11-21 SEPTEMBER 2023

Pancare Foundation Trek for Hope 2023

Trek the dense jungle of Papua New Guinea on the famous Kokoda Track. Along the way, raise funds to help Pancare double the survival rates for upper gastrointestinal cancer patients.


Fast Facts

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11-21 September 2023

11 day trip, 8 day challenge

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Fundraising Target


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Twin-share 3-star motel and comfortable camping




The Challenge

Patients with upper gastrointestinal cancers have some of the lowest survival rates out of all the major cancers, yet research into early diagnosis and cure is critically underfunded. 

If you want to help, join Pancare Foundation Trek for Hope Kokoda in September 2023. 

Over 11 amazing days, you’ll trek through the jungles of Papua New Guinea on the famous Kokoda Track. Renowned as the battleground for Australian and Japanese troops during World War II, it is now where hikers come to pay tribute to those heroes from the past. Hot, humid days, cold nights and steep ascents and descents also mean this is an adventure that will challenge even experienced hikers.

Finishing the Kokoda Track is a real accomplishment, and you’ll never forget the scenery you’ll see and the stories you’ll hear along the way. Plus, you’ll be taking a huge step towards helping Pancare achieve its goal of doubling the survival rate for patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer within five years.



"Trekking Kokoda made me believe that, with determination, any of life’s challenges can be taken on."

Mary, Kokoda 2019

"The highlight was definitely trekking with people with a common purpose and interacting with the local crew."

John, Kokoda 2017

The Difference You'll Make


Pancare Foundation has partnered with the Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry (UGICR) to measure the quality of care across Australia for patients diagnosed with upper GI cancers. To date, the registry includes information from more than 4,700 Australians from 57 participating hospitals and cancer centres.


Through your fundraising, you’ll help Pancare and UGCIR ensure as many patients living with devastating and life-threatening cancers across Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory can participate in the registry. 

Money raised also supports research projects looking at innovative new therapies or different ways to apply existing therapies. In low-survival cancers, such as upper GI cancers, the ability to innovate rapidly is especially important to drive better outcomes and lives for patients.

Join Us With Confidence

We understand the dilemma of making travel plans when the world feels unpredictable right now. You can still register for an Inspired Adventure in complete confidence, because we promise to look after you should COVID-19 travel bans affect your plans.

If COVID-19 travel bans mean your Inspired Adventure cannot go ahead as scheduled, we will endeavour to reschedule the departure to a later date to allow you still to travel as planned. For more information visit our COVID-19 hub or read our full Terms & Conditions.

Pricing & Itinerary


Registration Fee


Travel package†

*non-refundable †excludes airfares

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After making your own way to Papua New Guinea, you will be met on arrival at Port Moresby Airport and transferred to our accommodation. A team briefing is held this afternoon to discuss final preparations for our trek. We’ll have an early-evening team dinner, and go to bed for a good night’s sleep to prepare for an early departure on Day 2. 

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Includes: Charter flight as per itinerary • All land transfers as per itinerary in private vehicles • Twin-share accommodation in 3-star hotels in Port Moresby and solo tents at comfortable campsites while trekking • Australian trekking leader • Local head guide and trekking crew • All camping gear (excluding sleeping bag, sleep mat and pillow), including mess tents and tents (two-man solo tents) • Emergency equipment • VHF radio and satellite phone linked 24 hours to Port Moresby • All meals as per itinerary • All entrance fees and permits as per itinerary 

Doesn't include: International flights • Travel insurance (compulsory) • Visa • Vaccinations • Personal Guide cost and backpack (A$640) • Meals and drinks not mentioned in itinerary • Services, excursions or activities not mentioned in itinerary • Tips and gratuities • Expenditure of a personal nature

Our Climate Commitment

When you travel with us, $10 goes towards carbon offsetting projects in Western Australia. You'll be supporting Carbon Neutral as they replant native plant species to create a green corridor for native wildlife, assisting in the recovery of entire ecosystems. For more on how we're bettering the planet, read our Climate Action Plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a comprehensive list of FAQs, download the information pack by filling in the form.