Makhad Journeys has been running one or more Working Journeys annually, for people to come and experience life with the Bedouin and to contribute to well being of everyone by increasing access to water.
After a pause due to the pandemic, Working Journeys will resume in Spring 2023, with two journeys. The focus of each trip will be the building of a dam to provide more water for the mountain gardens.
Our Project Manager, Helen Cranston, will be leading a journey from 11 to 22 March. The 12 day trip will start with trekking into the high mountains to work alongside the Bedouin, building a dam. The group will then have the option of climbing Mt Sinai, and afterwards, spending 3 days on a desert exploration, before heading back to the airport and home. The expected cost of this trip is £900 (flights not included).
Rachel and Dick, two of our trustees, will be leading a second journey, from 22 to 30 April. This journey will focus on the dam build, like the first one, and will include a visit to St Katherine’s monastery and a night to two on the coast at a small Bedouin run beach resort. The expected cost of this trip is £750 (flights not included).
Direct flights can be booked from Luton, Gatwick, Bristol and Manchester to Sharm El Sheikh on EasyJet.
Supporting the Bedouin
Over 60% of the cost of the trips directly contributes towards sustaining the Bedouin community in various ways, including paying for the many services they provide and supporting the charitable work of the Makhad Trust. Any work you undertake whilst on your journey also contributes directly to the wellbeing of the Bedouin.
You can book these journeys by phone, by email or by post. Email email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org for the first journey; and email@example.com for the second journey; or phone us on 01242 544544.