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A two week trip by a small group of independent school youth leaders to spend some time with the local community in Cusco and climb the mountains leading to Machu Picchu in Peru. Experience what life is really like up in the Andes. Spend part of your trip making a difference in the lives of children with special needs. Learn about rural life from Inca Trail porters, and head deep into the Andes with your new found perspective and continue your exploration of the Peruvian mountains on the Lares Trek and on to Machu Picchu.
NOTE: Schools that are part of Round Square will notice the similarities in the overall philosophy and service components. But the physical training, tough trekking and fund-raising challenges differentiate the Climb for Leaders program from the highly regarded Round Square projects.
The group will undertake trek in the Lares region of the Andes and a trip to Machu Picchu.
Besides two staff/faculty escorting the small group as responsible seconds for the whole trip, the trek will also include a local Head Guide plus local, experienced trek leaders who speak English. Local porters will also support the group on the mountain.
The service project will be carried out at The Yanapay School in Cusco, run by Aldea Yanapay.
The group will be accompanied by a local coordinator throughout its stay in Peru.
To obtain a detailed program including detailed itinerary and costs, please contact us.
Complete the online form at http://www.climbforleaders.com/apply-now. Space is limited and will be available on a first come first serve basis, so long as each applicant meets the application requirements above.