Burma Trek 2017

Event Details

  • 18-02-2017 to 27-02-2017
  • Shan Hills to Lake Inle and Yangon, Burma

  • Registration Fee: £399
  • Fundraising Target: £4000
  • You will be required to raise £1,790 of the suggested minimum target by Friday 2 December 2016 in order to cover the costs of your participation.

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Isolated from modern tourism until very recently, Burma (now known as Myanmar)is a captivating land rich in untouched natural beauty and culture - the perfect backdrop for exceptional trekking.

As you make your way through the tribal highlands of the Shan Hills to Lake Inle, you will have the privilege of talking to our Band of Brothers and Sisters as they share a moving perspective of life changing injuries and the ways in which your fundraising is used.

 

As part of the Help for Heroes Trekking Team, here are just some of the things you can expect from Team Help for Heroes

  1. A dedicated support team on hand to assist you with all aspects of the challenge
  2. An exclusive commemorative H4H trekking t-shirt and medal
  3. Monthly fundraising and training advice
  4. Briefing session with your Trip Leader and a guided tour of our Tedworth House Recovery Centre
  5. A Facebook group for participants only, where you can connect with fellow trekkers, ask questions and share tips

The team is on hand to answer all your questions from Monday to Friday, 9—5. Whether you’re after trip specifics, training tips or fundraising advice, we’d love to hear from you.

Phone: 01725 514106

Email: challenges@helpforheroes.org.uk

Alternatively, use the ‘Want to know more’ button on the left to leave your details with us and we’ll be in touch.

Day 1: Depart London

Day 2: Arrive in Yangon

Day 3: Flight to He Ho – Pindaya – Tuang Myint Gyi

Day 4: Tuang Myint Gyi – Mwe Daw

Day 5: Mwe Daw – Nawar Taung

Day 6: Nawar Taung – Thi Thein

Day 7: Thi Thein – Indein – Lake Inle

Day 8: Lake Inle

Day 9: Lake Inle – He Ho – Yangon; flight departs

Day 10: Arrive in London

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Where does my fundraising go?

The suggested fundraising target for this challenge is £4,000, of which £1,790 must be received by Help for Heroes by Friday 2nd December 2016 to cover the cost of your participation. The £2,210 we receive beyond this cost covering target is the money which allows H4H to continue providing direct, practical support to our beneficiaries. Ideally, we would like your fundraising to have hit £4,000 within 6 weeks of the challenge.

What will the trekking be like?

Distances will vary each day and you can be trekking between 4-9 hours per day. The terrain with vary as you pass through paths and tracks through villages, farmland and jungle. Some are wide and used by carts, others will be narrow and overgrown and sometimes slippy. You will cover hilly terrain which can seem steeper in the heat.

Can I sign up for more than one challenge?

Yes, of course you can as long as you are committed to hitting the suggested minimum targets for each event. We ask that you fundraise for your challenges chronologically ensuring that you hit target for your first challenge before fundraising for your following challenge.

Read Our Full FAQs

The H4H Challenges Team will work closely with you throughout your fundraising journey and share helpful tips and advice every step of the way. You will receive a comprehensive fundraising guide to help you get started, along with monthly fundraising ideas straight to your inbox!

It’s not just about sponsorship from friends – you can plan events throughout the build-up to your trek to help boost your fundraising total.

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