VIRTUAL TREK FOR TIMOR – VT4T
The Virtual Trek for Timor is a fundraising event based wherever you like! Trekkers commit to a distance, cumulatively over a 1 month period from Wednesday 1st October 2020.
The distance options are 10km, 20km, 50km, and 100km.
Trekkers track their own mileage (this can be through any means available; estimates, maps, pedometers, strava, smartphone applications etc) and enter them into their personal page on the website.
The distance the trekkers cover plots along a simultaneous route through the East Timor interior, from the capital Dili all the way up to Mount Ramelau, the highest point in the country, standing at nearly 3000m above sea level and 100kms away. As the trekkers plot along the virtual route, there are many fascinating historical, cultural and environmental stories and journeys to discover!
The Virtual Trek for 2020 has now finished, and has been a great success. Congratulations to all those who participated and a special thanks to all those who donated. Making payments for sponsorship is no longer possible but donations towards projects in Timor Leste are still most wecome. Please see the details for making direct deposits into the Together for Timor bank account in the sidebar of the main Trek for Timor webpage (https://trekfortimorbm.org.au).
From 2010 to 2018 the Blue Mountains Trek for Timor was a rewarding journey through the World Heritage wilderness over distances of 15km, 30km or 50km. Trekkers were sponsored by friends, family and colleagues to raise funds for development, empowerment and education projects in East Timor. Since 2010 the Trek has raised more than $200,000.