Bhutan truly is one of the most inspiring and beautiful places on the planet. Flying into Paro you’ll experience the breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks as you descend into this remote, magical kingdom. ACCF will introduce you to the beauty of Bhutan and you will experience first-hand the wonderful work we have done in this amazing kingdom.
With the support of Bhutan’s Royal Queen Grandmother, ACCF has been able to provide vaccination for every eligible teenage girl in Bhutan so that they can receive the cervical cancer vaccine, just like our girls in Australia.
Your fundraising efforts will ensure that girls in Bhutan have the opportunity to be protected from cervical cancer.
“I personally invite you to join us on this life-changing adventure. By challenging yourself physically and raising much needed funds for our Bhutan project you will actually be saving the life of girls who might otherwise die from cervical cancer.” Joe Tooma, CEO, ACCF
“It is a great tragedy that so many women die from cervical cancer when cervical cancer should be preventable. You can help alleviate the heartbreak that happens when a family loses their mother. The ACCF will raise funds to help vaccinate girls and screen women. I urge you to be part of this initiative and join ACCF’s adventure challenge today.” Prof Ian Frazer, AC, FRS, FAA. Inventor of the Gardasil cervical cancer vaccine.
“When you go on an Adventure Challenge with ACCF you get to meet some really unique people, not only the people you travel with, but out in the countryside. A highlight for me was to meet the young girls who had been vaccinated and see how grateful they were. To see all the results of ACCF’s hard work – that was amazing!” Kelly, Bhutan Challenge Participant
About the Challenge
ACCF Bhutan Festival Trek
Dates: 20 October – 27 October 2015 (extension to Bhumthang 27 Oct to 2nd Nov 2015)
Registration fee: $200 (non-refundable)
Fundraising target: $1,500 (excludes travel)
8 Day Adventure $2,950.00 including taxes (can be fundraised)
4 Day Extension to Bumthang (price on application)
Note: Flights are extra
From Australia to Bangkok & Bangkok to Paro – approx. $2200.00
Trip duration: 8 days (plus your travel to join the trip in Paro)
Challenge duration: 2 days – Bhumdrang “Trek of a Thousand Dakinis”
Challenge grade: 3/5
Accommodation: 3-star hotels and comfortable camping
Minimum age: 18
Huma Charity Challenge
Highlights (3-4 points)
- Visit mystical, inimitable and exquisite Bhutan the land of Gross National Happiness
- Enjoy the ‘Trek of a Thousand Dakinis’ trekking through spectacular valleys in the shadow of snow-capped mountains
- By night, camp under the brightest stars you’ll ever see, tucked under the Bumdrak Monastery (Cave of a Thousand Prayers)
- Visit Taksang Monastery – the famed Tiger’s Nest
- Spend time at an ACCF project, and meet the girls and women your fundraising is supporting
- Discover Bhutan – the Land of the Thunder Dragon – and help ACCF protect girls and women from cervical cancer