Angkor Wat Trek 2024

Join our challenge of a lifetime to Cambodia!


Tap into your inner Indiana Jones and take part in this once in a lifetime trek, exploring the beautiful landscapes and ancient ruins of Angkor Wat (one of the most renowned UNESCO world heritage sites in South East Asia), while raising money to support young people from low-income backgrounds into work.


The small country of Cambodia is home to dazzling green rice-paddies and jungles dotted with temples and ruins, villages of thatched stilted houses, and small towns where Buddhist temples nestle amongst graceful French colonial buildings. Our challenge starts in Siem Reap, ideally situated to explore the ancient capital of the mighty Khmer Empire. We trek hills, valleys and dense forests of the surrounding area ascending to the upper plain of Kulen Mountain. This region is rich not only in history, but in beautiful landscapes and the rural way of life little changed for centuries. Our trekking challenge will be hot and dusty and will see you trek between 76-94km, but the famous smiles of this remarkably friendly country will carry us on to our finish point at Angkor Wat.


This is an amazing chance to not only challenge yourself , but to fundraise! This will enable EY Foundation to work directly with young people facing barriers to employment and with employers and social entrepreneurs in the UK to create and support routes into education, employment and enterprise.


EY Foundation are running this trek in partnership with highly experienced adventure tourism company, Global Adventure Challenges (GAC). They have over 20 years of experience, have lots of high profile clients and have run successful Angkor Wat treks on several occasions.

About the challenge


The trek itself takes place over five days and covers a distance between 76-94km. You'll be heading through varying terrains of valleys, hills and dense forests, whilst experiencing the tropical climate that Cambodia has to offer.


Each participant will have a fundraising target (stipulated below) – all of which will go towards helping the EY Foundation tackle barriers to employment faced by young people from low-income backgrounds and through our programmes, help them unlock their potential and succeed in the workplace.

In November, I took on a five-day charity challenge to trek 100km through the Sahara Desert. I wanted to take part in a charity trek so I could challenge myself in a new environment whilst also raising money for such an important cause - to support young people from low-income backgrounds get the chance they deserve to succeed in the workplace

Challenge Duration (48 x 24 in) - 1

When is it?


Group 1: 03-11 November 2024 (please note this date is by invitation only. Please contact for more information).



Group 2: 16-24 November 2024 (open to all) - please head to this link to sign up: Sign Up Now



Sign up deadline - Friday 28th June 2024






Who can participate?

This trek is open to those aged 18 and over and is open to EY and non-EY staff members – a great experience to have with your friends and family!



What are the fundraising requirements?

For Group 1 there will be a combined fundraising target of £75,000. For Group 2 each individual will have a personal fundraising target of £1,500.

The EY Foundation fundraising team will provide guidance to help you achieve your fundraising target.




This is a self-funded trek - all payments should be made directly to Global Adventure Challenges via the link above.


Registration fee: £299


Self-funding fee: £2,297

9 Day Itinerary

Day 1

Depart UK for flight to Siem Reap.



Day 2

Arrive Siem Reap and transfer to hotel. Time to explore or relax.



Day 3

Trek Siem Reap to Wat Preash Bat Bun Tham. Trekking distance - approx. 17-20km / 5-6 hours.



Day 4

Trek Wat Preash Bat Bun Tham to Svay Leu. Trekking distance - approx 16-20km / 6-7 hours.



Day 5

Trek Svay Leu to Kulen Mountain. Trekking distance - approx 19-23 km / 7-8 hours.



Day 6

Trek Kulen Mountain to Tbang Pagoda. Trekking distance - approx 18-22 km / 7-8 hours.



Day 7

Trek Thang Pagoda to Angkor Wat. Trekking distance - approx 6-9 km / 2-3 hours.



Day 8

Free time to explore before transferring to airport. Fly to UK.



Day 9

Arrive UK.


What's included

  • Return flights from a London airport to Siem Reap
  • All accommodation
  • All meals, excluding lunch on Day 2 and Day 8
  • UK Doctor
  • Luggage transfers
  • Local English-speaking guide/s
  • Campsite setup staff
  • Global Adventure Challenges leader from the UK
  • Comprehensive first aid/medical kit
  • Tents and other camping equipment
  • Challenge Medal



What's not included

  • Personal trekking kit (trekking boots, poles, etc)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visa for Cambodia
  • Lunch on Days 2 and 8

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