Everest Base Camp Trek

When:

21 March - 7 April 2015

Where:

Everest Base Camp - Nepal

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 and set your eyes on the world's highest summit.

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Take on the Everest Base Camp trek

When: 21 March - 7 April 2015

Where: Everest Base Camp - Nepal

 Challenge dates (18 days)  21 March - 7 April 2015
 Entry fee  £365
 Minimum sponsorship target  £3,775

If these dates do not suit you, get in touch and we can let you know about other dates that are available.

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The route

Your 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, those who wish can 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 in time to watch the sun as it slowly rises behind Mount Everest, a truly magnificent sight.

At the highest point we reach 5,647m in altitude. This challenge is strenuous and graded as extreme due to the length of days trekking at high altitude. A high level of training and fitness is required, you will need to train for at least six months prior to departure.

Join us to take on a challenge, and as well as helping us power our life saving research, you'll experience the stunning Himalayas and meet amazing people along the way.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about our Everest Base Camp Trek, or about any of our other overseas challenges, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:30 - 17:30:

Tel: 0844 847 2788
Fill in our enquiry form

Please note: We are working with Charity Challenge, a specialist tour operator (ATOL 6546) which organises and manages the Everest Base Camp Trek on behalf of the BHF. *Based on minimum numbers

What's included in your challenge costs

As well as supporting our life saving work, your sponsor money covers your tour costs of £1,819 which includes:

  • 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 tea houses)
  • all meals unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • entrance fees to any sites visited on trekking days
  • BHF rep, tour leader, tour doctor, guides, technical, medical and transport back-up services

Other things to budget for

Some expenses are not included in your challenge costs.

  • trek training day prior to departure (attendance strongly recommended) £25
  • 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

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Contact us

If you would like to find out more about our Everest Base Camp Trek, or about any of our other overseas challenges, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:30 - 17:30:

Tel: 0844 847 2788
Fill in our enquiry form

With you all the way

At the BHF, we’ve been taking people on the challenge of a lifetime for more than 20 years. We use that experience, and the first-hand knowledge of our dedicated support team, to give you the best possible experience of your challenge.

Our team have been on challenges and can help with practical tips such as how to pack. You’ll also have access to our wonderful ‘Been there buddies’ for more first-hand advice. 

Join the Facebook page for the Everest Base Camp Trek now and share your experiences with other trekkers on your trip.

Training support

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. We recommend you train for three - six months prior to taking part.

On the challenge, we advise you to go at your own pace – it’s not a race and the idea is to enjoy yourself.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll have access to our detailed training guidelines to help you prepare for the challenge. 

Our walking training zone is also full of top tips.

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Contact us

If you would like to find out more about our Everest Base Camp Trek, or about any of our other overseas challenges, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:30 - 17:30:

Tel: 0844 847 2788
Fill in our enquiry form

Powering research with every mile

Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer but we are leading the fight against it.

Sign up for the Everest Base Camp Trek and help us continue our life saving research

At least 50% of your £3,775 minimum sponsorship target will be treated as a donation to the British Heart Foundation. If you raise more than £3,750 the entire surplus will go towards our fight for every heartbeat.

Other fundraising options are available, such as self-funding your challenge and setting your own fundraising target. Get in touch with us to discuss other fundraising options.

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Fundraising support

When you sign up, you’ll receive a welcome pack that has everything you need to know about fundraising, including lots of fun ideas and helpful tips. We recommend you break your target into manageable chunks and create a plan to help you reach your goals.

Our experienced team are also full of inspirational ideas to boost your fundraising.

Online fundraising is a great way to get your family and friends involved in your fundraising. Let everyone know why you’re taking part and update your page with photos and videos. Share your page on Facebook, Twitter.

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Contact us

If you would like to find out more about our Burma Trek, or about any of our other overseas challenges, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:30 - 17:30:

Tel: 0844 847 2788
Fill in our enquiry form

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