The ancient Kumano Kodo Trail in Japan has long been a place of pilgrimage. From the 11th century successive emperors and their families made the long and sometimes difficult pilgrimage to Kumano from Kyoto and several trails were established, among them the Nakahechi-do, Kohechi-do and Chechi-do, collectively known as the Kumano Kodo meaning ‘Old Road of Kumano’.
Today the this well-maintained trail threads its way through deep valleys, mountains and small villages to offer a wonderfully-varied hike over four days stay including overnighting a comfortable family-run inns with excellent food, soaks in natural hot springs, and visiting the amazing shrines along the way.
As well as taking on the Trail the team will tour Kyoto and Osaka at either end of the adventure to get a taste of Japanese culture, cuisine and hospitality. To ensure they are physically ready for the adventure the Kumano team will take on Aurora’s 12-week pre-adventure training program plus take part in 4 Japanese culture workshops to learn Oragami, Stamp Carving, Calligraphy and finally taking part in a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony prior to departure.
This adventure is something very special – not only will this team be undertaking a life changing adventure, they will be changing other people’s lives by raising funds and awareness for the Centre for Women & Co with funds raised going toward providing specialist domestic violence and womens’ wellbeing services. What better reason to challenge yourself in 2019!
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To chat to our friendly adventure team about our 2019 Kumano Kodo charity challenge for The Centre for Women & Co contact Mary on [email protected] or call 1300 158 468.
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