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Peru with Mountain Madness

Ethical Travel in Nepal with Mountain Madness

MOUN­TAIN MAD­NESS has a long his­to­ry of reach­ing out to help local com­mu­ni­ties in the places we vis­it. Today, we con­tin­ue the vision of Scott Fis­ch­er and Chris­tine Boskoff by col­lab­o­rat­ing with a vari­ety of relief agen­cies, con­ser­va­tion groups, and non-prof­its. We believe in the pow­er to make a difference! 

Moun­tain Mad­ness helps to sup­port these chil­dren in Nepal. Deana Zabal­do photo

Part of the rea­son to trav­el with Moun­tain Mad­ness in Nepal is that we are social­ly and envi­ron­men­tal­ly respon­si­ble. We pay fair wages to porters and staff, we abide by rec­om­mend­ed stan­dards for envi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion, and we work hard to ensure eth­i­cal trav­el with­out com­pro­mis­ing com­fort or quality. 

$3 cov­ers the cost of 3 almond tree saplings for the new organ­ic farm which will grow to include
10,000 trees and near­ly 200 farm­ers over 5 years. Deana Zabal­do photo

Our efforts in Nepal extend beyond treks and expe­di­tions to sup­port local­ly-dri­ven projects that are improv­ing people’s lives. Moun­tain Mad­ness con­tributes to Chang­ing Lives Nepal, a non-prof­it found­ed in 2008 by Moun­tain Mad­ness guide and for­mer Peace Corps Vol­un­teer Deana Zabal­do. We were excit­ed to receive this card (below) from Deana this year cel­e­brat­ing the gen­eros­i­ty of past MM clients. This past year, our clients helped us raise $3,000 to sup­port a Nepali girl, Maya, and her education. 

Maya. Deana Zabal­do photo

Deana with Maya. Deana Zabal­do photo

Chang­ing Lives Nepal (CLN) has cre­at­ed a fam­i­ly-style home to pro­vide food, cloth­ing, edu­ca­tion, and love for aban­doned and orphaned chil­dren. CLN also cre­ates organ­ic agri­cul­ture pro­grams that enable local farm­ers to become eco­nom­i­cal­ly inde­pen­dent and self-reliant. They have plant­ed almost 1 mil­lion tea bush­es, built a fac­to­ry joint­ly owned by 155 farmer fam­i­lies, and are expand­ing into organ­ic almonds.

Deana and social entre­pre­neur Parshu Dahal make a field vis­it. Deana Zabal­do photo

As you pre­pare for your trip in Nepal, we want you to be aware that Moun­tain Mad­ness gives back in Nepal. If you are touched by the com­mu­ni­ties and cul­tures where we trav­el, we invite you to con­tribute and make a dif­fer­ence with us! 

Learn more at: www​.Chang​ingLives​Nepal​.org
Chang­ing Lives Nepal is an all-vol­un­teer orga­ni­za­tion in the U.S.
100% of dona­tions go to help chil­dren and farm­ers in Nepal

By join­ing Moun­tain Mad­ness on a trek in Nepal, a por­tion of your appli­ca­tion fee will go towards Chang­ing Lives Nepal and direct­ly to help­ing the local chil­dren and farm­ers of the region. Con­tact us now to find out how you can join us on one of these adven­tures or con­tribute to the efforts in Nepal. 

$150 overs the cost of school tuition and uni­forms for one year. Deana Zabal­do photo