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Fri 06 Sep - Sun 15 Sep 2019


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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Fri 06 Sep 2019

International departure from London

The countdown is over and it’s finally time to wave farewell to family and friends and board your flight to Medan. Embrace the nerves, it's time to go!


Day 2, Sat 07 Sep 2019

Arrive Medan

A Charity Challenge representative will meet the group at Kuala Namu Airport and you will transfer to your hotel for check-in. Tonight's dinner will be a perfect opportunity for you to get to know your trekking companions and ask the leader and doctor any questions you might have regarding your challenge.

Accommodation: Hotel


Day 3, Sun 08 Sep 2019

Transfer to Bukit Lawang and Practice trek (approximately 4-5 hours)

After an early breakfast, you will transfer (approximately 4-5 hours drive) to Bukit Lawang, which literally translates as ‘door to the hills’. Upon arrival, you will trek through the jungle along a path to the old feeding platform area.  If luck is on your side you may see orangutans in their natural habitat.  The practice trek will provide a good opportunity to adjust to the terrain and the climate and get used to your kit.  At dinner, you will have a full challenge briefing from the group guide. 

Accommodation: Ecolodge


Day 4, Mon 09 Sep 2019

Trek to Camp 1, Adi Black (approximately 5-6 hours)

If necessary your team will split into groups for the jungle trek. Over the next five days, experience steep climbs and ascents with the aid of ropes and local guides who will teach you about the rainforest and its secrets. There are plenty of stops along the way to acclimatise and wipe the sweat from your brow. Tonight spend the night in a jungle camp at Adi Black, the first taste of wild camping.

Accommodation: Camping


Day 5, Tue 10 Sep 2019

Trek to Jamur Batu Atas waterfall (approximately 5-6 hours)

As you trek deeper into the jungle the forest becomes denser and overgrown, a little more off the beaten track.  Listen to the sound of the gibbons in the morning or the hornbills overhead, and prepare for steep climbs and descents on this full day trekking to the impressive Jamur Batu Atas waterfall. Now more attune to the surroundings, keep a lookout for wildlife as at camp overnight.

Accommodation: Camping


Day 6, Wed 11 Sep 2019

Trek to Camp 3, Tapak Begu (approximately 5-6 hours)

It’s time to test those all-important tracking skills, keep eyes peeled for wildlife. Explore the jungle like a natural as the guides point out the variety of wildlife and plant species along the way. The trekking route ultimately heads for our jungle camp at Tapak Begu.

Accommodation: Camping


Day 7, Thu 12 Sep 2019

Trek to Limau Hantu (approximately 5-6 hours)

This is the final full day in the Sumatran jungle and we are heading for the Landak River. Be sure to take every opportunity to spot interesting sights along the way, as we make our way to our final jungle camp at Limau Hantu.

Accommodation: Camping


Day 8, Fri 13 Sep 2019

Jamur Batu Atas waterfall to tree replanting project (approximately 4-5 hours)

Rise and shine early on the last day of trekking, starting with a short walk upstream to the tree replanting project along the Landak River.  There’s time for a refreshing swim before we head for back to the ecolodge for dinner and well-deserved shower.

Accommdation: Ecolodge


Day 9, Sat 14 Sep 2019

Return transfer to Medan

With the trekking complete, you can enjoy a leisurely and relaxing morning in camp. After one last team lunch, it will be time to pack up and transfer back to Medan where you will check into a hotel for the night.

Accommodation: Hotel


Day 10, Sun 15 Sep 2019

Depart Medan

This morning you will wave goodbye to Sumatra as you transfer back to the airport for your international flight home. Be sure to swap contact details with your new-found friends and trekking partners before you touchdown in the UK.


Important information

The itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather patterns, wildlife movements, 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 may occur. In all such circumstances, your challenge leader will have the final say.

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