Trek the Jordan Desert
Escape to the Jordan Desert on this life-changing challenge for people affected by mental health problems.
Trekking from the Dead Sea to the hidden city of Petra, we'll tackle a myriad of terrains, discover the secrets of this ancient land and see more shooting stars than you thought was possible.
By day, our Bedouin guides will lead us along ancient trails through towering valleys, past waterfalls, across vast, barren expanses and even to the top of the Black Mountains. We’ll immerse ourselves in the local culture and legends of this unspoiled landscape, a world apart from everyday life.
By night, we’ll rest in Bedouin camps and choose to sleep in tents or under a sky unspoiled by light pollution.
Hiking from one iconic World Heritage Site to another, we'll end our adventure with a day exploring Petra, the famous ancient city carved into the desert mountains.
The challenge may be tough, but the incredible panoramas are more than worth the workout, not to mention the cause!
Challenge grading - This is a desert trek but that doesn’t mean all flat sand. You will walk over varied terrain including rocky paths with some long distances covered over the 5 days. March, and October are chosen for cooler temperatures but in very recent years we have seen some uncharacteristically hot days. There will be some days of climbing but the altitude is considered light.
registration fee (payable today)£87.25
What to Expect
- Begin at the Dead Sea
- Trek for 5 days on varied terrain and elevations in the Jordan desert
- Sleep in bedouin camps or directly under the stars in your sleeping bag
- Finish at Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1985, once the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom, and featured in Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade
- Opportunity to visit Wadi Rum a protected natural beauty