Trek for Refugees
358588
trips-template-default,single,single-trips,postid-358588,single-format-standard,eltd-cpt-1.0,woocommerce-no-js,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,moose-ver-1.1.1, vertical_menu_with_scroll,smooth_scroll,woocommerce_installed,blog_installed,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.7,vc_responsive

Trek for Refugees

Unique experiences

  • Discover unique flora and fauna only found in the Northern Territory
  • Journey to the heart of the Red Centre along one of Australia’s most iconic trails
  • Swim in spectacular waterholes carved out over thousands of years
  • Enjoy breathtaking views from the top of Rwetyepme (Mount Sonder)
  • Connect to Country and raise funds to help displaced people find a safe place to belong

Need to know

  • Dates: 12-18 August 2022
  • Group size: 10–17 travellers
  • Challenge grade: 3/5
  • Registration fee: $495 (non-refundable)
  • Fundraising target: $3,000 per person or $5,000 per couple
  • Single supplement: $195
  • Accommodation: Twin-share in 3-star hotels and comfortable camping
  • Minimum age: 18

Tour from AUD: $2,944

Book now

Find out more

Enter your details below and receive the in-depth information pack and booking details via email

mag-subscriptionSubscribe to Soulful e-newsletter

Trip at a glance

Join Act for Peace on the iconic Larapinta Trail, as you Trek for Refugees to help create a world where people uprooted by conflict and disaster have a safe place to belong.

 

Get ready to immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the West MacDonnell Ranges. Located in Australia’s Red Centre, on this seven-day adventure, you’ll trek sections of the iconic Larapinta Trail, one of the most popular wilderness walks in Australia. Following the red rock slopes of the West MacDonnell Ranges, you’ll explore the breathtaking landscapes that make this world-renowned trek a National Geographic favourite.

 

From awe-inspiring gorges and expansive plains to towering mountains and snaking rivers, you’ll trek scenic paths to the heart of the Red Centre and experience a powerful connection to Country. To ensure you experience the inimitable majesty and rich history of the Red Centre, we’ve curated a quintessentially Outback adventure that takes in the best sections along the trail.

 

By day, you’ll explore significant sights, including the limestone hills of the Finke River, the unique natural amphitheatre that is Ormiston Pound and climb to the summit of Rwetyepme (1,380m) for incredible, panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, plains, valleys and salt lakes below.

 

At night, you’ll retreat to a bush camp and spend your evenings sitting around a campfire with like-minded adventurers before falling asleep under a star-filled sky.

 

Most importantly, the funds you raise from the Trek for Refugees will go towards supporting initiatives that reduce displacement and create safety, dignity and belonging for uprooted people. This will ensure that people fleeing conflict or disaster reach safety, live with dignity while separated from home, and find a  permanent place to belong.

 

A truly soulful experience, you will reminisce on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure for years to come.

Give back

 

 

When you embark on this journey of a lifetime, you will be walking in solidarity with more than 82 million refugees and displaced people around the world; a number that is at a record-breaking high and continues to grow.

 

People are forced to flee their homes when violent conflict breaks out or a natural disaster occurs. For many in search of safety, the only option is to leave home. The way to journeying out of danger can be difficult and many refugees and displaced people travel hundreds — or in some cases thousands — of kilometers to find a safe place to belong.

 

Many of the refugees we’ve met have shared their stories with us. Farah*, for example fled her home in Hamah, Syria out of fear for her life along with her husband and four children when the Syrian war broke out. She made the long and dangerous journey to Jordan after travelling more than 400km. When Farah and her family arrived in Talbiah camp they had nothing, and the family struggled to make ends meet. Without working rights, or access to healthcare or even food, Farah and her family found themselves in hopeless times.

 

Soraya* fled the Democratic Republic of Congo when conflict erupted in her village and her husband was murdered. She fled with her two children, walking the distance to Ethiopia — approximately 3,000km away to find safety. They travelled for three terrifying, desperate months – sometimes on the back of cargo trucks and other times by foot. Soraya often feared they wouldn’t make it. Hunger was a constant and she became too malnourished to breastfeed her youngest child.

 

These stories are not uncommon, and we can, and must, do better to help where we can. By taking on this challenge, you’ll be stepping out of the day-to-day business of your everyday life and into the great outdoors. As you journey through the wide vastness of the Northern Territory you will have the chance to reflect on the challenges refugees and other displaced people have had to face in their journeys to find safety. There are currently 82.4 million people displaced worldwide, and every step you  take on this trek represents more than 1,500 people forced to flee their home.

 

Join us on this life-changing journey to the Red Centre, and help people who have been uprooted by conflict or disaster find a safe place to belong — both in the short- and long-term.

 

*Names have been changed to protect their identities as refugees.

Fundraising

a_z_fundraising Guide

There are many creative and fun ways in which you can fundraise. To help get you started we have created an Online Fundraising Resource Hub containing an A-Z guide of fundraising ideas, “how to” guides for certain events and sample press releases and corporate sponsorship letters. Upon registration you will be given the password to access. You will also have regular support from the Soulful Concepts team, who will help you develop a fundraising plan tailored to your network. In addition you will also be supported by Act for Peace.

 

 

 

Fundraising component: $3,000.00 per person or $5,000 per couple. 

  • What's included:
  • Twin-share pre- and post-tour hotel accommodation and camping in a tent while trekking
  • Larapinta professional wilderness guide
  • All meals and snacks as listed in the itinerary, and all catering equipment
  • All camping equipment, including sleeping bag, tent, pillow, bed linen and swag (if requested)
  • Transportation with hotel pick up and drop off for trekking days
  • All camping and national park entry fees
  • What's not included:
  • Flights to and from Alice Springs
  • Return airport transfers to and from the hotel
  • Single supplement ($195)
  • Travel insurance or ambulance cover
  • Items of personal nature
  • Vaccinations
  • Other services not listed in the inclusions

* Travellers are responsible for valid visas throughout the duration of the trip

View full itinerary  
Book now  

Unique experiences

  • Discover unique flora and fauna only found in the Northern Territory
  • Journey to the heart of the Red Centre along one of Australia’s most iconic trails
  • Swim in spectacular waterholes carved out over thousands of years
  • Enjoy breathtaking views from the top of Rwetyepme (Mount Sonder)
  • Connect to Country and raise funds to help displaced people find a safe place to belong

Need to know

  • Dates: 12-18 August 2022
  • Group size: 10–17 travellers
  • Challenge grade: 3/5
  • Registration fee: $495 (non-refundable)
  • Fundraising target: $3,000 per person or $5,000 per couple
  • Single supplement: $195
  • Accommodation: Twin-share in 3-star hotels and comfortable camping
  • Minimum age: 18

Tour from AUD: $2,944

Book now

Find out more

Enter your details below and receive the in-depth information pack and booking details via email

mag-subscriptionSubscribe to Soulful e-newsletter

 
No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.