Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Event Details

  • 02-03-2018 to 11-03-2018
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Registration Fee: £299
  • Fundraising Target: £3350
  • You will be required to raise £1,630 of the fundraising target by Friday 8 December 2017 in order to cover the costs of your participation.

Please note that registrations for this challenge are now closed.

New to the Help for Heroes trekking programme, this once in a lifetime charity fundraising trek promises to be an unforgettable experience. Breathtaking scenery, sprawling jungles and awe-inspiring ruins await you, along with fascinating culture and great company.

Make memories to last a lifetime

  • Visit the magnificent 12th century Angkor Wat, via the city of Angkor Thom
  • Camp near village pagodas and immerse yourself in the local way of life
  • Trek off the beaten track through paddy fields, dense forests and villages to sacred Phnom Kulen – the highest point of your journey at 487 metres
  • Trek with wounded Servicemen and women and their loved ones and hear their inspiring stories
  • Explore Cambodia’s historical temples and pagodas
  • Have endless opportunities to take epic pictures 

What’s included?

  • Return flights
  • All your food and drink throughout your trek
  • Bespoke ‘Angkor Wat Trek 2018’ technical t-shirt
  • Help for Heroes medal
  • A certificate for you to frame and remember your adventure

Top Tips

Although sponsorship from your friends and family is amazing, getting creative and coming up with other ways to fundraise will provide a massive boost to your fundraising. You can do this by planning events throughout the months leading up to your challenge and for three months after the end of it – plenty of time to reach that magic target. Your fundraising journey is all part of the experience, so relish it!

It’s easier if you break your fundraising down into smaller monthly chunks and plan an event or activity for each month to hit that amount.

  • Your first target is £1,630 which is due Friday 8 December. Take this amount and divide it by the amount of months you have until that date. You now have your monthly target.
  • Plan how you can make that monthly target. For some great fundraising ideas contact the Help for Heroes Events Team.
  • Your second target of £1,720 isn’t due until 11 June 2018 – six months after your first target.

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

  1. A dedicated support team on hand to assist you with all aspects of the challenge.
  2. An exclusive commemorative Help for Heroes trekking t-shirt and medal.
  3. Monthly fundraising and training advice.
  4. Briefing session with your Trip Leader and a guided tour of a Help for Heroes Recovery Centre.
  5. A Facebook group just for participants, 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


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

Days 1-2: Depart London, flying to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Transfer to hotel.

Day 3: Trip briefing and start of trekking in Siem Reap. Head north to the pagoda.

Day 4: Long day of trekking from Pagoda to Wat Preash Bat Bun Tham.

Day 5: Trek towards the low mountain of Phnom Kulen via Beng Mealea and Svay Leu.

Day 6: A challenging day of trekking to the top of Phnom Kulen; Cambodia’s sacred mountain.

Day 7: Time to leave the mountain on a small jungle trail, finishing in a local school village. 

Day 8: The final day of trekking takes us to the magnificent 12th century Angkor Wat, via the city of Angkor Thom. Celebrate with a delicious meal and unwind at your hotel.

Day 9: Free time to explore Siem Reap. Transfer to airport for flight home.

Day 10: Arrive at Heathrow.

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Where does my fundraising go?

The suggested fundraising target for this challenge is £3,350, of which £1,630 must be received by Help for Heroes by Friday 8 December 2017 to cover the cost of your participation. The £1,720 we receive beyond this cost covering target is the money which allows Help for Heroes to continue providing support to our wounded, injured and sick. Ideally, we would like your fundraising to have hit £3,350 within six weeks of the challenge.

People donate and sponsor in good faith and need to be well informed about where their money is going. We encourages all fundraisers to be open and transparent; this applies to all fundraising activities, including collections in supermarkets, private fundraising events with family (e.g. curry night) cake sales etc.

What will the trekking be like?

The trekking will be varied and fun, but is designed to be tough – it is a challenge after all! You will be on predominantly flat terrain, with long distances in hot, dusty conditions through farmland, rice paddies and dense jungle forests. Some days may be hillier than others. Average temperatures will range from 22-32°C, with rainfall likely. Overall, you will trek approximately 108km on this trip.

How fit do I need to be to take part in the challenge?

The trek is designed to be a tough challenge for those of good health and fitness, and is achievable for most people provided you put the necessary training in. When training, it is very useful to think about the hours you need to walk for, and the conditions you’ll be walking in. A training guide will be provided in your welcome pack, which will help you prepare for the challenge. The more training you undertake, the more you will enjoy the trek!

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The Help for Heroes Events 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.

Fundraising amounts a little daunting?

Raising funds is all part of the challenge and once you get into the swing of it you’ll be well on the way to your total in no time. Don’t look at it as one big scary sum of money – remember you’ve got the Help for Heroes Events Team on hand to give you advice and tips throughout your fundraising journey. We are here to help you not just achieve your target, but smash it – all while having a great time along the way!   


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