Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis fluctuate in severity, and patients can experience flares and remissions. Symptoms are typically experienced primarily during these flare periods. When the disease is in remission, patients, particularly patients with ulcerative colitis, may have no symptoms whatsoever.
You cannot afford to traveling to Peru or South America without visiting one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the notorious Machu Picchu. Peru is probably the most favored holiday destinations on the planet, well known for the Incan Empire as well as its colonial towns that catch the attention of 1000s of tourists every single day. The favourite Incan ruin is definitely the Machu Pichu. Want to discover among the world’s most breathtaking destinations up close and personal? Oh, and up high too? Want to help IDEAS change attitudes with altitude? Join us in March 2012 as we trek up to Machu Pichu in the Peruvian Andes.
There is actually a location in Machu Picchu, the truly amazing Inca city in the Andes mountains of Peru, where you could sit down actually on the edge of the world and gaze out a historical stone window down into the abyss of the Urubamba river thousands of feet below. This window on the world has been very carefully hewn from a block of rock and, we realize, is pretty special for without a doubt, if any other structures in the great city apparently have windows. To sit on the ledge and look out this window is like gazing into another world, one of magic and unfathomable beauty of mountains, greenery and the rushing Urubamba river far below that snakes for hundreds of miles between those great peaks on its journey to the Amazon basin.
The entire city of Machu Pichu is a wonder in itself, perched as it is upon the great Andes heights that requires a harrowing twenty minute ride on a mini-bus over the switchback road that ascends from below. How the stones were set into place at such an altitude may not be a complete wonder, but the feat is certainly astounding.
IBD Adventures Machu Picchu 2012
IDEAS’ IBD Adventures is a program to raise awareness of the issues people living with intestinal disease face every day of their lives. In our ongoing quest to carry our message world wide, we invite you to join us in trekking the renowned Inca trail in the land where gods became mountains, while raising funds to support IDEAS and its work in the gastrointestinal community.
Perfect for those looking to experience the region’s archaeological and cultural treasures in a short amount of time, this IBD Adventure includes the challenge of the four-day trek along the Inca Trail, where you can see it and feel it. This is one of the world’s best known hikes and will reward those willing to break a sweat with a stunning combination of mountains, spectacular landscapes, cloud forests, and jungles. Renshaw Travel, who will run our trek, ensures the fair treatment of our porters and quality equipment. Their knowledgeable staff will work hard to make certain the first glimpse of Machu Picchu will burn itself into your memory, for a lifetime.
Highlights include an informative City tour in Lima, taste delights of a wide variety of exciting restaurants, and superb shopping in Lima, exploring fascinating ruins and haggling at local markets in the Sacred Valley, and then the goal..conquering the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru! Highlights include Comfort Level hotels, sampling seafood in Lima, exploring ruins and haggling at local markets in the Sacred Valley, conquering the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
The Inca trail is 40 kilometers and our IBD Trekkers on this tour will be asked to try and raise funds on a per kilometer basis, starting at $50 per km, for a total minimum donation of $2,000.00. Those who raise more will be rewarded with some appropriate trekking gear. Your efforts will be going almost exclusively towards a number of tangible projects (only 3% of revenue at IDEAS goes towards administration). Specifically, funds raised will help send children and teens dealing with intestinal disease to one of two camps (Camp Horizon in Canada and Rally for Youth in the US), as well as sponsoring counselors in training through Easter Seals and towards funding the new IDEAS’s research lab in Kelowna, BC. To join IBD Adventures on this journey of a lifetime, please contact us today.
Tax receipts are available for all individual donations greater than $20.
Here are the team members! It’s not too late to join this awesome group of adventurers!
Here’s the tentative travel itinerary, details and information on how to register and some further details.
Here’s the trip packing list.