• Jordan
  • Trek
  • £349.00
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Located in the heart of Jordan lies the ancient city of Petra. Here’s your chance to explore this historic wonder as part of our new overseas trekking challenge.

  • Experience one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, filled with stunning scenery and breathtaking landscapes
  • Follow ancient Bedouin paths and hike across gentle hills, wadis and arid desert
  • Discover the ‘back door’ of Petra, the ancient Red-Rose City of the Nabateans
  • Take a photo outside the Treasury, one of Petra’s most iconic landmarks
  • Round off this nine-day adventure with a day relaxing at the Dead Sea

This challenge is bespoke to Help for Heroes and is organised and managed by our event provider, Discover Adventure.

The most rewarding journey I've ever taken... We raised nearly £40,000, but the true treasure was the camaraderie we forged. I'm eager to embark on the Trek to Petra challlenge in 2024. Step outside your comfort zone, meet inspiring people, and discover your potential."

Andy Morrisey

Past overseas trekker


During this nine-day hike, you will discover unique landscapes and unbelievable sights. Build up your endurance ahead of the trek by doing some training and make sure you pack everything you will need. Start your preparations with some trekking tips.

To find out what is planned for each day, download the detailed itinerary below.

    Download Petra Itinerary

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    Overlooking the Treasury
    Admiring Petra's iconic Treasury - Andy Morrisey


    The registration fee for all participants is £349.

    Charity Sponsorship

    You pay a registration fee and do lots of fundraising to cover the cost of your trip and support our heroes and their families

    • £3950 fundraising target
    • 80% of fundraising target (£3160) due on 19 July 2024 to confirm your place. The remainder due 6 weeks prior to the event.

    Mix Funding

    You pay a proportion of the costs of your trip and have a lower fundraising target

    • £500 trip cost + £2950 fundraising target
    • 80% of fundraising target (£2360) due on 19 July 2024 to confirm your place. The remainder due 6 weeks prior to the event.


    You pay the registration fee and pay the full amount to cover the cost of your trip, plus you aim to raise £1000 for Help for Heroes.

    • £2000 trip cost + £1000 fundraising target
    • Full amount due on 1 August 2024 to confirm your place on the trip

    You will be provided with a Fundraising Guide that is specific to this Overseas Trek to Petra event. The guide contains information, advice and support to help you meet your fundraising total.

    Trekking across Petra's rocky landscape
    Trekking across Petra's rocky landscape - Discover Adventure


    • Scheduled return flights to London
    • All accommodation (generally twin share) tents and hotels
    • Meals as detailed in itinerary
    • Celebration meal
    • Discover Adventure leaders and doctor
    • Full vehicle support, local guides, cooks and drivers
    • 24-hour emergency UK back-up

    What's Excluded?

    • Travel insurance
    • Meals, as detailed in the itinerary
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Visa, if required

    Frequently asked questions

    If you are thinking of signing up for a hiking challenge like this, then it is understandable that you may have some questions. Take a look at our FAQs to find out more about the challenge.

    • Trek to Petra FAQs
      • You will be trekking over hilly, varied terrain with narrow rocky tracks, and some exposed sections. There is also some walking on soft, loose sand. Trails are rough underfoot. Some climbs – and descents – are steep and strenuous, particularly on the first day in the mountains; you should have a good level of fitness and stamina. You will trek approximately 95-100km on this trip overall, though it’s more useful when training to think about the hours you need to walk for and the terrain that you’ll be walking over. If you are unsteady on your feet on uneven terrain you will find trekking poles useful, but do make sure you use these when training. The trails can get very dusty; sunglasses with a good surround protection are very useful. This challenging is graded demanding, and the heat will be the main challenge for many, but there are some short sections with relatively steep drops, making these days more of a tough challenge for vertigo sufferers.

      • At the start and end of the trek you stay in a good standard hotel (3-4*) on a twin-share basis. If you are travelling alone, you will be paired up with someone of the same sex and similar age – please let us know if you wish to share with a particular person. Whilst on the trek itself you will be camping in two-man tents, with dining tents, camp-fires and fabulous views. We highly recommend peacefully sleeping under the incredible star-strewn night skies for at least one night – there’s nothing quite like it! While camping there may be some water provided to wash with, but we recommend bringing wet wipes – we are in a desert so we prioritise the water for drinking and cooking! Be aware that the water supply generally in Jordan is scarce.

      • This trekking challenge is all about endurance fitness rather than speed and it is certainly not a race. Try to train with your day-pack on your back and get used to drinking and carrying water during your training. Sticking to our training plan will really pay off. You will be up early in the mornings and trekking for approximately 6-8 hours each day, so good fitness is very important. Distances are misleading in this type of terrain, and it’s more useful when training to think about the hours you need to walk for! This trek is achievable for most people provided they train well in advance.


    If you have any questions our Events Team is on hand from Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.


    Overseas Trek to Petra

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