Makkah Twin Peaks Challenge


Trek two historic mountains under the Arabian sun 12-17th March 2020 on the Makkah Twin Peaks Challenge!

Reach the top of Mount Thawr and Mount Noor, and discover the spiritual wonder that resides there.

You’ll explore the caves that housed the Prophet (saw), perform Umrah, and visit the Prophet’s (saw) Mosque and tomb on this exciting 6-day trip to Medina and Makkah.

Walk in His footsteps and open your eyes to the beauty of Makkah.

Registrations for this event are now closed - Register your interest for 2021 below

Extra tickets added - Deadline extended to 9th February only

Two Mountains, One Journey

Join Penny Appeal on a stunning journey of discovery and beauty, as we travel to two of the holiest cities in all of Islam, Makkah and Medina, to take on the Makkah Twin Peaks Challenge. It is here that you’ll be able to put yourself to the test and make the climb to the breath-taking peaks of two historic giants, all in aid of our Love Palestine appeal.

Mount Thawr and Mount Noor each have a rich history tied to the Prophet (saw) and when you sign up for the Makkah Twin Peaks Challenge, you’ll be able to explore this history as you trek in his footsteps.

Feel the rocky landscape under your boots and take in panoramic views of Makkah and the Holy Mosque as you trek for charity on the 12th-17th of March!

The Makkah Twin Peaks Challenge also gives you the opportunity to perform Umrah, stay in Medina and go on a guided tour of the Prophet’s Mosque, as well as his tomb on this amazing journey.

Sign up now to take on these twin peaks!

Registration Fee: £199 – Flights and Accommodation: £450

Makkah Twin Peaks

Our first stop will be climbing Mount Noor, a mountain famous for the Cave of Hira, where the Prophet (saw) often went to meditate and the spot where he received his first revelation.

Mount Noor is a rocky peak that can been seen for miles around at 2,106 ft. Once you make the rocky assent, climbing around 1,200 steps, you’ll find yourself standing atop the summit and face to face with the Hira Cave.


The next mountain that awaits you is Mount Thawr, the stunning mountain that holds the cave which sheltered the Prophet (saw) and Abu Bakr (ra) for three days from the Quraysh, as they were fleeing from Makkah to Medina.

Mount Thawr is a great challenge, sitting at 4,610ft with gravelly terrain and quite a steep climb, but once you reach the top, you’ll instantly see why the climb was worth it. You’ll be rewarded for your hard work with a bird’s eye view of the surrounding land and a peek inside the cave where Allah (swt) protected the Prophet (saw) and Abu Bakr (ra).

To secure your place on the trip you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £199. You then have until 31st January 2020 to pay £450 for your flights and accommodation. You also have the option to make the full payment in one transaction.

Places are limited so sign up now!


Climb for Love Palestine

When you sign up for the Makkah Twin Peaks Challenge, you’ll be supporting our brothers and sisters in Palestine with every step you take.

Every penny you raise in support of your trek will go to supporting our Love Palestine appeal. Love Palestine provides poor, vulnerable people in Palestine with the vital support they need to survive.

Your support could help distributions of nutritious food parcels in Palestinian refugee camps, support Palestinian farmers so they can cultivate and expand their olive farms, help create rooftop gardens that become a sustainable source of income for women and provides essential services, like medical care and clean water distribution, for the people affected by the Gaza Emergency.

By signing up for this life-changing challenge you will be asked to raise a minimum of £1,000 for our Love Palestine appeal, but by all means raise as much as you can!

We’ll provide dedicated support from the moment you sign up. Once we receive your booking confirmation, you will have access to all the information you need, from fundraising ideas to training regimes. You will also be accompanied by Penny Appeal staff during your five day trip so you’ll always have someone on-hand to help you.

Sign up today and start fundraising for those in need.


For more information please contact our Challenges Team on 07739363894 or via challenges@pennyappeal.org