2023 Fund-Raising Trek to Everest Base Camp
2023 TBD (Standard Trek)
2023 TBD (Heli Out)
Standard Trek $6,000 ($3,500 & $2,500 donation to Nepal Spine Foundation)
Heli Out $6,500 ($4,000 & $2,500 donation to Nepal Spine Foundation)
Please email Michi Wohns (email@example.com) if you would like to sign up for the trek.
The most famous among the Himalayan people are the Sherpas, who inhabit the Everest Region. Because of their impeccable mountaineering skills, they are an indispensable part of mountain expeditions as leaders, guides and porters. As an individual or in groups, they have set records of many ‘firsts’ in the mountaineering world. Due to their close affinity to Tibet, in trade, tradition and tongue, the Tibetan influence in their living style is quite distinct. The Sherpa people follow the Nying-mapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The famous Tyangboche and other monasteries are the common gathering place to celebrate religious festivals such as Dumje and Mani Rimdu. The route lies in the highest wildlife reserve in the world, the Sagarmatha National Park. It covers an area of 1,148 sq. km. of Himalayan ecological zone. The park altitudes range from 2,845m at Monju to the top of the world, UNESCO listed the park as a World Heritage Site in 1979 for its unique natural, cultural and landscape characteristics.
A trek in this region takes one to the foothills of the mightiest of the mountains in the world. enroute, one traverses through rhododendron and pine forests, rivers, Sherpa villages and Buddhist Monasteries from temperate to snow line regions. The Himalayas are best seen on this trek as one traces the main route through the Khumbu region.
The name Khumbu comes from its guardian deity Khumbila Tetsan Gelbu. The literal translation is Khumbu country god. The teachings of Sherpa Buddhism talk of a spiritual understanding between all beings. This is probably why the level of hospitality and acceptance of westerners comes naturally to the Sherpa.
- Day 01: Depart Home: Arrive Kathmandu airport transfer to hotel, Pre-briefing about trek
- Day 02: Sightseeing tour with guide, Check the trekking gears and welcome dinner
- Day 03: Flight to Lukla 2800m. (35minutes) start trek to Phakding 4hrs
- Day 04: Trek to -Namchebazar 3500m. 6hrs slow walk
- Day 05: Namche Bazar – Rest Day & Hiking to Kunde and Everest view hotel
- Day 06: Namche Bazar – Khumjung 3850m 4hrs
- Day 07: Khumjung – Debuche via Tangboche 3867m visit monastery. 6hrs
- Day 08: Debuche – Dingboche (4350m.) 6hrs
- Day 09: Dingboche – rest day for acclimatization – few hours exploration trip
- Day 10: Dingboche – Lobuche (4930m) – 7hrs
- Day 11: Lobuche – Everest Base Camp – Ghorekshep. – 8hrs
- Day 12: Ghorekshep- Kalapathar (5545m) Pangboche – 7hrs
- Day 13: Pangboche – Phortse – 4hrs
- Day 14: Phortse – Namche 5hrs
- Day 15: Namche Bazar –Lukla – 6hrs
- Day 16: Lukla-Kathmandu by plane, transfer to hotel, farewell dinner
- Day 17: Visit to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu/ shopping souvenirs
- Day 18: Depart Kathmandu and arrive home
C – Fairly vigorous hill walking
D – Strenuous trekking involving altitude up to 18000ft, not always on established trails