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Trek Angkor Wat 2025

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Finishing at the Khmer architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat, this 5-day trek will take you into the heart of the stunning Phnom (Mount) Kulen National Park. Along the way, you will have the chance to experience the rhythm of rural life and marvel at the dazzling landscape that surrounds Sie Reap.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Depart UK

It’s time to put all your hard work and training to the test as you make your way to the airport to begin your Cambodian trekking challenge.

Day 2: Arrive Siem Reap

Touching down in Cambodia, you will be met by your Charity Challenge team and will experience the buzzing vibrancy of Siem Reap. After transferring 1 hour to your hotel to check in, enjoy a welcome dinner. After dinner, you will receive a full trip briefing and have the opportunity to ask any questions about the challenge ahead.

Day 3: Siem Reap – Chao

Today your challenge begins!

An early start today. After breakfast, you will take a short transfer out of town to the Chao Srei Vibol temple to start your trek. Today’s route will take you through dazzling green rice-paddies and small villages, where you will receive friendly waves from the locals as you pass. There will be plenty of time to stop and take a closer look at some of the beautiful temples and pagodas as you pass them. The route is exposed so be prepared to protect yourself from the sun. After lunch in one of the villages, the path will continue on towards Wat Preah Bat Bunthan, a beautiful pagoda and its grounds, which will serve as your campsite for the evening. 

Day 4: Wat Preah Bat Buntham – Beng Mealea

This morning wake at sunrise, after witnessing the daily life of monks, you leave the Pagoda behind with a short transfer and head out across the paddy fields where you will be treated to fabulous views of Mount Kulen in the distance. Following the tracks, you’ll wind your way towards the mysterious ruins of the Beng Mealea Temple. Here, you can venture into the thick jungle and hanging vines to explore the remains of the temple complex. Next, you will have a short transfer to the evening’s campsite. In the evening, you can gain an insight into the way of life in this remote area by visiting the lively market or having a drink with the locals. 

Day 5: Beng Mealea – Svay Leu

After an energising breakfast and another early start, you will have a short 250m challenging climb from camp to the top of Cambodia’s sacred Mount Kulen. The top of the plateau will provide fabulous views across the forests and fields below. Next, you’ll take an undulating track through the forest before stopping for lunch at Anlong Thom, a small village of stilted houses. Finish todays trek at your riverside campground for a night under the stars. 

Day 6: Kulen Mountains – Tbang Pagoda

Today will start with a short trek to the ‘Big Buddha’, a spectacular monument carved directly out of the mountain top. Continuing on, you’ll arrive at the famous Kulen Mountain Waterfall and the ‘River of 1000 Lingas (phalluses).’ Here you can see the riverbed covered with hundreds of Lingas, along with the depictions of Hindu deities which have been carved into the rocks along the river. Finally, you’ll travel through villages and past local schools and pagodas before reaching the campsite for the night. 

Day 7: Tbang Pagoda – Angkor Wat Complex

After your camp breakfast, you will set off on the final 6km of your trek towards Phnom Bok. From there, you will finish your journey in style as you arrive into the Angkor Wat complex in a colourful procession of tuk tuks. Before lunch, you will be able to climb the steep stairs of the central spire of Angkor Wat for unparalleled views over the whole site. The afternoon will be spent at Ta Prohm, a temple widely recognised as the iconic setting of the 2001 Tomb Raider film. Over the years, the carvings and pillars have intertwined with jungle vines and tree roots to create one of the most picturesque and memorable temples in the Angkor complex.

At sunset, you transfer to the hotel where a long shower and a farewell dinner will be waiting for you. With a belly full of traditional Khmer food, you can celebrate the completion of your Cambodian challenge with your new friends.  

Day 8: Depart to UK

Enjoy a leisurely morning and a free part of the day to roam at ease around Siem Reap. Lunch (at your own expense) before heading back to the hotel early afternoon for the transfer the 1 hour to the airport for the overnight flight back to the UK to arrive early morning.

Day 9: Arrival UK

Arrive early morning into London

What’s included?

Before you go
  • Support materials (itinerary, kit list, visa information, travel insurance, health notes, travel tips, responsible travel policy and guidance)
  • Sponsorship forms
  • 12.5% off Cotswold Outdoor, Snow + Rock, and Runners Need
  • Access to your own password protected account including support materials and training schedules
  • Warm up exercise routines
  • Risk assessment and emergency management planning
  • Public liability insurance
  • Fundraising advice
  • Fitness training notes
  • Access to training weekends (optional and at additional expense)
  • 16 and 20 week trek/ bike training schedule
On your challenge
  • UK-based 24-hour emergency support line
  • Equipment as per the challenge activity
  • Internal transfers (unless otherwise stated in the itinerary)
  • Drinking water on challenge days
  • An English speaking first aid trained challenge leader and full local support team
  • A donation to a community project in one of the countries in which Charity Challenge operate
  • A contribution towards funding the reduction of carbon emissions through Climate Care’s portfolio of award winning projects
  • Full back-up support including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies
  • Accommodation during the challenge (usually in twin share)
  • Three meals a day (unless otherwise stated in the itinerary)
  • Entrance fees to national parks or other places of interest visited on the itinerary
  • International flights to and from the UK including air taxes (but excluding the fuel element)

What’s not included?

Before you go
  • Any covid tests required for entry to any countries or places of interest on your challenge itinerary
  • Visa (if required)
  • Travel to and from the UK airport of departure
  • Vaccinations
On your challenge
  • The fuel element of the air taxes for your international flights
  • Tips
  • Departure tax (if applicable)

Payment Options

Registration fee: £495. Pay a non-refundable registration fee of £495 when you book plus the fuel element of air taxes (capped at £250).

Fundraising target: £3,885. To guarantee your place on this trek, we ask that you have raised £3,108 (80%) 12 weeks before departure and the final £777 (20%) within 4 weeks of your return.

Registration fee: £495. Pay a non-refundable registration fee of £495 when you book.

Remaining cost of trip:
£495 paid directly to the event organisers Charity Challenge 10 weeks before your challenge plus the fuel element of air taxes (capped at £250).

Fundraising target: £2,875. To guarantee your place on this trek, we ask that you have raised £2,300 (80%) 12 weeks before departure and the final £575 (20%) within 4 weeks of your return.

Registration fee: £495. Pay a non-refundable registration fee of £495 when you book.

Remaining cost of trip:
£1,904 paid approximately 10 weeks before your challenge to the event organisers Charity Challenge plus the fuel element of air taxes (capped at £250).

Fundraising target: Raise as much as you can!

Want more information?

You can read more about Trek Angkor Wat and sign up on the Charity Challenge Website!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the events team events@thebraintumourcharity.org or call 01252 237867.

Event details

When: 15 Feb – 23 Feb 2025 *

Where: Cambodia

Registration fee: £395

Sponsorship: £3,885

Use code NY2024 for 20% off your registration fee until midnight Weds 31 Jan 2024.

This event is organised by Charity Challenge.

*other trip dates are available and can be viewed by clicking on ‘sign up now’ below

Supporting you

You’ll receive support from the Events Team including:

  • email updates
  • links to our fundraising resources
  • a t-shirt to wear for the event