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2024 COCO Wadi Rum 100 Challenge

November 02, 2024 - November 09, 2024

Trek 100km through the glorious scenery of the Wadi Rum, and summit Jebel Umm ad Dami, Jordan's highest mountain.

Location

Jordan

Difficulty

Challenging

Accommodation and Meals

Fixed Desert Camp, Desert Wild Camping, Hotel

Duration

8 Days

Meeting Point

Aqaba

Annual Leave

5 days

Group Size

Up to 20

Seasons

November to March

Walking Distance

100km

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Similar to the Wadi Rum 100km, this trek also covers 100km, but some of it involves going up and down!  Jordan's highest mountain, Umm ad Dami (1854m) lies directly on the Saudi Arabian border, and the views from the top towards to the Gulf of Aqaba are just fantastic.
The Wadi Rum Summit Trek
Lynsey

Lynsey is requested time and time again by our repeat trekkers.  She is a full time mountain leader based in the North East of England.

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The most amazing, life changing experience in one of the most spectacular places. Wadi Rum and everyone there…..thank you.

Steph D

I felt I had a truly authentic Bedouin experience in the Wadi Rum that will be with me always. I will be forever grateful to the Tribal Tracks team. With all the love and thanks, Kevin x

Kevin E

Nothing prepares you for the vastness, the remoteness, the stark beauty of this region and the unconditional friendliness of the local people.  A life changing experience.

Nancy H

Trip Highlights

Summit Umm ad Dami (1854m), Jordan's highest mountain.

Trek 100km over challenging, desert terrain, wild camping in wonderful locations.

Step back in time and learn about the ancient Nabateans, while exploring Petra, one of the world's foremost archaeological sites.

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At a Glance

This challenge is one of contrasts.  It shares the same DNA as our other Wadi Rum treks, as it involves trekking over sandy plateau and through towering canyons.  Where it differs is that it involves an ascent of Jordan's highest mountain, Umm ad Dami.  Standing at 1854m, it is not the highest mountain in the world, but the views from the top are spectacular.

Located on the border with Saudi Arabia, when you stand at the top, next to the Jordanian flag, the views towards the Gulf of Aqaba unfold in one direction, while the vast plains and canyons of the Wadi Rum lie behind you.  We also trek 100km in this challenge, and it finishes with a visit to Petra, the jewel in Jordan's crown.

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Itinerary

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Dates & Prices

From To Nights Price Deposit Places Enquiry
Nov 02, 2024 Nov 09, 2024 7 £1995 £500 Places Available

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General Notes

In a nutshell, almost everything!

  • International flights including departure taxes and baggage allowance
  • Tribal Tracks UK qualified mountain leader;
  • All accommodation as specified in the itinerary;
  • Supporting in-country guides;
  • Logistical support crew;
  • All transfers by private minibus or bus as per itinerary, internal flights (if applicable);
  • All meals from arrival until departure, soft drinks, tea, coffee and drinking water;
  • Virtual pre-departure briefing;
  • Dedicated pre-departure support from a named Tribal Tracks director.

This is what you will need to pay for/ buy/source yourself.

  • Personal travel insurance which should be valid and cover all activities in the itinerary;
  • Immunisation costs;
  • Personal equipment and clothing on the kit list;
  • Tipping for local guides and drivers;
  • Single supplement (for sole occupancy of accommodation where available);
  • Expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight cancellation and delays;
  • Alcoholic drinks.

This is what you will need to buy/source yourself.

  • International flights from the UK (but we can arrange these for you at extra cost, which will be ATOL protected);
  • Personal travel insurance which should be valid and cover all activities in the itinerary;
  • UK international departure tax;
  • Immunisation costs;
  • Personal equipment and clothing on the kit list;
  • Tipping for local guides and drivers;
  • Single supplement (for sole occupancy of accommodation where available);
  • Expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight cancellation and delays;
  • Alcoholic drinks.

It is important that you read the itinerary carefully, and take account of the rating we have given it.  

Although our challenges are not technical, they do require a good degree of physical fitness. The conditions will require stamina and strength, which you should recognise and train for. This will be a much better experience if you are fit and prepared. You should feel comfortable walking 6-8 hours per day.

In setting the maximum size of our groups, we take a number of factors into account.

Altitude, degree of difficulty, the terrain, the climate and time of year, all determine the maximum group size.  Sometimes it will be 20, sometimes it will be 8-14, but safety is always our priority.

The minimum number to participate is 2. You will be accompanied by a Tribal Tracks UK Leader, Mountain Leader qualified, as well as supported by our local, in-country guides.

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 advise you to put insurance in place as soon as possible. Your insurance must be valid and in date, covering the entire period that you are travelling for, including the return journey home.  It should cover medical and personal accident risks, and should include repatriation costs and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services, where appropriate. We are happy to help you if you have any queries about this or have any difficulties. 

Tribal Tracks has 100% Financial Protection and has a trust account with the Protected Trust Service, member number 5566.

This means that all client monies paid to Tribal Tracks are held in our dedicated trust account, which is supervised by an independent trustee. This means that in the very unlikely event that Tribal Tracks ceases to trade, your money is safe. For more information, please visit this link. Any flights booked for you by Tribal Tracks will be ATOL protected under our own ATOL certificate.

Tribal Tracks considers the safety of all of its participants and staff to be a top priority, and as such we have thorough safety systems in place.

In the event of an injury, we have an evacuation plan in place for all elements of the trek route. We do ask that you look after yourself during the trek in the following way, as this will help avoid unnecessary problems:

  1. Trekking is a major challenge so make sure that you are well hydrated throughout.  You will be provided with plenty of water so please ensure that you fill up your water bottles with at least 2 litres at breakfast and again after lunch.
  2. Don't let a hot spot become a blister! The moment you feel any rubbing, stop and apply some zinc tape.  This will ensure that the tape gets rubbed, not your foot.  If you don't do this, you will get a blister.  While blister plasters are good, it is better not to have a blister in the first place.  Please also tell the Tribal Tracks leader as they are very good with feet and can help you!
  3. Hygiene. It is very important to wash your hands before eating and after going to the bathroom.  If you can't wash your hands, apply lots of anti-bacterial gel.  The 'gold standard' is hand washing, followed by gel.
  4. Communication.  If you are not feeling well, or have any sort of issue, please tell the Tribal Tracks leader.  They are there to help and are very discreet.

We know that the unexpected can happen.

While you are away, things can happen at home and people may need to get in contact with you.  This can be tricky when you are in remote areas.  So, shortly before departure, we provide you with an Emergency Procedure document to distribute to your nearest and dearest.  This sets out how to contact Tribal Tracks and the steps Tribal Tracks will then take to get in contact with you.

It is really important that you are well prepared for your physical challenge and that you are confident that you will be able to fully participate.

Although our leaders are well trained to deal with different capabilities, if they have any concerns about someone’s ability to safely partake in the trek, or their impact on other people’s enjoyment, we authorise them to take necessary action which, in some circumstances, may involve asking someone to step out of the trek. Although this is a very rare occurrence, by booking this trip you agree to section 11 of our Booking Conditions which clearly states that our leaders have the authority to do this. In these circumstances, we will ensure anyone sitting out is safely provided for and offered alternative options where possible. Refunds will not be provided for activities missed and customers may be liable for additional costs incurred.

At Tribal Tracks, Responsible Travel is enormously important to us, and our commitment to responsible travel is evidenced in every itinerary that we prepare.

Core to our business is the belief that holidays can and should be enjoyable to the traveller but should be conducted in a socially, environmentally and economically responsible manner which brings benefit to local communities. This is implemented through a variety of measures which can be found in our Responsible Travel policy - http://www.tribaltracks.co.uk/responsible-travel-policy. We encourage you to read this and to play your own part in travelling responsibly.

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Optional Extras

Why not make the most of your time in Jordan by extending your stay to visit the Dead Sea, the capital city of Amman and its historic sites (including the Citadel) and the Roman city of Jerash? Jordan is full of history and there is so much to see. Contact us for details.


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