When: Where: The PU Luong Nature Reserve, Vietnam
This 5-day trek takes you far off the beaten track and into the remote and beautiful hills of Northern Vietnam in the Pù Luông Nature Reserve area. Passing through remote villages and staying at different local stilt house accommodations each night will give you an authentic insight into the lifestyle of the ethnic minority people who live in the area.
The Pù Luông Nature Reserve is located on two parallel mountain ridges which are separated by a valley that contains several villages and lots of agricultural lands. You will trek in both the reserve and in this central valley which offers a unique range of experiences and landscapes. Covering over 170km², the nature reserve is home to 600 animal, bird, and reptile species and over 1000 species of plant.
You will also spend time in the Mai Chau region working on a palliative care project at the local community hospital. The specific tasks will be determined closer to the time of departure, depending on the most urgent need in the local area at the time but are likely to include painting, decorating, gardening, and other hands-on refurbishment type tasks. (There will be no clinical or healthcare volunteering involved.)
Registration fee: £295 Minimum Sponsorship: £3,400 Self-funded option: £1,700
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