Peak Explorations is a social enterprise that offers affordable treks and tours for those who seek an adventure that creates equity and inclusion in the trekking industry. As a social enterprise, the focus is not on profits but on creating an equitable and inclusive trekking tourism industry. Hence, we regularly run social projects that will initiate change in the industry which means the money you pay to join our trips go directly towards funding our social projects to achieve our social mission. The trips we offer come in different categories: (1) trips that create inclusion of women in the trekking tourism industry, (2) trips that create equity for porters or the workforce in general (3) trips that promote the role of indigenous community in tourism. Our treks and adventure tours are designed with solo travelers in mind by offering opportunities for solo adventurers to join like-minded individuals in world-class trekking including off the beaten path trails that leave a unique lifetime impact on and off the trails.
Peak Explorations acts as an intermediary between avid trekkers and local trekking operators while promoting responsible tourism and local businesses in mountainous regions worldwide. We value the importance of establishing a community of outdoor enthusiasts who care about the environment and the local people on the trails that make world-class trekking a reality for all. Our mission is to create an inclusive trekking tourism industry for women and indigenous communities.
From a lawyer to a mountain nomad
Marinel is the founder of Peak Explorations. She practiced law for 15 years in Washington, DC during which time she discovered her passion for mountain trekking. Watch a mini-documentary on her life transition via VICE Cable TV's mini-series, Second Act. To learn more about Marinel's work in creating equity and inclusion in the travel and outdoor industries, visit her media site, Brown Gal Trekker and The Porter Voice Collective.
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We are a team of Peak Explorers who are mountain lovers, trekkers, and travelers ourselves. Hence, the trips we offer are fully thought out and beloved by all of us and our vision is to share our passion and experience with you.