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Fri 25 Oct - Sat 02 Nov 2019

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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Fri 25 Oct 2019

International departure from London

Full of excitement and nerves, you meet your celebrity team captains and the rest of the challenge team at the airport. Wave goodbye to family and friends as you set off on your long-awaited adventure to Delhi, India.

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Day 2, Sat 26 Oct 2019

Overnight train to Chakki Bank

Upon arrival into Delhi, you will be transferred to a nearby hotel where you will be able to freshen up after your long haul flight.  The day will begin with some free time to explore India's bustling capital, Dehli. You may wish to test your haggling skills or soak up the sights of the Red Fort and Raj Ghat. Later, the group will meet up for the first team dinner, before catching the overnight sleeper train to Chakki Bank.

Accommodation: Sleeper train

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Day 3, Sun 27 Oct 2019

Transfer to Bir and orientation walk

Arriving early in Chakki Bank, you will transfer to your campsite at Bir, stopping en route for breakfast. Upon arrival in Bir, you will enjoy an orientation walk that will provide you with a fantastic introduction to the area, famous for its Buddhist monasteries and artwork. If you're lucky, you may witness an enchanting 'puja' (act of worship) with chanting and prayers in this sacred area. In the evening, you will receive a full trek briefing around the campfires from your friendly expedition leaders, followed by a traditional Indian mountain dinner served in a local style with a delicious array of dishes.

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 4, Mon 28 Oct 2019

Mangroliar to Bir (7-8 hours trekking, altitude 1700m)

After a short transfer to the start of the trek, you will begin the hike at Mangroliar. This remains one of the best places to experience the unique and colourful kingdom of the Himalayas. As the area is seldom visited, the route is pristine and unspoilt, providing some of the finest trekking in the world. Today's route takes you through ancient forests and along the ridgeline to Sherabling monastery, where you will marvel at the impressive three-storey tall gold-plated Buddha. As you trek back to camp, you may be lucky enough to witness a spectacular Himalayan sunset as the sun slowly dips behind the mountain-peaked horizon.

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 5, Tue 29 Oct 2019

Bir to Billing (6-7 hours trekking, altitude 2400m)

Setting off from the camp early, you will follow mountain routes up through rhododendron forests and oak woodlands to reach an amazing Himalayan pass with great views surrounding you at 2400m above sea level. Today's route is very demanding, with steep inclines, but you will be rewarded by the spectacular views as the whole valley stretches out in front of you and you can trace the route you have walked so far. As you trek along the subtropical and high-altitude landscape, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife (especially for signs of leopards and pumas).

Back in camp, you will be able to swap tales about your day's experiences over dinner. As the sun sets and the night draws in, the shining stars will be a sight to behold and treasure.

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 6, Wed 30 Oct 2019

Chaina Pass and Seven Sister Pass (8-9 hours trekking, altitude 2,757m)

This morning is another early start. After breakfast in camp, you will follow an old trail that crosses two mountain paths (with a strong possibility of cold weather, so be prepared)! The high ranges will surround you throughout the day with spectacular panoramic views of the Shivalik Mountains and the mighty snow-capped Dhauladhar range with their towering peaks including Mun (4,610m), Riflehorn (4,400m), Arthur's Seat (4,525m) and many more. Make sure you re-fuel at dinnertime, ahead of tomorrow's final trekking day.

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 7, Thu 31 Oct 2019

Valley pass (7-8 hours trekking, altitude 2,165m)

Heading off from camp after breakfast, you will wave 'namaste' to the local children on their way to school before your route turns steeply uphill. Continuing your ascent towards a rustic shepherds' village, you will climb to a small pass where you will be treated to views of the entire valley. After one more final climb, you will reach the finish line where you will stop to celebrate your remarkable achievements!

Back in camp, the celebrations will continue with a sublime feast for the whole group, a few celebratory drinks and lots of fantastic local entertainment for you to immerse yourself in and enjoy! It will be a magical celebration to mark the end of an amazing challenge for CoppaFeel!

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 8, Fri 01 Nov 2019

Overnight Private Coach to Delhi

This morning you'll get to enjoy a leisurely morning to explore Bir before sitting down for your last lunch in camp. In the afternoon, you will board an overnight coach to take you back to Delhi. You will be provided with a packed dinner to eat on the way.

Accommodation: Sleeper coach

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Day 9, Sat 02 Nov 2019

Arrive home

Following your overnight coach journey, you will head straight to the airport for your flight back to the UK. With amazing memories and a massive sense of achievement, it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends, making sure you’ve swapped details before heading home.

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Important information

Please note that there are short transfers involved each morning to the start of the day's trek from camp. These will be staggered starts for each group. All groups will be trekking the same route on the same day, and returning to the same campsite.
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 expedition leader will have the final say.

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