This expedition takes place in western Thailand's Kanchanaburi
Province, location of the infamous Death Railway and Bridge over the
River Kwai. Kanchanaburi is inhabited by a mixture of Burmese, Karen,
Mon and Thai peoples. The challenge will take you through the rugged
jungles in remote parts of the province close to the border with Burma.
You will spend six days trekking, rafting, kayaking and riding
elephants through the forests and mountains of the Thung Yai Nareusan
Wildlife Sanctuary. The Thung Yai area is home to the Karen people who
traditionally live in small villages and forest communities. They know
the region better than anybody else and will be your hosts and guides
for the challenge. You will stay overnight in a Karen village consisting
of bamboo stilt houses and at a campsite on the banks of the river.
By participating in a charity challenge you have helped us in
making a vital contribution to the villages in the area in which you
will trek. As part of Charity Challenge's commitment to the local
community in Thailand you will visit and witness firsthand the positive
effects of the donation locally by passing through one of the four Karen
villages that Charity Challenge supports (as well as an
orphanage/temple in 3 pagodas, which may not be as feasible to visit).
Once the challenge is complete, you will return to Bangkok, home to the Royal Palace and Wat Po.