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Overview

 Highlights


  • Working alongside a small mountain community to improve the facilities of the village school
  • Returning home with an intimate insight to the people of Nepal
  • Witness the incredible work of the Fred Hollows Foundation, Kathmandu and the Kushudebu Health Clinic, Junbesi
  • Complete a worthwhile 3 day community project at a small village school
  • Stunning views of Mount Everest
  • Visiting the iconic Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar and Thyangboche Monastery
  • Fully supported camping based trek including 3 hearty meals per day prepared by our cooks
  • Climb Kala Pattar & visit Everest Base Camp
  • Ample acclimatisation days built in
  • Himalayan Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath (a major Hindu shrine), the giant Buddhist stupa at Bodhnath and ancient Bhaktapur city

This committing trek is designed to fulfil the dream of many people to experience the historic route to the base of the world's highest mountain. Our carefully devised itinerary provides a fine opportunity to visit both Base Camp and the nearby lookout of Kala Pattar (5545m) for uninterrupted views of Mt Everest and the surrounding Himalayan giants. We trek the more remote trails of the region by hiking in from Shivalaya and exploring the little visited communities of the lower Solu region before joining the main trail at Lukla, this allows for ideal acclimatization and shows us a part of Nepal most trekkers miss out on. A highlight of the expedition will be the community project at a small mountain village school, where we'll be working alongside teachers, students and local tradesmen to rejuvenate the school's classrooms. We then rejoin the trail along the far side of the Khumbu valley, savouring the high mountain views from our selected campsites in the company of our Sherpa guides, whose knowledge and passion for trekking in the Khumbu add a further dimension to this memorable trek.

Countries:

Starting Point:

Kathmandu

Activities:

Grading:Moderate   

Addressing:


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu

Day 2

Full Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1330m)

Day 3

Drive to Shivalaya (1800m). Drive approx 8hrs

Day 4

Trek to Bhandar (2194m) approx 5hrs walking

Day 5

Trek to Shete (2575m) approx 6hrs walking

Day 6

Trek to Junbesi (2675m) approx 6hrs walking

Day 7

Trek to Jalsa Tibetan Camp (2743m) approx 6hrs walking

Day 8

Trek to Danda Gwan village (1500m) approx 6 hrs walking

Day 9

Trek to village (1500m) Community Project, approx 6 hrs walk

Day 10-12

Engage in a 3 day Community Project

Day 13-15

Trek through lower Solu villages to Surke Khola (2293m)

Day 16

To Ghat(2850m) approx 5 hours walking

Day 17

To Namche Bazaar(3440m) approx 5 hours walking

Day 18

Rest day Namche Bazaar, day walk to Khumjung

Day 19

To Deboche (3770m) via Thyangboche, approx 7hrs walking

Day 20

To Dingboche (4360m) approx 5 hours walking

Day 21

To Lobuche (4930m) approx 6 hours walking

Day 22

To Gorak Shep (5288m) and Kala Pattar (5545m) approx 5 hours walking

Day 23

To Base Camp (5360m), descend to Lobuche (4930m), approx 7 hrs walk

Day 24

To Deboche (3750m). Walk approx 7 hours

Day 25

To Monjo (2850m) approx 6hrs walking

Day 26

To Lukla (2800m). Walk approx 5 hours.

Day 27

To Kathmandu by air (1330m).

Day 28

Day at leisure in Kathmandu.

Day 29

Depart Kathmandu for home


Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education:  Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.

Reduced Inequalities:  To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

Industry Innovation And Infrastructure:  Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.


Learning outcomes for students

A World Youth Adventure Journey is a unique learning experience. Students will come away from the journey with a greater knowledge of what it takes to be a true global citizen and how they can first hand help encourage positive change. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development through the act of service and selflessness and to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• first hand experience in making a sustainable grass-roots contribution to an under privileged community; investing their time and physical effort,
• the satisfaction of reaching fundraising goals and raising money for a worthy community project,
• an appreciation and tolerance of other cultures and a broader mind,
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions,
• the skills of managing a project, setting and meeting objectives,
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective,
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges,
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone',
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment,
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the people of their host community,
• basic bush skills obtained on a 3-4 day trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals,
• a certificate for completing the community project as well as before and after photos,
• a plaque will be erected at the site if the community projects, naming their school and year the project was complete.
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young men and women to help them deal with adverse situations in life.


Grading

Moderate

On a moderate trek physical activity will generally not exceed eight hours in a day, and altitudes generally not exceeding 5,500 metres. On a moderate adventure the physical activity is sustained and travelers should be comfortable with occasional rough terrain. At any stage of a moderate trek you can expect long steep climbs and descents and a wide range of weather conditions. An example of an average day on moderate trek could include several ascents and descents of 500 metres or more, level ground is rare in the mountains. To prepare for a moderate trek you should begin training at least four to five months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per bushwalk, albeit with stops along the way, you will cope with a moderately graded trek. Speed is not important, stamina, confidence and continuity are.


Customise your program

We can fully customise a School Travel Program to suit your students' learning objectives and budget. Whether you require a Service Learning program, physical challenge, cultural immersion or certain curriculum targets - talk to one of our educational travel experts about the elements you need in your itinerary. We pride ourselves on developing unique itineraries to meet the learning requirements for schools.

World Youth Adventures is a division of one of the world's leading adventure travel companies, World Expeditions. We can develop itineraries in any destination that is offered by World Expeditions, which is to every continent on earth.

Use our simple Expedition Design Form to contact us with your requirements and an educational travel expert will be in touch to assist.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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Want to find out more?

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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