Treks and challenges

Test your stamina with one of our popular treks or challenges. Whether you enjoy getting down and dirty, scaling new heights, becoming part of a team or enjoying a bit of competition, there is something for you

Amazon Jungle

Amazon trek

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NB This event is only available to students at Bournemouth University.

One of the richest areas of natural wonder on the planet, the Amazon rainforest covers half a billion square kilometres over nine countries. The mighty Amazon river is the life-force of this vast ecosystem, and you will follow this legendary river into the heart of the jungle.

You  will  learn  the  skills  necessary  to  navigate  this  environment,  from  fishing and canoeing, to jungle hiking and shelter building. Then you will head deep into the trees to put your skills to the test — using nothing more than what you carry on your back.

Amazon Trek

  • 10-26 Aug 2017 
  • Duration: 16 days
  • Country: Brazil
  • Reg fee: £295
  • Fundraising target: £2,950

Registration opens soon, for more information in the meantime please contact Carrie on carrieb@meningitisnow.org

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Trek

Find out more and register your interest here

NB This event is only available to students at the Imperial College School of Medicine. 

Machu Picchu was built in the 14th century, and abandoned just 100 years later. Its existence was known only to local farmers for hundreds of years, until 1911 when archaeologist Hiram Bingham reported on a ‘Lost City of the Inca’, writing that “surprise followed surprise until there came the realisation that we were in the midst of as wonderful ruins as any ever found in Peru”. This trip follows in the footsteps of pioneering 20th century explorers. From the colonial town of Cuzco, you trek the winding paths through quiet tracks in the shadows of the Andes, to arrive at the spectacular ruins of the ancient city of Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu Trek

  • Duration: 16 days
  • Country: Peru
  • Registration fee: £295
  • Fundraising target: £2,950

Registration opens soon, for more information in the meantime please contact Carrie on carrieb@meningitisnow.org.