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Fri 26 Oct - Sun 04 Nov 2018

OVERVIEW

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ITINERARY

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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Fri 26 Oct 2018

International Departure from London

The day has arrived and it’s finally time for the long-awaited departure to Burma (Myanmar). Meet the rest of your team and the Charity Challenge representative at the airport and get ready for the adventure!

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Day 2, Sat 27 Oct 2018

Arrive Yangon and onwards to Heho

Upon arriving in Yangon they will be time to grab a refreshment and little rest before continuing the journey on an internal flight to Heho, in the central district of Taunggyi. Once in Heho, check in to tonight’s accommodation and evening receive your challenge brief and get enjoy getting to know your team over dinner.

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Day 3, Sun 28 Oct 2018

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

Wake up refreshed for the start of your trekking adventure. Over the course of the next five days experience and meet the Danu and Taung Yoo tribes as you trek dirt trails through lush green forests, vast tea plantations.  The evening will be spent in Myin Hmu overnighting in a monastery.

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Day 4, Mon 29 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 you approach the limestone caves at Oo Min. During the afternoon continue trekking through villages and open agricultural land, visiting Di Gone before arriving at Nawa Taung. In the evening dinner will be had in the village and you will overnight in a monastery.

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Day 5, Tue 30 Oct 2018

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

An early rise today for your continued adventure further into the Shan Hills to Myin Ka, a small village resting high in the misty mountains. Hike across undulating terrain to Myin Ka before heading on to Luot Pyin where you will stop to refuel before continuing onwards to Nan Ta La Te, for the night.

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Day 6, Wed 31 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 you spend the night.

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Day 7, Thu 01 Nov 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 02 Nov 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 03 Nov 2018

Inle – Heho – Yangon – international flight to Bangkok

Transferring to Heho for an internal flight 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 04 Nov 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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