ICRI Challenge For Children
Challenge yourself. Change children's lives.
Choose an adventure and prepare for the journey of a lifetime while raising funds for ICRI
Pay costs directly to the travel company and enjoy a 10% discount on trip fees (does not include international airfares)
Raised funds go directly to ICRI's programs
ICRI is partnering with Huma Challenge/World Expeditions, one of the world's leading adventure travel companies with over 25 years of experience, to offer you the chance to travel with a purpose. Choose one of the trips highlighted below, or peruse the many other exciting itineraries offered by Huma Challenge/World Expeditions here. Once you're signed up to an event, we'll give you all the tools you need to fundraise for ICRI and prepare for your challenge.
Travelling to a location in or near a country where ICRI operates? Optional 1 or 2 day extensions will give you the opportunity to visit ICRI's programs and see firsthand how your hard-earned fundraising dollars benefit children and families in need!
Click here for more information about the ICRI Challenge for Children and how your participation can make a difference around the world.
Your adventure awaits...
Trek the Great Wall, China
This innovative itinerary takes in a remote section of the Great Wall outside Beijing in Hebei Province. Hosted by local families, we camp in comfort in exclusive locations and explore the Great Wall over seven days, trekking between villages. The scenery is vast and diverse as we trek our way through tall swaying corn cropped field to distant green river valleys with one of the great wonders of the world as our backdrop. Host families provide us with true rural hospitality in the 'real China' and allow us rare interaction, including visits to family homes. In Beijing we visit the capital’s major historic sites such as the Forbidden City, Tienanmen Square and the lakeside Summer Palace.
Summit Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
The sight of the permanent snow capped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m) provides a constant source of inspiration when viewed from the vast plains. It is also a natural focus for any fit trekker keen to summit the highest peak in Africa. While the ascent does not require any technical climbing, the trails are demanding and a sound level of fitness and an ability to acclimatize are essential prerequisites before attempting the summit. The Rongai Route begins in attractive farmland and delightful forest, with the opportunity for viewing black and white colobus monkey, and passes through several different climate zones, adding considerably to the interest of the trek while at the same time ensuring maximum acclimatization. This route retains a sense of unspoiled wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north. From the alluring summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m), we will have amazing 360 degree views of the surrounding plains.
An optional 2 day supplement at the end of your trek will take you to Kenya to visit ICRI's programs for children and families in Nairobi.
Travel the Inca Trail, Peru
This classic trek along the historic Inca Trail is considered by many to be one of the great short treks of the world, and is a great introduction to trekking in the Andes. Importantly we spend ample time in Cusco and the Sacred Valley whilst acclimatizing to the altitude before heading onto the trail. During the walk we experience a complete range of environs all in the space of four days. We ascend the jungle trails and cloud forest to appreciate the panorama of Andean peaks that would have inspired the Inca people as we make our way to Machu Picchu. Words cannot describe the exhilaration of first sighting these enigmatic ruins. Rather than heading back to Cusco we spend a night in Aguas Calientes, and this vitally gives us the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu at its best, in the early morning. Before and after the trek we have time to explore the Cusco we know so well, delving into a selection of Spanish taverns, cathedrals and colorful Quechua Indian markets.
Explore the Kakadu, Australia
As far as World Heritage Areas go, Kakadu National Park is somewhat special in that it qualifies for World Heritage listing on the basis of both natural and cultural values. Exploring this part of Australia on foot, in small groups with an expert guide ensures a unique experience of the Top End. Designed for active travelers, this exclusive itinerary treks beyond the regular tourist sites, deep in to the stunning World Heritage wilderness area. Each walk offers a new insight of the country and culture. With lots of spring fed, crystal clear waterfalls and gorges, there are many opportunities to swim in the crocodile free waterholes above the escarpment.
Cycle Vietnam & Cambodia
This adventure combines cycling through untouched villages from Ho Chi Minh City to the famed temple complex of Angkor Wat. Our journey begins in the fast paced city of Ho Chi Minh City, which we leave behind for the quieter roads to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Crossing through to Cambodia we delight in the lush green countryside and fertile rice fields where the locals will amaze us with their warmth and hospitality. Our final cycle is rewarded with an in-depth cycle of the renowned complex of Angkor. The flat roads around the temples make exploration of the area ideal by bike.