A Himalayan Adventure Awaits

by TruexCullins, March 25, 2013

If you’ve been reading the blog recently, you’ve been learning about our work with Edge of Seven to build schools for girls in Nepal. Now here’s your chance to experience this part of the world for yourself!

FROM VERMONT TO NEPAL
THE EVEREST BASE CAMP EXPEDITION TREK

 

 

Join TruexCullins and Edge of Seven this October for an exciting and adventurous trek to Everest Base Camp, where we will push our personal limits and experience the beauty of the Himalayas – all while helping girls in Nepal access an education!
LOCATION:  Everest Region Nepal
DATES:        Oct 19 – Nov 8, 2013
COST:          $3,300*

INCLUDES: All food on trek, in-country lodging; transport, permits, guides and porters, fundraising requirements and 24/7 support

This trek will cover the basic Everest Base Camp route over the duration of 21 days. We will have two days in Kathmandu at the beginning and end of the trek to sightsee and rest.

Our journey will begin with a short flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu Region. We will hike along the Dudh Kosi River and through the Khumbu National Park, stopping at small villages, cultural and religious sites. The trek will take us to the Mt. Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, a peak of 18,200 feet with excellent views of Everest, the Khumbu icefall, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Pumori.

Trek Route. Click to Enlarge
Optional Climb of Island Peak

Trekkers looking to add more adventure to their trip can opt to add 3 additional days for a 24-day itinerary that includes a climb of Island Peak (Ima Tse), a popular mountain for climbers that stands at 20,305 ft.

Alternatively, trekkers interested in taking a more cultural route through the small villages of the Lower Solokhumbu can extend their stay to view Edge of Seven’s schools and girls’ hostels in the villages of Phuleli, Basa and Salleri.

* Prices do not include international airfare. The Island Peak climb adds 3 additional days and $800 to the trip total. Trekkers opting for the cultural tour of Edge of Seven’s projects should contact Edge of Seven for a custom itinerary and pricing:  www.edgeofseven.org

For more information about the Everest Base Camp trek, visit http://edgeofseven.org/Adventure.html
You can also download the complete itinerary of the 21-day trip (8 page pdf) from the Edge of Seven website:

http://edgeofseven.org/VOLUNTEER%20TRAVEL/Edge%20of%20Seven_2013%20Everest%20Base%20Camp%20Trek_Itinerary.pdf

And to speak to us about our plans for this trip, or to discuss joining us yourself, call our office at 802-658-2775 and speak with Sparky Millikin or Carmen George.

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