Develop the Zagros hiking trail
Why we need your help
We are seeking support for the development of 150 mile hiking trail in Iraqi Kurdistan. After extensive scouting, the Zagros Trail is beginning to take shape and the team now needs to carry out extensive data gathering, mapping and strategic planning to turn this project into a sustainable path that people around the world can visit and enjoy.
What is the Zagros Trail?
The Trail will run from west to east right across the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The region is undeveloped as yet for tourism so holds the potential for adventure hiking across stunning landscapes and mountainous terrain while enjoying the hospitality and kindness of the village communities that populate it.
How will the money raised be used?
The fundraising is for the equipment and expenses incurred by the local and international team in carrying out this exercise - this includes pay and sustenance for local guides and village people in conducting this project. The team will be led by Laween Mohammed of Erbil and Northern Irish explorer Leon McCarron who have worked closely for nearly two years to explore the trails and build local relationships and who now need to take the work to the next level. This is an essential strategic stage which will enable Laween and Leon to consolidate the work done so far, deepen local relationships, carry out risk assessment and mitigation, and help the communities along the way visualise the scope of the project. Following this the team will create the plan for the coming months and years and start publicising the trail to open it up for international walkers.
Opportunity for involvement
For fundraisers and donors this is an opportunity to be in at an early stage of path development and an exciting adventure in a little-known part of the world. Send an email to email@example.com to learn more about the Trail, to follow the project and for opportunities to participate, including in a journey which supporting charity The UK Friends of Abraham’s Path (see charity page) intends to organise along the trail in 2022/3, subject to its state of development.
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