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An Experiential Leadership Development Journey and Transformational Rite of Passage, centered around a trek to one of the world's most iconic sacred sites. 

 THE most profound way to experience Machu Picchu!

I'M READY FOR AN ADVENTURE!

INVESTMENT

WHAT'S INCLUDED

• Leadership Retreat Facilitation by Jamin, Jen and Jordyn and other experienced leaders 

• 3 nights hotel accommodation pre and post trek

• 6-day guided trek along Salkantay Trek and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu including transportation to and from national park gates, park entrance fees, tent accommodation, and exceptional guides

• All food and beverage (3 meals daily)

• Detailed Preparation Guide and support from the leaders 
(travel, gear, packing list, fitness and fueling guidance)

• 3 Group Connection Calls in March, April and May 2025

• 1 Group Integration Call in June 2025

• Leadership guides to support your experience on the trek (and in life!)

The following are not included:  Flights to and from Peru, hiking gear, travel visas and insurance, tips for guides and porters (recommended ~$100), additional travel experiences as well as snacks and beverages. 

DATES

GROUP CONNECTION AND PREPARATION CALLS

PRIOR TO THE RETREAT
March, April, May 2025

US$ 7,500

STANDARD RATE

from 1 September 2024

US$ 7,000

EARLY ADVENTURER

Until 31 Aug 2024

*Payment Plans for 3 and 6 months available.

Registrations close on 30 September 2024.

JOIN THE EXPERIENCE

THE LEADERS

Jamin Heppell is a co-creator and leadership coach of Mountains and Marathons, which is a revolutionary leadership development company that facilitates holistic transformation and graduates all its programs with an epic physical challenge, like running a marathon or climbing a mountain in epic locations around the world. Jamin and his business partner, Jen, were acknowledged as one of the 20 leadership coaches to watch out for in 2021 by the Australian Business Journal.

Jamin’s clients have included senior executives of Fortune 500 companies, leaders of international non-profits, founders of multi-million dollar start-ups, leaders in Network Marketing companies, ex-military, industry leaders of real-estate and stay-at-home moms.

JAMIN HEPPELL
Co-Founder Mountains and Marathons, Leadership Coach


Jamin has been traveling and living nomadically for the last 4 years, visiting and living in over 40 countries and spending most of his time in Asia, Africa and Central America. Jamin has ran a marathon in 6 continents, climbed Mt Everest Base Camp in Nepal, summited Mount Kilimanjaro 10 times, completed 2 ultramarathons (one being a 90km run across Bali from north to south raising $10,000 for a local charity during COVID) and is in the Guinness Book of World Records for being a participant in the world’s highest obstacle course race on Mt Kilimanjaro in September 2021.

Jamin is passionate about adventure, authentic relating, healing generational trauma, and exploring what it means to be a leader in this modern day.

JORDYN DAVIS
Leadership Coach

Jordyn Davis is a part of the Mountains and Marathons team, where she has been supporting life-transforming journeys as a Leadership Coach for over three years. 

Jordyn is an adventurous world-traveler, lover of nature, and passionate explorer of life. She brings over a decade of experience in leadership coaching and development from her days in corporate America and is a certified Mindset Coach, Yoga Teacher, Vocal Sound Healing Practitioner, and is trained in somatic practices and  modalities working with the subconscious mind to support clients to experience more inner peace, freedom, and zest for life. 

Jordyn loves fostering connection and transformation through shared experiences in nature. She has served as a state ambassador for WomenWhoHike where she  led group hiking experiences for women in the USA and has co-led retreat experiences in 4 continents around the world, so she is no stranger to leading in the mountains. In fact, it’s one of her life’s greatest joys! 

Jordyn has trekked through the Himalayas to Everest Base Camp, backpacked in the Grand Canyon and Patagonia, climbed multiple 14,000+ ft peaks around the world, trekked to Machu Picchu, completed the Mont Blanc Marathon in Chamonix, and summited Mt. Kilimanjaro three times. Jordyn is a champion for seeing the potential and possibility in others and passionate about living her most inspired life, and supporting others to do the same. 

ENGIMA PERU

Climbing Kilimanjaro will test, impress, and inspire you. It will awaken your spirit for adventure and immerse you in rich culture. Throughout this transformational journey, you will cultivate a global community of leaders and rich friendships, level up and grow as a leader, discover new limits of what your body is capable of, and leave with stories that will last a lifetime.

FAQ

HOW IS THE MACHU PICCHU EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT FROM GOING TO MACHU PICCHU BY MYSELF?

The 9-Day Machu Picchu Experience is a transformational retreat that goes beyond your standard Machu Picchu trek. Our adventure is part of a much broader context and experience, before, during, and after the trek. The intention of the Experience is that each individual returns home with a profound sense of accomplishment, a deep connection to Mother Nature, and even greater understanding of self and what they are truly capable of.  Jamin, Jen and Jordyn with over 30 years of combined experience in team building and group facilitation, are there to guide and support the collective to get the most from the Experience and leave with stories and friendships to last a lifetime.

WHERE IS THE MACHU PICCHU EXPERIENCE LOCATED?
Machu Picchu is located in the Peruvian Andes in South America. We will be staying in the town of Cusco before and after the trek.

HOW DO I GET TO PERU?
You will fly into Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cusco, Peru. From there, you will organize a short taxi (or Uber) from the airport to our hotel.

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE AND DEPART?
The Experience starts on May 27, 2025, at 3:00pm and ends the evening of June 4, 2024 with hotel checkout at 12pm on June 5th, 2025. Your flight can depart anytime on or after June 5th. We ask that you are prompt and present for the entire duration of the Experience and account for transit time to and from the airport.  If you choose to arrive early or stay later, you will be responsible for booking your own accommodation outside the retreat dates.

WHAT ROUTE WILL WE BE TAKING?
The 6-day trek along the famous Salkantay Trek and Inca Trail.

WHAT LEVEL OF FITNESS OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED? 
While the hike to Machu Picchu involves several hours of hiking every day, it is  doable with good general health and fitness and requires no technical skills. 

If you have any injuries that might prevent you from being able to hike for several hours each day, send us a message and we can speak through your individual circumstances.

WHAT IS THE ELEVATION / WILL I GET ALTITUDE SICKNESS?

Altitude affects everyone differently and you might experience temporary altitude symptoms when we move towards our maximum altitude of 15,200ft on the Salkantay Pass, yet this should subside as soon as we descend.

WHAT WILL WE EAT?
We have experienced chefs on the trek who will prepare 3 meals each day, plus snacks provided once a day on the trek.  We will eat a variety of food and have hot tea, coffee and hot chocolate for each meal.

If you have any specific dietary requirements or food allergies, please let us know upon registration and we will do our best to accommodate.

You are responsible for bringing  snacks and additional food that you’d like to have on the trek.

WHAT ABOUT HYGIENE ON THE TREK?
You can expect to “rough it” on the trek. There will be designated toilets at each campsite and you will receive a basin of warm water for washing first thing in the morning and at the end of each day.

WHAT GEAR DO I NEED TO BRING?
We have done the research for you! We will provide you with a detailed packing list to support you in your preparation. You will not need any technical mountain climbing equipment.

WHERE DOES THE DRINKING WATER COME FROM?
Our porters collect water from streams on the trek and boil before use. Your water bladders and bottles will be filled up each night and morning to ensure you have plenty of water throughout the day.

HOW MUCH DO YOU TIP ON MACHU PICCHU?
Tipping guides, cooks, and porters is an important custom and also at your own discretion. The total recommended amount is around US$ 100 per traveller for the 6-day trek.

WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE?
Before and after the trek, we will be staying at a beautiful hotel in downtown Cusco . On the trek, we will provide tents, sleeping pads, and sleeping bags. 
There will be shared accommodation before, after, and during the trek. If you’d like to share accommodation with a specific participant, let us know after registering and we will accommodate it.

DO I NEED INSURANCE?
In order to participant in the Experience, you must obtain Medical Travelers Insurance. We also recommend general travelers insurance, however this is optional.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS IN PERU?
You will require a Passport (valid for 6 months beyond travel date) to enter Peru. Please note that entry requirements vary depending on your country of origin and you are fully responsible to fulfill all requirements to travel to Peru.

WHERE AND WHEN WILL THE GROUP CALLS BE HOSTED?
We will host 3 x 90 min Group Connection Zoom Calls (March, April and May) leading up to the Experience. These calls will give you the opportunity to connect with the group and receive important information, support, and guidance from us prior to traveling to Peru. All calls will be recorded.

WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
We are here for you! Please send any questions to [email protected].


THE JOURNEY

In the three months before the Machu Picchu Experience, you are invited to join monthly group calls on Zoom, so you have a chance to connect with us personally, meet your teammates, and receive guidance in preparing for the retreat and trek. You also receive access to a group communication thread to receive important updates and connect to us and the team in the lead up to the Experience.

LEADING UP TO THE EXPERIENCE

Upon your arrival in Peru, you will be welcomed in a beautiful hotel in Cusco for the start of the Experience. Our journey  begins by coming together for introductions, where you meet your teammates, the leadership team, and trekking guides in person.

ARRIVAL & MEETING YOUR TEAM

PREPARING FOR THE TREK

We spend the first day and a half of The Experience in Cusco town. We will have a trek briefing and ensure everyone has everything they need for a successful trek, plus have an opportunity to buy last minute snacks and other necessities. There will be time to explore the town of Cusco and enjoy some of the local cafes, shops, and restaurants.

MACHU PICCHU TREK

On the third day of our Retreat, we will begin our 6-day trek to Machu Picchu via the Salkantay Trek and Inca Trail. Our route combines the best of these two world-famous trails, guided by ethical guiding company ENIGMA. On our way, we will cross high mountain passes and visit ancient sites while you get to connect deeply with your team mates as we edge closer to the Sun Gate of Machu Picchu.

On our final day of the trek, we spend time fully soaking in and exploring  Machu Picchu with a private tour. Then, we will make our way back to our hotel in Cusco. 


CELEBRATING THE JOURNEY

The remainder of the Experience includes space for recovery, reflection and storytelling, and celebration. We facilitate activities to support the consolidation of life lessons from the journey to Machu Picchu and create opportunities to acknowledge and thank individuals who made the Experience truly remarkable. Our final evening is intentionally spent in celebration of our time together.

Watch the video from Jamin and Jordyn

I AM READY!

THE EXPERIENCE

The Machu Picchu Experience is a journey of connection and personal growth.

Centered around a 9-day Retreat in Peru where you will trek to Machu Picchu. 

Enriched by group leadership and connection calls before and after the retreat.

Trekking along the world-famous Salkantay Trek and Inca Trail will test, impress, and inspire you. 

It will awaken your spirit for adventure and immerse you in a rich history unlike anywhere else in the world. 

You will level up and grow as a leader, cultivate a global community and friendships, discover what you are truly capable of, and leave with stories to tell for a lifetime.

Jamin, Jen and Jordyn are committed to making this an incredible Experience for you, right from the moment you say YES!  With their combined experience and knowledge, you will receive plenty of guidance in your preparation, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands and will be supported every step of the way.

 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

JEN ZIEGNER
Co-Founder Mountains and Marathons, Leadership Coach

Jen is the co-founder and leadership coach of Mountains and Marathons. For the last six years, she has worked with leaders from Fortune 500 companies to national non-profit organizations across the US, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. She is certified in Strategic Intervention Coaching and Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy, and brings a mix of her diverse training and own life experience from living her most aligned life to her coaching and leadership.

Jen has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro five times, trekked to Everest Base Camp twice, ran eleven marathons within four years and has supported dozens of leaders from around the world towards their own marathon finishes and mountain summits. 


Jen has a degree in intercultural studies and an MSc in International Business. Before starting Mountains and Marathons, she worked with impact-driven businesses and social enterprises across Australia and Europe. Jen believes that we need leaders who do good, while being well to create sustainable change in the world. Originally born in Europe, she is home in the world and currently spends most of her time on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

OUR GUIDES

We choose to partner with ENIGMA because of their commitment to conscious travel and their 20+ years of experience in successfully operating treks, expeditions and luxury tailor-made journeys in Peru. Their belief that "travel has the capacity to transform our lives" is what makes them an excellent partner for us and this Experience.

INTEGRATION CALL

AFTER THE RETREAT 
JUNE 2025

MACHU PICCHU RETREAT IN PERU
May 27 - June 4, 2025

WATCH THE VIDEO!

THE OUTCOMES

By joining us for THE MACHU PICCHU EXPERIENCE, you can expect the following:

 

Connect with who you are 
INSPIRED TO BE 
in the world 

Develop greater 
AUTHENTICITY AND CONFIDENCE 

in your leadership 

 

Deepen your 
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE 
and inner resilience  

Foster a 
like-minded and like-hearted 

GLOBAL COMMUNITY

 

Trek to one of the world's most impressive  SACRED SITES

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“I would recommend this to anyone who is ready to shake things up, looking for new adventure, community, and something that really pushes them in a unique and different way.” -Elyse

“I’m truly ready to take ownership of the changes that I want to make in my life and come on the other side of this retreat as a happy and vital person.” -Drew

“This experience has given me a renewed sense of confidence in myself, a renewed sense of adventure, and a belief in the power of community.” -Matt

“Lessons learned: Leadership is everywhere. There is no title necessary. When people have the proper support, they can achieve almost anything. There is power in vulnerability. Create a safe environment and watch the magic happen.” - Jen