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Indian Himalaya Trek - Shepherd Centre

Thank you for this fantastic experience! India was an experience I am sure none of us will forget. The vitality, the colours, the food, the children and the most amazing sunsets. But most of all we will never forget the friendliness of the World Expeditions staff and their efforts in making sure we all had a wonderful time on our Trek.

We are all keen to travel with World Expeditions again sometime soon.

L. Gilchrist | NSW

Open Challenges

Cycling VietnamOpen Challenges are a wonderful solution for those who prefer not to commit to an exclusive charity challenge, which are usually designed for a minimum of 10 people. If you are wanting to travel solo, or with a small group of friends, then talk to us about how you could join one of our regular departures and raise monies for your chosen charity at the same time.

Open Challenges are perfect for:

  • A group of friends, families or work colleagues of less than 10 people
  • Charities who do not wish to commit to marketing an exclusive challenge

On a World Expeditions Open Challenge you can raise monies for the charity of your choice. You will be joining travellers from around the world (we have offices in Australia, United Kingdom and Canada) who are not necessarily raising monies for a charity but are still committed to the challenge ahead of them.

A World Expeditions Open Challenge offers flexibility by allowing you to select from a greater range of trips and more frequent departure dates to ensure that your challenge is just right for you.

We will provide a 10% discount on many of the iconic trips - such as Everest Base Camp, the Inca Trail, Great Wall Trek, Kilimanjaro - for those wishing to raise money for charity. The more travellers we have the more we can possibly reduce the cost allowing you to raise even more funds for your charity.

If you wish to avoid trekking or travelling with larger volumes of people then our Open Challenges are for you. Our Open Challenges are limited to a maximum of 16 travellers to ensure we minimise the impact on the regions we travel through. Responsible travel has come naturally to us since our inception in 1975. We perhaps don’t boast about our Responsible Travel policies as much as others do because we believe it should be a standard operational practice, not a unique selling point. If you wish you can read more on our award-winning sustainable travel practices.



  1. Simply browse our website for the challenge that appeals to you.
  2. Contact our office to check availability and for your preferred challenge dates.
  3. Nominate your charity and we'll get in touch with them to confirm the fundraising details.
  4. Complete a booking form and submit with a $400pp deposit.

Once your place is confirmed with both the charity and us you can begin your fundraising!


This will largely depend on your nominated charity. The charity may prefer to set your minimum fundraising target and fund your trip cost from this amount or you can self-fund your trip cost and then donate 100% of your fundraised monies, whatver you raise, to the charity. All monies will need to be paid 60 days prior to departing for your challenge.

We have some fundraising ideas on our site however you will find that the charity you choose to work with will have a plenthora of innovative fundraising concepts and advice to help you achieve your goals. You're never alone, we're always here to help.

Contact our team to learn more via or call us on 0800 350 354.

Countries we visit
we are also associated with:
Fred Hollows Foundation
Porter Protect
The Himalayan Trust UK