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Exodus Travels Foundation: Projects in Asia

Exodus Travels Foundation: Projects in Asia

Since our very first overland expedition to Kathmandu in 1974, we have nurtured a strong affinity with communities across this awe-inspiring continent. From planting fruit trees in Ladakh to building eco-cafes in the Himalayan high passes; the reach of our projects has been felt far and wide. Read more about our projects both then and now below.

Key Projects

The Himalayan Community Project

The Himalayan Community Project

Nepal & India

Supporting and empowering communities across the Himalaya through a range of grass roots initiatives, with a focus on income generation during the low season. Read more here.    

Sal & Mahua Project

The Sal & Mahua Schools Project

India

Marrying community education and empowerment to bolster the conservation of endangered Bengal Tigers near Bandhavgarh National Park in India. Read more here.  

The Freedom Kit Bags Project

The Freedom Kit Bags Project

Nepal

Tackling the cultural stigma surrounding menstruation in rural Nepal, by providing washable sanitary kits and reproductive health education. Read more here.

The Fruit Tree Project

The Fruit Tree Project

India

Funding the plantation of 4,000 trees in the remote region of Ladakh, to act both as a source of income for local farmers. Read more here.

The Inspiration Project

The Inspiration Project

Global

Uniting disadvantaged children with the wonders of the world on their very doorsteps across many different countries globally. Read more here.

The Community Kickstart Project

The Community Kickstart Project

Global

Enabling our global partners and tour leaders to kickstart initiatives to help their local communities recover and rebuld following the impact of COVID. Read more here.

 

Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief 

Global

Supporting our destinations communities in times of disaster or pandemic. Read more here

 

Other Projects:

N E P A L

  • The Thulopatel Water Project, 2004- Thulopatel is a remote village in the Dolakha district of Nepal. Through kind donations from Exodus trekkers, we raised enough money to install water pipes in the village to provide villagers with access to fresh and clean running water. In December 2018, Exodus also funded the installation of water tanks and pipes in lower Thulopatel where villagers now have standpipes much closer to their homes.
  • The Rebuild Project, 2015 – 2016 – We teamed up with Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)to build seven earthquake-proof schools in rural areas of Nepal following the devasting earthquake of 2015. This work also provided community nutrition kitchens and reconstruction training for local homeowners.

I N D I A

  • The Medical Outreach Project, 2015 – Exodus funded the purchase of new vehicles for the Corbett Foundation; an Indian non-profit charitable trust dedicated to conservation-orientated research, which were used for mobile medical units offering primary healthcare to villagers in rural India.
  • The Solar Pump Project, 2016 - We installed 10 solar-powered water pumps in and around Bandhavgarh National Park. The installation safeguarded an adequate water supply for wildlife and patrolling staff during the dry season.
  • The Cattle Culture Project, 2015 -2016 – Exodus sponsored the purchase a Hydroponic Fodder Growing System which produces 150-200 kg of green fodder every day. This offers an alternative to stall-feed and prevents animals grazing in the forest, where they are at risk of wild animal attacks.

L A O S

  • The Sanitation Project, 2020 - This project provided household sanitation blocks for 29 households. The impact of the project reduced the rate of illness in the village whilst it simultaneously aided local women’s safety.
  • The Nong Kham School Project, 2012 – With the help of our generous clients along with the Baraka Community Partnership, in 2012 Exodus funded the building of a new school in the village of Nong Kham, situated in a remote area on the banks of the Ou River. The school is a two-classroom structure with a separate toilet block which, for eight years now, has housed 40 local schoolchildren.
  • The Vang Lei Village Project, 2014 – Here, we helped to install a new water system with over 10km of pipes, ensuring access to clean and safe drinking water for 75 families in the village. In the same village, a Kilimanjaro summit by Exodus’ former marketing director afforded the funds needed to provide new equipment and learning materials for the pre-school.

S R I   L A N K A

  • The Yala Leopards Project, 2010 – This initiative provided local farmers with steel cattle pens to reduce predation from young leopards which should in turn prevent revenge killings.
  • The Back to Life Project, 2004-2009 - Exodus teamed up with Back to Life NGO to help rebuild 25 homes after the Tsunami devastated much of the island nation. We continued to offer essential aid in the years that followed while Sri Lanka began to rebuild.
  • The Vulture Project, 2013-2014 –  We are partnered with SAVE (Save Asia’s Vultures from Extinction); a consortium of like-minded organisations across the globe that are campaigning for the protection of critically endangered vultures. Exodus have pledged £20,000 to support the conservation of three species of vultures whose rapid decline is owed to fatal poisoning by veterinary drugs through vultures’ feeding on the carcasses of treated cattle. The SAVE Project educates farmers on alternative drugs that are just as effective in treating cattle.