Everest Base Camp

14 - 31 March 2015

Everest base camp trek

Update: Get £100 off the deposit - book by 31/10/2014 using code EVEREST

Have you ever longed to set your eyes on the earth's highest summit? This exciting and challenging trek to Everest Base Camp gives you the opportunity to take in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Himalayas.

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What's included | How to take part | Support before you go | Contact us for an itinerary  

Challenge information

Length of challenge 18 days
Registration fee £375
Minimum sponsorship target £3,750
Trip costs (taken from the minimum sponsorship) £1,819*

The adventure starts as we fly into Lukla set deep into the mountains. We'll then trek through the homelands of the Sherpa people, among their villages and monasteries, with distant views of Everest and Ama Dablam.

We reach Base Camp - the stunning otherworldly glacial environment of blue ice, and gaze on the terrifying Khumbu icefall, the gateway to Everest, and cast our eyes on the world's highest peak.

The next morning, we trek to the summit of Kala Pattar (5,647m) for awe-inspiring views of the Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse and the south-west face of Everest. We watch the sun as it slowly rises behind Mount Everest, a truly magnificent sight that will stay with you forever.

While previous trekking experience is not required, please note that this challenge is strenuous and graded as extreme due to the length of days trekking at high altitude.

At the highest point we reach 5,647m in altitude. A high level of training and fitness is therefore required. You will need to train for at least six months prior to departure.

Whats included 

As well as supporting our life-saving work, your sponsor money covers:

  • all flights, foreign overland transport and luggage transfers (starting from and ending at the relevant London airport)
  • airport taxes and passenger service charges
  • all accommodation (combination of hotel, tents and teahouses
  • all meals unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • enterance fees to any sites visited on trekking days
  • BHF rep, tour leader, tour doctor, guides, technical, medical and transport back-up services

How to take part

To get going on this adventure of a lifetime, you'll need to register with our event partner Charity Challenge . Please click the link below to be taken to our BHF bespoke event page.

Get £100 off the deposit - book by 31/10/2014 using code EVEREST

Charity Challenge will let us know that you have registered so we can send you a welcome pack.

With you every step of the way

We've been helping people take on the challenge of a lifetime for years. We're here to help you with:

  • Training plans
  • Access to ‘Been there buddies’ for first hand advice
  • Fundraising support and advice
  • Our World Experience team who have been on the trips and can advise about everything from packing essentials to preparing for altitude

Other things to budget for

There are a few things that are not included in your sponsorship

  • trek training weekend prior to departure (attendance strongly recommended)
  • gratuities – the local guides and staff all work extremely hard to ensure a successful trip, so we recommend demonstrating your appreciation through a group tip
  • personal expenses, such as drinks and gifts
  • visas & vaccinations where required
  • travel insurance - you must have this to be allowed to travel

More information

Let us know if you would like more info or an itinerary.

fill in our contact us form

email world@bhf.org.uk

We are working with Charity Challenge, a specialist tour operator (ATOL 6546) to organise and manage the Everest Base Camp Trek on behalf of BHF. *Based on minimum numbers.