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Wadi Rum

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Date:

11 - 18th November 2023

Location:

Jordan

Price:

There are various registration options. 

Minimum sponsorship- £500 registration fee 

Self Funder- £500 registration fee + £1495 (invoiced 10 weeks before departure)

Fundraising Target:

Minimum Sponsorship- £2,995

Self Funder-  £1,500

We are delighted to be launching a fabulous 5 -day challenge trek in the magnificent Wadi Rum, Jordan. 

 

The home of several Bedouin tribes, the vast Wadi Rum, the Valley of the Moon, is most famous for its association with British officer T. E. Lawrence, who passed through several times during the Arab Revolt of 1917–18. In the 1980s, one of the rock formations in Wadi Rum, originally known as Jabal al-Mazmar (The Mountain of the Plague), was named "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom" after Lawrence's book penned in the aftermath of the war. Shots of Wadi Rum in the 1962 film ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ were responsible for kick-starting Jordan’s tourist industry and introducing travellers to this spectacular place.

 

The trail follows old shepherd paths, weaving its way west across desert wadis and over striped granite mountains, caused by basalt dyke intrusions, as we summit Jordan's highest mountain. At the end of the trek, we pay a visit to the ancient city of Petra.

Challenge Highlights

  • Trekking between 22 – 25km per day in the majestic Wadi Rum (a World Heritage site)

  • Finding dramatic, hidden desert scenery, including sandstone domes, rock formations, and granite and basalt striated mountains

  • Experiencing the Bedouin culture and cuisine

  • Wild camping beneath spectacular desert skies

  • Summiting Um Dami, Jordan’s highest mountain

  • Exploring the ancient city of Petra

Click here to read the full event Terms and Conditions

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What to expect

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The Trip Includes:

 

Tribal Tracks Leader

International economy class flights between London Gatwick and Aqaba

 

UK international departure tax

 

Passenger Service Charges

 

Accommodation in shared rooms in Aqaba and Eco Desert Camp

 

Accommodation in shared tents on trek

 

Supporting In-country guides and cooks during trek

 

Jeep support during trek

 

Entry fees to Petra

 

All transfers by minibus or bus as per itinerary

 

All meals from dinner on day of arrival to breakfast on day of departure

 

Bottled water on trek

 

Vegetarian or other meal plan can be provided, please specify at time of booking

What will my donation achieve?

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Every penny of your donation goes towards improving the future for children in East Africa. Click below to find out how your money is spent.

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