we're here to help

Is your son or daughter thinking about taking on a challenge with us? Then you're in the right place

 
 

We are absolute experts in student adventure travel.

We have been doing this for over a decade with students and have successfully taken over 10,000 students abroad. 

We understand that for many of our students/families this will be the first time they are heading abroad on a trip of this size. This is why we work tirelessly throughout the year to make sure each student is guided through the process of getting ready for their trek. Each member of our team is experienced in overseas travel and will be advising based on personal and industry leading travel advice. 

Students travel together as part of a large group and will be met by a member of our team as soon as they arrive at the airport in country. From there, they will be in the hands of our experienced guides, porters, hotel staff, chefs, and support team from the first minute through to the last. 

As with all travel, there is an element of risk involved with adventure challenges. However, we firmly believe that by doing it through Choose a Challenge, this risk is minimized especially in comparison to doing the same trip alone. We have strong in-country connections and a 24/7 support line to help our students if any problems should arise. 

PREVIOUS STUDENT TREKKERS

FAQ

Some of the topics we get asked about the most from parents

How It Works

Our mission is to make student travel more accessible, fulfilling, and affordable. We partner with a variety of charities from around the country, offering students the chance to raise money for a cause close to their heart. This is all a part of our unique model, which consists of three simple steps:

Step 1: Sign up

Students sign up by selecting one of our adventure challenges and the specific group they'd like to join. They will then be prompted to make their first registration fee, whch will lock in their spot on the team

Step 2: Fundraise

Once signed up, Students will recieve a welcome email from a representative from one of our charity partners, who will be instrumental in prvodiving fundrising support and guidance to ensure that your son/daughter reaches their individual fundraising target.

Step 3: Travel

8 weeks prior to the trip departure date, the charities will approve all students to go on their respective trips (making sure they've successfully hit the fundraising target for their trip). Once approved it's all systems go and they're ready to go!

Machu Picchu

The legendary Inca city of Machu Picchu is nestled up in the Peruvian Andes, hidden away and surrounded by mountains on all sides. Our 6-day trek will see you cross the Andes in search of the lost city, departing from the bustling colonial mountain-town of Cusco and winding your way through breath-taking mountain passes, past sacred mountains and through humid jungle trails to reach the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu. For more on Machu Picchu, Click here

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and for many people, standing on its summit is a lifelong ambition. The snow-capped peak was first reached by German explorers in the late 19th Century and you will follow in their footsteps as you attempt to scale this mighty mountain! The world’s highest freestanding peak and tallest volcano, Kilimanjaro, rises alone from the surrounding savannah. Situated in Tanzania, this challenge is an amazing opportunity to not only climb Kilimanjaro, but also to explore East Africa and learn about the rich culture and varied landscapes of the region. For more on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Click here

Everest Base Camp

If we had to describe one of our challenges as “epic” then this trip to Everest Base Camp would be the one. Your journey to Everest Base Camp begins in Kathmandu, Nepal’s vibrant capital, and takes you via a twin engined plane to Lukla. From here you will continue on your trek into the heart of the Nepali Himalaya, taking in some spectacular scenery along the way. For more on Everest, Click here

Edinburgh Marathon

Scotland’s cosmopolitan capital is full of contrasts and the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. Join us on this once in a lifetime opportunity to run the Edinburgh International Marathon and take in the sights and sounds of this amazing country first hand. Edinburgh is known as the World’s Festival City and loves to celebrate art, film, dance and comedy. The city itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site and boasts an incredible atmosphere all year round, not least over the marathon weekend! For more on the marathon, Click here

Safety & Ethics

As the organizer of dozens of overseas trips each year, we have an obligation to ensure that our trips are held to the highest of ethical standards while also being conducted in a safe, professional and accessible manner. For a full breakdown of our safety & ethical policies, Click here

Fundraising

Fundraising can be scary (and trust us we get asked about it a lot!), but our job is to make sure you have all the tools and resources possible in order to make this process a whole lot smoother. Click the links below to learn more:

Our Charities

Fundraising Tips

Trip Tracker

Let your friends and family see updates from your trip while you're away through social media. Each of our trips has its own unique hashtag so you know exactly which trips you're looking for. Our 2019 trip groups leaving this May have not yet been assigned their hashtags, so make sure to check back before then! In the meantime you can learn more about the ways we keep you informed here

Click on the tabs above to learn more and if you have a more specific question please use the form below to get in contact with our support team

Have a question?

We are more than happy to answer any of your questions. Just fill out the form below and one of our Choose a challenge staff members will get back to you in a timely manner. Have a time-sensitive question? Feel to ring our team or head over to our "why travel with us" page to read more about how we work with students.

Name *
Name
 

CONNECT . DISCOVER . EXPLORE