The Jersey Hospice Care 2019 Challenge – Trek the Himalayas

WHEN: 03 Oct, 2019

WHERE: The Himalayas in Nepal

COST: You can pay an initial non-refundable deposit of £400 or the full cost of £2,399

About the event

Get ready to achieve something incredible

We’re excited to announce our two challenges : trekking the Himalayas and cycling in Morocco!

Imagine travelling to a far off destination with a group of people you may not have met before and experiencing some of the most spectacular scenery and inspiring culture the world has to offer. Sounds like an idyllic holiday, right?

Now imagine you are travelling across that country on foot, undertaking a daily battle with steep hills, where around every corner and over every hill there is another incredible view or experience to be had. And imagine you could undertake that journey in the knowledge that you are raising funds for a cause that makes a daily difference to the lives of hundreds of people.

This is what our 2019 Challengers will be facing this October!

Trek the Himalayas (click here to find out about the Morocco Road Cycle Challenge)

‘Challenges are what makes life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful’ author, Joshua J Marine

This magnificent trek, with the ultimate combination of spectacular scenery and fascinating culture, takes us to the Himalayan Annapurnas – home of some of the highest peaks in the world. We walk through thick rhododendron forest and pass mountainside villages perched up above picturesque rice terraces, providing a real glimpse into local life. We continue up out of the tree line, where awe-inspiring views of the great peaks and glaciers of the Himalayas await us, including the famous ‘fish-tail’ mountain of Machupucchare.

This is a challenging trek in mountainous terrain, but we remain at relatively low altitudes while being rewarded with some of the most magnificent mountain panoramas in the world!

Four day extension

If you want to extend your stay, we are offering a four day extension. Discover the jungle and wetlands of Chitwan National Park in Nepal’s sub-tropical lowlands, home to a wealth of wildlife including rhino, bear and the elusive Bengal tiger.

The trek takes place between 3 and 13 October 2019.

We’re holding an information evening on Thursday 17 January, in the Le Hocq Suite, Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel. Representatives from Discover Adventure will there to talk through both Challenges and will be available to answer any questions. The doors will open at 18:00 and the presentation will start at 19:00. It is expected to take an hour.

We ask all our Challengers to raise a minimum of £1,750 in fundraising. We have lots of ideas to help you along the way. As soon as you’ve signed up we’ll be in touch to help you out.

When ten Challengers reach their target, they will have covered one day’s running cost, which is currently £16,200. If you raise £2,000, this could be used to pay for a syringe driver, which provides medicine for symptom management to patients who are unable to take medicine by the mouth. 

Call Sacha Patel for further information on 01534 786110 or email sachapatel@jerseyhospicecare.com