Overview

Each day on our trek we will experience varied landscapes and terrain. We’ll be fully immersed in outstanding natural beauty through rare freshwater gorges, dry golden deserts and crisp white salty shores. Petra itself is fascinating and walking through the deep canyons you are transported back through time and can feel the antiquity of the incredible architecture.
This challenge is physically demanding and offers fabulous scenery and a fascinating insight in to a rich culture and history.

Start:
26/09/2021
Finish:
02/10/2021
Location(s):
Jordan
Duration:
7

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Each day on our trek we will experience varied landscapes and terrain. We’ll be fully immersed in outstanding natural beauty through rare freshwater gorges, dry golden deserts and crisp white salty shores. Petra itself is fascinating and walking through the deep canyons you are transported back through time and can feel the antiquity of the incredible architecture. This challenge is physically demanding and offers fabulous scenery and a fascinating insight in to a rich culture and history.

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Itinerary - 7 days

Day 1 Sunday, 26 September 2021
Day 1

Depart the UK for Jordan and transfer to our hotel in Amman.

Day 2 Monday, 27 September 2021
Day 2

We wake up and consume a hearty breakfast before proceeding to Wadi Mujib to tackle part of the stunning Siqtrail. After our ‘warmup’ trek through the sandstone cliffs we travel back to Amman for the night. 4 -6 hours trekking time.

Day 3 Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Day 3

We leave Amman this morning to begin the main trek. Once we get to Wadi Rum, also known as Valley of the Moon,we depart on a jeep ride and trek through the red sandy desert before spending the evening basking in the orange glow of sunset at our camp for the night. 4 -6 hours trekking time

Day 4 Wednesday, 29 September 2021
Day 4

Today we visit the magical and fascinating city of Petra, a city carved into the mountains and subsequently lost for hundreds of years.We travel through the ‘back door’ at the Monastery, exploring the temples and tombs before leaving to see the imposing Al Khazneh, the treasury which was built around 200AD. 4 -6 hours trekking time.

Day 5 Thursday, 30 September 2021
Day 5

A challenging day of trekking as our journey takes us through the ‘hamada’ landscape –a dry land strewn with rocks and Nabatean ruins.We walk through the Petra mountains to the peak of Al Farchbefore following the Wadi Gnaito our tented camp. 6 -8 hours trekking time.

Day 6 Friday, 01 October 2021
Day 6

Today we embark on our final day of trekking. The landscape is flatter as we cross local farms and Bedouin sites, offering the most fantastic views across the River Joran towards Jerusalem and the West Bank.Our trek finishes at the Dead Sea, 1388ft below sea level and we will have the chance to experience the magical moment of floating in its mineral rice waters before celebrating our achievements with a traditional Jordanian meal! 3 -5 hours trekking time

Day Day 7 Saturday, 02 October 2021
7

Transfer back to Amman airport for our flight home. Due to the nature of the challenge, this complex itinerary is subject to change.

FAQ's

What will happen to my luggage during trekking days?

Your main luggage will be transported for you each day. You will just need to carry the kit you need for that day including water, sun cream, snacks, camera, waterproofs etc.

Can I extend my trip?

It is possible to extend your stay and travel independently after the main group has headed home. We will advise you of when and how to apply for this once you are signed up. We can only make changes to the date you return, the route must remain the same; all changes are made at the airline’s discretion and subject to availability and a nominal admin fee.

I've never done anything like this before, what should I expect?

Most people who sign up to our overseas challenges have also never done anything like this before! You’ll be well supported from the minute you sign up right through to the challenge itself but it’s important you come with an open mind. Due to the destinations we travel to, things don’t always run as smoothly as they would at home so a relaxed attitude is the best in these situations.

How fit do I need to be?

You don’t need to be a fitness fanatic to do these challenges. The majority of people who take part in these events will be just like you and will not necessarily have done anything like this before. However to get maximum enjoyment from these challenges training is vital and we will provide you with a detailed training plan tailored to the trip you are going on which we strongly recommend you stick to. We will also be on hand every step of the way to provide training advice.

Do I have to have travel insurance?

Yes everyone is required to have travel insurance in place before they depart for a challenge. We highly recommend you take a policy out as soon as you sign up in case of any unforeseen circumstances that require you to cancel. If you already have an annual policy or cover with your bank you should check you are happy with the level of cover, repatriation is essential. You’ll need to send us the following details from your existing policy; policy number, emergency contact number and start and expiry date.