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Hike the Himalayas in beautiful Nepal and raise much needed funds for the cancer charity or hospice of your choice
31 March -10 April 2017
Have you, or anyone you know, been touched by cancer?Britain V Cancer is a very special and unique event as everyone that takes part in the challenge will be raising funds for the cancer charity or hospice of their choice. It will be life-changing in many ways, for you the individual who will achieve your own personal challenge and for the people across Britain who will benefit from the incredible work carried out by the cancer charities and hospices you choose to support.
Hike the Himalayas in beautiful Nepal to raise funds for the cancer charity or hospice of your choice. The challenge is on to trek to Poon Hill (3,210m) in the stunning Annapurna region. The trek will take us through charming Nepalese villages where we will experience the culture of the mountain people of Nepal first hand. The challenge will be tough but the friendship and camaraderie along the way will be very special.
You can make a real difference in the fight against cancer by signing up for the next Britain V Cancer challenge. If you have any questions about Trek Nepal or need further information please contact the Dream Challenges event team on 01590 646410 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease note places are limited for this very exciting challenge so please register today to avoid disappointment.
Day OneFlight from London to Kathmandu, arriving the next day.
Day TwoKathmanduWe arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to our hotel. A pre-trek briefing will be given late afternoon and each trekker will be issued with a trek pack. This evening we eat at one of Kathmandus fine Nepali restaurants.
Day ThreeFly to Pokhara and trek to Syauli (1,230m) We leave the hotel fairly early to transfer to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. From here we fly to Pokhara. The flight is approx. 25 minutes and gives us spectacular views of the Himalayas. After arriving in Pokhara we will be transferred to the starting point of our challenge at Nayapool. Our first days trek follows the sub-tropical
Modi Khola river valley to Birethanti, a large village on the old Nepal-Tibet trading route. We overnight in the pretty village of Syauli, here we enjoy superb views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare. Trekking 4 hours approx.
Day FourTrek Syauli to Ghandruk (1,950m)Today the challenge begins in earnest! We start with a steady ascent up a stone staircase high above the river valley, look out for the birds of prey! A short but steep climb leads us to Kimche (1,630m) where we can take a well-deserved break. We then continue on to Chane following a wide, well-defined path, we soon reach the largest village of the region, Ghandruk. This Gurung village is well known for the number of its men-folk who have served in the British Gurkha regiments. Our lodge is located in the heart of the village where we enjoy fine mountain views of Annapurna South and beautiful Machhapuchhare. Trekking 6 hours approx.
Day FiveTrek Ghandruk to Tadapani (2,700m)Another day of ascending! Leaving the terraced hillsides behind, we enter oak and beautiful rhododendron forest for one of the most stunning parts of the trek. The forest is alive with the sound of birds, small tumbling waterfalls and the rhododendrons should be in full bloom at this time of year. There are stunning views of the Himalayas along the way today. Our lodge is in Tadapani tonight and is the perfect setting for sunset and sunrise views. Trekking 6 hours approx.
Day SixTrek Tadapani to Ghorepani (2,780m)We rise early to view the beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas. Todays trek starts with a series of ascents and descents through stunning rhododendron forest. We reach Bhantanti for an early lunch and in the afternoon we cross a small series of small streams as we ascend through the forest to reach the open ridges at Deurali (2,987m) here we enjoy panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. We continue on to Ghorepani (2,780m) where we overnight. Trekking 6 hours approx.
Day SevenPoon Hill (3,210m) to Tirkedunga (1,550m)Were up early to trek to Poon Hill, one of Nepals best view points. We arrive by torchlight just before sunrise, in time to enjoy fabulous mountain views across the Himalayas. In fine conditions Dhaulagiri I (8,167m) and its satellite peaks dominate the western skyline. We reluctantly drop back down to Ghorepani for breakfast and then begin the days walk, which is downhill through beautiful forests to the village of Ulleri, where we have lunch. In the afternoon there is a steep descent down to the Bhurungdi Khola River where we cross a small suspension bridge before reaching the village of Tirkedunga, where we overnight. Trekking 8 hours approx.
Day EightTrek Tirkedunga to Nayapool and transfer to Pokhara (850m)Our last days trekking sees us follow the Bhurungdi River down to the village of Birethanti. Here we have an early lunch before heading to Nayapool where we say farewell to our porters and board the coach back to Pokhara. We overnight at a hotel near to the lakeside. After a welcomed shower, the rest of the afternoon is free to explore this fascinating town; take a boat out on the lake and enjoy some of the many shopping opportunities. This evening we dine out together at a Nepali restaurant. Trekking 4 hours approx.
Day NineFly to KathmanduAfter breakfast we are transferred to the airport for the return flight to Kathmandu. We are then met at the airport and taken back to our hotel. This afternoon is free to do sightseeing and shopping in downtown Kathmandu. This evening we celebrate our achievements.
Day TenDepart KathmanduMore free time in Kathmandu before we depart for our return flight to the UK.
Day ElevenArrive back in UK.
Your questions answeredHow does it work?To take part you are required to pay a non-refundable registration fee of 299, which is used to administer the challenge and secure your seats with the airline.
Option One Minimum Sponsorship Select the cancer charity or hospice of your choice and fundraise a minimum of 2,900. Providing you have raised the funds by 13 January 2017, the charity you are supporting will pay the tour costs (1,400) on your behalf. In return everything for the challenge is provided flights (not including airport taxes and the fuel surcharge), food, accommodation, transfers, guides, medical and technical support.
Option Two Self Funding with SponsorshipPay the tour costs (1,400) yourself by 13 January 2017. You are then asked to fundraise as much as you can for your chosen cancer charity or hospice (or make a donation) but there is no minimum sponsorship requirement. In return everything for the challenge is provided flights (not including airport taxes and the fuel surcharge), food, accommodation, transfers, guides, medical and technical support.
How fit do I have to be?This challenge is not designed for Olympic athletes it is designed for people looking for an amazing goal to train and get fit for. A number of the people who will take part in this challenge will have little or no fitness level when they sign up. Britain V Cancer is the perfect motivation to get fit, lose weight and have an experience of a lifetime. Once you are signed up for the challenge we give you a realistic training programme, which gradually builds up as the challenge gets closer.
Im worried about signing up on my ownPlease dont be! The majority of people will sign up for Britain V Cancer on their own. Once the event is fully booked we will send you a contact list of everyone registered for the challenge, as often there will be someone in your local area you can meet up to train or fundraise with. We also hold a training weekend, which is a great opportunity to meet a number of your fellow trekkers before the challenge.
Am I too old?Absolutely not! One of the amazing things about Britain V Cancer is that people of all ages will come together to do something very special. The age range is likely to be from 18 to 75.
Your questions answered (cont.)Do I need special equipment?You will of course need a pair of walking boots. We will supply you with a comprehensive list of everything you will need to take on the event well before your departure date.
Where will we sleep overnight?You will spend the nights following trekking days in Nepalese lodges and the remaining nights in comfortable tourist class hotels.
Can I extend my stay at the end of the challenge?It is absolutely fine for you to extend your stay at the end of the challenge to explore Nepal further or to take a well-deserved break! Once the group flights are confirmed (11 months before departure) we will send you a flight extension form from the airline, which will enable you to extend your stay. Extensions are allocated on a first come first served basis.
What other costs will I pay?In addition to paying your registration fee you will need to budget for your airport taxes and the fuel surcharge (currently 350 but subject to change up or down), personal travel insurance, visa, gratuities, optional tours and personal expenses.
What about insurance and visas?You will need to take out your own personal travel insurance covering health, accident, loss and repatriation. Dream Challenges has a recommended policy, which we will send you details of. You can however take out your own insurance providing it covers you for a charity trek in Nepal. You will need to apply for a visa to obtain entry into Nepal, we will send you all the relevant information and forms i