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. In 2015 Britain V Cancer Trek Jordan raised around £250k for a variety of cancer charities. Which makes us really excited for Trek Nepal 2017 as we know we can raise the same amount if not more.
Here is the itinerary for the event so you can get a taste of what to expect on this stunning trek.
Day One Flight from London to Kathmandu, arriving the next day.
Day Two Kathmandu
We 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 Kathmandu’s fine Nepali restaurants.
Day Three Fly 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 day’s 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 Four Trek 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 Five Trek 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 Six Trek Tadapani to Ghorepani (2,780m)
We rise early to view the beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas. Today’s 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 Seven Poon Hill (3,210m) to Tirkedunga (1,550m)
We’re up early to trek to Poon Hill, one of Nepal’s 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 day’s 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 Eight Trek 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 Nine Fly to Kathmandu
After 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 Ten Depart Kathmandu
More free time in Kathmandu before we depart for our return flight to the UK
Day Eleven Arrive back in UK.
More from our Ground handlers in Nepal…
We had clients from Australia who had recently visited the Upper Mustang Area of Nepal. A member of the team, named Leanne has written a small trip review.
"Having just completed a wonderful trip to Nepal and seeing Kathmandu, Pokhara, Jomson and beyond, I would strongly advise anyone who's been thinking of a trip to Nepal to book it now!
What I saw on the news and what I saw during my stay was quite different. Flying over the the city it was hard to see very much damage at all. Clearly the building codes for Kathmandu work. I visited Kathmandu Durbar Square and was shattered to see the damage to this historic site, on the upside work is in full swing to restore the monuments and buildings.
I was impressed to hear how engineers had checked all the hotels. Any which were suspect have been closed till repairs or demolition takes place.
Our trip ran very smoothly with no hold ups. Clearly things are back to normal even with the Monsoon. There are many businesses relying on tourists, the best way to support local people is to occupy the tea houses, buy things from the stalls and shops and use guides, porters and horsemen. Visit Nepal, it's such an amazing place." Leanne Guy, TJ Chick Builders Pty Ltd
Make sure you dont miss out on what could be your dream challenge. Register today and join us for Britain V Cancer Trek Nepal 2017.