If you would like to see the highest mountain of the world, the Mount Everest with your own eyes and at the same time support the needy people of this wonderful country, then participate in our charity trek for the children in the orphanage of Child Environment Nepal.
Child Environment Nepal organises in cooperation with the experienced trekking agency “Himalayan Glacier Trekking” two charity treks in autumn 2012 and spring 2012 which profits will directly go to Child Environment Nepal. By your participation in this trek you assure both the children´s places in the orphanage and the sustainability of the orphan´s education. There are no extra payments required; you only have to pay the usual trekking costs as stated below.
Himalayan Glacier, one of the most experienced trekking agencies in Kathmandu assures both a perfect organisation and smooth operations of the trek, which is imperative for hiking at such high altitudes.
The program includes a visit to the CEN orphanage with playing games and spending some time with the children as well as having traditional Nepali Daal Bhaat Dinner there.
Our charity trek provides you with lifelong memories of the Himalayas whereas allowing you to contribute to deprived children within Nepal. Join this fantastic opportunity of adventure & kindness and reserve your place now.
|Charity Trek||Start Date||End Date||Booking|
|Date 1||3 Apr, 2012||21 Apr, 2012||Book Now|
|Date 2||15 Apr, 2012||3 May, 2012||Book Now|
It is important for us to provide you with the highest transparency regarding the final profit for Child Environment Nepal. The total price of US$ 1830 includes operating costs of Himalayan Glacier in the amount of US$ 1480 per person. Profit for CEN is US$ 350 per person.
|Day 01||Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, we will greet you at the airport and accompany you to the Hotel Encounter Nepal. There will be time to rest and take in this vibrant city's energy, before a welcome dinner at a traditional Nepalese Restaurant.
|Day 02||Kathmandu: sightseeing
The day will start with a guided tour of Kathmandu's historical and spiritual attractions; including the historic Durbar Square and the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath).
|Day 03||Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
Today our sightseeing tour continues with the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and Boudahnath, one of the largest stupas in the world. In the afternoon there will be pre-trip discussion where you can meet your trek leader and other team members, as well as ask any questions you may have about the upcoming adventure.
|Day 04||Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding: 3-4 hour trek (Trekking times only)
After an early morning flight (40 min flight) to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) and final preparations, the trekking starts. From Lukla you'll pass Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkosi River until camp at Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) is reached. To assist acclimatization, this first day is short. But if people are still interested to do some more activities they will have an opportunity to do the side trip to monastery from the hotel.
|Day 05||Phakding - Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hour
The trail crosses Dudhkoshi River over a long suspension bridge, walking through beautiful pine forest and then leads you along the river to Hilary's Suspension Bridge. Today en route you will see first view of the Mt Everest. The trail further climbs to Namche Bazaar which is the gate way to Mt. Everest and is the main trading centre of this region. This day, you will overnight in Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft).
|Day 06||Namche Bazaar: Rest day
This is the first of the two scheduled 'acclimatization' days. You can spend it taking a day hike to Thame, visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. It's the main centre of the Khumbu region and has shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Saturday.
|Day 07||Namche Bazaar - Khumjung: 4 hour
Today's route starts by climbing up to the Shyangboche airstrip. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. Overnight in Khumjung (3,810m/12,500ft).
|Day 08||Khumjung - Tengboche: 4-5 hour
From here the trail will descend slightly to Dudhkoshi at 3250m. Then a steep ascent will bring you to the famous Tengboche Gompa, with its stunning background of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other peaks.
|Day 09||Tengboche - Dingboche: 5-6 hour
There's a slight descent early today through lush forest, before the gradual climb up to the valleys highest year round settlement of Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft). Continue ascending in the afternoon through alpine meadows and yak herds, eventually reaching Dingboche.
|Day 10||Dingboche: Rest Day
The second acclimatization day will be spent at Dingboche. As at Namche Bazaar, there is a side-trip planned from Dingboche, or you can rest. The side trip will wind up the valley to Chhukung or Nagarjun Hill for sensational views.
|Day 11||Dingboche - Lubuche: 4 -6 hour
Today we first climb to Duglha (4,620m/15,158ft) where we will have a tea break. From here there are stunning views of Tawachee and Cholatse (64440m). From Duglha the trail goes directly up to the Khumbu Glacier for an hour, then left into the memorial area before reaching the village of Lubuche (4,930m/12,894ft). By this stage the effects of the altitude will be kicking in and you can expect colder nights.
|Day 12||Lubuche - Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp - Gorak Shep: 5-6 hour
The trail continues climb to Gorak Shep. This day leads you finally to the Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) walking through rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest. After visiting the Everest Base Camp you will return to Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft) for overnight.
|Day 13||Gorak Shep - Kala Pattar - Lubuche: 6-7 hour
Today early morning your leader will knock your door to wake up you with a dark climb up to the Kala Pattar. It takes a couple of hours to walk up to the famous viewing point of Kala Pattar (Black Rock) at 5,545m/18,192ft ; this small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam you can get without climbing. After breakfast you will continue the trek we'll return to Lobuje (4930m/12894ft) for overnight.
|Day 14||Lubuche - Pangboche: 5-6 hour
The trek retraces halfway back and lunch at Pheriche. Finally the trek ends at Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft), which lies on the bank of Imja Khola. In Pangboche you will visit one of the oldest monastery and village.
|Day 15||Pangboche - Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hour
Now the trail retraces the same way back, stopping at Tengboche. During the November-December full moon the colorful Mani Rimdu festival is held here with much singing and dancing. Overnight in Namche Bazaar (3,400m/11,286ft).
|Day 16||Namche Bazaar - Phakding:
5-6 hour Today the trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues on an easy natural trail. Overnight in Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft).
|Day 17||Phakding - Lukla: 3-4 hour
And finally today the trail will lead you back to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft). On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax, stretch those sore legs and celebrate the completion of your trek.
|Day 18||Lukla – Kathmandu
After an early morning flight to Kathmandu, you'll head to your hotel. Today is a well-earned day to put up your weary feet and gratefully rediscover all of civilization's perks. You could catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights missed during your first day in Kathmandu. Finally there'll be an evening celebration dinner together.
|Day 19||Visit to the orphanage and Farewell
Today you get to know the CEN orphans. A half-day visit to the orphanage enables you to get in contact with the children and you experience how life in an orphanage in Nepal looks like. In the evening you will eat the traditional Nepali Daal Bhaat with the children in the orphanage. Then the journey comes slowly to an end. There's nothing to do but trade emails with your new friends, organize all your photos and finally depart from Nepal. Or get ready for the next adventure