Month: July 2016

Smiles from Lima

The trekkers finished the four-day, 26 mile trek to more than 13,000 feet and saw  their first glimpse of Machu Picchu when they reached the Gate of the Sun. The trek is over and onto the mission, the reason they have been training and working so hard to raise awareness and funds to sponsor surgeries […]

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Machu Picchu!

Today the trekkers will arrive to their destination, the famed Machu Picchu.  Tonight they will celebrate their achievement in the mountain town of Aguascalientes.   They will get their first shower in over four days and get to sleep in a real bed! Tomorrow they will travel back to Lima to meet the children for whom […]

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The Climb to 13,828 Feet

Yesterday the trekkers set out on a trip of a lifetime, hiking the famed Inca Trail. Today, they were faced with one of the most difficult challenges of their life – the climb to Dead Woman’s Pass at 13,828 feet up in the Andes Mountains. In camp tonight they will celebrate their victory. Thank you […]

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Hiking and exploring in the Sacred Valley

Our trekkers arrived safely to the Sacred Valley after two days of hiking the ruins of Cusco and market shopping.   

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The Journey Begins

Everyone got a good night rest under the light of a full moon in the Andes before setting out on a trek of a lifetime. This morning they checked in at the Government Checkpoint where the trailhead is at 7,000 feet. They crossed the raging Urubamba River on a rope bridge and will trek for […]

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No Turning Back!

This afternoon, five volunteers embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, to raise awareness and funds to bring smiles to children across the globe through Smile Network International. The group consists of a wide range of individuals ages 17-61 including a US Air Force Veteran, psychologist and 17-year old high school student. They departed today from […]

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