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TREK THAILAND

Discover the beauty of Thailand, far off the beaten track.

 

 

CHANGE LIVES TOGETHER

Improve a child's life and renew your own perspective on the world.

 

 

MEET THE CHILDREN

Finish at one of our homes and see first-hand the difference you are making.



 

REACH NEW HEIGHTS

Challenge yourself both physically and mentally, and discover what you can accomplish.

 

 

TREK THAILAND

Discover the beauty of Thailand, far off the beaten track.

 

 

CHANGE LIVES TOGETHER

Improve a child's life and renew your own perspective on the world.

 

 

MEET THE CHILDREN

Finish at one of our homes and see first-hand the difference you are making.



 

REACH NEW HEIGHTS

Challenge yourself both physically and mentally, and discover what you can accomplish.

 

 

100km in 8 Days
Led by exerienced guides, you'll trek more than 100km over 8 days, with a rest day in the middle. During this time you'll forge close bonds with your fellow trekkers and discover what you are truly capable of.
Stunning Scenery
Journey through dense jungle and magnificent vistas on a breathtaking expedition through Khao Sok National Park and Southern Thailand - a region not often visited by travelers,
Fundraise $5,000
Raise AU$5,000 to qualify for the trek, with 100% of all fundraising going directly to the children in Thailand. We will support you with your fundraising every step of the way with on-going advice and access to our events and marketing team.
Meet the Children
Finish the trek at one of our homes to be greeted warmly by the very children you have worked so hard to support. You'll see first hand the difference your phenomenal effort has made to so many lives.

 WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

The trek was the experience of a life time and I loved it!

~ Trekker, 2017
The organisation of the trek was outstanding. The experience was amazing and it would be hard to suggest how it could be improved.
Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this wonderful charity.
~ Kim F, 2016

The trek was the experience of a life time and I loved it!

~ Trekker, 2017
The organisation of the trek was outstanding. The experience was amazing and it would be hard to suggest how it could be improved.
Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this wonderful charity.
~ Kim F, 2016
Inclusions
9 nights' accommodation
All meals
Porter to carry your main luggage (12kg limit)
Individual fundraising page and on-going fundraising support
Hands T-shirt, hat and walking socks
Australian-based ride coordinator
Information pack and regular emails leading up to the trek
Trek led by English-speaking Thai tour guides
About Hands

The charity Hands Across The Water was founded by Peter Baines after he witnessed first hand the  devastation and aftermath of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. Originally tasked with housing 50 orphaned children in the badly hit Baan Tharn Namchai region, Hands now provides homes and education to more than 350 children throughout Thailand, whilst continuing to support another 43 through university. The homes managed by Hands are for children that have no other option in life, providing them with a place to be loved, an education, and ulitmately when the time comes to leave, a choice for their future.

The experiences Hands offer are the main fundraising source for these children, but they are also designed to enrich the lives of those who participate. Past participants have described their lives as being deepened and inescapably changed after completing this unforgetable journey. Hands also operates a social enterprise to cover all administration costs, which ensures that 100% of every dollar donated or fundraised goes directly to the children and projects in Thailand. So grab your boots and prepare for an experience that may change your outlook on life forever.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HANDS
The Details
Dates
The next trek runs 15-23 May 2018.
You will need to arrive in Khao Lak by 14 May. We will arrange accommodation at Baan Nam Khem Community Centre which is one of the seven Hands' projects. You will have the opportunity to visit markets in the evening to pick up any last minute supplies and prepare for your exciting adventure. After the trek, many trekkers choose to stay a couple of extra days in Khao Lak to relax by the ocean with a quiet book or spend some more time with the children at Baan Tharn Namchai. We can help you with your accommodation bookings.

Fundraising & Costs
To participate, you must raise AU$5,000. Every cent goes towards improving the lives of the children we support. Don’t worry – we will help you find your fundraising feet. You also need to cover your registration cost of $2,195 and all flights.

Payment
To sign up you will pay a deposit of AU$500. You will then receive a link to create your own unique fundraising page and your journey is underway! The final balance payment will be due on 1 September 2017. Monthly payment plans are available - please contact finance@handsacrossthewater.org.au to arrange.
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