Travel and Make A Difference in 2016

Climb Kilimanjaro with Make A Difference

If you want to “travel with a purpose”, Make A Difference is offering two great charity trips this year.  The February Patagonia trip is sold out, so contact us right away if you are interested!

Tanzania: Kili, Safari, & Volunteer
July 12-24, 2016

Visit the School, Climb for Education, and Go on Safari 

Join MAD on a fundraising climb and safari that will change your life and truly make a difference in the lives of vulnerable youth. The first week will be spent learning about the local Chagga culture and at the children’s school. The second week will be spent climbing Africa’s highest peak, followed by a safari.

Itinerary in Brief:

DAY 1 / JUL 13: Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport, transfer to Moshi, overnight MAD Guest House
DAY 2-3 / JUL 14-15: Volunteering with Make A Difference Now, overnight MAD Guest House
DAY 4-10 / JUL 16-22: 7-Day Machame Trek
DAY 11 / JUL 23: Rest Day, overnight Bristol Cottages
DAY 12-13 / JUL 24-25: 2-Day Safari to Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater, overnight at Kudu Lodge, drop off at Kilimanjaro Airport


  • Cost of Climb and Safari: $2500/person
  • Fundraising Goal: Minimum of $1500/person

Nepal: Everest Base Camp Trek
October 4-20, 2016

Make A Difference in the Lives of Children

Join MAD on a 17-Day grand adventure. The trek begins with a beautiful flight to Lukla. The trek passes through the picturesque Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar culminating in the “ascent” of Kala Patthar from where classic views of Everest and the surrounding peaks are available. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the culture of the Sherpas, visit ancient monasteries and learn how Lamaistic Buddhism influences Sherpa life. We shall stop at any of the numerous teahouses, sip a glass of sweetened tea or Chang (millet beer) and get a taste of hospitality unique to the Sherpas. Beautiful, multi-hued prayer flags, prayer wheels and intricately carved mani stones line every hilltop, rock wall, and trail-side, singing prayers to the gods with every breeze and every passing traveler.

Itinerary in Brief:

DAY 1 / OCT 4: Arrive Kathmandu Airport, transfer, overnight Hotel Tibet
DAY 2 / OCT 5: Morning Kathmandu City Tour, afternoon meet with guide and prepare for trek, overnight Hotel Tibet
DAY 3-15 / OCT 6-18: 13-Day Everest Base Camp Trek
DAY 16 / OCT 19: Free Day, overnight Hotel Tibet
DAY 17 / OCT 20: Depart Kathmandu


  • Cost of Climb and Tour: $1845/person
  • Fundraising Goal: Minimum of $1000/person
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