & first aid kit for emergencies●Government Tax, office service charge and booking fees ADDITIONAL SERVICES: Wayna Picchu entry fee: $80 Service of 1 porter (can be shared by 2 people): $320 Service of half porter (up to 7 kilos or 15 pounds): $160 Single Tent supplement: $80 ​EXCLUSIONS: International airfare & Lima to Cusco r/t; travel, medical & emergency evacuation insurance; meals in Lima, Cusco and during Sacred Valley tour; tips; entrances fees during city and Sacred Valley tours; and all other personal expenses. To get full details on the trip, check out THIS PAGE. ( Questions? Email me!

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DC Hiking & Backpacking Club (DC-HBC) is a DC based outdoor group and is a registered LLC (Limited Liability Company).

We focus on hosting and posting hiking, backpacking, paddling and other outdoor related events and activities. We promote outdoor interests and healthy living through group outing in a friendly, safe and fun way.

What the Club really does: "Teach what we learned; Share what we know". It's created and run by DC local members and it serves all Greater DC outdoor friends.

We promote and support local and national hiking trail maintenance and watershed cleaning organizations and participate in voluntary work.

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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Click for details. (

We will focus on building up a strong leadership team. The club depends on all the members, Active Event Organizers (AEO's) and all Division leaders for its growth. Please send me a message if you like to join our leadership team.

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We will develop both "WEB" based and "LOCAL" library filled with maps, trip write-ups, gear, trip ideas, trail features and trip experience. All trip leaders can get online maps, can borrow gear, trail maps and books from “LOCAL” library.


We will have all levels and various distance hikes including DC local hikes, SNP, AT and other area's tough hikes, 4 miles to 50 miles' day hike, multiple days' camping, hiking and backpacking trips. We also do weekend sightseeing trips, camping trips, backpacking trips, sailing, kayaking, SUP and canoeing trips.

These are the main activities DC-HBC plans to have:.

Class A: Hiking and Backpacking.

Class B: Trip leading related training, skills & certificate classes.

Class C: Canoeing, Kayaking, SUP paddling, Swimming and Sailing.

Class D: Camping & sightseeing.

Class F: Trail maintenance & watershed cleaning voluntary events.

Class G: Other outdoor events hosted by DC-HBC.

Class H: Happy Hours and social gathering.

Class I: Other outdoor events not hosted by DC-HBC.

Class J: Other events cross posted by other groups.

Any success of a group depends on the contribution from all the members. We welcome and encourage all our Club members to participant in leadership by self-learning, training, co-leading and leading trips. It's a great personal growth and leadership skill learning opportunity.


All the event fees collected will be invested into the Club to support our mission, cover Club operating cost and reserve for future growth.


(1) Everyone is welcome to join DC-HBC free of charge. Members are encouraged to learn, to share and to grow through participating in our events.

(2) Members are expected to follow Hiking Etiquette ( and "Leave No Trace 7 Principles" ( participating in hiking events.

(3) Members should try their best to avoid last minute cancelation or "NO SHOW" to the event they signed up. Unexpected things do happen, please change your RSVP or message the Event Host or post a comment in time.

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