Trekking in Jordan

Jordan is a country with a tourist circuit well defined by the caravans of luxury tour buses; land in Amman then down the Kings Highway visit a couple of crusader castle, then wonder at the incredible beauty of the ancient Nabataeans capital of Petra with a quick sojourn into the mind-blowing desert landscape of Wadi Rum.

You are likely to meet the same tour groups at the same viewpoints, scenic highlights and shopping experiences.

However, it is possible to break away from the masses and enjoy incredible sights in solitary splendour, your are hardly going somewhere where ‘no man has stepped before’ but that’s the joy of this area in its wider sense of the neighbourhood of Syria and Israel, you are after all stepping in the footsteps of ancient history from biblical characters to Edonomites, Romans and Nabataeans but on the edge of the Rift Valley as the mountains tumble in the Dead Sea Valley there is some spectacular trekking and exploration to be had for the adventurous traveller.   Into the magical nature reserve of Dana or down the little known Wadi Jhuir with a canyon or ‘siq’ as they are known locally that easily surpasses in both its length and geological interest its more famous cousin at the entrance to Petra.   Its lacks the Kaznah or Treasury at its terminus but does boast a number of Neolithic ‘tells’ – ancient settlement mounds and the famous Roman copper mines at Finan and a number of timeless Bedouin campsites.

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Just Walk 2009

Just Walk 2009

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Just Walk is bigger and better for 2009, we have added some new distances to suit all ages and levels of stamina.   Now you can choose either 60km, 40km, 20km or 10km routes.   So get your walking boots on and hike for the charity of your choice.   www.just-walk.co.uk    

Explore Nepal

Charity Treks in Nepal

We offer two fantastic trips to Nepal the Pike Peak and Everest Base Camp expeditions.

The Pike Peak trek takes you to one of the most beautiful and remote parts of the Himalayas. This is a very rewarding challenge when you reach the summit of the Pike Peak at just over 4,000 metres. Why not join Concern Worldwide on this fantastic challenge.

The Everest Base Camp Charity Expedition is the ultimate trekking challenge. The trek passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Panoramas at this altitude 5,545m are awesome, so why not join the Child Welfare Scheme on this challenge of a lifetime.

For further details on our Nepal trips click here.

Raise money for your charity in 2009 with an charity trek with Across the Divide

Across the Divide has a wide range of charity adventures for 2009 here are two of our latest ideas.

India Bike | 7-16 March 2009

An exhilarating journey as we pass tribal villages, temples and dramatic ruined forts. Finishing with a visit to the spectacular Taj Mahal.

Jordan Trek | 9-16 May 2009 

Our journey from Finan to Petra passes through lavish green valleys, steppe and mountain landscapes before finally arriving at the magnificent rose city of Petra.

Our new Open Events pages on our website are proving very popular. You can view itineraries, see what it’s really like with fantastic images and testimonials, PLUS register for an event online.

For further details visit the Across the Divide charity challenge website.

Lesotho Trek with ATD 2008

Lesotho is one of Africa’s hidden gems, known as the ‘Mountain Kingdom’ or the ‘Kingdom of the Sky’ it is surrounded entirely by South Africa.  Our charity trek with the Peter McVerry Trust, takes us into the beautiful Tsehlanyane National Park, through mountain passes and past tiny mountain villages. 

 

A fantastic chance to explore this fascinating country.  

 

For further details click here

Namibia – focus on the country.

Namibia is one of our favourite charity challenge destinations simply because there is nowhere else quite like it.

We have recently and with reluctance moved all of our operations out of the northern Namib – where our trekking area was being encroached upon by the re-opening of an old mine, into Damaraland.

Charity Treks | Namibia | Across the Divide ExpeditionsA lot of memories where tied up in the old area but I have to say that the new treks and challenges are surpassing our expectations and the feedback from clients has been some of the best we have ever had.

We are running treks here for specific charities – you can find out more here and our own ‘Open Challenges’ where you can raise money for any charity you like which you can find out more about from Susan McDonagh or by visiting Open Challenges web page here.

Charity Challenges in Namibia