Everest Base Camp

Event Details

  • 11-11-2017 to 29-11-2017
  • Himalaya Mountain Range, Nepal

  • Registration Fee: £399
  • Fundraising Target: £4300
  • You will be required to raise £1,900 of the fundraising target by Friday 18 August 2017 in order to cover the costs of your participation.

Please note this event is now full.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is an extreme, once in a lifetime, challenge where your reward includes an endless supply of epic panoramas, fascinating culture and exceptional company.

As you make your way on foot and get your first glimpse of the towering Mount Everest, you will have the privilege of talking to our Band of Brothers as they share with you their inspiring stories.

As part of the Help for Heroes Trekking Team, here are just some of the things you can expect from Team Help for Heroes:

  1. A dedicated support team on hand to assist you with all aspects of the challenge.
  2. An exclusive commemorative Help for Heroes trekking t-shirt and medal.
  3. Monthly fundraising and training advice.
  4. Briefing session with your Trip Leader and a guided tour of a Help for Heroes Recovery Centre.
  5. A Facebook group just for participants, where you can connect with fellow trekkers, ask questions and share tips.

The team is on hand to answer all your questions from Monday to Friday, 9-5. Whether you’re after trip specifics, training tips or fundraising advice, we’d love to hear from you.

Phone: 01725 514106

Email: events@helpforheroes.org.uk

Alternatively, use the ‘Want to know more’ button on the left to leave your details with us and we’ll be in touch.

Days 1-2: Depart London, flying to Kathmandu, Nepal. Transfer to hotel.

Day 3: Briefing and packing time in Kathmandu. Free time to explore.

Day 4: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding.

Day 5: Trek from Phakding to Namche. First view of Mt. Everest (weather dependant!)

Day 6: Acclimatisation day in Namche.

Day 7—9: Trek from Namche to Dingboche via Tengboche.

Day 10—13: Trek from Dingboche to Everest Base Camp, returning to Gorak Shep.

Day 14—16: Trek from Gorak Shep back to Lukla.

Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Day 18: Free time in Kathmandu and celebration meal.

Day 19: Flight from Kathmandu to London.

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Where does my fundraising go?

The suggested fundraising target for this challenge is £4,300, of which £1,900 must be received by Help for Heroes by Friday 18 August 2017 to cover the cost of your participation. The £2,400 we receive beyond this cost covering target is the money which allows Help for Heroes to continue providing direct, practical support to our beneficiaries. Ideally, we would like your fundraising to have hit £4,300 within six weeks of the challenge.

How fit do I need to be to take part in the challenge?

The trek is designed to be an extreme challenge for those of good health and fitness and is achievable for most people provided you put the necessary training in.

Can I sign up for more than one challenge?

Yes, of course you can as long as you are committed to hitting the suggested minimum targets for each event. We ask that you fundraise for your challenges chronologically ensuring that you hit target for your first challenge before fundraising for your following challenge.

Read Our Full FAQs

The Help for Heroes Events Team will work closely with you throughout your fundraising journey and share helpful tips and advice every step of the way. You will receive a comprehensive fundraising guide to help you get started, along with monthly fundraising ideas straight to your inbox!

It’s not just about sponsorship from friends – you can plan events throughout the build-up to your trek to help boost your fundraising total.

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