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05/10/18
PERU Trek Inca Trail Open Challenge
Peru
10 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
PERU Trek Inca Trail Open Challenge | Peru | Open Challenge | | Set your sights on the enigmatic Machu Picchu, as well as time spent in the wonderful city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. | This classic trek along the historic Inca Trail is considered by many to be one of the great short treks of the world, and is a great introduction to trekking in the Andes. Importantly we spend ample time in Cusco and the Sacred Valley whilst acclimatising to the altitude before heading onto the trail. During the walk we experience a complete range of environs all in the space of four days. We ascend the jungle trails and cloud forest to appreciate the panorama of Andean peaks that would have inspired the Inca people as we make our way to Machu Picchu. Words cannot describe the exhilaration of first sighting these enigmatic ruins. Rather than heading back to Cusco we spend a night in Aguas Calientes, and this vitally gives us the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu at its best, in the early morning. Before and after the trek we have time to explore the Cusco we know so well, delving into a selection of Spanish taverns, cathedrals and colourful Quechua Indian markets. |
18/10/18
CHINA Trek Great Wall Open Challenge
China
8 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
CHINA Trek Great Wall Open Challenge | China | Open Challenge | | This trek takes in the remote sections of the Great Wall in Hebei province. Explore and trek between small villages after visiting the iconic sights of Beijing. | This innovative itinerary takes in a remote section of the Great Wall outside Beijing in Hebei Province. Hosted by local families, we stay in comfortable guesthouses in exclusive locations and explore the Great Wall over five days, trekking between villages. The scenery is vast and diverse as we trek our way through tall swaying corn cropped field to distant green river valleys with one of the great wonders of the world as our backdrop. Host families provide us with true rural hospitality in the ‘real China’ and allow us rare interaction, including visits to family homes. In Beijing we visit the capital’s major historic sites such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square , before rickshaw ride through the old town. We also indulge in the culunary delight that Chinese cuisine is so famous for. The Beijing food experiences will no doubt compete with the trek itself as one of the highlights of this entirely unique adventure. |
19/10/18
2018 TANZANIA Climb Kilimanjaro Open Challenge
Tanzania
8 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
2018 TANZANIA Climb Kilimanjaro Open Challenge | Tanzania | Open Challenge | | Bucket list ..Summit Africa's highest mountain via the Rongai Route to help raise funds for charity | The sight of the permanent snow capped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m) provides a constant source of inspiration when viewed from the vast plains. It is also a natural focus for any fit trekker keen to summit the highest peak in Africa. While the ascent does not require any technical climbing, the trails are demanding and a sound level of fitness and an ability to acclimatise are essential prerequisites before attempting the summit. The Rongai Route begins in attractive farmland and delightful forest, with the opportunity for viewing black and white colobus monkey, and passes through several different climate zones, adding considerably to the interest of the trek while at the same time ensuring maximum acclimatisation. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north. From the alluring summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m), we will have amazing 360 degree views of the surrounding plains. |
20/10/18
SPAIN Walk Camino Open Challenge
Spain
8 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
SPAIN Walk Camino Open Challenge | Spain | Open Challenge | | Bucket list .... a guided walk along the final and most popular stage of the Camino Frances, long enough to earn your Compostela and help raise funds for your charity. | The last six days of the Camino de Santiago offers the chance for time starved travellers to walk the final 115kms into Santiago and gain a wonderful appreciation of the historic significance of the route. Walking through mixed landscapes in the company of your guide and group, there are numerous reminders of the pilgrims past who travelled the route including crosses, statues and grain silos. Thanks to your guide, the history of the trail will be shared with you to ensure that you soak in as much as you can during your short time on the trail. One of the many highlights is reaching the gates of Galicia which lead on to the fabled Santiago de Compostela with its famous cathedral, site of the tomb of St James. |
23/10/18
Walk for Girls Bhutan Charity Challenge
Bhutan
8 days
Days for Girls
Walk for Girls Bhutan Charity Challenge | Bhutan | Days for Girls | Days for Girls is dedicated to creating a more free, dignified, and educated world, through providing lasting access to feminine hygiene solutions and health education. | Explore Bhutan with Days for Girls and see first hand work being done to improve lives. | Join Days for Girls on a special one off journey to Bhutan. Imagine a kingdom where happiness is paramount, where culture and tradition remain intact and where Buddhism has predominated since the 7th century. Beside special project visits we take some short gentle day walks amongst local Monasteries and combine with some well planned sightseeing. Heading to Thimphu and the high mountain pass to Punakha, we finish with the magnificent Taktsang Monastery. Great sounds and views, dramatic scenery and cultural interaction. |
31/10/18
NEPAL Trek Everest Open Challenge
Nepal
16 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
NEPAL Trek Everest Open Challenge | Nepal | Open Challenge | | Bucket list ....trek this classic trail through Sherpa villages to the base of Mount Everest and Kala Pattar, with ample time for safe acclimatization and help raise funds for your charity. | The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the world’s classic challenges. Ever since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay achieved the summit in 1953 thousands of trekkers across the globe have thought to themselves ‘well, perhaps I can at least make it to the base camp!’ We invite you to take up the challenge to trek to Everest Base Camp. The Everest Base Camp trek takes you into one of the most spectacular regions of Nepal, the Khumbu, where the Sherpa culture thrives amongst the highest peaks in the world. The Everest massif as seen from Thyangboche and Kala Pattar is a sight you will never forget, and the hospitality of these tough mountain people will remain with you for a long time. This is the traditional trek to view Everest, following the historic trail; it will appeal to those who wish to retrace the steps of history to the base of Everest in the aid of your Charity. Our crew will ensure high catering and hygiene standards whilst providing the comfort of staying in specially selected Sherpa camps. We have been operating treks since 1975 and are the world’s most experienced Himalayan trekking operators. Our high standards of service, looked over by our very experienced first aid trained local Nepali guides, will ensure that all you need to worry about is taking on the challenge of the trek! |
05/11/18
NEPAL Trek Annapurna Open Challenge
Nepal
10 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
NEPAL Trek Annapurna Open Challenge | Nepal | Open Challenge | | This is a remote trek, away from the tourist trails and deep into the forests and high pastures to the base of the sacred, beautiful fluted peak of Machupachare. | This trek offers the opportunity to escape Nepal’s tourist trails, to venture into the deep forests and roam the high alpine pastures to the base of the sacred, fluted peak of Machapuchare. The emphasis of this trek is on the forest and wilderness zones, combined with a sense of exploration. We ascend through Hindu villages and pristine forests (magnolia, oak and rhododendron) to the superb alpine campsite at Guhe for sweeping panoramic views of the Annapurna Range. Forays to the base of Machapuchare provide a further highlight before a delightful return through Gurung villages to Pokhar |
10/11/18
VIETNAM & CAMBODIA Cycle Open Challenge
Cambodia, Vietnam
7 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
VIETNAM & CAMBODIA Cycle Open Challenge | Cambodia | Vietnam | Open Challenge | | A cycle adventure along the back roads and through small local villages, as we journey from the bustling Ho Chi Minh City to the exquisite temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. | Continuing our tradition of pioneering cycle trips, this adventure combines cycling through untouched villages from Ho Chi Minh City to the famed temple complex of Angkor Wat. Our journey begins in the fast paced city of Ho Chi Minh City, which we leave behind for the quieter roads to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Crossing through to Cambodia we delight in the lush green countryside and fertile rice fields where the locals will amaze us with their warmth and hospitality. Our final cycle is rewarded with an in-depth cycle of the renowned complex of Angkor. The flat roads around the temples make exploration of the area ideal by bike. |
16/02/19
AUSTRALIA Summit Cradle Mountain Open Challenge
Australia
4 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
AUSTRALIA Summit Cradle Mountain Open Challenge | Australia | Open Challenge | | Summit Cradle Mountain for your chosen charity. | The beauty, peace & exhilaration of the Cradle Mountain National Park is yours with just a day pack, explore the base of the Great Western Tiers on foot before a visit to the fascinating caves of the Mole Creek Karst National Park. It's then on to the Cradle Mountain National Park high country where you'll have a number of impressive walks to choose from, a trip to the summit of Cradle Mountain being the preferred day out, weather permitting. Sharing the 360-degree panoramic views of Tasmania's highest mountains and surrounding wilderness area from its summit with your children will inspire them to want to explore even more. Nearby in the Forth Valley, we can also climb to the summit of Mt Roland, from where you'll all be greeted with 360 degree views of Bass Strait, back to Cradle Mountain and the prominent Barn Bluff. This is a fantastic active challenge! |
21/02/19
VIETNAM & CAMBODIA Cycle Open Challenge
Cambodia, Vietnam
7 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
VIETNAM & CAMBODIA Cycle Open Challenge | Cambodia | Vietnam | Open Challenge | | A cycle adventure along the back roads and through small local villages, as we journey from the bustling Ho Chi Minh City to the exquisite temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. | Continuing our tradition of pioneering cycle trips, this adventure combines cycling through untouched villages from Ho Chi Minh City to the famed temple complex of Angkor Wat. Our journey begins in the fast paced city of Ho Chi Minh City, which we leave behind for the quieter roads to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Crossing through to Cambodia we delight in the lush green countryside and fertile rice fields where the locals will amaze us with their warmth and hospitality. Our final cycle is rewarded with an in-depth cycle of the renowned complex of Angkor. The flat roads around the temples make exploration of the area ideal by bike. |
01/04/19
NEPAL Trek Everest Open Challenge
Nepal
16 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
NEPAL Trek Everest Open Challenge | Nepal | Open Challenge | | Bucket list ....trek this classic trail through Sherpa villages to the base of Mount Everest and Kala Pattar, with ample time for safe acclimatization and help raise funds for your charity. | The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the world’s classic challenges. Ever since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay achieved the summit in 1953 thousands of trekkers across the globe have thought to themselves ‘well, perhaps I can at least make it to the base camp!’ We invite you to take up the challenge to trek to Everest Base Camp. The Everest Base Camp trek takes you into one of the most spectacular regions of Nepal, the Khumbu, where the Sherpa culture thrives amongst the highest peaks in the world. The Everest massif as seen from Thyangboche and Kala Pattar is a sight you will never forget, and the hospitality of these tough mountain people will remain with you for a long time. This is the traditional trek to view Everest, following the historic trail; it will appeal to those who wish to retrace the steps of history to the base of Everest in the aid of your Charity. Our crew will ensure high catering and hygiene standards whilst providing the comfort of staying in specially selected Sherpa camps. We have been operating treks since 1975 and are the world’s most experienced Himalayan trekking operators. Our high standards of service, looked over by our very experienced first aid trained local Nepali guides, will ensure that all you need to worry about is taking on the challenge of the trek! |
12/04/19
NEPAL Trek Annapurna Open Challenge
Nepal
10 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
NEPAL Trek Annapurna Open Challenge | Nepal | Open Challenge | | This is a remote trek, away from the tourist trails and deep into the forests and high pastures to the base of the sacred, beautiful fluted peak of Machupachare. | This trek offers the opportunity to escape Nepal’s tourist trails, to venture into the deep forests and roam the high alpine pastures to the base of the sacred, fluted peak of Machapuchare. The emphasis of this trek is on the forest and wilderness zones, combined with a sense of exploration. We ascend through Hindu villages and pristine forests (magnolia, oak and rhododendron) to the superb alpine campsite at Guhe for sweeping panoramic views of the Annapurna Range. Forays to the base of Machapuchare provide a further highlight before a delightful return through Gurung villages to Pokhar |
20/05/19
CHINA Trek Great Wall Open Challenge
China
8 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
CHINA Trek Great Wall Open Challenge | China | Open Challenge | | This trek takes in the remote sections of the Great Wall in Hebei province. Explore and trek between small villages after visiting the iconic sights of Beijing. | This innovative itinerary takes in a remote section of the Great Wall outside Beijing in Hebei Province. Hosted by local families, we stay in comfortable guesthouses in exclusive locations and explore the Great Wall over five days, trekking between villages. The scenery is vast and diverse as we trek our way through tall swaying corn cropped field to distant green river valleys with one of the great wonders of the world as our backdrop. Host families provide us with true rural hospitality in the ‘real China’ and allow us rare interaction, including visits to family homes. In Beijing we visit the capital’s major historic sites such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square , before rickshaw ride through the old town. We also indulge in the culunary delight that Chinese cuisine is so famous for. The Beijing food experiences will no doubt compete with the trek itself as one of the highlights of this entirely unique adventure. |
24/05/19
SPAIN Walk Camino Open Challenge
Spain
8 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
SPAIN Walk Camino Open Challenge | Spain | Open Challenge | | Bucket list .... a guided walk along the final and most popular stage of the Camino Frances, long enough to earn your Compostela and help raise funds for your charity. | The last six days of the Camino de Santiago offers the chance for time starved travellers to walk the final 115kms into Santiago and gain a wonderful appreciation of the historic significance of the route. Walking through mixed landscapes in the company of your guide and group, there are numerous reminders of the pilgrims past who travelled the route including crosses, statues and grain silos. Thanks to your guide, the history of the trail will be shared with you to ensure that you soak in as much as you can during your short time on the trail. One of the many highlights is reaching the gates of Galicia which lead on to the fabled Santiago de Compostela with its famous cathedral, site of the tomb of St James. |
14/06/19
AUSTRALIA - Walk Larapinta Open Challenge
Australia
6 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
AUSTRALIA - Walk Larapinta Open Challenge | Australia | Open Challenge | | Walking along Australia's most iconic desert trek, along the ridgelines of the West MacDonnell Ranges and staying at comfortable eco campsites. | The Classic Larapinta Trek is one of the seven Great Walks of Australia and is now noted as one of the top 10 walks in the world on many trekking writers walking lists. Walking the high ridgelines of the West MacDonnell Ranges we gain a rare perspective of vast flood plains, the razorback rocky outcrops and sheer scale of this ancient land. We follow an itinerary that will appeal to the active walker prepared to cover between six to sixteen kilometres each day, with plenty of side options to the best spots in the area. You will need to carry only a day pack, as we will be camping in stylish, exclusive and comfortable semi-permanent camp-sites (Ti Tree and Charlie's), where exceptional facilities are setup and waiting for us. These exclusive wilderness campsites add to the enjoyment of the Larapinta Trail, with heated lounge and dining facilities, hot showers, eco-toilet facilities, solar lighting, USB 12V Camera Battery charging and a host of sustainable and stylish facilities. When combined with exceptional food and and fantastic guides, trekkers can just relax and enjoy the outback hospitality. A support vehicle will transfer us between trailheads, allowing us to select walks that are the perfect balance of spectacular scenery and distance covered. The diversity of trail stages is impressive, at times the trail descends from the ridgeline into narrow canyons where sheltered pockets of delicate fern and twisted gum trees grow from the dry rivers of sand. On other stages we walk to the impressive Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm or climb Mt Sonder (1380m) a perfect vantage point from where we can trace the entire West MacDonnell Range. |
21/06/19
PERU Trek Inca Trail Open Challenge
Peru
10 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
PERU Trek Inca Trail Open Challenge | Peru | Open Challenge | | Set your sights on the enigmatic Machu Picchu, as well as time spent in the wonderful city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. | This classic trek along the historic Inca Trail is considered by many to be one of the great short treks of the world, and is a great introduction to trekking in the Andes. Importantly we spend ample time in Cusco and the Sacred Valley whilst acclimatising to the altitude before heading onto the trail. During the walk we experience a complete range of environs all in the space of four days. We ascend the jungle trails and cloud forest to appreciate the panorama of Andean peaks that would have inspired the Inca people as we make our way to Machu Picchu. Words cannot describe the exhilaration of first sighting these enigmatic ruins. Rather than heading back to Cusco we spend a night in Aguas Calientes, and this vitally gives us the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu at its best, in the early morning. Before and after the trek we have time to explore the Cusco we know so well, delving into a selection of Spanish taverns, cathedrals and colourful Quechua Indian markets. |
24/06/19
2019 TANZANIA Climb Kilimanjaro Open Challenge
Tanzania
8 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
2019 TANZANIA Climb Kilimanjaro Open Challenge | Tanzania | Open Challenge | | Bucket list ....Summit Africa's highest mountain via the Rongai Route to help raise funds for your charity. | The sight of the permanent snow capped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m) provides a constant source of inspiration when viewed from the vast plains. It is also a natural focus for any fit trekker keen to summit the highest peak in Africa. While the ascent does not require any technical climbing, the trails are demanding and a sound level of fitness and an ability to acclimatise are essential prerequisites before attempting the summit. The Rongai Route begins in attractive farmland and delightful forest, with the opportunity for viewing black and white colobus monkey, and passes through several different climate zones, adding considerably to the interest of the trek while at the same time ensuring maximum acclimatisation. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north. From the alluring summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m), we will have amazing 360 degree views of the surrounding plains. |
01/10/19
SPAIN Walk Camino Open Challenge
Spain
8 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
SPAIN Walk Camino Open Challenge | Spain | Open Challenge | | Bucket list .... a guided walk along the final and most popular stage of the Camino Frances, long enough to earn your Compostela and help raise funds for your charity. | The last six days of the Camino de Santiago offers the chance for time starved travellers to walk the final 115kms into Santiago and gain a wonderful appreciation of the historic significance of the route. Walking through mixed landscapes in the company of your guide and group, there are numerous reminders of the pilgrims past who travelled the route including crosses, statues and grain silos. Thanks to your guide, the history of the trail will be shared with you to ensure that you soak in as much as you can during your short time on the trail. One of the many highlights is reaching the gates of Galicia which lead on to the fabled Santiago de Compostela with its famous cathedral, site of the tomb of St James. |
01/10/19
NEPAL Trek Everest Open Challenge
Nepal
16 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
NEPAL Trek Everest Open Challenge | Nepal | Open Challenge | | Bucket list ....trek this classic trail through Sherpa villages to the base of Mount Everest and Kala Pattar, with ample time for safe acclimatization and help raise funds for your charity. | The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the world’s classic challenges. Ever since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay achieved the summit in 1953 thousands of trekkers across the globe have thought to themselves ‘well, perhaps I can at least make it to the base camp!’ We invite you to take up the challenge to trek to Everest Base Camp. The Everest Base Camp trek takes you into one of the most spectacular regions of Nepal, the Khumbu, where the Sherpa culture thrives amongst the highest peaks in the world. The Everest massif as seen from Thyangboche and Kala Pattar is a sight you will never forget, and the hospitality of these tough mountain people will remain with you for a long time. This is the traditional trek to view Everest, following the historic trail; it will appeal to those who wish to retrace the steps of history to the base of Everest in the aid of your Charity. Our crew will ensure high catering and hygiene standards whilst providing the comfort of staying in specially selected Sherpa camps. We have been operating treks since 1975 and are the world’s most experienced Himalayan trekking operators. Our high standards of service, looked over by our very experienced first aid trained local Nepali guides, will ensure that all you need to worry about is taking on the challenge of the trek! |
04/10/19
2019 TANZANIA Climb Kilimanjaro Open Challenge
Tanzania
8 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
2019 TANZANIA Climb Kilimanjaro Open Challenge | Tanzania | Open Challenge | | Bucket list ....Summit Africa's highest mountain via the Rongai Route to help raise funds for your charity. | The sight of the permanent snow capped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m) provides a constant source of inspiration when viewed from the vast plains. It is also a natural focus for any fit trekker keen to summit the highest peak in Africa. While the ascent does not require any technical climbing, the trails are demanding and a sound level of fitness and an ability to acclimatise are essential prerequisites before attempting the summit. The Rongai Route begins in attractive farmland and delightful forest, with the opportunity for viewing black and white colobus monkey, and passes through several different climate zones, adding considerably to the interest of the trek while at the same time ensuring maximum acclimatisation. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north. From the alluring summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m), we will have amazing 360 degree views of the surrounding plains. |
19/10/19
CHINA Trek Great Wall Open Challenge
China
8 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
CHINA Trek Great Wall Open Challenge | China | Open Challenge | | This trek takes in the remote sections of the Great Wall in Hebei province. Explore and trek between small villages after visiting the iconic sights of Beijing. | This innovative itinerary takes in a remote section of the Great Wall outside Beijing in Hebei Province. Hosted by local families, we stay in comfortable guesthouses in exclusive locations and explore the Great Wall over five days, trekking between villages. The scenery is vast and diverse as we trek our way through tall swaying corn cropped field to distant green river valleys with one of the great wonders of the world as our backdrop. Host families provide us with true rural hospitality in the ‘real China’ and allow us rare interaction, including visits to family homes. In Beijing we visit the capital’s major historic sites such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square , before rickshaw ride through the old town. We also indulge in the culunary delight that Chinese cuisine is so famous for. The Beijing food experiences will no doubt compete with the trek itself as one of the highlights of this entirely unique adventure. |
27/10/19
NEPAL Trek Annapurna Open Challenge
Nepal
10 days
Open Challenge
You choose the charity
NEPAL Trek Annapurna Open Challenge | Nepal | Open Challenge | | This is a remote trek, away from the tourist trails and deep into the forests and high pastures to the base of the sacred, beautiful fluted peak of Machupachare. | This trek offers the opportunity to escape Nepal’s tourist trails, to venture into the deep forests and roam the high alpine pastures to the base of the sacred, fluted peak of Machapuchare. The emphasis of this trek is on the forest and wilderness zones, combined with a sense of exploration. We ascend through Hindu villages and pristine forests (magnolia, oak and rhododendron) to the superb alpine campsite at Guhe for sweeping panoramic views of the Annapurna Range. Forays to the base of Machapuchare provide a further highlight before a delightful return through Gurung villages to Pokhar |

 


 

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