Innocent Eyes Kilimanjaro Charity Trek, March 2013

Adventures Within Reach organizes Kilimanjaro charity climbs for many great causes.

We are delighted to announce a trek organized by David Noyes in support of Innocent Eyes Project, which advocates for child edu­ca­tion pro­grams in devel­op­ing countries.

Pho­tog­ra­pher David Noyes leads Kil­i­man­jaro trek “for a cause”

March 1 – 9, 2013, award win­ning pho­tog­ra­pher and travel writer David Noyes will lead a Mount Kil­i­man­jaro sum­mit trek in Tan­za­nia to sup­port his new char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tion Inno­cent Eyes Project, Inc.

“It is impos­si­ble to travel into poor or iso­lated cor­ners of the devel­op­ing world and not be touched by the inno­cent eyes of a young child,” com­mented Noyes. “As a pho­tog­ra­pher and travel writer, I have been for­tu­nate to visit some of the world’s great places. I am start­ing Inno­cent Eyes Project, Inc. in 2013 to finan­cially assist grass­roots child edu­ca­tion pro­grams work­ing in devel­op­ing coun­tries. It is my way of giv­ing back just a lit­tle bit to the peo­ple and places that have shaped my life,” he continued.

In 2000 the World Edu­ca­tion Forum in Dakar com­mit­ted 164 nations to achiev­ing free uni­ver­sal basic edu­ca­tion by 2015. While a tremen­dous amount has been done there is still a lot to do. Two bil­lion chil­dren, 85 per­cent of the world’s total, live in the devel­op­ing world. Their futures and those of their chil­dren depend on whether they go to school and how much they learn. UNESCO reports that 100 mil­lion chil­dren of pri­mary school age (15 per­cent of the world­wide total) are not in school. Sub-​Saharan Africa now accounts for half of the world’s out-​of-​school children.

“Dur­ing my trav­els, I met some very spe­cial peo­ple who saw a need, addressed a prob­lem and were deter­mined to make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of chil­dren who live below the radar of gov­ern­ments and inter­na­tional aid orga­ni­za­tions,” said Noyes. Many of these hero’s are Amer­i­can trav­el­ers who part­nered with a local indi­vid­ual or com­mu­nity to build a school or library, hire a teacher, help pay for books, sup­plies and uni­forms, or cover the tuition for a child in need. With tar­geted dona­tions to pro­grams that have a proven record of suc­cess, we can do some won­der­ful things in local com­mu­ni­ties that will cre­ate a rip­ple effect and touch the lives of thousands.”

Planned with Col­orado based adven­ture travel tour oper­a­tor Adven­tures Within Reach, the trek will fol­low the Machame Route with 3-​nights in Moshi. This trek will be the first of what Noyes says will be an annual fundrais­ing event that will make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of chil­dren and allow trekkers to share one of the great expe­ri­ences in the world.

A grad­u­ate of RIT and Har­vard Uni­ver­sity, David Noyes has received 12 North Amer­i­can Travel Jour­nal­ist Asso­ci­a­tion (NATJA) awards for his pho­tog­ra­phy and travel writ­ing includ­ing the Grand Prize for Pho­tog­ra­phy in both 2010 and 2011. He was also awarded a pres­ti­gious 2010 Low­ell Thomas Award for his arti­cle “The Sacred City of Shiva” about Varanasi, India. Noyes has lead sev­eral photo safaris to East Africa, Nepal, and India. He has trekked the Inca trail to Machu Pic­chu and the trail to Ever­est Base Camp in Nepal.

You can see more of David’s work at www​.noyestrav​els​.com.

For more infor­ma­tion about the trek email david@​noyestravels.​com

Inno­cent Eyes Project 2013 Kil­i­man­jaro Trek

Make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of chil­dren and expe­ri­ence Africa on this extra­or­di­nary led by award-​winning pho­tog­ra­pher and travel writer, David Noyes.

Trek High­lights

March 1: Arrive Kil­i­man­jaro Air­port, trans­fer, overnight Bris­tol Cot­tages or similar

March 2: Rest Day (visit a local school with Make a Dif­fer­ence), overnight Bris­tol Cot­tages or sim­i­lar (B)

March 3 – 8: 6 Day Machame Trek

March 3: Machame Camp (BLD)

March 4: Shira Camp (BLD)

March 5: Bar­ranco Camp (BLD)

March 6: Barafu Camp (BLD)

March 7: Sum­mit, Millenium/​Mweka Camp (BLD)

March 8: Return to Moshi, overnight Bris­tol Cot­tages or sim­i­lar (BL)

March 9: Trans­fer to Kil­i­man­jaro Air­port, Depart (B)

***NOTE: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


$1,845/person for the Kil­i­man­jaro trek

$240/​person for 3 hotel night(s) in Moshi

$160/​person for Kil­i­man­jaro Air­port transfers

$1,000 dona­tion to Inno­cent Eyes Project

$3,245 TOTAL (Price does not include flights to Kil­i­man­jaro Airport.)

Price includes

  • $1,000 tax-​deductible dona­tion to Inno­cent Eyes Project
  • National Park gate fees
  • Trans­port from Moshi to start­ing point on moun­tain and return to Moshi
  • Hut or camp­ing fees
  • Cer­ti­fied, expe­ri­enced, English-​speaking guides for all routes
  • Salaries for all crew members
  • Res­cue fees (as required by national park)
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Tents, foam sleep­ing pads, cook­ing equip­ment, and eat­ing utensils
  • Oxime­ters

Price does not include

  • Flights to Kil­i­man­jaro Airport
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Sleep­ing bags and per­sonal items
  • Air­port transfers
  • Accom­mo­da­tion and meals in Moshi
  • Per­sonal expenses (visas, air­port taxes, Inter­net, etc.)
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