How to get involved

The World Experiences programme offers a series of overseas challenges in destinations off the beaten track. Each year there are approximately 10 events available through the programme.

Find out more at or by calling 0844 847 2788. Speak to your GP or consultant before undertaking new activities, particularly strenuous challenges such as these.

The registration fee is between £150 and £350 depending on the destination, and the minimum fundraising amount ranges from £1,300 to £4,000.

We advise three to six months’ training prior to an event, which should include a range of activities like walking, cycling, swimming and all-round aerobic activity to increase your level of fitness and help prepare for the challenge. We recommend signing up 12–18 months prior to an event to allow enough time to raise the funds and complete your training, but registration is open until three months before the start date.

European-based challenges typically last four days, whereas the longest challenge, the Everest Base Camp trek, takes 18 days.

We have a number of overseas challenges planned for 2014/2015, including an Everest base camp trek in March 2015 and a Machu Picchu trek in May or September 2015.

Take a look at this interactive infographic showing our world experiences

Visit our event calendar page