NBC/Universal’s adventure thriller Everest (starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal) is set for worldwide release today, September 25. With the movie’s launch there is also lots fundraising efforts surrounding the film. And Intrepid Travel has jumped on board to support the the area of Nepal.
The company has undertaken a massive initiative to help the infamous region. In the wake of the earthquake that struck the country in April, Intrepid brought together independent entities to conduct the first engineering assessment of the country’s most popular trekking routes. In short: travel to Nepal is safe.
As tourism is vital to the country’s economic recovery and the largest source of foreign income (with more than 40 percent of the country’s 800,000 visitors each year coming for trekking and adventure activities), Intrepid is making immense efforts to bring travelers to Nepal. To that end the tour operator is currently donating all proceeds from treks starting in September 2015 through next spring to aid in further reconstruction efforts throughout the country and has set a goal of raising $1 million Australian dollars to help.
And to make visiting the area even more enticing Intrepid is currently offering 10% off all trips to nextcolumn.com readers who book a trip by September 30, 2015 when booking a trip prior to March 31, 2016. Just use promo code 20274.