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Fundraising Challenges for Charities

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Reasons why your charity should run overseas fundraising trips with Tribal Tracks (and what you are missing out on!)

We don't charge any registration or start up fees for the charity, and our services are free of charge.  

They raise substantial funds for charities and are an easy solution to meeting your fundraising targets. 

The trips require very little input from you and create almost no extra work. You publicise the trip, then we take over: we do the work so you don’t have to.

There is no risk to charity funds and no spend required.

We offer flexible funding solutions designed to suit your charity and your supporters (see more details below).

Our charity challenges are designed specifically for your charity. Some other companies run trips where supporters of different charities join a pre-arranged trip. We don't do this. We have seen the benefits of uniting new and old supporters over a single common cause. The trips become a platform to create and retain long-term supporters, leading to commitment, repeat fundraising and ambassadors for your cause. They generate amazing publicity, solely for your charity, which in turn leads to more supporters.

We can incorporate experiences unique to your charity. Do you want to visit a charity doing similar work to you in a different country, to learn what they are doing and share knowledge and contacts? Or do you want your supporters to help the communities we travel to by working with them on a useful project? We pride ourselves on our local knowledge and we work hard to make these experiences special and memorable for every supporter involved.

As with all of our trips, our charity trips also give back to local communities as we only use local teams - this is one of our core values and is very important to us.

You and your supporters will experience exceptional levels of service from start to finish, with a named, dedicated Tribal Tracks advisor to each trip.

Our exciting, fresh destinations and experiences attract supporters perhaps a little tired of the standard charity challenge trips.

The beauty of all our destinations provides the perfect background for amazing social media content, communicating to your supporters that your charity is an exciting organisation to be part of.

Your Charity. Our Expertise. Your #ExceptionalAdventure
We are proud to work with so many different charities and organisations, providing unique and special fundraising trips for their supporters.  

We have a proven track record of delivering #exceptionaladventures and we recognise that all of our charity clients are different, and have differing needs.  We work with you and get to know you and your supporters, and we pride ourself on our personal touch.  We view it as a partnership, with the end goal being happy, fulfilled supporters, raising huge amounts for your charity. 

We are always happy to put prospective clients in touch with our established clients, so you can hear firsthand why you should use us.  Browse the information below to find out how the trips work and then get in touch.  We would love to talk to you!

So just how do our fundraising trips work?

Here you can find the answers to many FAQs, from funding through to the role we play. If there is anything else you want to know, just ask.

No. We don't charge any registration or start up fees for the charity, and our services are free of charge. There is no additional £550 levy for having a dedicated advisor or a response time within 24 hours! You really matter to us and you will deal with either Charlie or Gaynor, from start to finish. From initial conversations and discussions, through to the completion of the trip, you will have the same advisor, with a same day response rate and there will be no spend required by your charity. Similarly, if you don't get enough people to make a viable team (and we look at each trip on a case by case basis - sometimes there are very good reasons for running it with only 4 or 5 people), there is no cancellation fee.

Yes, we can, and as we have our own ATOL, they will be ATOL protected.  If you want to do this, we will provide you with a flight inclusive cost for the whole trip.

We are happy to discuss this with you and generally, launching the trip is something we are more than happy to be involved in. In addition to a strong campaign across social media platforms, we have found an information evening to be helpful, as well as the all-important dedicated fundraising page, where we can provide images and detail.

Some of our other clients have also held pre-trip themed evenings in appropriate restaurants where they have met each other, us and the leader (if available). Some have even formed training groups! We really do pride ourselves on our bespoke service, so are happy to help wherever we can.

We make it as easy as possible. We put the trip up on our website, with a bespoke link, which you can link to in your publicity material. This page will have the itinerary, the kit list and a 'book now' link. When people book on to the trip, we let you know. They pay their deposit into our Secure Trust Account with, which is completely secure and carries a 100% financial guarantee from Protected Trust Services.

In general, there are two main ways in which a challenge like this can be funded. Whichever one you opt for is a decision for your charity - we are happy to accommodate either option, or a combination of the two.

Option 1 - Self-funder

With the self-funder option, the supporter covers the full cost of the challenge themselves and raises as much sponsorship as they can. The supporter will pay their deposit and final payments directly to Tribal Tracks’ Secure Trust Account. 

This option has no financial risk for the charity as the supporter will be covering the cost themselves. If they do not pay the balance of the trip (due 56 days before departure) in accordance with our terms and conditions, they would forfeit their deposit and would not travel. The place could be assigned to another supporter who would then pay the balance of the trip.

Option 2 - Minimum sponsorship

With this option, the supporter would pay the deposit of 30% when booking on the trip to Tribal Tracks as above, but would then go on to pledge to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for the balance, which is called the Minimum Sponsorship Sun. We suggest that this should be set at a reasonably high level (trip cost less deposit plus 50% may work). Then, the supporter would fundraise for this sum and send the sponsorship money to the charity as it is raised. 

At least 80% of the minimum sponsorship sum must be sent to the charity ten weeks before departure and the remaining 20% should follow within four weeks of completing the challenge. If the supporter has raised the necessary funds, the charity would then pay the balance of the expedition costs when invoiced by Tribal Tracks 56 days before the group departs. The deposit and the balance will be paid into the Tribal Tracks Secure Trust Account, again providing 100% financial protection to the charity and the supporters. The charity will benefit by keeping the remaining sponsorship money and every pound over and above what is raised. 

If this option is selected, Tribal Tracks will need to have a simple contract with the charity and the supporters will also need to sign up to the Tribal Tracks booking terms and conditions (facilitated through the booking form).

If insufficient funds were raised, the supporter could either self-fund, or would not travel and would forfeit their deposit.

Again, there is no financial exposure to the charity if this option is selected as the trip is effectively financed by the fundraising. This is the type of funding model commonly used by other large charity expedition companies.

Please note: Under certain circumstances where airlines or suppliers require earlier payment not covered by the non-refundable deposit, we reserve the right to request those costs to be paid prior to 56 days.

Tribal Tracks has 100% Financial Protection. We are members of Protected Trust Services and any money that you pay to Tribal Tracks goes into a protected trust account, operated by PTS and governed by independent trustees. This means that it is ring-fenced and 100% protected. Our membership number is 5566. Flights booked for the clients by Tribal Tracks will be ATOL protected under our own ATOL.

It is a requirement of Tribal Tracks booking terms and conditions that each supporter must hold their own travel insurance which covers the trip and the activities they are doing. We will require details of this prior to departure. We encourage supporters to take out travel insurance as soon as they book.

Tribal Tracks is fully insured and carries public liability insurance up to £5 million.

We take the strain, so you don’t have to!

After the trip is publicised, we deal with all aspects of administration leading up to the trip, from booking, through to handling queries, to invoicing, pre-departure briefing and obviously, ensuring that the trip itself will run like clockwork on the ground. When the team is in-country, we have a 24-hour support. We have robust in-country infrastructure with an expert local teams and the qualified UK based leader, will be handpicked for expertise as well as an ability to bond the team, make the trip fun and deal with any issues that arise.

Before departure, we run an online pre-departure briefing where we go through the itinerary in detail, the kit list, country specific details and anything unique to the trip.  This is a great opportunity for the group to meet and shortly afterwards, we create a WhatsApp group to allow the team to bond. Charlie or Gaynor are always part of this group. Before departure, we add the Tribal Tracks Leader to this group, so they are on hand for last minute queries.

Trips to inspire

Popular Tours for Fundraising Challenges for Charities

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View this trip - The Sahara 100km

Morocco, Africa

The Sahara 100km

7 days

Charity Trip
View this trip - Morocco Three Peaks Challenge

Morocco, Africa

Morocco Three Peaks Challenge

7 days

Charity Trip
View this trip - Mount Toubkal Summit

Morocco, Africa

Mount Toubkal Summit

6 days

Charity Trip
View this trip - Mount Kenya Summit

Kenya, Africa

Mount Kenya Summit

9 days

Charity Trip
View this trip - The Wadi Rum Summit Trek

Jordan, Middle East

The Wadi Rum Summit Trek

8 Days

Charity Trip
View this trip - The Wadi Rum 100km

Jordan, Middle East

The Wadi Rum 100km

8 days

Charity Trip
View this trip - Jordan & Petra Quick Dash

Jordan, Middle East

Jordan & Petra Quick Dash

5 days

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View this trip - The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Nepal, Asia

The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

10 days

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Client Profiles

James - Events Manager for a National Charity | Tribal Tracks Traveller Profile and Review

James - Events Manager for a National Charity

To use a very cliched phrase that is nonetheless still true, it was the experience of a lifetime. Jordan holds a special place in my heart, for so many personal reasons and I was delighted to have the opportunity to go back. The Wadi Rum has some of the most evocative scenery on the planet, being used for films like the Martian. It is harsh, unyielding and stunningly beautiful all at once. The 100km trek is no walk in the park, particularly with the depth of the sand and the heat – but what a place to challenge yourself. This trek is and will always be, one of the highlights of my career.

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Areas & Highlights


Some of the things you can expect to experience in our Fundraising Challenges for Charities Trips


Family homestays

Enjoy staying with local families in their villages, and learn about their way of life.



Visit the vibrant city of Hanoi and its famous sites.


Vietnamese Cuisine

Explore Vietnam's delicious and fresh cuisine.


Mount Trusmadi Summit

Summit Borneo's second highest mountain, arguably harder than Mt Kinabalu.



Fly into the world's highest airport!


Teahouse Stays

Experience welcoming teahouses - no need to camp!


Mardi Himal Base Camp

Trek in the shadow of Fishtail.


Salkantay Trek

A high altitude alternative to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.


Lares Trail

Trek the Lares Trail to Machu Picchu.


Pacuare River

Trek in this protected area, following the path of the river to the Caribbean.



A vibrant town.


Machu Picchu

Visit the home of the Inca.


Mount Kinabalu Summit

Trek to Borneo's highest point.


Longhouse Stay

Stay in a traditional Borneo longhouse.


Annapurna Sanctuary

Trek into the amphitheatre of the Annapurna


Everest Base Camp

The iconic trek.


Jebel Umm ad Dami

Summit Jordan's highest mountain.


Lush Date Oases

Tranquil, irrigated spots to rest out of the sun.


Ancient Villages

Fascinating, abandoned villages.


Jebel Shams

Oman's mountain of the sun, and its highest peak.


Wadi Ghul

Oman's Grand Canyon and the second deepest canyon in the world.



Oman's vibrant capital.


The Japanese Alps

Home to the wonderful Ginza Panorama trail.


Source of the White Nile

Visit the source of the Nile, the longest river in the world, in Jinja, Uganda.


Ol Pejeta Nature Conservancy

The world renowned nature habitat and home to the only two remaining white rhino.


Mount Elgon

A unique adventure to summit one of Africa's highest mountains (4321m).


Mount Kenya

Summit the second highest peak in Africa.


Nepali Cuisine

Momo, Dal Bhat, Sel Roti...delicious!



Nepal's buzzing capital is ancient, cultural, spiritual and home to excellent shopping.


Mount Fuji

Conquer Japan's iconic and highest mountain (3776m).


Wasabi Farm

See how wasabi is grown and taste the fresh root, or maybe even wasabi ice cream.


Matsumoto Castle

Visit one of Japan's rare, authentic and unrestored castles.


Japanese Cuisine

Sometimes challenging, but always delicious, Japanese cuisine is so much more than just sushi.



Experience the bright lights and sheer energy of Japan's capital city.


Bullet Train

The Shinkansen - a real bucket list experience.



Ancient and beautiful port city on the Gulf of Aqaba with good shopping and interesting souk.



Golden sand, swimming and snorkelling...happy place.


Trekking at Altitude

Challenge yourself to reach new heights on a high altitude trek.


African Wildlife

Experience Africa's legendary wildlife.



Trek through rich, tropical rainforests, alive with wildlife and amazing flora and fauna.


Jungle Wildlife

Interesting creatures abound such as sloth, monkeys and amazing birdlife.



Experience the frozen beauty of the north.


High Plateau

Venture on to Europe's largest high plateau, the Hardangervidda.


Nordic Scenery

Endless trees, frozen lakes, deep fjords, and quaint villages.


Military History

Follow in the footsteps of the brave and learn more about fascinating periods in military history.


Nordic Skills

Let military experts teach you to cross country ski, pull paulks (sledges), snow shoe and survive in Arctic conditions.


Norwegian culture

Experience cosy, family run hotels with real fires and fantastic, authentic Norwegian dishes.



Visit fascinating Buddhist and Shinto shrines.



Visit fascinating and ancient temples.



A beautiful and vibrant city, located on the edge of Phewa Lake, with a backdrop of the Annapurna.


Star Gazing

No light pollution leads to amazing night time skies.


Bedouin Culture

Learn about the customs and the traditions of the Bedouin people, while experiencing their warm hospitality.


Ancient Nabatean Sites

Outside of Petra, ancient Nabatean sites are scattered throughout Jordan and the Wadi Rum.



Petra, the ancient Nabatean Rose City, and one of the wonders of the Modern World - for very good reason!


Trek with Mules

Get to know these real characters as they trek with you, under the skilled control of their devoted muleteers.


Moroccan Cuisine

Delicious cous cous, tagine, Berber bread, fresh salads with olives...yum!


Local Culture

Find out about the local communities you are trekking through; their customs, religion, believes and cuisine.


Mount M’Goun

Morocco's third highest mountain, but arguably a much tougher summit than Toubkal.


Imlil Valley

Experience the beauty of the Imlil Valley, the hub of all adventures in the High Atlas.


Mount Toubkal

Summit North Africa's highest peak, with an altitude of 4167m.


Wild Camping

Experience sleeping under canvas, in the most beautiful, wild, locations.


Berber Villages

Trek through villages where time has stood still.  Do not be surprised if you get offered peppermint tea!


The High Atlas Mountains

Experience one of the most beautiful areas on earth.


Trek with Camels

Get to know these real characters and all of their foibles as they trek along side you with their cameleers, making short work of the sand! 



Vibrant, frenetic, with bustling souks and the ancient medina, Marrakech will enchant.


Sahara Desert

Quite simply an iconic, bucket list trek, and for very good reason.

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