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Find out everything you need to know about taking on the Nepal hiking challenge...
The trip will take place from 1 - 11 November 2012.
Simply pay a £350 registration fee and return this with a completed application form.|
You will then need to raise a minimum of £3,400, of which £1,100 must be received by Macmillan Cancer Support four months prior to departure. The outstanding amount must be with us within one month of the event taking place.
The group will be made up of around 50 people, both men and women, from all backgrounds, abilities and ages, although you must be 18 or over to take part. Whilst some take part with friends, most people come on their own, so it's a great way of meeting new people. You will find that the group quickly bond and support each other throughout the challenge.
While hiking we will be camping in two man tents, staying at basic campsites with few facilities.
Throughout the trek we will be accompanied by porters who will carry all our equipment and supplies. You will carry a day pack to hold any equipment you might need during the day.
Macmillan challenges are designed to suit people of average fitness. However, if you do not already walk on a regular basis you will need to commit to a considerable amount of training during the preceding months. A full training programme will be included in your fundraising pack.
Everyone on the challenge is required to complete a medical form that must be signed by your GP. Medical forms will be provided in your fundraising packs and individual surgeries may charge for this service.
At least 65% of the £3,400 minimum sponsorship will be treated as a donation to Macmillan. If you raise over £3,400 the entire surplus will benefit the charity.
We will provide you with a fundraising pack full of ideas on how to reach your target. You will also have the support of the Challenge Team and our extensive network of Macmillan fundraisers throughout the UK.
However, if you do not manage to raise £1,100 four months prior to departure you will have the choice of making up the shortfall yourself or transferring to a later challenge, and thereby giving yourself longer to fundraise.
The weather in November is generally dry and sunny with tempertures reaching 23ºC during the day. The nights can be cold (min 5ºC) especially as we trek higher into the mountains.
A valid ten-year passport is essential and should be valid for at least six months after departure from Nepal. There are visa requirements for UK citizens, which can be obtained for US$25 at the airport upon entry in Kathmandu. We recommend you consult your doctor about necessary vaccinations.
Yes. If you’d like to stay out in Nepal after the challenge our tour operator, Discover Adventure, will be happy to organise this for you. An administrative fee of £75 applies.
This trip is conceived and operated by Discover Adventure Ltd, ATOL 5636, whose booking conditions apply. If you have any more questions, please call the Challenge Team on 020 7840 7887 or email us at email@example.com|
One of the key determining criteria Macmillan looks for when selecting a tour operator to organise our events is a demonstrable appreciation of environmental concerns. Our tour operator Discover Adventure has links with Climate Care, a service that enables participants to neutralise the carbon emissions caused by taking long-haul flights.
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