Christmas gift ideas
Tired of giving socks and smellies?
Instead, buy a day out, a Christmas party or a present for a young person.
When: March, April, September and November 2012
This outstanding trek to the base camp of the world's highest mountain will take you through the lush valleys of Sagarmatha National Park, with time to explore its villages and monasteries. Eight of the world's fourteen peaks that exceed 8,000 meters in height are situated in the Nepalese Himalayas. The highest of them all, standing at 8,848 meters, is Mount Everest.
Your trekking adventure begins at Lukla, where you will trek to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar. You will have plenty of time to acclimatise to the altitude, following the trail across numerous rivers. Your trek leads gradually uphill from Thyangboche, where you will reach a highpoint at Kalapathar (5,545 meters) with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers including Mount Everest. Having completed the challenge, you will have the chance to explore the city of Kathmandu and its many temples and bazaars.
Taking part in an open challenge is a wonderful way of exploring the world and raising money for The Children's Society. These challenges are open to anyone and are usually made up of groups of individuals each fundraising for their chosen charity.
The Children's Society wants to create a society where children can be children, childhood is respected and every child is valued for who they are. You can make a difference and support our work by participating in this trek. We would love you to represent us.
A good level of fitness is required.
All flights, transfers, accommodation (tents) and meals are included.