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Fri 12 Oct - Sun 21 Oct 2018

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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Fri 12 Oct 2018

International Departure from London

The day has arrived and it’s finally time for the long-awaited departure to Burma (Myanmar). Here we meet the rest of our team and the Charity Challenge representative, before saying goodbye to family and friends.

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Day 2, Sat 13 Oct 2018

Arrive Yangon and onwards to Heho

Upon arriving in Yangon, the group will be transferred to a location near the airport for a rest and refreshments. Later we head back to the airport for an internal flight to Heho, in the central district of Taunggyi.

Once in Heho, the group will check in to tonight’s accommodation. This evening there will be a challenge briefing and the first team dinner together.

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Day 3, Sun 14 Oct 2018

Trek Heho – Myin Hmu Village (approximately 5 to 6 hours)

Wake up refreshed for the start of our trekking adventure! Over the course of the next five days we will encounter the Danu and Taung Yoo tribes as we pass through several villages. Follow dirt trails through lush green forests, which open out into the vast tea plantations that support the local villages. After lunch it’s three hours to Myin Hmu, where we overnight in a monastery.

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Day 4, Mon 15 Oct 2018

Trek Myin Hmu – Nawa Taung (approximately 6 to 7 hours)

Today’s route takes in more of the Pindaya area, including hill tribe villages and pine forests. Be prepared for boggy terrain, though it will get rockier as we approach the limestone caves at Oo Min. During the afternoon we continue to trek through villages and open agricultural land, visiting Di Gone before arriving at Nawa Taung.  We dine in the village and overnight in another monastery.

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Day 5, Tue 16 Oct 2018

Trek Nawa Taung – Nan Ta La Te (approximately 6 to 7 hours)

Rise and shine early as we venture further into the Shan Hills on a two hour trek to Myin Ka, a small village resting high in the misty mountains.  We will hike across undulating terrain, passing villages located on the ascents. From Myin Ka it’s another hour towards Luot Pyin, where we stop to refuel before continuing onwards to Nan Ta La Te, for the night.

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Day 6, Wed 17 Oct 2018

Trek Nan Ta La Te – Hti Taing (approximately 5-6 hours)

This morning will be spent experiencing traditional village life in Nan Ta La Te, before the day’s trek begins. Then it’s on to Kgone Hla for lunch. This afternoon’s trek is considerably flatter than on previous days, but more exposed to the scorching sun. The route passes by rice paddy fields  and plantation fields, en route to the village of Hti Taing where we spend the night.

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Day 7, Thu 18 Oct 2018

Trek – Hti Taing – Then Taung – Inle (approximately 3 to 4 hours)

Conditions could be cooler for the final leg of our trek to Then Taung village. The backdrop is beautiful, but expect a steep descent through fields of bamboo and banana trees. The route opens up to a lush riverside walk to the finishing line at Then Taung. After lunch we tour Inle Lake and its floating villages. Tonight will be spent around the lake celebrating.

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Day 8, Fri 19 Oct 2018

Inle Lake

Spend the day exploring the beautiful Inle lake. Visit the ruins of In Dein before heading to the lake’s morning market where surrounding hill tribes come to trade their wares. Other highlights include many floating gardens, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made. Transfer to hotel to spend the afternoon at leisure.

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Day 9, Sat 20 Oct 2018

Inle – Heho – Yangon – international flight to Bangkok

Transferring to Heho, we fly to Yangon for a day of sightseeing. A Charity Challenge guide will lead you around the city’s attractions, including the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Burma. After lunch it’s back to the airport for an evening flight to Bangkok, then on to London.

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Day 10, Sun 21 Oct 2018

Arrive UK

Be sure to swap contact details with new friends and trekking partners, before arriving back in the UK early this morning.

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Important information

The itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather patterns, the strength of the group and so on. We will do our very best to keep to the set itinerary; however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, your challenge leader will have the final say.

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