We Are Committed to Conservation & Community

At MT Sobek, we are not simply observers of the world’s unique cultures and delicate environments, we take an active role in their preservation. Supporting worthy organizations that contribute to the betterment of societies around the world and protection of the wild and beautiful places we visit is part of our DNA. Over the years we have raised more than half a million dollars for conservation and have volunteered hundreds of hours of staff time for local environmental clean-ups, including Yosemite Facelift.  

Protect The Galapagos

MT Sobek is proud to support the Galapagos Conservancy by making an annual conservation investment to its Santiago Society program. Galapagos Conservancy is dedicated exclusively to the long-term protection of the Galapagos Islands, and collaborates closely with the Charles Darwin Foundation, the Galapagos National Park, and many other institutions that are committed to the conservation of the entire archipelago.

Save the Tiger

MT Sobek guide Brian Weirum has made saving tigers his life’s mission, and a key component of that is our annual Save the Tiger trip, which Brian designed and has led every year for over two decades. A portion of the proceeds from every Save the Tiger trip goes to Brian’s non-profit: The Fund for the Tiger. MT Sobek has raised over $300,000 to help support tiger conservation in India and Nepal.

Preserve Alaska

The Alaska Conservation Foundation is the only public foundation solely dedicated to conservation in Alaska. The ACF’s vision is for an inspiring Alaska that is naturally thriving, biologically and culturally diverse, rich in wildlands, bountiful in terrestrial and marine life, sustainable in its economic development and thoughtfully protected—forever. MT Sobek supports the ACF by sharing their mission and vision with generations of adventure travelers.

Imvelo Safari Lodges

Imvelo Safari Lodges have spent over 20-years creating symbiotic relationships between man and nature, forming mutually beneficial relationships within our surroundings, and learning how to protect all living things for future generations. We are proud to work with Imvelo Safari Lodges in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

National Park Service

MT Sobek is proud to be an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service and a permitted outfitter under the National Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. We always follow Leave No Trace principles and seek to drive awareness of fragile ecosystems to help support their long-term sustainability.

National Park Foundation

As the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation generates private support and builds strategic partnerships to protect and enhance America’s national parks for present and future generations. We are proud to support the National Park Foundation to help sustain over 400 national parks in the USA, preserving 85 million acres of the world’s most treasured landscapes, ecosystems, and historical sites. 

Dolma Ling Nunnery

As part of our philanthropic endeavors, we donate $250 per guest on our India Secrets of Kashmir Cultural Discovery Tour to benefit the Tibetan Nuns Project at the Dolma Ling Nunnery & Institute.

Exito Planet Care Ambassador

We are proud to work with Exito travel to book flights for our guests. Exito is a Planet Care Ambassador, committed to taking concrete steps to minimize travelers’ flight impacts on the environment by fully offsetting carbon emissions. For details on MT Sobek and Exito’s Planet Care Pledge, and how these emissions are measured and offset, please click here.

Kilimanjaro Porters
Assistance Project

We are proud to work with the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP), based in Moshi, Tanzania, to improve the welfare and conditions for all Kilimanjaro porters. KPAP is an initiative of the International Mountain Explorers Connection (IMEC).

American Himalayan Foundation

Since our first treks in Nepal in 1969, Mountain Travel Sobek has worked with Himalayan communities to help support their way of life. We are also proud supporters of the American Himalayan Foundation which brings shelter, safety, education, health, and opportunity to people across the Himalaya. The AHF opens doors to education and health care, builds stronger communities, and works in a way that respects both tradition and innovation.

Adventure Travel Conservation Fund

MT Sobek is proud to be a member of the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF), an international nonprofit focused on funding on-the-ground conservation projects around the world. The ATCF is committed to protecting wild destinations and provides members in the travel and outdoor industry an avenue to directly advance critical projects that protect people, species, cultures, and places.

Ride 4 a Woman

We are proud to support Ride 4 a Woman, a charitable organization that empowers the women of Bwindi, Uganda More than 300 women from 11 villages now use or work at the Ride 4 a Woman community center, where they can learn to pedal sew, weave baskets, dance, sing and drum; learning new skills, making a living and making it possible for their children to gain an education.

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