What does the challenge entail?
The trek starts with a hair-raising flight from Kathmandu to the small town of Lukla in the foothills of the Nepalese Himalaya. From there it takes just under 2 weeks of strenuous walking, and around a total of 6,000m altitude gain, to reach the foot of Everest and descend again. Our two challenges are to reach Base Camp itself and hopefully see some summit expeditions preparing to start climbing, and to climb up to the peak of Kallar Pattar at 5,550m for truly spectacular views of Everest and the surrounding mountains. This is a fabulous opportunity to support some very deserving charities, and to spend time in one of the most beautiful high mountain regions on earth.
The challenge is open to participants who are keen on a challenge. A good level of fitness will be required, and information on suggested training and preparation will be provided.
Our local partners, Uncover the World Ltd., are providing the practical arrangements and backup for the challenge. This will cover preparation and training advice, assistance with international flights, and a support team of professional Nepalese trekking guides and porters to travel with the group throughout the trek.
Are there any other ways to get involved?
Volunteer – Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, try something new or just share your existing skills and experience to help others. We have a variety of volunteer opportunties available.
Sponsor – There are a range of exciting sponsorship opportunities available to help maximise your association with the Everest Challenge and to help this important initiative reach as many people as possible
Donate – Sponsor one of our volunteers or donate directly to the charities. You can also donate ‘gifts in kind’.
Contact us if you are interested in contributing in any way.