Have you ever had a client that’s wanted to “give back” to the destinations they visit? Intrepid Travel is encouraging travellers to sign up to one of its Charity Treks in Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Everest or Kokoda this year and be a real force for change.
In joining one of these three Charity Treks, travellers are committing to fundraise $1,500 for NGOs and community projects supported by The Intrepid Foundation – from providing funding to train teachers and healthcare workers along the Kokoda Track to remote communities in the Nepalese Himalayas and an education project in Kilimanjaro. The trips will include a visit to these projects so travellers can see first-hand the lives they are helping improve.
“Kilimanjaro, Kokoda and Everest Basecamp are some of the toughest treks in the world and will be all the more rewarding knowing that you will be making a real, tangible, positive change to underprivileged communities,” says James Thornton, Intrepid Travel managing director.
“And while many people may be surprised to see Everest Basecamp included in our Charity Treks following the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal last month, infrastructure is likely to be up and running again by October and you’ll be putting your fundraising dollars in the hands of people that need them the most – local Nepalese communities.”
The Intrepid Foundation has been working closely with children’s charity Plan International to help rebuild in the wake of the earthquake and provide ongoing support for the Kathmandu Valley.
To date, more than $370,000 has been raised by the Intrepid community – the most successful appeal The Intrepid Foundation has ever run.
To take on a Charity Trek, travellers must register here: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/intrepid-charity-treks . Places are limited.
The dates are Charity Kilimanjaro Climb: Sept. 5, eight days; Charity Kokoda Trek, Oct. 19, 11 days; Charity Everest Basecamp Trek, Oct. 25, 15 days.