Trekking along verdant trails in the Annapurna region |  <i>Joe Kennedy</i>

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01/04/19
NEPAL Trek Everest Adventure Challenge
Nepal
16 days
Adventure Challenge
You choose the charity
NEPAL Trek Everest Adventure 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 acclimatisation 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 Adventure Challenge
Nepal
10 days
Adventure Challenge
You choose the charity
NEPAL Trek Annapurna Adventure 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 Adventure Challenge
China
8 days
Adventure Challenge
You choose the charity
CHINA Trek Great Wall Adventure Challenge | China | Open Challenge | | Bucket list ......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 Adventure Challenge
Spain
9 days
Adventure Challenge
You choose the charity
SPAIN Walk Camino Adventure 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. |
17/06/19
AUSTRALIA Walk Larapinta Adventure Challenge
Australia
6 days
Adventure Challenge
You choose the charity
AUSTRALIA Walk Larapinta Adventure 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. | Summit Mount Sonder.....trek 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. You will need to carry only a light pack as a support vehicle will meet us at our campsites with bush tucker that will exceed expectations. 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, Standley Chasm and summit Mt Sonder (1,380m) a perfect vantage point from where we can trace the entire West MacDonnell Range. |
21/06/19
PERU Trek Inca Trail Adventure Challenge
Peru
10 days
Adventure Challenge
You choose the charity
PERU Trek Inca Trail Adventure Challenge | Peru | Open Challenge | | Bucket list ......Inca Trail Trek to 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 Adventure Challenge
Tanzania
8 days
Adventure Challenge
You choose the charity
2019 TANZANIA Climb Kilimanjaro Adventure 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. |
21/07/19
Can Too Kakadu Challenge
Australia
7 days
Can Too Foundation
Can Too Kakadu Challenge | Australia | Can Too Foundation | The Can Too Foundation raises funds for cancer research through our partnerships with major beneficiary Cure Cancer Australia Foundation, and our collaboration partner Cancer Council NSW. Since 2005, we have funded over 145 individual cancer research grants through Cure Cancer Australia, and two major research projects through Cancer Council NSW. | Classic walking exploration of Kakadu National Park's best secret spots and help raise much needed funds for Cancer Research. | Kakadu National Park is a World Heritage Area covering some 20,000 square kms. Waterfalls tumble from the red cliffs off the Arnhem Land escarpment into shady pools; tranquil wetlands teem with animal and bird life, while 40,000 years of Aboriginal cultural heritage is on display in the numerous hidden rock art galleries. Get away from the crowds on our active, walking based itinerary, which includes a cruise on the Yellow Waters (a favourite haunt of saltwater crocodiles). It's when you go for a walk beyond the main tourist sites that Kakadu will reveal its true magic. Our collection of full-day bushwalks venture in to remote gorges and sparkling waterfalls, as well as visit ancient rock-art seen by very few visitors. The upgraded semi-permanent campsites encourage travellers to relax in idyllic tropical surrounds. The itinerary varies to make the most of the season, choosing the best walks and waterfalls as the wet season floodwaters recede and access opens up. You will return to Darwin having enjoyed a complete adventure across the full range of tropical wilderness of Australia's Top End. |
23/08/19
Reach Larapinta Trail Challenge
Australia
7 days
The Reach Foundation
Reach Larapinta Trail Challenge | Australia | The Reach Foundation | The Reach Foundation is offering supporters the chance to be part of the Trek Larapinta Trail for The Reach Foundation. This is a unique opportunity to raise funds to support Reach’s work with Aboriginal and Torrest Strait Islander young people and take on a personal challenge-six days trekking in Australia’s spectacular outback, including a dawn climb to the top of Mount Sonder. We can promise you a physical, emotional, and spiritual journey. | Guided walk along Australia's most iconic desert Larapinta Trek and raise awareness and funds for The Reach Foundation. | The Reach Foundation is offering supporters the chance to be part of the Reach Larapinta Trail Challenge. This is a unique opportunity to raise funds to support Reach’s work with Aboriginal and Torrest Strait Islander young people and take on a personal challenge. We can promise you a physical, emotional, and spiritual journey. The Larapinita Trail is one of the seven Great Walks of Australia and is now noted as one of the top 10 walks in the world. 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 our sustainable semi-permanent camp-sites, where exceptional facilities are setup. When combined with exceptional food and fantastic guides, trekkers can enjoy the outback hospitality. A support vehicle will transfer us between trailheads, allowing us to select walks that are the perfect balance for our challenge. The diversity of trail stages is impressive, at times the trail descends from the ridge line 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 and summit Mt Sonder (1380m) where we can trace the entire West MacDonnell Range. |
01/10/19
SPAIN Walk Camino Adventure Challenge
Spain
8 days
Adventure Challenge
You choose the charity
SPAIN Walk Camino Adventure 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 Adventure Challenge
Nepal
16 days
Adventure Challenge
You choose the charity
NEPAL Trek Everest Adventure 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 acclimatisation 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 Adventure Challenge
Tanzania
8 days
Adventure Challenge
You choose the charity
2019 TANZANIA Climb Kilimanjaro Adventure 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 Adventure Challenge
China
8 days
Adventure Challenge
You choose the charity
CHINA Trek Great Wall Adventure Challenge | China | Open Challenge | | Bucket list ......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 Adventure Challenge
Nepal
10 days
Adventure Challenge
You choose the charity
NEPAL Trek Annapurna Adventure 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 |
03/11/19
Hamlin 17 Day Ethiopian Adventure 2019
Ethiopia
17 days
Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation
Hamlin 17 Day Ethiopian Adventure 2019 | Ethiopia | Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation | Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation raises funds and awareness for the work of renowned Australian obstetrician Dr Catherine Hamlin and her team at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, a healthcare network with its main hospital in Addis Ababa, five regional hospitals, the Hamlin College of Midwives and Desta Mender, a rehabilitation and reintegration facility. | The only insider's tour of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. Experience the Great Ethiopian Run. Raise vital funds for life-changing work. | This is a trip of a LIFETIME and one of only two insider trips to Ethiopia with Team Hamlin. The Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation is an independent charity established in Australia to raise funds for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia and other partners using the Hamlin Model of Care to eradicate obstetric fistula. Over nearly 60 years, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia has treated over 50 000 women who have suffered one of the most horrific injuries – obstetric fistula. Find out more at hamlin.org.au On this trip, you will be visiting the healthcare network of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia and meeting key staff and patients. You will visit the Hamlin College of Midwives and Desta Mender, the rehabilitation and reintegration facility for longer-term patients, as well as meet Hamlin midwives in action at a rural health clinic. You will be immersed in Ethiopian culture with a visit to the tranquil island monasteries of Lake Tana and a trip to the Blue Falls. You will also see the Bullets to Beads jewellery range being handmade in the mountains, visit the largest market in East Africa and much more. The trip concludes with the International 10K fun run. You'll be running (or walking or dancing) 10km, at altitude, against Ethiopians. This is a fantastic way to celebrate the final day of the trip. By coming on this trip, you will be supporting some of the most marginalised women in the world. |
10/11/19
VIETNAM & CAMBODIA Cycle Adventure Challenge
Cambodia, Vietnam
7 days
Adventure Challenge
You choose the charity
VIETNAM & CAMBODIA Cycle Adventure 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. |

 


 

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