The Himalayan Trust is an international non-profit humanitarian organisation working in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal—an area where Sir Ed first set off to climb Mt Everest and where he ended up spending many years over his lifetime.
Sir Edmund Hillary founded the Himalayan Trust in the 1960s, and ever since the Trust has been working alongside friends and partner organisations in Nepal to help empower local communities of the Everest region, particularly in the areas of health and education.
The Kathmandu Summit Club community is a group of people who love the outdoors. They believe the world is an invitation and they are passionate about exploring their own boundaries, wherever in the world that journey takes them.
65 years after Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mt Everest, the Himalayan Trust and Kathmandu invite you to join them on this trek and see first hand Sir Ed’s legacy in the Everest region.
You will have the opportunity to visit Himalayan Trust projects - old and new - including Khumjung school, where the first classroom was built by Sir Ed in 1961, and where the Himalayan Trust is currently rebuilding classrooms that were damaged in the devastating 2015 earthquakes. You will meet some of the local people who have played significant roles in the Trust's work over the years. You will spend two days in the community of Chaurikharka, off the main trekking trail, visiting the local school, assisting teachers in the classroom and helping with the construction of a new drinking water system in the neighbouring village of Musey. The Himalayan Trust's Education Programme Manager, Michael Riach, will accompany you for the first few days of your trek to give you an insight into the projects that you will be visiting.
This trek is all about community, spirit, life and the beautiful sights of the Himalaya. This special itinerary and trek is also about remembering and honouring Sir Ed's life and adventure to Nepal, with a special arrival at Everest Base Camp on 29th May, the day that Sir Ed reached the summit of Mount Everest.
As well as enjoying the amazing nature that surrounds you, you will be further helping out the local communities of the future by raising or donating a minimum of $600 to support the Himalayan Trust work in Nepal.
Kathmandu is proud to share this trek with the Summit Club in support of the Himalayan Trust. As a token of thanks for joining the trek, supporting Nepal and fundraising for the Himalayan Trust, Kathmandu will give you a $250 gift voucher to gear up for your trek
This will be a trip to remember for many years to come!