Challenge level: 3 out of 5
|17 September - 27 September 2020||On Sale|
Trek on the serendipity island of Sri Lanka and raise funds for the cancer charity or hospice of your choice on our next Britain V Cancer trek.
Wandering through rolling rice fields and tropical farms, climbing the ancient Sigiriya rock, meditating with a monk and ending at the very special Elephant Transit Home, initiated by the Born Free Foundation, this challenge gives you incredible insight into the friendly Sri Lankan culture and the lifestyle of its locals.
It may sound peaceful, but your legs won’t be sleeping by day, as we trek for five days straight, from Dambulla in the heart of the vegetable farming region in the dryer side of the country to the Bandarawela Buddhist temple, nestled in the misty South.
We spend the last day of our adventure relaxing at one of southern Sri Lanka’s paradise beaches in the exquisite, small town of Hikkaduwa.
Places for this once in a life time Britain V Cancer challenge are likely to go ridiculously fast so please register soon to secure your place.
Worried about fundraising? Don’t be…
Britain V Cancer is an Open Challenge, which means you choose how you fund your adventure.
You can self-fund and pay the challenge costs yourself without the pressure of a minimum sponsorship target; or you can choose sponsorship and commit to raising a minimum amount for a cancer charity or hospice of your choice. It's your chance to do something amazing for the cause closest to your heart; whether you choose to support your local hospice or a national charity. It's completely up to you.
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Download the Britain V Cancer Trek Sri Lanka info pack here.
Pay the challenge costs yourself and choose to fundraise or donate as much as you can for a cancer charity or hospice of your choice.
Pay the balance yourself
Pay a non-refundable registration fee and then commit to fundraising the minimum sponsorship target for a cancer charity or hospice of your choice.
Minimum sponsorship target
This challenge is not designed for Olympic athletes – it is designed for people looking for an amazing goal to train and get fit for. A number of the people who will take part in this challenge will have little or no fitness level when they sign up. This challenge is the perfect motivation to get fit, while exploring one of the world's most beautiful countries, immersing yourself in a wonderful culture and have an experience of a lifetime.
Please don't be! The majority of people will sign up on their own and our Dream Challenges are renowned for the amazing camaraderie and life long friendships made as our groups take on these incredible feats together.
Once you've signed up for the challenge, we'll send you a link to a private Facebook group for everyone registered for the Britain V Cancer Trek Sri Lanka 2020. Please feel free to use this space to swap questions, advice and updates with your fellow trekkers on your training and fundraising. You may also want to reach out to the fellow participants in this group to see if there's anyone in your local area you can meet up to train and fundraise with.
Absolutely not! One of the amazing things about the challenge is that people of all ages will come together to do something very special. Everyone who is at least 18 years old by the challenge date is more than welcome to join this awesome Britain V Cancer challenge.
You will of course need a pair of walking boots. We will supply you with a comprehensive list of everything you will need to take on the event well before your departure date.
We stay in comfortable, three-star class hotels throughout this challenge, except for one night spent in a wonderful Buddhist temple.
The temple we sleep in is comfortable, but modest – so please note that the facilities are absolutely suffice for our group of challengers, but they are limited with shared showers and a handful of private showers.
Yes of course! If you wish to extend your stay, you will need to come out of our group flights (and of course, we would deduct the cost from your balance). Please let us know as soon as possible if you decide to arrange your own flights by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to paying your registration fee and either fundraising or self funding your challenge costs, you will need to budget for your airport taxes and the fuel surcharge (approximately £370 but subject to change), personal travel insurance, gratuities, optional tours and personal expenses.
You will need to take out your own personal travel insurance covering health, accident, loss and repatriation. Dream Challenges has a recommended policy that provides appropriate cover for this type of activity. We will send you the details once you have registered. You can, however, take out your own insurance, providing it covers you for a charity trek in Sri Lanka. You will be required to obtain a tourist visa for entry into Sri Lanka, we will send you all the relevant information and forms to do this before the challenge.
The Dream Challenges team are here to help you achieve your challenge and will support you all the way. We are on hand from the minute you sign up to answer any questions that you may have about your training or the challenge itself. Once you have registered, we will send you a realistic training programme to help you get fit for the challenge. The programme builds up gradually as the event gets closer.
During the trek, we'll have two qualified doctors accompanying the group from the get go and at all times throughout the challenge, along with a team of experienced challenge guides and porters.
Porters will carry your luggage, food and water, so you will only need to carry a small day pack, containing essential accessories and equipment.
We’ll have an event leader, plus two qualified event doctors, who will be with you the whole time.
As we're not medically trained, we're afraid we can't offer you advice on this. We recommend you contact your GP or your local travel clinic, who will have the latest travel health advice.
We also recommend you visit the NHS Fit for Travel website here, to keep up to date with current travel health news and advice on staying healthy abroad.
NHS Fit for Travel website: https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home