community project support
As well as employing local guides, porters and other essential support staff, and using locally owned accommodation wherever possible, Charity Challenge also supports local projects and charities which operate in the countries that we visit. Over the last 14 years, we have donated a huge £200K to charities and projects across the world. It's been an eclectic variety of projects, ranging from tree planting and schooling in Peru, to funding local communities in India and Thailand, as well as The Rainforest Alliance, Whizz Kidz, The Sumatran Jungle Society, fighting organized crime in Italy and supporting mountain rescue in the UK and Iceland!
We frequently receive letters from the projects that we have supported. Click here to read a lovely thank you from IPPG (the International Porter Protection Group). This letter is from our 2013 donation - since 2007 we have donated almost £9000 to the charity, allowing them to improve their support and care for Nepalese Sherpas. They play an incredibly important role in our Everest Base Camp treks, and we are proud to have helped improve their working life over the years.
Although we don't believe that 'Responsible Tourism' is just donating to charities, we do believe that it is important to give something back to the places that we visit. This year we are donating to 3 specific projects. Please click on the links of the pictures below to find out more about how we donate.