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Vietnam Trek 2012

17th - 26th October 2012

The diversity and beauty of Vietnam cannot be forgotten. From mountain passes to traditional minority tribes to breathtaking views it is impossible not to fall in love with this country.

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For those of you seeking a challenge of a lifetime, Vietnam won't fail to leave an indelible mark on you and will provide you with memories that will last forever!

The following itinerary gives you a brief taste of the challenge ahead but for more detailed information please do not hesitate to contact one of the Overseas Team on 020 7424 5511 who will be delighted to help you!

Day 1
Depart UK

Day 2
Hanoi

Depending on flight times there will be time to explore the historic capital that is Hanoi before trip briefing.

Day 3
Hanoi Mai Chau valley trek 

Transfer to beautiful Hoa Binh Province, located in the mountainous area south east of Hanoi. Short trek passing through many picturesque villages and lush paddy fields to a quaint village, this will be a good start to our challenge!

Day 4
Mai Chau Ban Te Bao La Ban Buoc

Climb to the villages of Na Mo and Na meo, home to white Thai minority people. Hiking on narrow trails alongside a river and across rice terraces, bamboo gardens before arriving in Buoc village.

Day 5
Ban Buoc - Van Mai Co Luong Pu Luong Nature Reserve

Trek to the village of Van Mai. Longboat down the majestic Ma River for a picturesque boat journey of approximately 1 hour. Hike to Sai Village. Stay at a ecotourism home-stay.

Day 6
Nature reserve trek

Challenging day on an old disused unpaved French road involving some steep climbs. Round trip to a newly discovered cave protected by the Forest rangers, due to the delicate ecosystem.

Day 7
Pu Luong market trek

Challenging but glorious downhill hike this morning which takes us to the Nature Reserves only market. Climb to Hin village and our final home-stay of the trip.

Day 8
Pu luong Nature reserve - Hanoi

Early start as we trek along the ridge top of the mountain range and descend into the valley and out of the National Park. Transfer back to hustle and bustle of Hanoi and celebrations!

Day 9
Hanoi

Free to explore Hanoi and everything it has to offer before we head to the airport and our flight home.

Day 10
Hanoi UK

Arrive London.

Vietnam is one of the world's most fascinating countries - explore it with Skyline Overseas and discover it in the best way possible - on foot!

There are a limited number of places available on our next Vietnam Trek.

Is the trip for me?

Definitely! This trip is suitable for people of all ages. The one thing everyone has in common is a sense of adventure and the desire to do something challenging for a great cause! Some people come with friends or family but most people come on their own so what are you waiting for? Sign up today for a fantastic experience and the opportunity to make life long friends.

How fit do I need to be?

People from all walks of life will take part in this challenge and most people will be exactly like you. But it's vital that you train so that you get he most out of the trek. We will send you a suggested training plan and are on hand to help you with your training tips.

How much do I have to raise?

See below.

Will I be able to raise the sponsorship level?

YES! Once you have started you will find that raising the minimum sponsorship is easy and most importantly fun! We will provide you with a breakdown of examples of how to raise the sponsorship money in an enjoyable way and we will of course be available every day to help you with more ideas! You are doing something quite simply amazing so make sure you tell everyone you know, and before you know it you will be racing towards your fundraising target!

What deposit do I have to pay?

£349

Can I extend my trip?

Yes! For a nominal administration fee your flight can be extended (subject to availability). This will give you the opportunity to discover more of this amazing country independently.

Will you help me?

YES! One of our highly experienced tour reps will be on hand to help you in the lead up to the event. You will be sent a full confirmation pack shortly after you register on the event which will give you all the information you need but we are always here to make the event as enjoyable and hassle free as possible! And there will even be the opportunity to meet your fellow participants at a special gathering before the event!

What is the food like?

You'll enjoy delicious Peruvian dishes which often comprise of local fish and lamb, with a few European additions you'll be familiar with! Vegetarian diets can be catered for

What do I need to bring?

No specialist kit is required though you will need to bring a sleeping bag and of course your own comfortable walking boots. We'll send you a full packing list when you register

What will happen to my luggage during trekking days?

Porters will carry your main luggage along the trail. You'll need to cary those essentials like water, sun tan lotion and a camera!

How many people can take part?

The average group size is about 40 people although this does vary considerably from trip to trip

What type of accommodation will I be staying in?

Hotels either side of the trek, and tents during the trek.

What's included in the cost?

Flights and all internal travel, accommodation, all meals on trekking days, water, refreshments, guides, a doctor and medical support

Is there an age restriction?

You will need to be over 18 but there is no upper age limit. If you are over 65 will just need to get a medical form signed by your doctor.

What about insurance?

You must have travel insurance cover in order to participate in this challenge. You can either arrange this yourself (as long as your insurance company is aware of the nature of what you are doing and that it is a charity event) or we can help you arrange this.

How do I book my place?

As soon as possible! Simply click here to book online today. Places are extremely limited and get snapped up quickly so to avoid disappointment sign up today and don't miss out!


Location: Vietnam

Registration Fee: £349

Sponsorship Level: £3,400

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