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26 September

Everest Base Camp

Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
TrekkingTrekking - 18 days
Date: 26 September 2015
Charity Challenge


TrekkingTrekking - 18 days
Place: Lukla, Nepal
Organiser: Charity Challenge
Date: 26 September 2015
Duration/distance: 18 days
Under 18's:
Difficulty: Level 5
Payment options: Payment options explained
Minimum sponsorship option: £365 registration fee + min sponsorship
Self funder option: £365 registration fee + tour cost (no min sponsorship)
Date not suitable? No problem, this challenge is also available in...
March 2015

Challenge details

This incredible trek to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world takes you through the lush valleys of Sagarmatha National Park, with time to explore its villages and monasteries.

Challenge Highlights:
  • See close up the highest mountain on Earth (29,035ft/8,848m)
  • Breathtaking panoramic views
  • Glacial lakes and deep gorges
  • Experience the wonderful sherpa hospitality
  • Explore Kathmandu
Your adventure begins in Lukla, where you will trek to Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital; you will have lots of time to become acclimatised to the altitude. Your trek heads uphill gradually from Thyangboche, where you will arrive a high viewpoint at Kalapathar, at a staggering 5,545m, with awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surrounding glaciers an peaks including the majestic Mount Everest. Having finished your challenge, you will have the opportunity to discover the vibrant city of Kathmandu and its many bazaars and temples.

What is Included in the Cost of the Expedition?
  • International flights to and from Kathmandu, Nepal
  • All internal transfers in Nepal
  • Entry to Sagarmatha National Park
  • All meals and drinking water
  • All accommodation
  • Group first aid supplies
  • English speaking Sherpa Guide
  • Full local support team (porters,cooks,yak drivers etc)
  • Relevant back-up facilities
  • 2 days of delays if caused by flight to Lukla (including accommodation and food) Charity Challenge T-Shirt
  • Discount from Nomad Travellers Stores for personal equipment

Find out more today
Secure your place on this challenge with one of our charity partners - just click on a charity logo on the right for further details.

Charities with places

Limited charity places are available in Everest Base Camp - click a logo for details about the charity and how it will help you:

  • secure your place in the event
  • raise any sponsorship needed
  • get kit, training advice & race-day support

Choose your own charity

Want to do this challenge for your own charity?
You can do this challenge to raise funds for your favourite charity. To find out more, please click here.