Cordillera Huayhuash Medical Dental Mission, Peru 2017
** Trip Full **
This project offers a unique way to visit this incredible destination, giving back to communities that most only pass through.
Indigenous villages in this area suffer from the effects of ethnic/racial discrimination and poverty, battling a system with poor
educational and vocational opportunities and sustaining poor access to health care. Your participation will enable us to
run medical/dental/optical clinics, contribute medicines and supplies in these remote mountain communities.
Along the trek, we will be accomodating several clinics to diagnose and treat illnesses. We are seeking doctors, dentists, optometrists,
nurses and other medical professionals to help. Although diagnoses and treatments will only be provided by qualified professionals,
a medical background is not required to participate. Non-medical and/or student support
is greatly needed and encouraged.
This is our most demanding trip involving a supported trek through the entire Huayhuash circuit, easily one of the most
beautiful treks in the world. After acclimatizing in a nearby town, we will spend most of our time hiking at elevations
over 14,000 feet, spending our nights in scenic camps and remote
You must be qualified for this trip physically, being prepared for varying mountain
weather conditions, strenuous passes, and full time camping. It is required that you have experience over 14,000 feet and
required that you have proper immunizations for the Peruvian Andes taken care of in advance.
To participate on this trip, you will be required to raise $2495. This covers most land travel costs and shared lodging once you
arrive in Huaraz, Peru. It also covers all meals, transport, horse and burro support, camping costs and fees associated with the
Huayhuash circuit. It does not cover overseas flights to Peru, meals in town, tips to your guides, or other miscellaneous expenses.
For more information contact trip coordinator:
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